The winter break is a period when F1 drivers can fully recharge their batteries before the start of the season.
It's more crucial this year to get enough rest as F1 enters the longest season in its history at 24 races scheduled.
Carlos Sainz used to the time to support his father in Saudi Arabia for the Dakar Rally, while Lance Stroll decided to go snowboarding. Lewis Hamilton also celebrated his birthday recently by hiking across snowy mountains.
Take a look at where the drivers (and a well-known team boss) enjoyed life in the first week of 2023.
Video: How expensive is champagne in F1?
Although champagne has not been exclusively used on the podium, with F1 recently moving back to using sparkling wine, it forms a key part of post-race celebrations.
But what are the origins of this world-famous tradition? And with so many litres of this luxury drink sprayed throughout the season, how much money does such a champagne shower actually cost?
Check out our handy explainer video below.