F1 Social Check: Max on his way to Barcelona, Hamilton meets NBA legend

18-02-2020 10:09 | Updated: 18-02-2020 14:14
by Matt Gretton
F1 Social Check: Max on his way to Barcelona, Hamilton meets NBA legend

On Wednesday, F1 will return as winter testing gets underway in Barcelona. Most of the teams have revealed their cars and now we're heading into the final preparation stages ahead of the first week of testing. F1 Social Check keeps you up to date with the drivers and teams as they prepare for the next 10 months of action. 

Max sets off for Barcelona!

Ahead of what could be a crucial season for the Dutchman, Max Verstappen has posted a picture of him setting off for Barcelona along with his father Jos. Testing gets underway on Wednesday, and Verstappen will be the one in the RB16 the first day before handing the keys to teammate Alex Albon on for Thursday.

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Hamilton meets NBA great 

On the night where he was handed the prestigious Laureus Award for World Sportsman of the Year, Lewis Hamilton also ran into another award winner on the night in Dirk Nowitzki. The German ended his NBA career last year after spending over two decades at the Dallas Mavericks, winning the MVP award and the NBA title in the process. The legend got handed the lifetime achievement award, and Hamilton had some kind words for Nowitzki on his Instagram.

Williams present new overalls for the new livery

Williams presented the new livery. Blue and white retain their place on the Williams challenger but there's also room for red. Williams presented their new suit on Tuesday morning, with a photo of drivers Nicholas Latifi and George Russell.

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