What did Formula 1 drivers get up to on their weekend off?

Zak Brown (left) and Fernando Alonso (right) landed in America for their first taste of Indycar.

After back-to-back race weekends in China and Bahrain, Formula 1 drivers have finally been treated to a weekend off before they head to this week’s Russian Grand Prix.

And, the main story, unless you’ve been under a rock, was McLaren’s Fernando Alonso spending his weekend getting a first-hand taste of Indycar.

The Spaniard flew to America to spectate the Grand Prix of Alabama and met up with his new Andretti Autosport team mates that he’ll have in May’s Indianapolis 500.

However, it was Zak Brown who won the weekend with the following hilarious tweet, which proves that Alonso clearly isn’t the only one who wants to race at Indianapolis.

On the other hand, Felipe Massa opted for a weekend at home – but that didn’t mean it wasn’t without an awesome day out. Because, the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament was on in Monaco, and it appears Massa is a big fan of Rafael Nadal, who eventually won the tournament, beating countryman A. Ramos-Viñolas 6-1, 6-3.

But, not everyone could relax with tennis like Felipe, as Kevin Magnussen found himself doing some DIY work on Sunday.

Although, it seems Magnussen wasn’t always intent on doing home repairs, captioning the tweet, “Thought I was going to have a relaxing Sunday.”

After a Bahrain Grand Prix to forget, Valtteri Bottas recharged his batteries with a nice relaxing weekend at home in Finland.

The above tweet shows him flying back to Brackley before another flight to Sochi, which best illustrates the immense workload these drivers are under. No wonder he needed a battery recharge!

Meanwhile, his team mate, Lewis Hamilton, was watching the epic London Marathon. He tweeted out his support, saying, “Inspiring effort in the London Marathon, keep pushing guys!”

As for the other drivers, we must presume they’ve been relaxing so hard, they didn’t publicize their weekend activities.

Either way, all of them will spend the weekend of the 18-20 of April fighting hard for victory in the Russian Grand Prix.

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Steven Walton is an 18-year-old Journalism Student at the Ara Institute of Canterbury. He previously attended St Andrew's College in Christchurch, where he excelled at History and Classical Studies. Steven is the Editor-in-Chief at Green Flag F1 and spends most of his days living, breathing, and immersing in the Formula 1 world.

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