Update: Use the F1 Twitter directory to find more F1 people on Twitter.
Something cool has happened since we first looked at F1 people on Twitter: actual F1 drivers have started appearing on there.
Not many, mind you, but given the number of up-and-coming drivers using the social messaging service we could soon see every driver in F1 on Twitter.
The F1 teams are well-represented too, and there’s lots of other major drivers and teams on there too. Here’s a list of the ones I’ve found so far – please add others you’ve spotted to the list.
Rubens Barrichello – There are loads of Brazilian racing drivers on Twitter (apart from Felipe Massa), many of them posting very frequently in a mix of Portuguese and English. Barrichello must’ve written this after a soothing chat with Ross Brawn:
Nick Heidfeld – The official Twitter profile for his homepage, but seems to include little from the man himself.
Jenson Button – Twitter’s newest F1 driver member – how long before he has more Twitter followers than his team mate as well as more points?
Juan Pablo Montoya – F1 refugee clearly enjoying NASCAR a lot more.
Antonio Pizzonia – Former Jaguar and Williams racer still most famous for crashing a Jaguar S-Type R during a publicity stunt.
Enrique Bernoldi – Famously vexed David Coulthard at Monaco.
Max Papis – Seven starts for Footwork in 1995.
OfficialBrawnGP – The championship leaders.
McLaren eShop – Twitter profile for McLaren’s online shop.
BMWSauberF1Team – Basically just news stories, little interaction.
Clubforce – Force India F1 team profile.
Red Bull F1 Spy – Entertaining posts from the paddock.
Toyota F1 – Have protected their updates, you need to put in a request in order to see them, which rather misses the point I feel.
Renault F1 – Mainly press releases.
Other racing drivers
Tony Kanaan – Team Andretti Green IRL driver.
Danica Patrick – Kanaan’s slightly famous team mate.
Jimmy Vasser – Former IndyCar driver turned team owner.
Carlos Iaconelli – Formula Two racer.
Lord Drayson – British peer who fulfilled a life’s ambition by competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours this year.
Andy Priaulx – Infrequent updates from BMW’s former World Touring Car champion.
Lucas di Grassi – Runner-up to Timo Glock in GP2 in 2007, still in F1’s feeder series.
Jamie Green – British driver in the DTM.
Helio Castroneves – Indy 500 winner.
Dan Wheldon – Another IndyCar racer.
Bruno Senna – ‘Nephew of…’ and tipped to be an F1 driver of the future.
Karun Chandhok – GP2 racer who has a strong chance of being India’s next F1 driver.
Alberto Valerio – Another GP2 driver.
Jason Plato – BTCC driver.
Joao Paulo Oliviera – Japanese GT racer.
Pippa Mann – Indy Lights racer.
Harry Vaulkhard – BTCC racer.
Alan van der Merwe – Drove BAR’s car at its Bonneville Speed Trial record attempt.
Other racing teams
Patron Highcroft – American Le Mans Series team which runs the Acura ARX-02a designed by Nick Wirth’s company, who will also be producing Manor Grand Prix’s F1 car in 2010.
CR Scuderia – A Ferrari GT racing team.
Racing Engineering – Lucas di Grassi’s GP2 team.
Meritus_Asia – GP2 Asia team.
MartinHaven – Commentator for Eurosport on GP2 and other series. Not short of an opinion or two, especially about F1!
JamesAllenonF1 – Lots of good updates over race weekends.
Will Buxton – GP Week.
Other F1 and racing Twitterers
Grande Premio Brazil – Official brazilian Grand Prix Twitter feed.
Shell Motorsport – The very nice people who gave me a tour of the paddock at the British Grand Prix.
IndyCar Nation – Official IndyCar feed.
Are they real?
But there are also some accounts purportedly belonging to drivers which don’t seem to be officially run by them. As far as possible I’ve tried to avoid including them in this list, but if you think I’ve missed out one that should be on there or included one that isn’t real, please leave a comment below.
All these and me too!
If you’ve not given Twitter a try yet and would like to you can sign up for an account here.
If you login in you can see all the people I’m following including lots of F1 fans and readers of this site.
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter! I’ve got two accounts you can follows:
f1fanatic_co_uk – This is my main account where I post interesting stuff I’ve found, some links from the site, chat with people, that sort of thing.
f1fanticupdate – Follow this to get a Tweet with a link to new articles on F1 Fanatic as they’re added.
Here’s a sample of my Tweets from the German Grand Prix, which also appear in the F1 Fanatic Live Blog: