Ah, January – a new year begins and the 2018 Formula 1 season isn’t far away. Before we get caught up in pre-season rumour and testing time sheets, let’s take a look at some of the new year’s resolutions across the paddock.

Felipe Massa – Stay retired and enjoy it. Write a book about it.

Lewis Hamilton – Delete every app on phone except for LinkedIn.

Sergio Perez & Esteban Ocon – If you need to hit another car, aim for cars that aren’t pink.

Kevin Magnussen – Try to do nice things for Nico Hulkenberg. Think up some better, cleverer retorts

Nico Hulkenberg – Don’t take advice from Kevin Magnussen.

Carlos Sainz – Never have less than 3mm of wonderful, wonderful stubble.

Brendon Hartley – Go one race weekend without a grid penalty.

Kimi Raikkonen – Ask Lewis to teach him how to ‘dab’ and put it on Instagram.

Romain Grosjean – Put a quid in the jar every time you complain about brakes

Paul di Resta – Sabotage Williams’ catering, increasing chances of race appearances.

Daniil Kvyat – Apply for work experience as a submarine projectile technician.

Sebastian Vettel – Avoid bashing other cars, you get fewer points.

Fernando Alonso – Enjoy not having Honda power, but keep up the radio bantz.

Toro Rosso – Pick 2 good drivers and stick with them, everyone else manages it.

Mercedes – Give someone else a chance of beating you, now and then.

Williams – Whatever you give the amazingly fast pit crew, give the same to the designers.

Force India – Search the back of the sofa, old trouser pockets and keep pushing to get into the top 3, even with the limited budget.

Ferrari – Keep pushing, have less tantrums.

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