How Max Verstappen, Lando Norris & Other F1 Stars are Enjoying Their Summer Break

Published 08/14/2021, 5:12 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leads over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc at the start of sprint qualifying REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

The conclusion of the Hungarian GP kicked off the summer break in F1. The F1 drivers are in a relaxed mode, with the next race at Belgian Grand Prix to be held in two weeks’ time. In the meantime, drivers spend quality time with their families and go on vacations to recharge their batteries for a hectic second half of the 2021 season.


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But where are the 20 best drivers in the world spending their holidays?

Lewis Hamilton


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The seven-time world champion and the current drivers’ championship leader, Lewis Hamilton, is spending his holidays by the sea. While the rest of the drivers choose to go to happening places, the Briton prefers a quiet and peaceful holiday.

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Max Verstappen

The genuine contender to end Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton dominance this season, Max Verstappen jetted off to St. Maarten with his girlfriend Kelly Piquet, daughter of three-time world champion Nelson Piquet.

Currently, the Dutchman sits P2 in the Drivers’ championship, eight points adrift of his arch-rival, Hamilton.

George Russell and Nicholas Latifi

After ending their points drought in Formula 1 and securing double points finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Williams F1 duo, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, traveled to Mykonos, Greece, with their girlfriends.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was also spotted with Russell and Latifi.

Lando Norris

Lando Norris, who was arguably the most improved driver in the first half of the 2021 season, departed to Croatia with the Dutch racing driver, Tom Coronel. The young Brit has scored in every race weekend this campaign, except at the Hungaroring. Norris currently sits P3 in the driver’s standings behind the two title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

Carlos Sainz

After a solid start with his new team, Carlos Sainz is spending his vacations in the waters. The Spaniard secured two podiums for the Maranello team and sits three points ahead of his teammate, Leclerc, in the drivers’ championship.


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Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas kicked off his summers holidays in the lakes in Finland before heading to the United States, where the Finnish driver will take part in the ‘SBT GRVL p/b Canyon’ bike race, teaming up with his partner and professional cyclist, Tiffany Cromwell.

Daniel Ricciardo

While some drivers went to the beach and others to the swimming pool, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo prefers to take in the mountain air by climbing.

The Australian endured a troublesome time with his new team this season. Ricciardo currently sits P9 in the driver’s championship, 63 points behind his teammate, Lando Norris.

Esteban Ocon


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After securing his maiden Formula 1 victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix, Esteban Ocon has departed for Monte Carlo, Monaco. The Frenchman currently sits P10 in the driver’s standings, just one point ahead of his teammate, Fernando Alonso.


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Which driver would you like to hang out with during the summer break? Let us know!


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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.