How Supercars drivers spent the festive period

10 Jan 2019
Highlights from the Christmas/New Year break
2 mins by James Pavey

Christmas ham has gone from meal to memory and out-of-office auto replies are being turned off email programs – it's well and truly 2019.

In the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, that means preparations for the new season, which starts in Adelaide in just under two months.

Some teams and drivers will contest the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour on January 31-February 3, before Supercars pre-season testing in mid-February.

What have the drivers been up to recently? Supercars.com takes a look at the social media highlights as they enjoyed Christmas and welcomed 2019.

Newly-crowned champion Scott McLaughlin spent time in Melbourne and his New Zealand, before jetting off to the US with fiancé Karly.

His 2018 title rival Shane van Gisbergen has also covered plenty of ground, visiting the UK after racing a McLaren in Abu Dhabi. 

Jamie Whincup and Cameron Waters have hit the, well, water.

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Great to be back on the ski. #mildura #spyboats

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Family time was a common theme.

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Merry Christmas from the Le Brocq’s ????

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The Tander family headed to Japan and Singapore.

Scott Pye and Macauley Jones have also been away, to Hawaii and Bali respectively.

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2 x Koko Head followed by 12km hike. ?

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Nick Percat handed over a very special Christmas present.

James Golding beat a bevy of Supercars drivers in an end-of-year karting enduro.

Team 18 recruit Mark Winterbottom looked ahead to a big year on- and off-track.

Chaz Mostert has spent much of his break in the US, including undertaking the Daytona 24 Hour's pre-event test with BMW last weekend.

Simona De Silvestro also clocked some early-2019 miles at Daytona, having spent Christmas at home in Switzerland.

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Time to burn off that Xmas dinner. ?

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