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F1 Social Stint | Russell can't wait to get back into his Mercedes

F1 Social Stint | Russell can't wait to get back into his Mercedes

11 August - 06:57 Last update: 11 August - 06:57


It's summer break for Formula 1 and that means drivers and teams finally have some time to unwind. In GPblog's F1 Social Stint you can read what the drivers and teams are doing in the run-up to the Belgian Grand Prix.

Summer break almost over

George Russell is all set to get back into his Mercedes. The team hopes to continue improving the performance of the W13 in the second half of the season. "I’m sure everyone is missing F1 as much as I am. I am back in the factory today on the simulator, prepping for Spa. The break has been great, much needed, but two weeks was definitely enough. I’m ready to get back to it. Let’s go for it", Russell says in the video.

Sainz enjoys last days of holidays

Carlos Sainz is enjoying his last days of holidays before heading to Spa-Francorchamps. "Good quality time with family and friends to relax and recharge batteries. Now back to training these days to prepare well for the second half of the season", reads the Ferrari driver's caption.

Verstappen and girlfriend Kelly Piquet enjoy summer break

Max Verstappen is enjoying his well-earned rest after the first half of the 2022 season. After the summer break, the first triple header of the season is scheduled, so the Dutchman will need all the energy he can get after his holiday. On Instagram, girlfriend Kelly Piquet shares the couple's activities. The Brazilian poses with Sophie Kumpen and Victoria Verstappen and can be found at a festival together with the Red Bull driver.

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Norris 'spotted' in pool by Mclaren

Lando Norris takes his rest every now and then, according to a Tweet from McLaren. In the Tweet you can see some pictures of Norris taking a rest. Relax' can also be read in the caption during the national relax day.

Red Bull does a surprise demo run in Germany

David Coulthard steps into a Red Bull Racing demo car to drive around Leipzig. A remarkable place, as no GP is organised here. Emil Forsberg, a footballer from Red Bull Leipzig, also gets into the car on behalf of Red Bull. The Swede has a nice ride with the Scot.

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