ICYMI: The best social media moments from the Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30: Esteban Ocon of France and Alpine F1, Jack Doohan of Australia and

It was a tremendous Australian Grand Prix weekend, with plenty of action to keep us all entertained over the weekend – both on and off-track. With so much going on, to clue you in on what you may have missed out on, we’ve rounded up the best social media from the weekend.

From grandma... with love

Melbourne native Oscar Piastri and his McLaren team received plenty of support at the track over the weekend. But without doubt Piastri’s biggest supporter was his grandma, who even provided the team with baked goods. How nice is that?

READ MORE: ‘The hard work is paying off’ – Norris encouraged by McLaren’s ‘best weekend so far’ after breaking duck in Australia

K-Mag makes a furry friend

The weekend did not end in the way Kevin Magnussen would have been hoping for, but on the plus side, at least he made a new canine friend called Snowy, from Assistance Dogs Australia.

READ MORE: ‘I didn’t even feel it’ says Magnussen of dramatic race-ending crash in Melbourne


Valtteri Bottas’s mullet has caught the eye of many in the paddock this season, and one of those people appears to be Max Verstappen, who wanted to see what it would look like on him.

Hulk and Haas embrace

The Hulk is back in the points. The German took the chequered flag in seventh at this weekend's race in Melbourne, and in a video captured by Haas, you can see him being congratulated by members of the team, including his boss Guenther Steiner.

READ MORE: Stewards dismiss Haas protest over provisional results of Australian Grand Prix

Mercedes NSYNC

George Russell has clearly aced the Mercedes crash course in posing for pictures since joining the team, because he and Lewis Hamilton are clearly in lock step here.

READ MORE: Hamilton hails ‘amazing’ Melbourne podium as he says Mercedes closing gap to Red Bull will be ‘tough but not impossible’

The Great Alpine Debate

There was a huge disagreement at Alpine this weekend – and it has created plenty of debate in the paddock. Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly did not agree with reserve driver Jack Doohan's views about overcooking your meat. All the carnivores out there: where do you stand on this issue?

READ MORE: 'No hard feelings' – Alpine pair Gasly and Ocon reflect on their race-ending collision in Melbourne

Huuuuuuuulkenberg gets a message

We got to see Daniel Ricciardo back in the paddock this weekend, and he was up to his usual tricks. The Australian made a brief appearance on Haas’s Twitter feed, delivering a message to his former Renault team mate.

Nyck Debris is back

A part of Nyck De Vries's engine cover came off his car during practice in Melbourne, and AlphaTauri took the unmissable opportunity to remind the world of the nickname Carlos Sainz unknowingly gave him in Mexico last season...

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Aston Martin's hit number one single

With three podiums to start the season, Aston Martin have created a song in tribute to driver Fernando Alonso. Listen below and see if you can learn the lyrics.

READ MORE: Alonso reflects on 'rollercoaster of emotions' race as he takes third place in Melbourne

Stella embraces Piastri

Piastri, no doubt fuelled by his grandmother's baking, took his first Formula 1 points this weekend, and as a reward, he received a warm embrace from his McLaren Team Principal, Andrea Stella.

READ MORE: ‘What better place to do it’ – Piastri thrilled after charging his way to maiden F1 points finish on home soil

A five star Albert Park review

His race may have ended in the barrier, but Alex Albon was absolutely brilliant in qualifying on Saturday. So happy with his performance, it was only right that the Thai racer left a good review about the Albert Park Circuit.


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