Posted on: Wed 06 Feb 2013

With the first race of the 2013 Formula 1 season just weeks away, our partner the Sauber F1 team launched their brand new car - the Ferrari-C32 at their headquarters in Switzerland on Saturday.

The car carries the Chelsea badge, as well as the hopes of new recruits Nico Hulkenberg and F1 debutant Esteban Gutierrez. Both drivers were on hand to pull back the silver cover, and reveal the new car to the world's media.

But the pair were not just the centre of attention for their status as F1 drivers. Upon being challenged by Chelsea to take each other on in a special 'keepie-uppie' competition, the cameras descended once again on the pair but this time to see if they could convince as footballers.

Sporting Chelsea shirts and just a couple of feet away from their shiny graphite-coloured car, the drivers were given adidas footballs and tasked with seeing who could keep the ball in the air the longest. After a few hairy moments in the warm up, with the car itself receiving a few wayward balls, it was the German driver Hulkenberg who got the better of Mexico's Gutierrez, to be crowned the champion.

Chelsea and Sauber fans were given the opportunity to guess which driver would prevail beforehand on Twitter - with one lucky winner receiving a signed Chelsea shirt.