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In Case You Missed It - off track in China

18 Apr 2016

There was no end of action on circuit in Shanghai, but there was also plenty going on away from the track throughout the 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix meeting. Here's our social media roundup of just a few of the highlights...

Practice makes perfect

Been wondering how Nico Rosberg is getting everything right this year, despite less assistance from his engineers through his earpiece? It seems that starting young is his secret.

Seb's special sweets

We're not suggesting he's some kind of diva, but when it comes to his driver-room requirements, Sebastian Vettel appears to have some very specific requests.

Backs to the wall

After three races without a win, Lewis Hamilton is already up against it in his title defence. At least he found time for a little sightseeing in China.

Wrong Direction

Not content with having four of the best young drivers on the grid, Red Bull now appear to have formed the world's worst boy band.

Drivers do dinner

It doesn’t often happen, but in Shanghai almost all the F1 field got together for a boys’ night out, at an Italian restaurant chosen and booked by Lewis Hamilton. The world champion also offered to pick up the tab - until, according to Hamilton, Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg suggested they conveniently split it 18 ways instead.

The sky's the limit

After a rival team's driver described their straight-line speed as 'rocket like' in Bahrain, Manor were hoping it would carry over into China.

Master chef

Is this why he was among the absentees from the drivers' dinner? Not content with showing off his driving skills, Haas's Romain Grosjean was keen to share cooking talents with the Chinese.

Happy Birthday - Part One

The F1 social media community was out in force on Saturday to wish many happy returns to Williams founder and team principal Sir Frank Williams, pictured here with the first man to take a title in one of his cars, 1980 world champion - and now F1 steward - Alan Jones.

McLaren in miniature

We know the media like to suggest Honda are obsessed with size-zero packaging, but this is getting ridiculous.

Off the chart

If you wanted an instant snapshot of just how frenetic the Shanghai race was, you could have done worse than take a look at the lap chart - modern art at it's best.

F1 superfan

Chinese celebrities don't come much bigger than megastar actress, television producer and pop singer Fan Bingbing. No wonder Renault were happy to play host.

Happy Birthday - Part Two

It was cake all round at Haas on Sunday as Romain Grosjean celebrated turning 30. Unfortunately there were no birthday gifts in the race, with the Frenchman failing to score for the first time with his new team.