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In Case You Missed It - off track in Great Britain

11 Jul 2016

The high-speed Silverstone circuit provided its fair share of thrills over the 2016 Formula 1 British Grand Prix weekend. However, there was also plenty going on behind the scenes in the build-up to the race. Here's our social media round-up of just a few of the highlights...

Take aim...

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat became honorary British country gents for the day as they joined team principal Christian Horner and former F1 driver Martin Brundle for a charity clay pigeon shoot.

Nice lid!

Renault's Jolyon Palmer started his first home race with this splendid helmet design, featuring the London skyline. Sadly that race ended in retirement, after the wheels - quite literally - came off his Silverstone challenge.

Best of British

Tyres, calendars, cuisine... is there anything Pirelli can't do? No wonder the F1 media corps were so keen to indulge in the Italian firm's paddock hospitality.

Hot winkle sponge anyone?

Think you know your British dishes? Red Bull put this test to Daniel Ricciardo to find out. See how you do...

Two-wheeled titan

Mercedes might be quick on four wheels, but when it comes to bikes there are few who can touch this man - especially around his beloved Isle of Man TT course, where he even has a corner named after him. It's John McGuinness. 

More fine dining

Apparently the food was good down at Manor too - they had culinary icon Michel Roux in the house. 

The Hulk is forced to 'kerb' his enthusiasm

It's not often Force India's Nico Hulkenberg so closely resembles his nickname. Sadly his encouragement of comptriot Angelique Kerber was in vain - she lost Saturday's Wimbledon women's tennis final to Serena Williams.

The joke's on Jenson

As always there was huge home support for 2009 world champion Jenson Button. Sadly, Sunday's race did not change the McLaren star's record of having never seen the Silverstone podium.

Pascal stars on percussion

Asking F1 drivers to participate in an impromptu musical jam session was always going to be a gamble, but in Manor's Pascal Wehrlein came an unexpected surprise.

Boxing clever - Part One

Williams wheeled in a heavyweight for their Silverstone challenge - former WBC and European champion Frank Bruno. 

Boxing clever - Part Two

Not to be outdone by their Williams counterparts, Mercedes were also rolling with the punches, as current IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua paid a visit.

From Masters to Mercedes

There was a definite sporting theme to Mercedes' Silverstone guests - also among them was English golfer and 2016 Masters winner Danny Willett.

Double Dutch

Red Bull's Max Verstappen found some celebrity support from his native Netherlands in the shape of pop star and TV host Jan Smit and former Dutch international footballer John Heitinga.


How many famous faces can you fit in an F1 garage? It seems Red Bull were going for a record. Among them were: Spice girls Emma Bunton and Geri Horner, English international cricketers James Anderson and Stuart Broad and baker extraordinaire Paul Hollywood.