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This Is How 2022 F1 Driver Heights Compare: From Yuki Tsunoda To Alex Albon Plus Interesting Facts

To be an F1 driver, you need to be in peek physical condition. You not only need to be light enough to not ruin the weight savings made by your team on the car, but your body needs to be strong enough to withstand the forces of such a high performing vehicle. But there’s one thing a driver can’t change, and that’s their height.

This graphic, posted to Reddit by user u/Suwi_inc, compares the height of all the 2022 drivers, and commenters have spotted some interesting tidbits.

Just in case the image above is too small, here’s a table that also compares weight:

The Height and Weight of 2022 F1 Drivers

Esteban Ocon 1.86m 66kg
Alex Albon 1.86m 74kg
George Russell 1.85m 70kg
Nicholas Latifi 1.85m 73kg
Lance Stroll 1.82m 70kg
Max Verstappen 1.81m 72kg
Charles Leclerc 1.80m 69kg
Daniel Ricciardo 1.80m 66kg
Carlos Sainz 1.78m 64kg
Pierre Gasly 1.77m 70kg
Mick Schumacher 1.76m 67kg
Nikita Mazepin 1.76m 68kg
Guanyu Zhou 1.75m 63kg
Sebastian Vettel 1.75m 62kg
Lewis Hamilton 1.74m 73kg
Sergio Perez 1.73m 63kg
Valtteri Bottas 1.73m 69kg
Fernando Alonso 1.71m 68kg
Lando Norris 1.70m 68kg
Yuki Tsunoda 1.59m 54kg

The tallest F1 driver:

This crown is shared by Esteban Ocon of Alpine and Alex Albon of Williams who both measure in at 1.86 metres. Alex is the heavier of the two weighing 74kg, with Esteban weighing just 66kg.

The shortest F1 driver:

Maybe unsurprisingly, the shortest driver is Yuki Tsunoda, who’s height sits at 1.59m. Also unsurprisingly, he’s the lightest of the bunch at only 54kg.

Interesting Facts

  • 4 of the 5 tallest drivers have driven for Williams (Alex Albon, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi, Lance Stroll)
  • 1 of the 5 shortest drivers have driven for Williams (Valtteri Bottas)
  • 3 of the 4 shortest drivers have driven for McLaren (Lando Norris, Fernando Alonso, Sergio Perez)
  • Michael Schumacher, 7-time world champion, is only 1.74m tall, which would put him safely in the bottom half of this list

What are the rules behind F1 driver weight?

The FIA states that a driver and their seat must weight 80kg. If they are below this weight, then ballasts will be added to the car to bring the cockpit weight to 80kg.

Interestingly though, a driver will lose 2-3kg of water weight during a single race.

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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