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    US presidents, Olympic legends and singing superstars - the 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix had it all. Here's just some of the weekend's off-track highlights that you may have missed...

    From the grid to gridiron

    Ever game to sample the local sporting culture, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen tried their hand at American football.

    In the pink

    F1 went pink over the Austin weekend to help raise breast cancer awareness, with the support of teams, drivers, and the odd celebrity.

    Space boys

    Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen all caught a bad case of astronaut aspirations after visiting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration agency.

    Thank you, NASA 🚀 pic.twitter.com/avOpntlNe4

    — Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 19, 2017

    Best of friends

    That feeling when you find out one of the all-time greats is going to be your team mate for another season...

    Haas hobbies and humorous helmets

    Surfing, hiking and poking fun at yourself - all were among the posts relating to the American team's two drivers...

    Daniel in dungarees

    Ironically, in America they are known as overalls. We'll let you decide whether Ricciardo can carry this look...

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    It's a boy!

    Less than two weeks old and already the next generation of the Williams dynasty has his name on the side of an F1 car...

    Hardcore headwear

    Proof in Austin that it's not just the Japanese F1 fans who know how to make amazing hats!

    Brendon's back

    New Zealander Brendon Hartley returned to the Red Bull fold in Austin, making his F1 race debut with Toro Rosso.

    Cowboy junkies

    Lasso practice and bucking broncos - all that's missing is the boots and the Stetson hats...

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    The Finnish Flash...

    ...meets the Iceman. Two great nicknames, two great sportsman. Teemu Selanne is the highest scoring Finn in NHL history.

    Justin time

    Singing sensation Justin Timberlake wowed the COTA crowds with his amazing post-qualifying concert...

    Sibling shout outs

    Kevin Magnussen and Max Verstappen keep it in the family...

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    Bolt from the blue

    Olympic sprinting legend Usain Bolt had the time of his life in Austin, waving the cars off on the formation lap, conducting the podium interviews and even getting a white-knuckle ride with championship leader Lewis Hamilton...

    Sauber go all presidential

    Yes, that really is Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, posing with the Swiss team...

    US racing royalty

    Fernando Alonso recalled his 2017 Indy 500 adventure as he welcomed IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden to McLaren, while Indy legend and seven-time F1 winner Juan Pablo Montoya was also in attendance...

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    Ready to rumble

    This man brought an all-new American twist to the pre-race proceedings in Texas...

    Marvel-ous

    Robbie Reyes, aka Gabriel Luna, brought a touch of comic-book magic to the Haas garage.

    Time to celebrate...

    *...another superb win for Lewis Hamilton and another constructors' title for Mercedes. *

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