The Hulk beats his rivals to the beach

There's no doubting Nico Hulkenberg's talent and speed although he has yet to secure a podium in his 8-year career in F1.

So when it came to racing off to the beach after the checkered flag came down on this year's grueling 21-race campaign, the Hulk outpaced his rivals by a comfortable margin.

Kicking into holiday mode early will perhaps lead the German to start his preparations for 2019 ahead of time and prime himself for the upcoming challenge of racing alongside the fast and furious Daniel Ricciardo at Renault next season.