Ahead of the 2015 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Shell invited Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen to taste an exclusive technical dish created by renowned Melbourne-based Italian chef Guy Grossi.

The Shell-sponsored event took place at Melbourne’s InterContinental Hotel in the Rialto skyscraper, before the drivers were chauffeured to the Albert Park circuit for today’s other media activities.

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen with Guy Grossi

Sebastian and Kimi cook up a storm

Grossi took the drivers through the creation of a meticulously designed dish, which echoes the performance enhancing properties of Shell V-Power fuel.

“I created ‘Ravioli all’ Uovo ad alta Prestazione’, a complex egg-based pasta dish that is traditional of the home town of Enzo Ferrari, Modena,” Grossi said.

Featuring powerful egg protein, slow release carbohydrates and zesty lemon, the drivers had the opportunity to cook and try the specially designed dish and share their preparation plans ahead of Sunday’s race.

Needless to say, their results weren’t quite on par with Grossi’s efforts, but it gave the photographers and assembled journalists plenty of material ahead of Sunday’s 58-lap season-opening Grand Prix.

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Images via George Hitchens Photography / © RF1

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