Gotta Watch: Formula One's need for speed
The 2011 Formula One season kicked off Sunday in Melbourne, Australia
March 28th, 2011
11:21 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Formula One's need for speed

It's not enough to call Formula One racing "fast driving." It's more like flying, just really low. The F1 season kicked off Sunday in Melbourne, Australia. Today, we're blowing your hair back with two of the fast and furious: Team Ferrari and Team Lotus. Don't worry, these guys aren't texting while driving, but CNN found out many of the top drivers have a huge following on Twitter.

Vroom! - The "Prancing Horse" rides again. Team Ferrari has 215 Grand Prix wins to celebrate. Will they grab 216? That depends largely on drivers Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso.

This year's model - Team Lotus' Mike Gascoyne shows us how even the slightest modification to one of these four-wheeled wonders can cost a driver a "make or break" one-hundredth of a second.

Tweets on the track - If you can't make it to the grandstand during a Formula One race, Twitter may offer the next best thing: tweets from the pit and jokes from the drivers.

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  1. N.r.a. Nascar logic

    if we accept the american n.r.a. Profit motive logic.. Then yemen should be the liberty country of all time. Meanwhile the protests of peace are met with profit based bullets. What logic is this?

    March 29, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Queen Elizabeth of England

    Ello. Does anyone know where I can get a decent cup of tea while I watch a good race on the telle?

    March 29, 2011 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
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