F1 2022 driver heights and weights

    How tall are the drivers on the 2022 F1 grid? And how much does each F1 driver weigh?


    The weight and height of a Formula 1 driver is crucial when it comes to marginal gains in a sport which continues to evolve in the search for fractions of a second.

    Whilst modern F1 cars are significantly bigger than the cars from the 20th century, many of the drivers have a similar height and weight.

    However, there are still some outliers on the 2022 F1 grid with a wide range between the tallest and shortest drivers, and the heaviest and lightest racers.

    F1 2022 Driver Heights and Weights

    Lewis HamiltonMercedes1.74m (5′ 8″)73kg
    George RussellMercedes1.85m (6′ 1″)70kg
    Max VerstappenRed Bull1.81m (5′ 11″)72kg
    Sergio PerezRed Bull1.73m (5′ 8″)63kg
    Carlos SainzFerrari1.78m (5′ 10″)64kg
    Charles LeclercFerrari1.79m (5′ 10″)69kg
    Lando NorrisMcLaren1.70m (5′ 7″)68kg
    Daniel RicciardoMcLaren1.80m (5′ 11″)65kg
    Fernando AlonsoAlpine1.71m (5′ 7″)68kg
    Esteban OconAlpine1.86m (6′ 1″)66kg
    Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1.77m (5′ 10″)70kg
    Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri1.59m (5′ 2″)54kg
    Sebastian VettelAston Martin1.75m (5′ 9″)62kg
    Lance StrollAston Martin1.82m (6′ 0″)70kg
    Alex AlbonWilliams1.86m (6′ 1″)73kg
    Nicholas LatifiWilliams1.85m (6′ 1″)73kg
    Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo1.73m (5′ 8″)69kg
    Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo1.75m (5′ 9″)63kg
    Mick SchumacherHaas1.75m (5′ 9″)67kg
    Kevin MagnussenHaas1.74m (5′ 9″)68kg
    2022 F1 grid heights and weights

    Does weight and height matter in F1?

    In F1, the teams prefer smaller drivers because they provide numerous advantages. A lighter driver allows the teams to develop and distribute the weight of the car for optimal performance.

    For example, Yuki Tsunoda is 16kg less than teammate Pierre Gasly so those 16kg can be used to improve the balance of the car by moving it to the front or rear.

    The minimum weight of the 2022 F1 car is 795kg, so any weight more than this will cost the drivers lap time.

    What is the average height of an F1 driver?

    The average height of the 2022 F1 field is 1.77m (5′ 9″), which is the same as the 2021 average even though there have been several driver changes such as the retirement of Kimi Raikkonen, the return of Alex Albon and the debut of Guanyu Zhou.

    What is the average weight of an F1 driver?

    The average weight of the 2022 F1 grid is 67.35kg. Lewis Hamilton and Nicholas Latifi are the heaviest drivers, whilst Yuki Tsunoda is by far the lightest F1 driver at 54kg.

    Who is the shortest driver on the 2022 F1 grid?

    Tsunoda is also the shortest driver in the field, with a height of 1.59m (5′ 2″). The AlphaTauri driver is the second shortest driver in F1 history behind Italian Andrea Montermini, who was 1.57m (5′ 1″).

    Who is the tallest driver on the 2022 F1 grid?

    Esteban Ocon and Alex Albon are the tallest drivers on the 2022 F1 grid at 1.86m (6′ 1″). Hans-Joachim Stuck, who raced in F1 in the 1970s, is the tallest driver in the sport’s history at a height of 1.94m.


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