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F1 Social: power unit previews, premieres and pitstop practice

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F1 Social: power unit previews, premieres and pitstop practice
Feb 14, 2016, 6:14 PM

This week's edition of F1 Social takes in the closing stages of the winter off-season as preparations ramp up towards the start of the 2016 Formula...

This week's edition of F1 Social takes in the closing stages of the winter off-season as preparations ramp up towards the start of the 2016 Formula 1 season.

One team fired up its new power unit, there were no prizes for guessing which Mercedes ace was attending SuperBowls and film premieres, and one racer makes his debut F1 social appearance.

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

Ferrari started up its 2016 power unit in Maranello.

https://twitter.com/ScuderiaFerrari/status/697813539852066817?lang=en-gb

After watching the SuperBowl Lewis Hamilton found time to meet Yoda…

https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton/status/697397161252622336

…and Derek Zoolander (aka Ben Stiller). No word on Hamilton’s big screen debut – yet.

Lewis Hamilton

Then Daniel Ricciardo challenged the champion to a boxing match.

Daniel Ricciardo

Nico Hulkenberg managed not to appear in his trademark selfie of the week as he showed off his 2016 helmet design, which appears to be more “Hulk” than ever.

Nico Hulkenberg

Valtteri Bottas went ice fishing.

https://twitter.com/ValtteriBottas/status/697033159511252992/photo/1?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=ValtteriBottas&utm_content=697033159511252992

Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen experienced the other side of F1 pitstops.

Toro Rosso

Pascal Wehrlein makes his F1 Social debut after he joined Manor Racing this week.

https://twitter.com/PWehrlein/status/697388199904223234

Force India remembered the team’s first car launch after Vijay Mallya took over for the 2008 season.

https://twitter.com/ForceIndiaF1/status/696621094053285888

Jolyon Palmer got a shiny new Renault.

https://twitter.com/JolyonPalmer/status/695650603997990912

Kevin Magnussen and Sainz had their 2016 seat fittings in Enstone and Faenza.

https://twitter.com/RenaultSportF1/status/696658447660666880

https://twitter.com/ToroRossoSpy/status/697014161545498624

As Marcus Ericsson completed his winter training in Thailand…

Marcus Ericsson

Jenson Button enjoyed the view of San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge.

Jenson Button

And finally, McLaren became the latest team to pass the FIA crash tests with its 2016 car. Just Red Bull left now…

https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/697071833338798081

For the latest social media debate and reaction, check out the JAonF1 Facebook page.
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