How the drivers have spent their winter breaks so far


Whether they're carving up the snow, soaking up some sun, seriously preparing for 2020, or even rapping, the F1 drivers have been getting their R&R in ahead of a busy season of 22 races.

Daniel Ricciardo

It seems that Renault's Daniel Ricciardo has not only been preparing for the banking at Zandvoort by taking his mountain bike for a spin, but also joining Australian trio 'Thundamentals' on stage at a gig. Don't give up the day job, Daniel.

Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc's holiday plans were up in the air until he went skydiving, the Ferrari man managing to find one of the few activities as exhilarating as driving an F1 car.

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Lando Norris

Presumably to punish him for ‘accidentally’ revealing the launch date of the 2020 MCL35, McLaren appear to have chained Lando Norris to the team simulator, where they can keep an eye on him.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas was keeping his wits sharp by taking on the Arctic Lapland Rally, dashing through the snow and finishing ninth overall after recovering from an off.

Lewis Hamilton

As for Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, he's already let out a battle cry by saying he's going to be a "machine" this season. But before he goes about carving up the opposition, Hamilton was carving up some fresh snow, as he celebrated his 35th birthday on the slopes.

Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean hit the slopes too, but not before he'd stopped off in Mauritius for a spot of kitesurfing. He even made a film about it...

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Max Verstappen

Fresh off the back of a contract extension with Red Bull, Max Verstappen decided to hit the ground running in 2020. The Dutchman took to the cliff paths in Monaco to build up his fitness ahead of what many are thinking could be a genuine title tilt this season.

Pierre Gasly

There's a fair way to go until the season starts, so AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly has been chipping away at his handicap on holiday. But don't think the Frenchman has been slacking on the fitness – how's 18m18s for a 5km run?

George Russell & Alex Albon

After successfully completing their rookie seasons in F1, bezzie mates George Russell and Alex Albon decided to roll back the years, heading to the famous South Garda Karting track in Italy for some back-to-basics racing.

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Nicholas Latifi

Nicholas Latifi was also hitting the kart track – this time in Miami – to keep his synapses firing ahead of his own rookie season in F1 with Williams.

Carlos Sainz

While his father Carlos Sainz Senior was busy dodging sand dunes en route to his third Dakar Rally win, Carlos Sainz Junior was dodging left hooks, getting his heart rate up with some boxing training.

Esteban Ocon

Having worked hard to get back on the grid for 2020, Esteban Ocon's fans were treated to an insight into how he’s been preparing for his F1 return with Renault.

Kimi Raikkonen

And finally... the Iceman is known for keeping his cool, but even he must've been feeling the burn in the gams trying not to fall off this slackline.


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