ICYMI: Behind the scenes from 2020 pre-season testing in Barcelona

BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 28: George Russell of Great Britain and Williams and Nicholas Latifi of

You can't be watching social media all the time, so let us help you catch up on some moments you may have missed over the two pre-season tests in Barcelona.

Throwback Thursday

A silver suit? Lewis Hamilton's fashion credentials are well known, and he decided to throw back to his McLaren days in this silver number at the Laureus World Sports Awards, as he mixed with some of the planet's best athletes the weekend before testing. Hamilton co-won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, along with footballer Lionel Messi.

READ MORE: Lewis Hamilton shares 2020 Laureus Sport Award with Lionel Messi

Hurry up and wait

Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas was not-so-patiently counting down the seconds until he could jump in the W11 and get into action... office chair racing having lost its appeal in the off-season.

Two feet or four wheels?

Lando Norris decided to reacquaint himself with the circuit at a slightly slower pace than usual, although it's good to see he took the racing line throughout.

New season. New look.

Plenty of drivers bring a testing helmet design to Barcelona, and Danny Ric was somewhat unimpressed with his colleague's offerings. Needless to say, his own – a tribute to Kobe Bryant – didn't disappoint.

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Better luck next time

The internet was awash with fans trying to get a glimpse of the new C39 ahead of its official unveiling on the morning of Day 1, but Alfa Romeo were awake to their tricks. Turn up the brightness on the original photo and you get...

Was ist DAS?!

Any chance this was the day the Dual Axis Steering technology broke cover?

Renault welcome some stars...

"What do you mean, you fit in there? At your height?" It seems Barcelona footballers Neto Murara and Arthur Melo weren't too impressed with the tight fit of the R.S.20.

Was ist DAS?! Part II

Mercedes raised the bar with their steering system and no one thought they would see anything to rival it. Enter, the revolutionary phone holder.

TECH INSIGHT: Have Mercedes just changed the game with new steering wheel system?

The latest in high fashion

Lance Stroll brought a bit of skiing couture to the F1 paddock with this number.

Channeling his inner teen

It seems Norris isn't done channeling his inner teen just yet. Now whether he also stays in his PJ's until midday remains to be seen.

Gone but never forgotten

Mercedes made sure to commemorate the birthday of Niki Lauda in Barcelona, and you can bet he'd have had a few things to say to the press about the DAS in the W11 this week.

Nailed it

While Sainz's Conor McGregor impression was at least passable, Norris's was less so...

Little and large

How often is it that an F1 driver can line up alongside a sporting star and actually be the bigger of the two? That's what happened when French scrum-half Antoine Dupont met up with Esteban Ocon.

READ MORE: Ocon predicts record-breaking season in ‘impressive’ 2020 F1 cars

Mastering a new skill

Quick fingers are needed on the steering wheel so it's no surprise to see Hamilton mastering the piano as a new skill.

Feel the beat

What do you do at the start of the season when you have serious press commitments to get through? Throw some shapes obviously, as your team mate watches on and wonders what he's got himself in to...

Mistaken identity

Now, how many Spanish Formula 1 drivers do McLaren currently have on their books? Enough to forget who's who? Fernando we might understand, but Daren?

Two wheels or four?

No matter who goes into the Mercedes garage, one rule is that they have to be quick. MotoGP rider Fabio Quartararo certainly meets that criteria, as he dropped in on his fellow Petronas family.

Model behaviour

With Lewis Hamilton now a bona fide fashionisto, model Winnie Harlow dropped by to see the six-time champ.



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