Now the gruelling F1 season is over Lewis Hamilton has the chance to experience everything he's missed out on this year.
The Inbetweeners Movie, Downton Abbey, Mandy coming back to EastEnders, buying himself a pair of red jeans — they are all things he could be familiarising himself with. But the big loved-up softie has only one thing on his mind — getting back together with Nicole Scherzinger.
The stars are back on after agreeing to give their relationship another go.
And they've planned a series of secret meetings over the next few weeks to rediscover that magic formula. A source said: "It's a struggle to maintain a blossoming relationship during the F1 season.
"Lewis is so busy and in a different country every other week. When they can't see each other they use things like Skype, but that's no substitute for the real thing, "With no F1 distractions, Lewis aims to spend some proper time with Nicole. He can't wait."
Unfortunately for him, Nicole is getting to the business end of judging on the first series of the American X Factor. The final is just before Christmas so Lewis will have to share her with Simon Cowell until then.
The F1 star put on a brave face after the split in October and they briefly met in LA last month to have a heart-to-heart.
Lewis said: "We still have very, very strong feelings for each other and I still love her very much.
"Who knows, maybe we will be together in the future?
"It was a really positive few days. I came away from LA feeling great and things are getting into perspective."
You can't blame Lewis for wanting to get their future sorted quickly. Any single woman in the company of US X Factor host Steve Jones doesn't remain untouched for long.
It's just lucky Lewis has a fast car.