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F1 Social: lost dogs, marketing stunts and birthday wishes.

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Jan 23, 2016, 6:40 PM

We are broadening the offering from Tweets of the week to F1 Social, taking in other social media channels as we review the best of the week's post...

We are broadening the offering from Tweets of the week to F1 Social, taking in other social media channels as we review the best of the week's postings.

This edition of F1 Social takes in some high profile marketing campaigns, a number of birthday wishes and a sneak peak at the operations base of the sport’s newest team.

Jenson Button used social media to track down a beloved pet, the Williams drivers continued their winter training while Toro Rosso took in a spot of pitstop practice.

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

Red Bull continued to promote Max Verstappen’s F1 run down a mountain on Facebook, but the campaign may reach melting point as company finds itself in hot water over permits for the stunt.

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Ferrari looked ahead to the launch of its 2016 with its (sigh) #ReadySetRed social media campaign.

https://twitter.com/ScuderiaFerrari/status/689041448793157632

Nico Hulkenberg had some help with his trademark selfie this week.

https://twitter.com/HulkHulkenberg/status/688476789904150528

The Williams drivers were data gathering as Felipe Massa spent time in simulator…

https://twitter.com/MassaFelipe19/status/689420433330843649

…and Valtteri Bottas posted some personal telemetry on Facebook.

https://twitter.com/ValtteriBottas/status/689450406909313024/photo/1?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=ValtteriBottas&utm_content=689450406909313024

Max Verstappen had some advice for anyone struggling with the January blues. https://twitter.com/Max33Verstappen/status/689054395259031552

Jenson Button used his Instagram page to help find one of his “best buddies” who went missing in London this week.

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Ahead of the new F1 campaign Toro Rosso got some pitstop practice in…

https://twitter.com/ToroRossoSpy/status/689504116683493378

… and Guenther Steiner used Facebook to provide eager Haas F1 fans with a sneak peak inside its UK base…

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… while Lotus/Renault got its followers to send in their ideas for a 2016 livery.

https://twitter.com/Lotus_F1Team/status/689495720722894848

And finally, it was a bumper birthday week as Button, Jolyon Palmer and Franz Tost all celebrated their big days.

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