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Austrian GP 2016: The Social Media View

All the action from the Austrian GP from the eyes of social media.


As we woke up to cloudy and variable weather, attentions turned to the Red Bull ring for the Austrian GP. One person who would’ve been more excited than normal this morning was birthday boy Seb.

https://twitter.com/ScuderiaFerrari/status/749513110537416704

He’ll be hoping a decent result would be the icing on the birthday cake today
Mercedes might’ve been a bit more sluggish getting up

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/status/749518359524438016

Whereas the Red Bull drivers probably didn’t want to get dressed today, sporting some rather interesting traditional dress to go alongside their Austrian-ised race suits this weekend.

https://twitter.com/C4F1/status/749558627921489920

Renault were getting a bit optimistic for next season

https://twitter.com/RenaultSportF1/status/749570666576437248

McLaren fans were being slightly more realistic

https://twitter.com/BexLouJ/status/749574047294484482

To Jenson’s credit, he held that 2nd for 7 laps, so about 7 longer than anyone predicted

https://twitter.com/ScuderiaFerrari/status/749576335501225984

 

As people pitted mega-early off the ultrasoft tyres, Pirelli mused on the best strategy

https://twitter.com/pirellisport/status/749577807089561600

Meanwhile Carlos Sainz has been impressing with his car skills recently, however not everyone was amused

https://twitter.com/ForceIndiaF1/status/749578667056107520

Pirelli made a bold call on regarding strategies

https://twitter.com/pirellisport/status/749579966644424704

I don’t think Pirelli expected Vettel to react how he did, though they were not the only ones

https://twitter.com/ManorRacing/status/749582898907508736

Given where the debris was, it made sense for the cars to cut through the pits under the Safety Car

https://twitter.com/SauberF1Team/status/749583862150336512

Still though, speed limits to still apply Kev…

https://twitter.com/RenaultSportF1/status/749585790842306560

McLaren’s chances of a podium by now had decreased from slim to none, so the touristy head came out

https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/749585951723225088

Meanwhile, Vettel’s birthday hadn’t exactly gone to plan

https://twitter.com/mexicogp/status/749586253817843713

Sauber however, enjoying the extra coverage of Nasr’s high flying

https://twitter.com/SauberF1Team/status/749587415157903360

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Renault continued their blind optimism of the morning

https://twitter.com/RenaultSportF1/status/749593498333114368

With just a few laps left, things were getting tense for the final points position…

https://twitter.com/ManorRacing/status/749595167271911425

With Perez crashing out on the last lap, it gave Manor it’s first points since Monaco 2014

https://twitter.com/ManorRacing/status/749596492898373633

https://twitter.com/ManorRacing/status/749596615112069120

https://twitter.com/F1/status/749599318223486976

However last word has to go to Manor, back in the points after a difficult 2 years

https://twitter.com/ManorRacing/status/749598100805869569

Chris Raftery

Work-shy former civil servant and politics graduate with an eye for an awful pun and a penchant for putting obscure music references in my articles. Never one to miss a play on words, always one to miss a deadline.

 

Can be found on twitter at @cpraf, but it's about as much use as following a tortoise with no legs.

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