ICYMI - Behind the Scenes in Bahrain

BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, BAHRAIN - MARCH 31: David Beckham waves the chequered flag during

David Beckham waving compatriot Lewis Hamilton home with the chequered flag in Bahrain - just one of the moments you may well have missed over the Sakhir weekend. Here's a few more that may have escaped your attention. After all, you can't be watching social media all the time...

Zorro Rosso

With April Fools' Day fast approaching, paddock joker Alex Albon thought he'd get in there early.

Williams workout

F1 rookie he may be, but George Russell was certainly taking his pre-Bahrain prep seriously...

Skydiving Sainz

McLaren probably wouldn't condone star driver Carlos Sainz jumping out of a plane - hence the Spaniard took the safer option!

Motorsport royalty

Sainz also had some serious support in Bahrain, with not one but two double world champions in his corner - F1 icon Mika Hakkinen and rallying legend Carlos Sainz Snr.

On the ball

When one of the greatest drivers of all time meets one of the greatest footballers...

Dancing in the desert

Thought the Bahrain marshals were there just to keep the racing safe? Think again. They were also part of the pre-race entertainment programme...

Backstage with Lewis

The world champion gave fans some added info as he headed from podium to press conference...

Race countdown

With tech chief Paddy Lowe on leave, Williams drafted in one of his old Cambridge University colleagues in the shape of maths marvel Carol Vorderman - for a garage visit at least.


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