We’ve all seen the aerodynamically-designed cars racing down winding tarmacs around the world. From the beautiful seaside town of Monte Carlo, to the unique night street circuit of Singapore, people love the exhilaration and thrill of the race.
While we’re always focused on the race destinations, this time, we’re taking a sneak peek behind the helmets of our well-loved F1 drivers to find out where their favourite vacation spots are.
1. Lewis Hamilton, Thailand
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Known as “The Land of a Thousand Smiles”, Thailand is one of the most diverse places to travel to. Filled with historical cultural icons, endless shopping opportunities and authentic Asian culinary dishes, it has never failed to revitalise Lewis Hamilton, and it would most certainly not let you down.
2. Nico Rosberg, Monaco, France
Even though Monaco is known as the second smallest country in the world, it makes up for it by providing lavish entertainment in its famed Monte Carlo casino and the annual Monaco Grand Prix F1 Race event. Nico Rosberg, a Monegasque by heart, still believes that it’s a place that “gives you more than we give it”.
3. Sebastian Vettel, Switzerland
Want to know the secret to Sebastian Vettel’s success? He loves to be back home in Switzerland engaging in snow sports and leisurely activities when he’s not in his stringent F1 regime. The Swiss Alps reinvigorates the senses with its exhilarating snow slopes that would otherwise exude a tranquil calm.
4. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland
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In season, you would witness Kimi Raikkonen race to pole position, but few people know of his roots as a Motocross champion in Finland. The country provides the perfect balance of beauty and excitement with multiple annual races and a breath-taking night view to wind down to.
5. Filipe Massa, Miami, USA
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Are you like Filipe Massa and love football, dining at good restaurants, and enjoying the good life? Miami might just be the perfect place for you. Known for the “Miami Hurricanes”, you could grab a ticket and catch a match or work up that tan and party along the stretch of beautiful white sandy beaches.
6. Fernando Alonso, Canary Islands, Spain
Are you a nature lover? Island-hop between Canary Islands and experience their wonderful range of national parks and extinct volcanic landforms. Who knows, you might catch a glimpse of Fernando Alonso when he is partaking in his second favourite activity around the island – cycling.
Contributed by Zuji Singapore.