Formula 1 is back!

By Jonno Simpson
Thursday, 13 March 2014

Get excited, racing fans, because the Formula 1 (@F1) season is upon us — and there’s no better place than Twitter to stay connected to the upcoming racing season. Your high octane adventure kicks off in Melbourne on March 13th with the @ausgrandprix.

The drivers and teams have been preparing for months, and expectations ahead of the first race are high. With access to months of testing as well as the exclusive unveiling of the 2014 cars, fans on Twitter have already been behind the scenes:

With testing now over, the drivers can’t wait to get to Melbourne to put their vehicles into battle:

Go behind the wheel and around the world with Formula 1 drivers, mechanics, engineers and other team members.

There is nothing like being trackside at a Formula 1 race — but if you can’t experience the thrill in person, Twitter is here to help.

The official @ausgrandprix account is a great place to start. They have exclusive insight from the teams and drivers, as well as all the behind-the-scenes access you could imagine. They’ve been busily preparing for the first Grand Prix of the year:

With Twitter you can discover what it’s like to be a professional athlete racing on the edge, a mechanic squeezing the very last ounce of speed out of a F1 car, an engineer tracking data, or a team travelling en masse around the world on the Formula 1 circuit.

Australia has always had a tradition of producing amazing racing car drivers. This year sees the debut of local lad Daniel Ricciardo at the Red Bull Racing Team. We also get to officially farewell Mark Webber in person after his retirement from F1 racing last year.

Whether you’re at the track, watching on TV or out and about, you can cheer on your favourite drivers, follow the teams and chat with fellow @F1 fans about the first race of the year in Melbourne using #AusGP.