They might not be getting in their cars until Friday, but Mercedes Formula 1 drivers are already preparing for the Singapore Grand Prix heat.
Conditions at Yas Marina are known to be the toughest of the season, with temperatures reaching as high as 36 degrees with humidity at 80 per cent.
That can make the situation in the cockpit an almost unbearable 60 degrees, and Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are already getting to grips with the brutality.
The Silver Arrows pair were photographed in ice baths on Tuesday, well before hitting the track for Friday’s practice sessions.
That will be a popular theme over the weekend, with Sunday’s race not only the hottest of the year, but regularly the longest.
Due to the Yas Marina course being a street circuit, crashes are a regular occurrence, meaning the safety car is an almost guaranteed sight, and races regularly top the two hour mark.
So drivers in ice baths will be a regular theme over the course of the weekend, with British duo Hamilton and Russell getting in early.
Mercedes posted a picture of the English pair in baths next to each other, with Russell’s one initialled, drawing jokes from their fans.
One commented: “George Russell is the type of guy to label his ice bath.”
While another added: “No one, literally, us going to steal the bucket, George.”