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Paddock Postcard from Korea 24 Oct 2010

(L to R): Bernd Maylander (GER) FIA Safety Car Driver with Alan Jones (AUS) FIA Steward.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Korean Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Saturday, 23 October 2010 (L to R): Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren cast their hand prints in recognition of the inaugural Korean Grand Prix.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Korean Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Saturday, 23 October 2010 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing (Right) and Christian Horner (GBR) Red Bull Racing Team Principal (Left) present Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) CEO Formula One Group (FOM) with a Red Bull themed zimmer frame for his 80th birthday.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Korean Grand Prix, Race Day, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Sunday, 24 October 2010

One Australian world champion was at the Korea International Circuit giving quiet support to another potential champ from Down Under, as Alan Jones came to act as the drivers’ advisor to the stewards.

Jonesy, who took the drivers' title with Williams back in 1980, was joined by other familiar faces from racing’s old days, including former Ferrari and Super Aguri team manager Daniel Audetto and former Jordan, Williams and Toyota driver Ralf Schumacher who was again standing in for Niki Lauda on German television duty.

FIA President Jean Todt also made a rare appearance at a Grand Prix, en route to Bangkok.

As everybody adjudged Korea's dramatic new facility to be a great success, completed against all the odds and competitive with other new F1 venues, the drivers helped in the celebrations by each having hand prints cast after qualifying on Saturday afternoon.

There were some more comedic celebrations on Sunday morning, as Red Bull decided to mark Bernie Ecclestone's upcoming 80th birthday. Driver Sebastian Vettel and team principal Christian Horner presented the Formula One Group CEO with his very own zimmer frame, complete with F1-style livery and front wing.

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