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Tweets of the Week - A Mercedes for me too, please // Taking a closer look at the brand new Buddh International Circuit

Published by Christine

It's clear that we're all gearing up for the season now, with launches and testing, and keeping up with training on everybody's mind. The countdowns are in place, and the teams are ramping up with news and confirmations all over the place. Things are starting to appear first on Twitter this year, which is a giant shift from this time last year. Where will we be in a few months time?

Rosberg's looking for a new ride.
Rosberg's looking for a new ride.Credit: Mercedes GP

However, forget the future, it's time to look at my favourite ten tweets from the past seven days.

Week Ending: 23rd January 2011

1. This sounds eerily similar to the phenomenon that is Microsoft.

Not long ago, watching F1 testing was free at some tracks. Now you can choose 10 different kinds of tickets and even buy VIP ones

EliGP EliGP

2. JB celebrates his birthday in style.

I'm having the perfect Bday 2day with my lady @jessybondgirl. Thank u all 4 your lovely bday messages. Time 4 a couple of naughty lemonades!

JensonButton JensonButton

3. People don't just think there are 50 odd days, there are 50 odd days. Just because you're being organised doesn't make the season start any quicker!

Interesting that people think there's 50 odd days to the start of the season, when we've sent sea freight to Bahrain and Malaysia already :)

VirginRacing VirginRacing

4. One of the Lotus teams poses an interesting question.

Hello, hello! The days are flying by until testing, which race are you most looking forward to this year?

MyTeamLotus MyTeamLotus

5. Red Bull announce their launch date via the medium of the microblog.

You heard it here first. The RB7 will be launched at 8.30am on February 1. In Valencia. In the pit lane. Quietly excited...

redbullf1spy redbullf1spy

6. Nico hopes the bosses are reading.

Berlin fashion week for merc.Crazy world!met topmodel karolina kurkova.Cool girl+saw mega new merc CLS AMG hopefully my next company car

nico_rosberg nico_rosberg

7. Everyone is wishing the same, but Williams said it best.

Thoughts and best wishes go out to Dean Stoneman and his family today from all his friends at Williams. Wishing him a full recovery.

WilliamsF1Team WilliamsF1Team

8. Karun gets another inside look at the development of the Indian GP track, and a dig at Korea while he's at it!

Main structure for pit garages and paddock club taken shape now http://yfrog.com/h21u9ifj

karunchandhok karunchandhok

Just been told by engineers on site that with current progress, the actual asphalt for the track is going to be finished 2 weeks EARLY !

karunchandhok karunchandhok

9. Martin dreams of turning the clock back. Or fast forwarding through next weekend. One or the other.

Gym this weekend in final preparations for next weekend's Daytona 24 hours. I found it a tough race when I last did it 21 years ago aged 30

MBrundleF1 MBrundleF1

10. Not the most exciting tweet ever, but I approve of turning paelling into a verb.

Paelling at home!!! ;) http://yfrog.com/h265ckmj

SQUIRE3 SQUIRE3

Don't forget you can use Sidepodcast's Twitter page to keep up with everybody who's anybody in F1, and let us know if you spot any great tweets during the week.