Formula 1's First Couple Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger stride into the European Grand Prix circuit in sunny Valencia looking happy. No wonder. McLaren's world champion starts the race from pole position
Ferrari's Odd Couple? Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher and stand-in driver Luca Badoer have a chat as they enter the paddock. Out of shot, the German legend is donning baby-blue stonewash jeans
Erm, a couple of gifted British sportsmen: Brawn GP's world championship leader Jenson Button ignores the growing pressure on his title hopes to entertain serial Olympic gold-winning sailor Ben Ainslie
"I can't see any future in this business. And you want £15,000? I'm out!" Dragon's Den TV personality Theo Paphitis has a laugh with a Red Bull engineer ahead of Sunday's race on Spain's east coast
F1 commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone seals a deal for the Japanese GP to be held at Suzuka for the next three years with Hiroshi Oshima, president of Mobilityland Corporation, operators of the Honda-owned circuit
Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton leads his McLaren team-mate Heikki Kovalainen then Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello and the rest of the grid through the first corner in one of the least action-packed starts of the 2009 season
Disaster strikes for Red Bull's championship-chasing driver Sebastian Vettel as yet another of his engines blows up, putting him out of the European Grand Prix. The same thing happened in final practice on Saturday
Opportunity knocks for Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello as Lewis Hamilton concedes the race lead to the veteran Brazilian after a nightmare of a 13-plus seconds pit stop in which his tyres were not quite ready to be changed
Renault's two-time world champion Fernando Alonso has a quiet race in front of his adoring home crowd, sitting in sixth for most of it. Rumours are sweeping the paddock that the Spaniard will join Ferrari next season
Starting in sixth, Kimi Raikkonen has an understated yet impressive day as he sneaks up the field to finish third. The Finnish driver was typically unanimated and monotone in the post-race drivers' press conference
World champion Lewis Hamilton looks to be ruing a missed opportunity after the poor McLaren pit-stop on lap 37 appeared to have cost him the GP win. He stands on the podium in second place staring at the Brazilian winner...
Rubens Barrichello - take a bow. The Brazilian drives brilliantly to take the race victory that he has been threatening all season, five years after his last GP win in China. He is now second in the championship...
Jenson Button, who finished the race in seventh to add another two points to his championship tally. Red Bull's Mark Webber, his closest rival before the race, finished a disappointing ninth and outside the points
Much to the disappointment of Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, who will be hoping the high-speed corners and cooler temperatures to be found at the next race in Belgium (on Sunday 30 August) will suit his team more
But it's Barrichello's day in the sun. After celebrating in style, the Brazilian immediately targeted a second straight win after his first outside of his former Ferrari team. On to Spa.