The 'Class of 2012' gets snapped

The drivers gathered on the pit straight in their full race suit regalia for the customary start of season drivers’ photo. Check out our pictures from the media centre, overlooking the entire event…

What the drivers see... A closer look
What the drivers see… A closer look at the drivers

The drivers then went on the traditional drivers’ parade around the circuit in a flotilla of MG drop-top cars.

It was interesting to observe the contrasting behaviours of some of the sport’s stars. Most were happy to mingle and joke with each other, but Fernando Alonso appeared positively taciturn (as he has done all weekend) and almost ignored the fans who had come to see him.

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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.