Formula 1
Formula 1
29 Aug
-
01 Sep
Event finished
05 Sep
-
08 Sep
Event finished
19 Sep
-
22 Sep
Event finished
26 Sep
-
29 Sep
Event finished
10 Oct
-
13 Oct
Event finished
Motorsport Blog
Topic

Motorsport Blog

F1 Tweets of the week: Rosberg's baby, Hamilton's hair and Bottas takes a pot shot

shares
comments
F1 Tweets of the week: Rosberg's baby, Hamilton's hair and Bottas takes a pot shot
Sep 11, 2015, 4:00 PM

Welcome to a new content strand on JA on F1 aimed at closing out the Formula 1 week with a look back at some of the social media messages that made...

Welcome to a new content strand on JA on F1 aimed at closing out the Formula 1 week with a look back at some of the social media messages that made us smile and that you might have missed.

Pretty much anyone who is anyone in F1 is on Twitter these days [with the notable exception of a couple of @scuderiaferrari drivers] and they are getting better at it with every week that passes. In the spirit of sharing with the community, we've selected a few of our favourites. We hope you enjoy it!

Lewis Hamilton revelled in being named GQ’s sportsman of the year once again. Annoyingly for the cover photographer, the decision was made before he decided to dye his hair blonde…

https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton/status/641372199526526976?lang=en-gb

Taking a leaf out of Sir Jackie Stewart's book, Valtteri Bottas relaxed after Monza with a visit to the International Shooting Sport Federation’s shotgun world championships. We hope that's not Maurizio Arrivabene he's aiming at...

https://twitter.com/ISSF_Shooting/status/642040478725181440?lang=en-gb

Perennial engine changers Red Bull took a none-too-cryptic swipe at the FIA after 168 grid penalties were handed out ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo received 50 places and Daniil Kvyat 35, as so many drivers were relegated to the back of the grid McLaren’s Jenson Button (who was demoted five places) actually started one place higher than he finished in qualifying.

https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/640490469865168896?lang=en-gb

Three days after Button finished a lapped 14th and Fernando Alonso retired from the Italian Grand Prix, McLaren recalled some happier memories from its first romance with engine supplier Honda.

https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/641579873954328576?lang=en-gb

Nico Rosberg took to social media to reveal the name of his baby daughter: Alaïa

https://twitter.com/nico_rosberg/status/641863023100096512?lang=en-gb

Button and former F1 driver Alexander Wurz had to improvise their outfits as they battled the elements and inclement weather on bike ride in the Alps.

https://twitter.com/JensonButton/status/641272093611552769?lang=en-gb

Nico Hulkenberg spent some quality time alone with his Le Mans 24 Hours winners’ trophy.

https://twitter.com/NicoHulkenberg/status/641307649112473600?lang=en-gb

Lotus was quick to head off any witticisms about its disastrous race in Monza where both its cars retired on lap one (for the 3rd time in 2015) with damage from collisions at Turn 1, before taking a philosophical look ahead to the next race.

https://twitter.com/Lotus_F1Team/status/640498321291935745?lang=en-gb

https://twitter.com/Lotus_F1Team/status/640498616763875328?lang=en-gb

https://twitter.com/Lotus_F1Team/status/640499498570149889?lang=en-gb

Mercedes needs a bigger factory judging from this image; the team gathered its staff together in the race bays for a group debrief on the Monday following the Italian Grand Prix – presumably the phrase “check the tyre pressures” came up once or twice?

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/status/640900984441569280?lang=en-gb

Driver-turned-commentator, Martin Brundle, battled insomnia by counting the number of F1 cars he had driven in his life – seems he forgot about one though.

https://twitter.com/MBrundleF1/status/642243829324730368?lang=en-gb

https://twitter.com/MBrundleF1/status/642263873429590016?lang=en-gb

GP2 driver Mitch Evans, who was disqualified from qualifying at Monza as his car’s tyre pressures were below Pirelli’s recommendation, was not amused at the stewards’ decision to let Lewis Hamilton off for a similar issue, thereby keeping his Italian Grand Prix win.

https://twitter.com/mitchevans_/status/640557941465161728?lang=en-gb

And finally, Manor was among numerous teams, drivers and F1 fans to pay tribute to Justin Wilson, as the British driver’s funeral took place yesterday and once again the sport united in mourning another popular driver, lost doing what he loved.

https://twitter.com/ManorF1Team/status/641902128676634624?lang=en-gb

Did you spot anything interesting in the F1 world this week? Or do you feel passionately for or against social media? Leave your thoughts [and any relevant links] in the comment section below.

Next article
Monza's F1 value goes beyond pure money

Previous article

Monza's F1 value goes beyond pure money

Next article

Williams not "reaching for the moon"

Williams not "reaching for the moon"
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1