Do any F1 drivers hate each other?
The Hamilton–Rosberg rivalry was a Formula One rivalry between British racing driver Lewis Hamilton and German racing driver Nico Rosberg. The rivalry was most prevalent during their four years as team-mates at Mercedes from 2013–2016, a period in which the two drivers dominated the sport.
By growing up together, they've developed very strong friendships that are evident on the grid right now as well. This was something that was a rarity in the early days but right now the 'bromance' is quite strong. The F1 grid is full of driver pairs that are friends off the track. Let's take a look at a few of them.
The drivers in an F1 team will race against each other, but the general idea is to try and score as many points for the team as possible while finishing as high up in the race order as possible, giving both driver and team a better position in the World Championship season.
the most disliked one is easy: French driver Romain Grosjean. First, he is the only driver since 1994 to receive a race ban for dangerous driving, after causing a collision in the 2012 Belgian GP that could have caused much more harm.
We're just good friends away from the track. I guess we have a lot of respect for each other. Five angry F1 drivers after five controversial team orders! “It's nice coming into F1 with a teammate that was helpful, he helped me learn many things and get into the rhythm of F1 and that stays with you for a long time.
Deposed Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton says that there is a mutual "respect" with current title holder Max Verstappen. Verstappen unseated Mercedes driver Hamilton on the last lap of the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.
Daniel Ricciardo says his former Red Bull Racing team-mate Sebastian Vettel has been “a true friend” during his difficult 2022 Formula 1 season with McLaren.
Interestingly, during a session, each team is allowed to hear the other drivers' comms when the driver is on the track. “It's a regular act,” Di Biase laughs, “And always using our Riedel system. Every team can hear all the other drivers on the track.
Different members of the team hear different things on the radio and are able to speak on their own designated channels. “Pretty much all the team can hear their respective car, their crew and the pit crew channels.
Do F1 teams break even?
Last year, however, it's widely accepted that all of the F1 teams pretty much broke even and teams like Red Bull and Mercedes even made modest profits of $10-$20 million. That's kind of stunning considering the fact that teams spend as much as $450 million per year on their operations.
A Formula 1 global fan survey has found Max Verstappen to be the sport's most popular driver, with Lewis Hamilton third, amid a rise in popularity for the sport's younger generation.
F1 2022: The five most underrated drivers include Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris. Which five F1 drivers have not received the credit that their performances deserve in the 2022 season?
Lewis Hamilton doubts he can win this year, fears Max Verstappen is 'almost unbeatable'
It is, therefore, not a slight upon Hamilton, with whom Norris has enjoyed a cordial relationship during his time in F1 – as he appears to do with most rivals, sharing friendships with Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Russell among others.
He's also good friends with another F1 racer, Daniel Ricciardo.
Ricciardo revealed that he saw Max after the race and said to him, “Congrats and I'm happy for you.” It's heartening to see that both drivers have respect for each other and continue to be good friends.
"For me and Max, when we see each other in the paddock, things are normal. We're two individual drivers who have a lot in common in a sense of how much we love doing what we do, driving."
In the exclusive interview - which you can watch in full during our Bahrain GP coverage from 1.30pm today - Hamilton insists there isn't any animosity between him and Max and says they are actually similar in many ways. "Me and Max, we see each other in the paddock, and things are normal," Lewis tells Schiff.
Who is better Schumacher or Hamilton?
Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher Formula 1 comparison.
|Michael Schumacher||Lewis Hamilton|
|Grand Prix wins||91||95|
|1991 system points||1,335 (4.4 per race)||1,417 (5.3 per race)|
All-time record holder for most wins (91) and titles (seven), and Schumacher's record stands as the best in F1 history. His meticulous focus and attention to detail helped make him a multiple world champion, even if his racing methods were called into question.
Valtteri Bottas has revealed he is still friends with former Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton and that the pair share flights to races.
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were childhood friends and had a great relationship as they climbed through the motorsport ranks to make it to Formula One.
To date, Max Verstappen holds 20 wins and 1 world champion. While Lewis Hamilton has 103 wins and 7 world championships under his belt. Pole positions for Verstappen are 13 while Hamilton holds 103. With 182 podium finishes, Lewis Hamilton is way ahead of Max Verstappen who has 60 till yet.
Lack of social presence, Controversial racing moves and continuous winning streaks resulting in monotonous racing weekends, lead fans away from him. As he was relatively new when he won his first title, he never had a large fanbase and it never grew while he was at Reb Bull.
The F1 sound changed dramatically after extensive rule changes were implemented two years ago. The series switched from ear-splitting V8 engines to V6 turbo power units, taking away one of the sport's biggest attractions.
Drivers have a button on their steering wheel that will activate their radio, allowing them to communicate with their team using a microphone and earpiece in their helmet. Each driver has a designated engineer who is his main contact during races.
