F1 2015 season: the big reveal

By ‎@alextrickett‎
Friday, 30 January 2015

Build up to the 2015 @F1 season cranked up on Thursday when a number of the leading teams showed off their brand new cars, exclusively first on Twitter.

World champions Merecedes (@MercedesAMGF1) launched a series of “spy” footage videos of their new W06 vehicle via #W06Spy. They started with a precious delivery:

Then a sighting of world champion driver @LewisHamilton:

And finally a glimpse of the new car at full throttle:


Meanwhile, McLaren (@McLarenF1) exclusively unveiled a renewed partnership with Honda for their 2015 car:


Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) built up suspense on Twitter ahead of their own launch:


And Lotus (@Lotus_F1Team) picked up on last year’s long-running Twitter debate about their car’s nose:

As the serious preparation continues ahead of the first race of the season on March 15, you can get updates from all F1 teams, first on Twitter.

The five most-followed F1 race teams are:

  1. Mercedes (@MercedesAMGF1) - 985K
  2. Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) - 964K
  3. McLaren (@McLarenF1) - 834K
  4. Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) - 675K
  5. Lotus (@Lotus_F1Team) - 519K

Meanwhile, almost all of the F1 drivers are on Twitter, and you can follow them here. The five most-followed are:

  1. Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) - 2.6M
  2. Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) - 2.2M
  3. Jenson Button (@JensonButton) - 2M
  4. Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) - 900K
  5. Sergio Perez (@SChecoPerez) - 700K

The conversation will continue apace on @F1 in the coming weeks, with plenty more exclusive content in prospect. Follow the updates on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing.