Well the is no height limit to technically come a F1 driver in the official F1 rules. But having said that of course you wouldn’t want someone too short or to tall. The problems with a short driver is visibility and problem with taller drivers is weight.
How tall is too tall for F1?
2021 F1 drivers’ height and weight
|Name||Height (metres/ ft & in)||Weight (kgs)|
|Valtteri Bottas||1.73m (5′ 8″)||69kg|
|Max Verstappen||1.81m (5′ 11″)||72kg|
|Sergio Perez||1.73m (5′ 8″)||63kg|
|Sebastian Vettel||1.75m (5′ 9″)||62kg|
Does F1 height matter?
Height and weight plays a very crucial role in a F1 car. Lesser the height better the the aerodynamic performance of the car. if the height of the driver is more than 5′10 , the car tends to slow by 3 thousandth of a second.
Is being tall a disadvantage in F1?
The only disadvantage now for taller drivers with the current formula is cockpit packaging. Seats and cockpits are built around the drivers, and taller drivers like George Russell can’t easily fit into seats built for smaller drivers like Lewis.
Whats the tallest an F1 driver can be?
As of 2020 both Alex Albon and Esteban Ocon hold the record of being F1’s tallest drivers. They both the same height at 1.86 meters or in other words 6 ft and 1 inch. In 2019 the tallest was solely Alex Albon of 1.86 meters. So the current two tallest drivers are Alex Albon and Esteban Ocon.
How tall is George Russell?
F1 drivers are so skinny because in order to go as fast as possible, the weight of the car and the driver needs to be as low as possible. There are minimum weights in place, but the teams try to stick as close to that minimum as they can, and so the drivers are usually small and slim.
How tall is Johnny Herbert?
The more frequent age of an active Formula 1 driver in 2015 is 25. The median is now 27. For comparison, Damon Hill started in F1 at age 32 (in 1992 at Brabham), became world champion in 1996 at age 36, he gave his first victory to the Jordan team at 38 and ended his career at age 39.
Who is the heaviest F1 driver?
Who is the heaviest F1 driver? Albon is not only the tallest, but also the heaviest driver in F1, weighing in at 74kg. Hamilton – as mentioned above – and Latifi are both 1kg less.