Relive the Australian Grand Prix on Twitter

Here are some selected tweets from the live reporting on Twitter:

Read all the tweets here.


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The Sound of Honda – Ayrton Senna 1989

Ayrton Senna set the world’s fastest lap during the 1989 F1 Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying. Based on the driving data from 24 years ago, this is the engine sound that filled Suzuka circuit during that 1 min 38 seconds 041 revived.






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Sebastian Vettel explaining KERS and DRS on David Letterman Show

Steve Mason on Formula One

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In an interview with Q Magazine discussing his new album, Steve Mason also talked about Formula One:

As it’s about your life you sneaked some Formula 1 in there too, sampling some vintage Prost/Senna commentary on one of the interludes. I’ve always been surprised you’re such a fan, it’s a real rich man’s sport…

“That was my nod to the destruction of sport by capitalism. For me the death of Senna was the ushering in of the Schumacher era. I’m not saying there wasn’t money or sponsorship before that, but there was a change in the way things were carried out after that. Now drivers are essentially muzzled by sponsors. The sponsors tape their interviews to make sure they say the right thing, that’s an oppressive regime to work under and the outcome of that is you have incredibly uninspiring sporting people. It’s ruined football too. Formula 1 drivers used to be heroes, now it’s just this sanitised parade. It’s still exciting and I still love it but something is missing.”

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Lotus F1 Team E21 First Fire-Up

Join the team and feel the anticipation in the air here at Enstone as Lotus F1 Team’s 2013 Formula 1 World Championship challenger – the E21 – bursts into life for the very first time.




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Fernando Alonso Korea 2010 lap on slide guitar

The Korea International Circuit has an easy to play first sector, with long straights and strong brakings, and some interesting second and third sectors with nice and melodic utilization of all gears. I must remark the corners 11, 12 and 13, very difficult to learn and play on the guitar, which took me most of the practise time.




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[via Im a die hard F1 Fan]

Felipe Massa pays tribute to his father with helmet livery

Felipe Massa: “Ever since I was little my father has always been a hero to me and if I’m here now, it’s down to him. Even though he only raced for fun, he gave me my passion for motor sport, as I always wanted to copy him. I am sure that he will be very pleased to see his colours back on track at a race which means a lot to me and my family.”

[via Im a die hard F1 Fan]

Pastor Maldonado and Williams F1 in Venezuela

This summer, Pastor Maldonado and Williams F1 Team made a unique trip to Venezuela. Take a look at this video to see what the Williams F1 team got up to and to take in the beautiful sights of Venezuela…




“Just leave me alone. I know what to do.”

Kimi Raikkonen wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix