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F1 social: heading for Melbourne, and some last-minute wrestling

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F1 social: heading for Melbourne, and some last-minute wrestling
Mar 13, 2016, 9:23 AM

This edition of F1 Social takes in the Formula 1 field’s final preparations for the 2016 season, as the teams and drivers jetted off this weekend...

This edition of F1 Social takes in the Formula 1 field’s final preparations for the 2016 season, as the teams and drivers jetted off this weekend to Australia for the first race next Sunday at Albert Park.

Several teams and drivers spent a few moments on social media looking back on past glories, one driver squeezed in some last minute training (with painful results) and another was moonlighting as a wrestling instructor.

It was all captured on social media, so here are the JAonF1 team’s top picks:

First up, Lewis Hamilton “thought it would be neat” to explain his seating position in the Mercedes WO7. F1 drivers should also be “jockey sized” according to the triple world champion.

https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/status/707266908467298304

After Monday marked the 12th anniversary of Michael Schumacher’s 2004 (and last) win in the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari

Michael Schumacher

Williams remembered the first ever Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, which it won with Damon Hill….

https://twitter.com/WilliamsRacing/status/707878314745196544?lang=en-gb

McLaren was also fondly looked back on its season-opening wins in years gone by…

https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/707115727736668160?lang=en-gb

https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/707463774471589889?lang=en-gb

https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/707826860697198592?lang=en-gb

https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/708181876163239937?lang=en-gb

…while Force India remembered the debut of the Silverstone-based squad’s first car from its Jordan days…

https://twitter.com/ForceIndiaF1/status/707900332463034368?lang=en-gb

… and Jenson Button remembered where it all began for the 2009 world champion

Jenson Button

Daniel Ricciardo and David Coulthard indulged in a spot of pre-season wrestling.

https://twitter.com/therealdcf1/status/706786676396392448

https://twitter.com/danielricciardo/status/707791907829710848?lang=en-gb

Carlos Sainz retweeted this satisfying video that shows the evolution of the STR11 from 2015’s STR10.

https://twitter.com/carlosainzinfo/status/707674091415797762?lang=en-gb

Fernando Alonso inspected the progress of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. He is the official ambassador for the Baku race.

https://twitter.com/BakuCityCircuit/status/707500026126311425?lang=en-gb

Romain Grosjean suffered some training-induced agony…

https://twitter.com/RGrosjean/status/706102480397066241?lang=en-gb

… and hopefully Valtteri Bottas isn’t planning to walk all the way to Australia or he could be in a spot of bother too.

https://twitter.com/ValtteriBottas/status/707839394556874753?lang=en-gb

As Nico Rosberg snapped the gathered Mercedes troops ahead of the 2016 F1 campaign…

https://twitter.com/nico_rosberg/status/707962244089438208?lang=en-gb

Kevin Magnussen asserted his dominance at Renault.

https://twitter.com/RenaultSportF1/status/707917196740132864?lang=en-gb

And finally, Haas F1 made sure nothing would be forgotten ahead of the American team’s F1 debut.

https://twitter.com/HaasF1Team/status/708004894762999808?lang=en-gb
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