Alonso dispels 'holiday with elephants' via Twitter

© F1 Pulse, 22 January 2013
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Fernando Alonso has his thumbs busy even when he is not driving his Ferrari with the Spaniard finding the time, whenever he can, to update his hordes of fans through his Twitter account.

With over 1.4 million followers, Alonso has been busy tweeting pictures and updates to let his fans and the media know what he has been up to and even dispel speculation.

“Since I started using Twitter, I am the one who says what I am doing,” said Alonso who joined the social networking website last year. “Before, it could be said that I was spending my holiday with elephants or that I was having dinner with Obama, but now for example, I can be the one to say that I was in Italy, skiing on New Year’s day before going to Russia and from there to Brazil to take part in the kart race organised by Felipe (Massa).

“Tweeting means I can be in direct contact with my fans, to help them discover aspects of my job that they would never get to know otherwise,” the 31-year-old added. “Of course, I can’t say everything because in Formula 1, a lot of information has to remain confidential, but I think it is still a fun and useful tool.”


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