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F1 drivers age: How old are Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and co?

F1 drivers age: How old are Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and co?

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F1 drivers age: How old are Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and co?

F1 drivers age: How old are Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and co?

Is the age of the drivers on the F1 grid getting younger these days?

Certainly, in recent years, some drivers have moved through the ranks quicker than ever, with current champion Max Verstappen the youngest to take part in a race weekend at the age of 17 years and three days.

That seems to have worked out pretty well since for him and Red Bull.

But what about the rest of the grid? From the relative veterans in Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso to the young pretenders such as Yuki Tsunoda and Lando Norris, what is the age range of the current drivers competing in F1?

F1 drivers and their age in 2022

DriverTeamBornAge
Alex AlbonWilliamsMarch 23, 199626
Fernando AlonsoAlpineJuly 29, 198141
Valtteri BottasAlfa RomeoAugust 28, 198932
Pierre GaslyAlphaTauriFebruary 7, 199626
Zhou GuanyuAlfa RomeoMay 30, 199923
Lewis HamiltonMercedesJanuary 7, 198537
Nicholas LatifiWilliamsJune 29, 199527
Charles LeclercFerrariOctober 16, 199724
Kevin MagnussenHaasOctober 5, 199229
Lando NorrisMcLarenNovember 13, 199922
Esteban OconAlpineSeptember 17, 199625
Sergio PerezRed BullJanuary 26, 199032
Daniel RicciardoMcLarenJuly 1, 198933
George RussellMercedesFebruary 15, 199824
Carlos SainzFerrariSeptember 1, 199427
Mick SchumacherHaasMarch 22, 199923
Lance StrollAston MartinOctober 29, 199823
Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriMay 11, 200022
Max VerstappenRed BullSeptember 30, 199724
Sebastian VettelAston MartinJuly 3, 198735

Who are the oldest and youngest drivers on the grid in 2022?

The oldest driver on the grid this season is Alpine’s Fernando Alonso, who turned 41 on July 29, 2022. Alonso’s first season in the sport was in 2001, meaning his career now spans three separate decades.

The youngest is Yuki Tsunoda of AlphaTauri who is only 22.

What is the average age of an F1 driver in 2022?

The average age of a driver on the current F1 grid is 27.75, with this number pulled upwards by Hamilton and Alonso, the two oldest in the competition.

The oldest ever F1 world champion

Juan Manuel Fangio is comfortably the oldest driver to win the F1 championship, at the age of 46 years and 41 days when he triumphed in August 1957.

The youngest ever F1 world champion

Though Verstappen ran him close, Vettel is the youngest at 23 years and 134 days in 2010.

The oldest driver to win an F1 race

Luigi Fagioli was aged 53 years and 22 days when he won the French Grand Prix in 1951. He actually shared the victory with the aforementioned Fangio.

The youngest driver to win an F1 race

Max Verstappen was just 18 years of age when he took the chequered flag in 2016 at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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