ICYMI - Behind the Scenes in Australia

MELBOURNE GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1, with Jaden

Lewis Hamilton hanging out on the grid with Jaden Smith - just one of the moments you may well have missed over the Melbourne weekend. Here's a few more that may have escaped your attention. After all, you can't be watching social media all the time...

Best start small...

Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen got in some small-scale practice before moving on to full-size Haas machinery.

Back to his roots

Lewis Hamilton may be reigning world champion with the Silver Arrows, but McLaren fans still have a soft spot for their former star driver.

Spot on

Valtteri Bottas finds an unusually relaxing way to begin his race weekend.

Keep it in the family

Max Verstappen with Red Bull Holden driver Jamie Whincup. Both men finished on the podium in their respective races on Sunday.

Surf's up

Pierre Gasly is a man of hidden talents - tips from surfing legend Mick Fanning help!


There was a great turn out for McLaren's Lando Norris and his fellow F1 drivers at the first-ever Formula 1 Season Launch event in Melbourne's Federation Square.

Back to nature

Romain Grosjean found time to venture out of Melbourne's city limits as part of his pre-race build-up.

You snooze, you lose

You can rely on your friends to film you at the most inopportune moments - especially if you have friends like Kevin Magnussen!

All about the avocado

Renault embrace their new driver, Daniel Avocado

Boots and all!

Even his race footwear is avocado green...

Aussie rules

On the other side of the Renault garage, Nico Hulkenberg embraced one of his host nation's other favourite sports.

Living legends

Two all-time sporting greats came together in the Melbourne paddock, with three-time F1 champion Sir Jackie Stewart meeting this local tennis hero.

Ferrari fan boy

He may have won his world titles on two wheels, but this guy is a big fan of motorport's four-wheeled finest.

Cyclist turned snapper

Six times an Olympic champion on a bicycle, it seems Chris Hoy is pretty good behind a lens too.

Fangs for coming

On screen, Alexander Skarsgard's favourite tipple is often of the red and human variety. Off it, seems he might prefer a certain well-known energy drink?



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