Thousands of people every month ask how tall F1 drivers are - who'd have thought - so we're here with all the answers to your height-related questions.
When drivers are careering round tracks at high-speed, we see just helmets poking out from their ultra-aerodynamic cars. Pretty tough to work out how tall they are from that.
But there might be a broader range of varying heights than you might think, so let’s take a look at the 2022 grid.
F1 drivers and their height in 2022
Of the 23 drivers who have raced in the 2022 world championship so far, there’s roughly a foot or 0.30m difference between the largest and smallest men on the grid.
Who are the tallest and shortest drivers on the grid?
Currently, the shortest driver is Alpha Tauri’s Yuki Tsunoda, who is just 5ft 3 in, or 1.59m, tall. At the opposite end of the scale the tallest driver is a dead heat between Williams’ Alex Albon and Esteban Ocon of Alpine, who both measure up at 1.86m.
Both of those drivers are just ahead of Mercedes’ George Russell and Williams’ Nicholas Latifi, who are 1.85m tall. Williams the clear winners of the tallest team on the grid then!
Brit Justin Wilson, who raced for Minardi before moving to Jaguar in 2003, is considered the tallest driver of the modern era, at 1.94m tall.
What is the average height of an F1 driver?
The median height for a F1 driver in 2022 is 1.77m, or 5 feet and 9 and three-quarter inches. Lewis Hamilton’s height is almost exactly the median, at 1.77, while fellow British driver Lando Norris is a little smaller at 1.70m.
Do drivers need to be a certain height?
As you would expect, for weight and design purposes, extremely tall drivers would have it tough with the modern car and cockpit design.
Size and space are at more of a premium than ever before, and as such it seems as though the likes of Albon and Ocon are at the upper limit of what is feasible for the current F1 car set-up.