Mercedes boys offer Federer high-octane break

Tennis legend Roger Federer was in the Mercedes house on Saturday in Barcelona, the Swiss taking a high-octane break from the practice courts to indulge in his "need for speed" as he wrote on social media.

Federer spent the day immersed in the high-strung atmosphere of the Mercedes garage where he witnessed the nest performance so far this season in qualifying for George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.

When all was said and done, Russell in particular seemed delighted to flank the 20-time Grand Slam winner for the essential photo opportunity.