For many F1 drivers, a private jet is a convenient and cost-effective mode of transport, and one which only enhances a racer's freedom.
Regardless of what the British tax authorities may think of Lewis Hamilton's overblown fiscal arrangements, as advertised in the recent 'Paradise Papers', private jets and tax optimization pretty much go hand in hand.
One of the first men in F1 to rely on his own set of wings was Niki Lauda, who started flying his own jet back in his days with Ferrari.
Flying still remains one of the great passions of the Mercedes non-executive chairman who, after owning an airline in the 90s, set up a business charter service - Laudamotion - in 2004.
To this day, he still flies himself, and many of his Mercedes colleagues, to the races at the controls of his very own Bombardier Global 6000.