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Tweets of the Week - Standing up and being counted - Sergio Pérez is on the mend, whilst Marussia get a reserve

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As F1 headed into a rare weekend off, there were other sports to pay attention - including tennis, MotoGP and the preparations for Le Mans. However, a key decision regarding the F1 calendar was made, and reactions poured in. Mark Webber appeared to be the only one who was ready to stand up and be counted, but it remains to be seen whether others will follow in his footsteps.

Mark Webber ponders the future of the Bahrain GP
Mark Webber ponders the future of the Bahrain GPCredit: Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images

Week Ending: 6th June 2011

1. Not one to keep quiet on the important issues, Webber talks Bahrain before the decision, and blogged about it afterwards.

When people in a country are being hurt, the issues are bigger than sport. Let's hope the right decision is made..

AussieGrit AussieGrit

2. Good news that Pérez is on the mend.

After a final medical checkup in Zurich, Checo is on his way to Mexico! Our headquarters remain closed today due to Ascension Day. Cheers!

OfficialSF1Team OfficialSF1Team

3. You learn from experience, definitely.

@EliGP Always better to be right than first, particularly with the WMSC #previous #oops

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4. Bahrain's return pushes the season into the final month of the year.

Pirelli has denied plans to bring snow tyres for the December season finale


5. It's not just the Virgin car that struggles with mechanical issues then.

Just came back from an hour run with @thereal_SJF after having to abort the cycling due to a technical problem!

thereal_JDA thereal_JDA

6. An update that got buried amongst more political news.

Great News: Robert Wickens will be with us in Montreal as part of Reserve Driver Roster:

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7. It was an epically busy weekend in the sporting world, but Heikki was on top of it all.

What a day for sports to follow - MotoGP, Tennis, European & PGA Tour golf... Simoncelli, Federer, Noren & McIlroy my pics to win

H_Kovalainen H_Kovalainen

8. What a thing to be memorable for!

@hollysamos You will always be remembered as the one who taught Murray Walker how to send a text message! ;o)

5LiveF1 5LiveF1

9. Enormous amounts of reaction to the Senna film release.

Very difficult to stop thinking about the film even today. Very moving & thought-provoking with some lovely lighter notes too #f1

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10. Not quite F1, but here's a bit of a weather update.

#Lemans week forecast improving all the time. Some showers Wedsnesday but mainly dry w/sunny spells Thu-Sun. Race 90% dry. Temps 16-20c.

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Whilst we're on the subject of Le Mans, there is just time for this.

Montagny and 908 in Roland Garros before leaving to #lemans

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