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What's fueling F1?

Published 1118 GMT (1918 HKT) July 24, 2014
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Formula One drivers cannot survive on bananas alone -- but they do make a handy garage snack, as Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg shows. Tom Gandolfini/AFP/Getty Images
Red Bull Racing executive chef Sandro Gamsjager, seen here in the roof top kitchen of the team's motor home, says he cooks up to 2,500 meals for the team and guests over a grand prix weekend. Red Bull Racing
Williams chef Adam Dixon has to juggle dishing up food for the drivers and the team with some fine dining for VIP guests, and that involves the intricacies of homemade pasta. Williams F1 team
Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas (right) have very different diets but each has a dedicated chef over a race weekend to make sure their meals are ready on time. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Jon Smee is the man in charge of making Bottas' lunch hot and spicy. Williams F1 team
F1 chefs are often called upon to whip up birthday cakes. Red Bull had to ice two in one week as Sebastian Vettel (right) and Daniel Ricciardo were both born in July. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Chef Michael Caines, a partner with the Williams team, brings two Michelin stars to the team's F1 kitchen. Williams F1 team
But bananas remain a popular snack, especially if drivers are a bit sleepy like Sergio Perez. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages