Formula 1's pre-season testing may not start for another few weeks, but that hasn't stopped the Mercedes pair of Toto Wolff and George Russell heading back to the track.
Russell has been enjoying his winter break, spending time with his team principal at a skiing event also attended by F1 legend Sebastian Vettel.
But the slopes have been swapped with the more familiar race track it seems, and Russell was only too eager to get back onto the circuit ahead of the 2024 season.
Russell's journey to F1 started through karting and along with Wolff's son Jack it appeared to be where the trio spent a day recently as they prepare for a campaign where they hope to get back to winning ways.
Russell back behind the wheel
Russell uploaded pictures and a video to multiple social media platforms, showing him getting back into the karts, and it appears racing alongside Jack as they enjoyed the last few days of the winter break before the hard work begins again.
Russell heads into the season looking to build on a mixed couple years at Mercedes who have only taken just one victory since the end of 2021.
That though came via Russell in Brazil during the 2022 season. Despite this drought though, hopes and expectations sit on them hoping to challenge Max Verstappen and Red Bull for the world championship this term.
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