GALLERY: How F1 drivers are spending the winter break

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Check out what Formula One drivers have been up to during their winter break, as F1i flicks through their holiday photo albums.

With pre-season testing not scheduled before late February, pilots took the opportunity to enjoy some well-deserved down time after a gruelling 21-race season in 2016.

From Lewis Hamilton's annual mountain trip to new McLaren-Honda ace Stoffel Vandoorne riding the waves, the grand prix stars have been busy all around the world, also spending valuable time with their families and friends.

With 2017 set to feature faster and more physically-demanding cars, they also made sure to work out in orderย to show upย in top shape when the season gets under way in Melbourne on March 26.

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