Remember that “Why I like Twitter” post?

If you don’t, you can go and read it here. However, as the lead in to the new F1 season heats up, I thought I would post a reminder of why Twitter is such a great way for you to connect with famous or well known people who – for one reason or another – you are interested in. They are unlikely to communicate with you personally, but you will get an insight into their daily lives in a way never before possible.

One of the great F1 sites, sidepostcast.com posts a weekly list of their top ten tweets from F1-related people. Here is the list they posted today, and the final one is really mind-blowing! The explanations in brackets are from me for readers who are not F1-literate.

Week Ending: 7th March 2011

1. Paul di Resta seems to be setting himself up for a post-F1 career before he’s even started.

Back home now. Great morning with the @BBCBreakfast. Really cool to see how it all works.

pauldirestaf1 (New Force India Driver)

2. Rubens is the man to go to for health updates on his fellow F1 people.

to my friends that got worried with Sir Jackie Stewart I can say that he is fine…he had a full check up and he feels good now

rubarrichello (Longest F1 career in history, currently driving for Williams)

3. Karthikeyan introduces us to another element of Formula One that needs attention.

Had a long overdue haircut. Now at my hairodynamic optimum for the season kick-off. http://twitpic.com/45ktdn

narainracing (Indian F1 driver, back in 2011 for first time since 2005)

4. Glock’s girlfriend is finding him to be a bit of a handful.

It’s Not easy to Be a Nurse of a really Active Person!!!!

IsabellDoreen (Timo Glock had his appendix out last week)

5. You can see why.

Mega weather and I am just able to do a little walk how boring is this!!! My bike puts on rust already !!!!

realTimoGlock (He’s not enjoying the forced rest)

6. Ferrari have always had a way with words.

Ferrari say they have renamed their F1 car yet again to “make it clear even to the thickest of people” that it is not a truck.

alanbaldwinf1 (Alan Baldwin is the Reuters F1 correspondent)

7. It’s a good idea in principle, but in practice…

I don’t get this ‘The Chain to No1’ idea. Surely F1 fans already have it in their music collection. I have, I’m not going to buy it again!

JRobertsF1 (James Roberts is the Features Editor of F1 Racing magazine)

8. Weather watching already, but it could make things even more intriguing.

With Australia chilly, and Barcelona not hot – it means Pirelli’s first proper hot running on 2011 cars will be FP1 in Malaysia. Interesting

NobleF1 (Jon Noble is ehe Autosport F1 editor

9. One of our favourite pairings has split for the coming season.

I wish all the best to @H_Kovalainen. Unfortunately we couldn’t agree with the team about some things so it’s time for new challenges.

Fysio1 (Lotus driver Heikki Kovaleinen and his physio have split)

10. Mark Webber reveals his completed exercise programme for the day. Maybe.

Just done 11.23k swim 431.5k road ride 130.5k paddle 68.5k run 158.5k mtb 45.6k coasteering,big day it was. Skydiving tonight can’t wait!!

AussieGrit (F1 driver and fitness freak Mark Webber drives for Red Bull)

You get the gist. So if you are still wondering what Twitter can offer you, go find out what the people you are interested in are saying there.

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~ by Lynn Duffy on March 7, 2011.

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