Japanese GP: F1 drivers enjoy the sights and sounds of Tokyo

3 October 2017, 15:52

It's one of the world's busiest - and quirkiest - cities and F1 drivers have been out and about in Tokyo in brief break between the Malaysia and Japanese Grands Prix.

A lot of the F1 paddock flew straight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo after Sunday's race to spend a few days in the Japanese capital before travelling south to Suzuka.

Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll were quickly back behind the wheel… in real-life Mario Karts, for a special Sky Sports F1 feature!

They joined the road cars for a unique tour of city's busy streets alongside Simon 'Donkey Kong' Lazenby and Johnny 'Bowser' Herbert for a special feature which will run in Sky F1's exclusively live coverage of the Japanese GP.

Don't miss it over the weekend!

Elsewhere, Fernando Alonso found himself in what appears to be a toy shop, with the Spaniard drawn to a table-top game that combines two of his biggest passions - cars and football:

Fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz, meanwhile, kept his competitive levels sharp by going bowling:

Romain Grosjean and Marcus Ericsson have ventured downtown:

Meanwhile, in China...

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has stopped off at golf super resort Mission Hills in Shenzhen, where he played a round with basketball star Stephen Curry.

For the Golden State Warriors point guard, who made his professional golf debut in a tournament in California in August, things didn't go entirely to plan off the tee...

...but then again, have you ever seen anyone hit a drive while wearing an F1 crash helmet?

Watch the Japanese GP LIVE ONLY on Sky Sports F1 this weekend. The race from Suzuka begins at 6am on Sunday. Want to watch but not got Sky F1? Buy a NOW TV pass from £6.99!

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