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F1 Tweets of the week: selfies, learning Russian and a none-too-subtle cowboy hat

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F1 Tweets of the week: selfies, learning Russian and a none-too-subtle cowboy hat
Oct 11, 2015, 8:21 PM

Every week on JA on F1 we’ll be closing out the Formula 1 week with a look back at some of the social media messages that made us smile and that ...

Every week on JA on F1 we’ll be 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.

There was plenty of reminiscing going on in the F1 social media world this week, as Fernando Alonso commemorated his 250th F1 race…

https://twitter.com/alo_oficial/status/651074878850793472?lang=en-gb

Williams remembered Nigel Mansell’s first ever F1 win…

https://twitter.com/WilliamsRacing/status/651337024100802560?lang=en-gb

… and Mercedes recalled winning the constructors title at Sochi in 2014. The team can clinch the 2015 title this weekend too.

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/status/651322399053496320?lang=en-gb

A number of the drivers enjoyed some down time ahead of the Russian Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg went to Borussia Dortmund football match and took another one of his trademark selfies

https://twitter.com/NicoHulkenberg/status/650694673825181696?lang=en-gb

… while Daniel Ricciardo managed to fit in a spot of practice for the 2015 Race of Champions…

https://twitter.com/danielricciardo/status/650273109484929024?lang=en-gb

...Lewis Hamilton went to the opera for Paris Fashion Week…

https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton/status/650967490801995776

… then spent some quality event time on a filming on a Segway in Moscow.

https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton/status/651795739689881601

Once the F1 circus had arrived in Sochi it was time for some promotional and media sessions. The McLaren drivers visited the Olympic cauldron – Alonso apparently not impressed…

https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/652138693763837956?lang=en-gb

… as Romain Grosjean did his media interviews wearing cowboy hat in homage to his new team, the American outfit, Haas F1.

https://twitter.com/RGrosjean/status/652128734556913664?lang=en-gb

Lotus helpfully provided an update on Sochi's much-discussed tarmac.

https://twitter.com/Lotus_F1Team/status/652033551320416256?lang=en-gb

Daniil Kvyat warmed up (or cooled down, either one) for his home race by going ice skating…

https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/651703722922373120?lang=en-gb

https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/651715654194700288?lang=en-gb

… and then taught his Red Bull-stable mates Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen some Russian.

https://twitter.com/ToroRossoSpy/status/651676279138193408?lang=en-gb

And finally, how many F1 drivers can you fit in one plane?

https://twitter.com/MassaFelipe19/status/651876224529244160?lang=en-gb
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