Two Formula 1 stars spotted at the Bafta awards ahead of testing

The Bafta awards were hosted in London this year, with many high-profile names in attendance.

Winning a Bafta award is one of the most prestigious achievements for an actor or filmmaker, with many dreaming of being called up on stage during the awards ceremony.

2023 hit film ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ cleaned up the awards, winning Best Film, Best Film not in the English Language, Best Direction, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound.

A couple of high-profile Formula 1 names were in attendance at the awards ceremony, with both Jean Todt and Christian Horner hitting the red carpet at the weekend.

Former Ferrari team principal Jean Todt was in attendance to accompany his wife Michelle Yeoh, with the Malaysian actress being nominated for the Leading Actress award following her jaw-dropping performance in ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’.

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Yeoh unfortunately missed out on the award to Cate Blanchett, who received the accolade for her performance in ‘Tár’.

While Todt’s wife agonisingly missed out on a Bafta this time around, she will have a second shot at glory next month, with both Yeoh and Blanchett tipped to be the favourites to take home an Oscar.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was not in attendance because his wife was nominated for an award, but because she had been chosen to present an award.

Geri Halliwell, now known as Geri Horner, was given the honour of presenting the award for Best Original Score at the Baftas, with the Spice Girl handing the award to ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’.

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After attending the awards at the weekend, Horner will now have to pack his bags to travel to another event, pre—season testing in Bahrain.

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With the RB19 revealed and the Silverstone shakedown completed, the 2023 season is getting closer and closer.

The Red Bull boss will hope that all of his team’s work over the summer has paid off because the energy drink giants are expected to face much sterner competition this season.

Both Mercedes and Ferrari are tipped to be title challenges this year, meaning that for the first time in years, 2023 could host a three-way title battle.