Rocky checks in on Formula 1's heavyweights

Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone visited Monza last weekend on race day and his first port of call were championship leaders and F1 heavyweights Red Bull Racing.

The bulls' crews were obviously delighted to meet Rocky and strike the 76-year-old actor's trademark fist pose during the photo opp.

It wasn't Stallone's first trip to the Italian Grand Prix, as the American had visited Monza back in 1997 when he ambitioned to put together a film set in the world of Formula 1.

Unfortunately, the actor and then F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone couldn't find a middle ground on the rights for the film, which led to Stallone switching his interest to IndyCar and producing the rather uninspired and second-rate flix 'Driven'.