Kimi Raikkonen’s amusing radio messages, Red Bull’s qualifying drama and Max Chilton’s F1 debut were among the talking points at the Abu Dhabi weekend. Here’s a look back on the Grand Prix in Tweets.
— Caterham F1 Team (@MyCaterhamF1) November 1, 2012
Yas Marina is ‘Hot Stuff’ today as we get stuck into our usual Thursday routine of track walk, media, oh and readying the MR01 for action!
— Marussia F1 Team (@Marussia_F1Team) November 1, 2012
Showed kids the F1 paddock today. Lots of pictures with drivers, winners & world champs! Still they want to be rally drivers…
— alexander wurz (@alex_wurz) November 1, 2012
OMG. Watching the film ‘Driven’ atm. The one with Sly Stallone. A truer representation of top end motorsport has never be written…ahem
— Gareth Rees-Levins (@RedHeadF1Sparky) November 1, 2012
Watching a film called “driven” in my hotel room …… What a rubbish film. Nothing like driving a race car. So so bad. Laughable.
— sam bird (@sambirdracing) November 1, 2012
McLaren were fastest in first practice while Britain?σΤιΌΤδσs Max Chilton made his practice debut for Marussia. Second practice saw Vettel back on top with the McLarens second and third, but Fernando Alonso languished down in seventh.
— Gordon McDougall (@GeeMac_UAE) November 2, 2012
Ferrari break curfew last night working on the car?σΤιΌ?ͺonly the first time they have done it this season?σΤιΌ?ͺtelling timing though #F1
— Jennie Gow (@JennieGow) November 2, 2012
Thanks for all the kind words!Very happy with the whole session just a shame I got traffic in the middle of my last lap when I was up!???©?£γΖ
— Max Chilton (@MaxChilton_) November 2, 2012
There was a electric issue in Fp1, the guys really tried hard to fix it, but unfortunately we couldn’t go out anymore! So no laptime…
— giedo van der garde (@GvanderGarde) November 2, 2012
What a good track to drive at! We got a lot of work for the team done and it was great to be driving again :D
— Ma Qing Hua (@maqinghuaF1) November 2, 2012
Very windy here in Monaco. But have to start drinking now!! Otherwise can’t stand watching FP2. The reason why? Too boring to watch it!
— Taki Inoue (@takiinoue) November 2, 2012
“Rear tyres are finished,” reports Hamilton. “Pace on the last lap was extremely good, better than anyone else,” he’s told. #F1
— F1 Fanatic Live (@f1fanaticlive) November 2, 2012
Delighted to be testing again for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes next week in Abu Dhabi
— Oliver Turvey (@OliverTurvey) November 2, 2012
— McLaren (@TheFifthDriver) November 2, 2012
Vettel missed much of final practice while McLaren were dominant once again. Come qualifying, it was an easy pole for Hamilton while Vettel stopped on circuit after taking third. He was later relegated to the back of the grid.
Lewis has just visited the bathroom at the back of the pit garage, still wearing his helmet. Not as easy as it looks…
— McLaren (@TheFifthDriver) November 3, 2012
Only problem with Yas ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ TV just doesn’t show the sheer stupefying awesomeness of how fast everything is. Change of direction is insane.
— Red Bull Racing Spy (@redbullf1spy) November 3, 2012
Vettel has stopped on the track on his way into the pits. If he’s out of fuel we all know what that means… #F1
— F1 Fanatic Live (@f1fanaticlive) November 3, 2012
‘Call Me Maybe’ being pumped through F1 paddock sound system. Really?!
— Alexander Rossi (@AlexanderRossi) November 3, 2012
What is to become of it, its feeling a little sorry for its self!! twitter.com/wozzly/status/?σΤιΌ?ͺ
— Warwick Pugh (@wozzly) November 3, 2012
Back of the grid. What a load of old bajs.
— Sam O’Keefe (@SamOKeefe) November 3, 2012
In the race Hamilton retired, Webber crashed, Alonso and Button raced, but through it all came Kimi Raikkonen to secure his first victory in over three years. Vettel’s recovery drive to third behind Alonso meant his championship lead was cut to ten points.
@bobmckenzieuk Thats not what happened. You don’t know the facts, neither do the media
— Jon Gates (@twoandeight28) November 4, 2012
Kept awake as the bar under my hotel room seemed to play ‘I’m horny’ by Mousse T about 35 times. I thought I was in Abu Dhabi, not 1998!!!
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) November 4, 2012
Rocquelin tells Vettel “You can burn fuel. Low gears, high revs.” A touchy subject… #F1
— F1 Fanatic Live (@f1fanaticlive) November 4, 2012
“OK Kimi we need to keeping working all four tyres.” “Yes, yes, yes, you don’t need to remind me all the time.” #F1
— F1 Fanatic Live (@f1fanaticlive) November 4, 2012
I take it we are all rooting for Kimi
— Jeremy Clarkson (@jcrclarksonesq) November 4, 2012
Can’t hear a word of the podium interviews and I’m right opposite it. Get rid of them. #F1
— Gordon McDougall (@GeeMac_UAE) November 4, 2012
Kimi asked ‘how many days and with whom will you celebrate’.He says there’s two weeks to next race..
— Maurice Hamilton (@MauriceHamilton) November 4, 2012
As one of the guy’s who was instrumental in bringing Lotus name back to F1 I’m massively conflicted to see “name”on the winning car today..
— Nino Singh Judge (@ninojudge) November 4, 2012
Anyone else feel like they’ve been on a roller coaster for the last hour and thirty four minutes?
— Red Bull Racing Spy (@redbullf1spy) November 4, 2012
Very happy for Kimi retuning to winnings ways, what a comeback season he’s had! Well done! My race was good, every lap qualifying, max attak
— Heikki Kovalainen (@H_Kovalainen) November 4, 2012
Tantalisingly close to 12th today, 2 to go, but first 3 days of young drivers test, we continue to push, I will get back home on Thursday
— John Iley (@John_Iley) November 4, 2012
Jenson comes home P4, giving VMM a record 56th consecutive points finish. Something for everyone in the team to be very proud of.
— McLaren (@TheFifthDriver) November 4, 2012
Great first experience of live F1! Action packed! Loved it! Thank you to McLaren for showing me the behind the scenes and Abu Dhabi!
— Jessica Ennis (@J_Ennis) November 4, 2012
A samurai work without hesitation, without the fatigue confess or the slightest discouragement until complete the goal twitter.com/alo_oficial/st?σΤιΌ?ͺ
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) November 4, 2012
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