This edition of F1 Tweets of the Week covers the New Year celebrations and the conclusion of the Christmas holidays before the teams and drivers headed back to work ahead of the 2016 season.
Several drivers hit the gym to prepare for the mammoth 21-race calendar that awaits F1 this year, the world champion celebrated his birthday and tributes were paid following the passing of one of the sport’s famous names.
It was all captured on social media, so here are the JAonF1 team’s top picks:
As the F1 circus got back to work after the Christmas break Red Bull and Lotus (soon to be Renault) captured the sun rising over their factories as the push to start the season began.
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) January 4, 2016
— Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team) January 5, 2016
Valtteri Bottas hit the gym as he kicked off his winter training with some circuit training at his fitness camp…
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) January 7, 2016
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) January 4, 2016
… while Lewis Hamilton managed to make training look stylish…
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) January 6, 2016
… Carlos Sainz put effort ahead of fashion…
— Carlos Sainz Info (@carlosainzinfo) January 4, 2016
… and Nico Hulkenberg’s trademark selfie returned as he trained in Miami before the new year.
— Nico Hülkenberg (@HulkHulkenberg) December 28, 2015
New Year, new team: Romain Grosjean marked his first day as a Haas F1 driver.
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) January 1, 2016
Mercedes celebrated Hamilton’s birthday this week by remembering some of his best moments with the German squad.
— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) January 7, 2016
Shortly before the New Year celebrations, Max Verstappen got some unusual driving practice in.
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) December 29, 2015
And finally, McLaren led tributes to co-founder Tyler Alexander after his death aged 75.
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) January 7, 2016