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.

Post by:
Filed under: Auto racing • Gotta Watch • Sports
soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. Jim

    Nice to see F1 on the front page. Lotus? Best of the new comers, but a long way from the top tier.

    March 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Putt Putt

    It's far more fun to watch a race with Fiats, KIAs and Tatas on the track.

    March 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. George

    Can't wait until F1 comes to Austin in 2012 so we can see this up close

    March 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jason

    AP? Well Ill be darn.

    March 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jason

    #3 high protective tariffs. That's a joke. If Obama did that today to China, Mexico or anyone, he would have a trade war on his hands. Lol

    March 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fish

    Just once, I'd like to pull into work in one of these!

    March 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hallmark employment

    if a family owned bush cheny company called hallmark cards specifically hires christian asians to keep the christian family bigotry and anti union bush family policy is it federal level discrimination illegality?

    March 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hallmark kansas missouri

    making the world a preference for christian american segregation one employment practice at a time ? Cause they love to support the fort kansas troops of christian based federal tax pork invasions.. Hallmark..a minority warehouse name to remember.

    March 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Trafduol

    Dan – keep studying (I'm an APUSH teacher). The Hamilton Burr duel was on July 11, 1804, nine years AFTER Hamilton completed his 5+ years as Washington's Secretary of the Treasury.

    March 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jason

    An AP History teacher. Well I'll be darn.

    March 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    No, they were talking about Lewis Black, the comedian.
    Actually, they were all blogging in fun...relax, Biodude.

    March 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jason

    BioHzrd you obviously were upset earlier. Do you eat a lot of red meat? Or are you under a lot of stress. I'm a good listener. I know some psychology. Plz feel free to open up. You are special.

    March 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    Attention span. (why we pay attention to NASCAR but not F-1)

    March 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Big Lipped Reggie from D.C.

    Yah when i drive a car (stolen of course) I cant put my head out the window cause my lips will beat me to death,n yah you shoud cee my girlfriends purse its the size of a back pack n thats what shee uses just to carry 1 lipstic the size of a large thermos

    March 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Punk Daddy

    I know some history. There was no president Hamilton. There was a duel.

    March 28, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
1 2 3