F1 rivals battle for Padel supremacy

After surviving pre-season testing in the scorching Bahrain sun and ahead of this week’s opening race at Sakhir, F1's finest, Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, Fernando Alonso, and Daniel Ricciardo, decided to settle their differences ahead of time... on the padel court.

Turns out, swapping high-speed corners for lobs and volleys doesn't guarantee success. The quartet’s skills out on the track didn’t translate perfectly to the court.

We're talking questionable backhands, dubious footwork, and enough grunting to rival a weightlifting competition.

One thing's for sure, though: amidst the competitive spirit and playful trash talk, these four fierce racketeers proved that even in the cutthroat world of F1, there's always room for a laugh - and a whole lot of improvement on the padel court.