SAO PAULO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Formula One stewards fined Red Bull's championship leader Max Verstappen 50,000 euros ($57,250) on Saturday after he touched and examined the rear wing of title rival Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes following Sao Paulo Grand Prix qualifying.
Graduate Engineers: £25,000 - £30,000 a year. Junior Engineers: £45,000 - £65,000 a year. Senior Engineers: £70,000 - £115,000 a year. Chief Engineers: £175,000+ a year.
Do F1 teams spy on each other?
Keeping a close eye on what rival teams are up to is part of the game in Formula 1. It's why teams spend money on spy photographers to capture close-ups of other cars, and why there are rules limiting what techniques and technology – like 3D camera scans – are actually allowed.
The short answer is 'no'. But that would be a boring answer so I'll elaborate: Only two drivers have won a world championship while only winning a single race. They were Mike Hawthorn in 1958 and Keke Rosberg in 1982.
This is true however in order for the car to turn into the corner effectively, the driver needs to release the brake pedal gradually as steering inputs increase. This is because, when the car is at the maximum braking grip, there is no grip left for turning.
In contrast, when cars are placed in parc fermé conditions they could be either out on track or in the pit garages. The teams can touch them, but they can only make certain specified changes.
Whilst you may picture a typical motorsport fan as a middle-aged man, this isn't actually the case. In fact, in 2019, the Director of Marketing & Communications at Formula 1, Ellie Norman, revealed that 44 per cent of their fanbase were women.
Max Verstappen has replaced Lewis Hamilton as the fans' most popular Formula 1 driver, according to a report the sport itself commissioned. The Dutchman was chosen by 14.4% of respondents as their favourite driver, and ranked in the top three preferences among one-third of F1 viewers.
One analysis shows that Aston Martin's car weighs 815kg - some 17kg over the minimum weight which was raised by a further 3kg just prior to Melbourne.
Max Verstappen is using number 1 in 2022 after winning his first world title in 2021.
The 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix has become the most watched Formula One race on ESPN since 1995, reaching an average of 1.35 million US viewers.
At the bottom-end of the list is AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda. The 22-year-old Japanese racer, now in his sophomore F1 campaign, is believed to earn just short of one million a year.
Who has the slowest car in F1?
Pierre Gasly has denounced his 2022 car as "the slowest" in Formula 1. Recently, and despite pushing for a move to a more competitive team, the 26-year-old Frenchman had the option in his Red Bull contract taken up for one more season at Alpha Tauri.
[ii] Despite this global popularity, F1 has struggled to grow in the US market. This has been attributed to various factors such as the open-wheel racing sector being dominated by the Indy 500 and NASCAR.
Currently, there are no openly gay drivers on the F1 grid, with Mike Beuttler, who raced between 1974 and 1976, the sport's last known gay male driver. There have been gay female stars of motorsport, however, including W Series racer and Vettel's Aston Martin colleague, Jessica Hawkins.
"We have a lot of fun together, we spend a lot of time together but it's just that things are a bit different because he's a bit older and is into different things. "He's not into playing golf and so on, so you don't see it as much on social media or whatever.
The battle between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost is the most fierce, controversial and famous in F1 history. Due to death, injury or retirement, F1 greats rarely square off against each other for very long, but Prost and Senna's careers overlapped considerably.
Five women racing drivers have entered at least one Grand Prix, although only two of them ever qualified and started a race. The woman who competed in the most Grands Prix is Lella Lombardi, with 17 entries and 12 starts.
No woman has raced in a world championship F1 race since Lella Lombardi's 12th place in the 1976 Austrian Grand Prix which ended her brief 17-grand prix spell across 1974-76 – still by far the longest racing career in F1 for any female driver.
"They come from the same generation, and there is a genuine respect between the two of them." Horner's comments come after Leclerc revealed that he and Verstappen "hated each other at one point" while competing against each other in karting as children. Speaking at Imola, Leclerc said: "It's going to be very close.
Ricciardo, one of the most popular and arguably fastest drivers of the last decade, confirmed in Japan he won't be racing in F1 next year, something that appeared inevitable after McLaren cancelled his contract early following a prolonged poor run of form alongside Lando Norris.
Sir Lewis Hamilton is a giant of F1 and the most successful driver in the sport's recent history. He has started 288 Grands Prix in Formula 1 and has won an incredible 103 races, finishing on the podium 182 times.
Is Michael Schumacher better than Ayrton Senna?
Senna ended his career only a mere 3 poles behind Schumacher's career pole count, but a massive 88 races behind Schumacher's career race starts. Schumacher was on pole for 27.2 percent of his career, whereas Senna was on pole for 40.1 percent of his career.