‘Out of office’: Charles Leclerc spotted on boat with unlikely driver

All 20 drivers are currently enjoying their short winter break, ahead of the 2024 F1 season commencing.

With the 2023 Formula 1 season now very much over, F1 have tried to guess what the drivers are up to in the winter break, by posting a comical cartoon sketch onto social media.

The sketch features all 20 drivers enjoying some downtime in a marina in Abu Dhabi, with Charles Leclerc at the wheel of a speedboat.

In the sketch, Logan Sargeant is sitting next to the Monegasque, having recently been confirmed as a Williams driver for 2024.

Sargeant being retained by the Grove-based team means that for the first time in F1 history, the 20 drivers that ended a season will all enter the new campaign.

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Also, in the speedboat are Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris, who appear to be having a great time.

Unsurprisingly, the sketch has George Russell completing his iconic celebratory pose, topless, of course.

Next to Russell on a yacht, Kevin Magnussen is drawn jumping into the water.

Elsewhere in the sketch, Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz are seen enjoying a spot of watersports, whilst Nico Hulkenberg is paragliding over the drivers in the water.

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On the back of claiming a third consecutive Drivers’ Championship, F1 have sketched Max Verstappen sitting in an inflatable drinking a cocktail, whilst Fernando Alonso is snorkeling next to him.

Alex Albon is on the shore driving a remote-controlled boat, which is almost hit by the speedboat Leclerc is driving.

Also, on the shore, Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas are soaking up the sun, whilst Lance Stroll is strapped to a jet pack.

Unsurprisingly, Yuki Tsunoda is causing chaos in the sketch.

The drawing shows him on Pierre Gasly’s shoulders trying to slam dunk, with Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon cheering them on.

Daniel Ricciardo meanwhile, appears to be recording Tsunoda’s attempt.

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It’s certainly a comical sketch posted by F1, although it can be guaranteed that it’s not accurate in the slightest!

The odds of all 20 drivers enjoying the winter break together are non-existent, although it’s a nice thought to imagine.

With pre-season testing for 2024 getting underway mid-February, the drivers don’t have long to enjoy some time away from F1, as the sport’s biggest calendar ever is rapidly approaching.