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In Case You Missed It - off track in Singapore

19 Sep 2016

The floodlit streets of Marina Bay threw up a plethora of action in Sunday’s 2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. 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...

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Bottas!

Williams' Valtteri Bottas used his time off well between Italy and Singapore - he married long-time partner (and Olympic swimmer) Emilia Pikkarainen in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. 

Dedicated follower of fashion

From one 'Happy' couple to another - world champion Lewis Hamilton was hanging out with a famous friend on New York's Roosevelt Island.

Here's hoping

Renault's Jolyon Palmer headed to Singapore with fond recollections of past glory in junior series at Marina Bay. His F1 debut there ended with a more modest 15th place.

Crouching tiger...

...hidden Hamilton. Red Bulls and Prancing Horses hold no fear for Lewis Hamilton - and neither, it seems, do big cats.

Swedish donuts

Sauber's Marcus Ericsson was behind the wheel between Italy and Singapore, serving as the star attraction at the Orebro Race Day event in his native Sweden.

Culture vulture

McLaren's Jenson Button used his pre-race downtime to soak up some new experiences on the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali.

Formula foodie

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg was savouring culture, but of the culinary kind, as he checked out the amazing tastes on offer from the plethora of food vendors around Marina Bay.

Honey badger meets chilli mud crab

Daniel Ricciardo's favourite part of Singapore cuisine? The Red Bull man loves a spicy crustacean.

Celebrating early

Even before storming to victory in Sunday's Singapore race, Rosberg had reason to party as he joined the exclusive club of drivers with 200 Grand Prix starts.


Lewis Hamilton was just one of many paying tribute to the remarkable Alex Zanardi, after the Italian's second Paralympic Games netted him another two gold medals and a silver in hand cycling - and all at the age of 49. The ex-F1 driver, who lost his legs 15 years ago in an IndyCar crash, took an identical haul at the London games four years ago.

Happy birthday (Part 1)

A pit-lane party on Friday evening wished many happy returns to Manor racer, Renault tester and Mercedes protege Esteban Ocon, who turned the grand old age of 20 the following day.

Happy birthday (Part 2)

At the more senior end of the age range, 16-time Grand Prix winner Stirling Moss celebrated his 87th birthday on Saturday, whilst - somewhere in the middle - 1996 world champion Damon Hill turned 56.

Suits you

Among the drivers taking part in the now almost-traditional Amber Lounge Fashion show were (from left to right) Manor's Pascal Wehrlein, Esteban Ocon and Rio Haryanto.

#rharyantoracing #singaporegp Looking sharp

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Answers on a postcard please

What do you give your driver to mark his 50th Grand Prix? In the case of Sauber and Marcus Ericsson it was this unique melon-pineapple combination.

Wishful thinking

World famous magician Dynamo entertained the Singapore fans with his tricks, but even his wizardry couldn't land him a race seat at Red Bull.

The triumphant trio

Following his first win in Singapore, Nico Rosberg made sure he has a picture for posterity with this selfie taken in the post-race press conference. We'll let you decide who looks happiest.

The final word... thank you - to Singapore for another fantastic Grand Prix weekend. And it comes from pit-lane visitor and concert headliner Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer having enchanted fans with her stunning set at Marina Bay.