A bevy of local and international celebrities were on-hand to kick off the fun side of the Australian Grand Prix, getting dressed up to the nines to attend the Grand Prix’s GP28 Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has (allegedly) done little to endear himself to the fans and media while in Australia to promote the Grand Prixparty at Melbourne’s Crown complex.

The headline guest – no doubt brought over at some expense to give the Grand Prix weekend more of an international flavour – was Gossip Girl heartthrob Ed Westwick (pictured right), although most reports from the night claim that the British actor was extremely aloof in his dealings with the media and fans on the night.

Other guests included Australian Grand Prix ambassador Ashley Hart, former F1 World Champion Alan Jones, and former motorcycle world Champion Mick Doohan.

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Ashley Hart & Ed Westwick Alan & Amanda Jones
Grand Prix ambassador Ashley Hart with international guest and ‘Gossip Girl’ star Ed Westwick 1980 F1 World Champion Alan Jones, with wife Amanda
Heath Meldrum, Rhys Uhlich & Kris Smith
Fashion models Heath Meldrum, Rhys Uhlich & Kris Smith
Mick Doohan Kasia Z
Former motorcycle world champion Mick Doohan either misread the dress code or misplaced his iron. Or both. Chadwick model Kasia Z

[Images via Herald Sun]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.