Juan Carlos visits the Spanish F1 drivers

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FORMER King of Spain Juan Carlos arrived at Bahrain’s F1 Grand Prix during testing on Friday and gave the Spanish drivers a little pep talk.

King Juan Carlos joined the weekend’s motor fest by meeting his fellow Spaniards on track and joking with Alonso.

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After speaking with Torro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz and others, the ex-King and Fernando chuckled over the critical comments made by Niki Lauda last week about him being ‘Moody, egocentric and dark.’

The King joked: “I’ll go talk to Niki and I’ll give him what for.”

Meanwhile, qualification for tomorrow’s race came to a nail-biting conclusion as Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes AMG stole pole position from the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.


In a final lap that saw the lead change four times, Hamilton pulled out all the stops to put himself at the head of the pack for tomorrow evening’s night-time spectacle. With Vettel close behind in second position and Rosberg occupying the third spot, the start in Bahrain promises to be as exciting as the ultimate lap of Qualifying.





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