How Have F1 Stars Spent 2021 Summer Break?

With Formula One teams returning to work following the summer break, we take a look at just what the drivers got up to on their holidays. 

From Greek adventures to relaxing holidays across central Europe to enjoying alternative sports, the entire grid have certainly made the most of their time off in their own individual ways.

We therefore have rounded up the best takes of how each driver across all ten teams have spent their summer holidays, as preparations now begin for the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps.

 

Mercedes

 

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Lewis Hamilton spent the summer break relaxing beachside whilst also focusing on training after suffering fatigue during the post Hungarian Grand Prix celebrations in Budapest, having had to fight his way through the field to third which became second after Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification.

Valtteri Bottas meanwhile spent his break training and participating in a duathlon, tweeting various pictures of him in training and at the event.

Bottas also got involved in a gravel race where he finished fifth overall but runner-up in his age group.

 

Red Bull

Having lost the championship lead following two difficult races at Silverstone and Hungaroring, Max Verstappen opted for a quiet summer break as he spent time with family and loved ones as well as hitting the Monaco waters on his jet ski.

 

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Sergio Perez also opted for a quiet summer holiday but took time out to tweet of his disappointment at the cancellation of this year’s Japanese Grand Prix.

 

Ferrari

Charles Leclerc spent his summer enjoying family time on holiday in Mykonos, Greece catching up with family and friends.

 

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Carlos Sainz meanwhile opted for a chillaxing summer break as he took to the Spanish waters with a boat and a bit of surfing, as well as hanging out with a selection of goodies sent by La Liga.

 

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McLaren

Like Leclerc, Lando Norris decided to head to Greece for a summer break as he hung out with close friends on a quiet getaway.

 

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Daniel Ricciardo meanwhile hung out with a comedy podcast called Smartless but not before delivering one last wind-up on Lando during a two-day test in Hungary.

 

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Alpine

Hungarian GP race winner, Esteban Ocon enjoyed a grounded fortnight break as he stayed close to his home country of France, heading down to Monaco before visiting the island of Porquerolles.

Ocon then concluded his break by attending 24 Hours of Le Mans on behalf of Alpine, where he drove in an exhibition parade of Alpine cars alongside F1 teammate, Fernando Alonso.

Alonso meanwhile spent his break largely focused on training with cycle rides amongst other activities before linking up with Ocon at Le Mans.

 

AlphaTauri

Pierre Gasly headed to Ibiza, Spain to soak up his summer break with family and friends as well as enjoy a spot of water sports.

Yuki Tsunoda meanwhile opted for a relaxing break full of great scenery although he did take time out to tweet of his disappointment at his home race at Suzuka, Japan being cancelled and bemused the extension of not being allowed to eat Japanese food.

 

Aston Martin

Whilst Sebastian Vettel enjoyed his traditional private summer break, Lance Stroll has been busy as he unveiled a new project with Socios.

 

Williams

Both Nicholas Latifi and George Russell couldn’t resist the lure of Greece as Latifi headed to Mykonos whilst Russell hit the sands of Santorini.

 

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Both drivers however refused to let the three hour distance stop them from meeting up for a hang-out away from the racetrack.

 

Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen whizzed his family off to Abbazia di San Galgano, Italy, to celebrate his marriage’s fifth anniversary, by taking his wife back to where their relationship began.

Antonio Giovinazzi also hit the country of pasta as he visited Monopoli, spending time out on a boat and taking in a cycling trip.

 

Haas

Mick Schumacher opted for family time this summer as he watched his sister, Gina participate in a reining horse competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as well as hang out with his dog.

 

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Nikita Mazepin meanwhile headed home to Russia where he focused on his training, as he posted the following on Instagram.

 

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