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Tweets of the Week - Change is in the air at Monza // Looking for the logic in team movements

Published by Christine

As all involved in Formula One turn their attention towards Suzuka, and what may potentially be the showdown of this year's driver title battle, there's still time for a moment of downtime between races. This week, there has been talk of Kimi Räikkönen appearing at Williams, some fun demonstrations going on in India, and plenty of movement in team technical departments as well. Here are my top tweets from the past seven days.

Mercedes hope to improve their performance with the addition of some technical staff
Mercedes hope to improve their performance with the addition of some technical staffCredit: Mercedes GP

Week Ending: 3rd October 2011

1. As mentioned in this week's F1 Debrief show, we're encouraging McLaren to expand on their #swanwatch. A cormorant might be the first step.

Morning! Spotted on MTC's lake earlier today - a lone cormorant. Wonder how he got here? He was spotted fishing earlier...

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2. Mercedes make some changes to the team, to bolster their technical department.

Mercedes want to win championships so they hire other teams' rejects. Sound logic that. #F1

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3. It doesn't take long for F1 to appear and disappear when race days roll around.

At Monza, very hot weekend for F2 champs. Alex 5th so far. Place looks so different from GP 3 weeks ago, reminds me just how massive F1 is

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4. Some insight into how McLaren hope to keep the championship alive, however unlikely.

McLaren will bring their short flap DRS rear wing to Suzuka, citing qualifying as its key benefit, as DRS can be used through out the Q lap

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5. The Hulk does some investigative reporting on our behalf.

Just texted Adrian to see if he's really on Twitter or if its just a fake.

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No suprise, Adrian is NOT on Twitter, just a fake. see, thats why I dont like fakes.

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6. Fireman Heikki doesn't shy away from any question.

“@duskyBlogF1: @H_Kovalainen Are all drivers attending a 'special meeting' in Japan about Hamilton's driving? I'm not I have no problem

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7. Look out for some new names at upcoming tests, particularly the Young Driver test in Abu Dhabi later this year.

Congratulations to Mirko Bortolotti on securing the F2 title -the series champions get a test with us so we look forward to seeing him soon!

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8. That Disco Dan is being smiley again, I can tell.

Ricciardo became quite a crowd favorite evn before he showed off his car's capabilities #RedBullSpeedStreet @inRedBull http://t.co/Z6hqjTiR

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9. Will it still be third favourite after this weekend, though?

Ah Japan, my third favourite grand prix of the year.

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10. The weather looks like it might be cooperative for once, although put stock in weather forecasts at your peril!

Three days of sunshine at #Suzuka and no origami boats? It really could happen. Early #F1 forecast for the Japanese GP- http://bit.ly/qpK4Ze

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