Formula One drivers give new meaning to style on wheels

Madrid, May 20 (EFE).- Formula One drivers stoically endure special diets and training regimens that rival those of any elite athlete, but they still find time to enjoy life as they see fit off the track.

The high level of competition on the F1 circuit is stressful and drivers look for ways to let off steam when they are not racing, engaging in relaxing activities that connect them to the real world, such as reading and spending time with family and friends.

Efe spent some time with the Williams racing team to learn how drivers spend their time away from the track.

Pastor Maldonado, the team's star driver, told Efe in an interview that he loved "the magic" of the classic tracks.

Maldonado said he was "a simple guy" who liked to dress sytlishly but leaned toward jeans, t-shirts and a Swiss watch that provides "distinction."