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#1 Lotusseven

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:04


I made this a corrected version F1 Drivers weight and height 2013 yesterday.

Can you do me a favor, if you are at www.reddit.com/r/formula1 ?

Thank them from me for the right info about the drivers weight and height . :up: Thanks !

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#2 Clatter

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:18

Bottas is a real lard ar**.

Didn't realise PdR was the tallest driver, thought that was Webber.

#3 mastermind

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:28

According to the BMI calculator, Grosjean is underweight. Rather strange for an F1 driver.

Edited by mastermind, 25 February 2013 - 09:29.


#4 Sin

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:28

Massa looks heavier than he is O.O

#5 Clatter

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:37

According to the BMI calculator, Grosjean is underweight. Rather strange for an F1 driver.


I don't find that strange. It's more a surprise if many of the others are not classed the same. Webber in particular looks very gaunt and underweight.


#6 Les

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:48

Height wise the list is pretty boring. It hasn't changed from last year at all.

#7 keiichi

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:32

I would never have thought that Kimi is one of the lightest drivers in F1, only second to Massa. Not that I'm saying that he's fat, but I would've thought he was about average or on the heavier side of the list.

#8 karne

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:56

Mark's now the heaviest driver in F1.

And he's a gaunt skeleton.

:(

They have GOT to do something about this before some tall young lad develops a major eating disorder...

#9 Peat

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:05

Gutierez?


#10 Peat

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:07

As a karter, i watch my weight meticulously. I am 190cm (6ft3) and 77kg at the moment. The lightest i have been in my adult life. But, you can almost see through me as a result....

#11 ruby soho

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:08

Bottas is a real lard ar**.


But he's probably also the fittest guy on the grid.

#12 Clatter

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:11

But he's probably also the fittest guy on the grid.


Well I was only joking, but the drivers trying to be as light as possible has bugger all to do with fitness.

#13 ruby soho

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:12

Well I was only joking, but the drivers trying to be as light as possible has bugger all to do with fitness.

But it certainly helps in the races.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:13

I think 1.74 for Lewis is a bit generous. Jenson at 1.83 towers over him. Also, Vettel is taller than Lewis.

http://www.zimbio.co...ing/EzYzPpAkcly

Edited by PARAZAR, 25 February 2013 - 11:18.


#15 Clatter

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:15

But it certainly helps in the races.


They are all more than fit enough in that regard and it still has bugger all to do with why they are trying to be as light as they can.

#16 Peat

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:18

different one here:

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#17 aditya-now

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:24

I think 1.74 for Lewis is a bit generous. Jenson at 1.83 towers over him. Also, Vettel is taller than Lewis.

http://www.zimbio.co...ing/EzYzPpAkcly


Max Chilton at 1,82 metres and 65 kilograms is scary...

Wait: the differential with Seb Vettel and Gutierrez is even more pronounced...

Edited by aditya-now, 25 February 2013 - 11:27.


#18 Peat

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:26

Look at Gutierrez then.....

4 inches shorter than me and 14kg less. And i'm skinny!

Edited by Peat, 25 February 2013 - 11:40.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:29

They have GOT to do something about this before some tall young lad develops a major eating disorder...


Yeah, the most worrying aspect of DC saying in his autobiography about how basically he used to manage his weight as a young driver by Bulimia was how matter-of-fact he seemed about it, like it was really no big deal. (It may also have been defensiveness, but even so.)

It is all a bit of a worry. I've read throwaway comments from the drivers I follow which suggests a lot of them are basically hungry a lot of the time but the tall drivers are presumably extra vulnerable. I read an interesting interview with Jenson Button, for instance where he explained that keeping himself physically fit and at the same time staying quite underweight for his height was a balancing act that took a lot of care from expert nutritionists he worked with. It's honestly great he takes his health so seriously and is open about what it takes but I wonder how many other younger drivers have either the resources or the knowledge to look after themselves so responsibly.

Edited by SophieB, 25 February 2013 - 11:37.


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#20 Wander

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:35

Very large variations with some drivers between the two pictures. Hard to tell which one is more plausible. What is the source for this information anyway?

The biggest variance in weight seems to be about 15 kg anyway. I wonder how big the weight distribution advantage with the amount of ballast is in that sort of a case.

Edited by Wander, 25 February 2013 - 11:36.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:37

According to the BMI calculator, Grosjean is underweight. Rather strange for an F1 driver.


The BMI is a load of complete nonsense, especially so when measuring athletes. Use at your peril.

Edited by Disgrace, 25 February 2013 - 11:38.


#22 Clatter

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:44

Very large variations with some drivers between the two pictures. Hard to tell which one is more plausible. What is the source for this information anyway?

The biggest variance in weight seems to be about 15 kg anyway. I wonder how big the weight distribution advantage with the amount of ballast is in that sort of a case.


15kg (33lbs) is a huge amount to be able to play around with.

#23 screamingV16

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:45

I'm not convinced by Hamilton's height, in nearly all photos/podium shots etc he appears no taller than Alonso and shorter than Vettel and Raikkonen. Also not sure about Rosberg's height, he often appears no taller than 174cm Michael Schumacher who himself has always looked a bit shorter than his 178cm brother. Sorry if I sound a bit fanatical about this, but me and a mate had this debate last year and spent a bit of time googling various photos of drivers standing together :lol:

#24 michal2009b

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:01

Nine of 21 are 180+ and people are saying that F1 drivers are short :D Only Ferrari drivers are really short now.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:06

Nine of 21 are 180+ and people are saying that F1 drivers are short :D Only Ferrari drivers are really short now.


Even more amazing is that Grosjean weigh just 60kg being 180+. He's basically a pretzel or a more applicable, a Chicken Goujons.

#26 michal2009b

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:16

How tall is Vergne? Some sources are saying he's 172, others 182.

It looks like something about 178, he's like Ricciardo or slightly shorter.

#27 eronrules

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:16

massa is shorter than kobayashi .... that's a surprise :drunk:

#28 jrg19

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:17

Notice the shorter guys are the best.

#29 Jejking

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:17

Yeah, the most worrying aspect of DC saying in his autobiography about how basically he used to manage his weight as a young driver by Bulimia was how matter-of-fact he seemed about it, like it was really no big deal. (It may also have been defensiveness, but even so.)

It is all a bit of a worry. I've read throwaway comments from the drivers I follow which suggests a lot of them are basically hungry a lot of the time but the tall drivers are presumably extra vulnerable. I read an interesting interview with Jenson Button, for instance where he explained that keeping himself physically fit and at the same time staying quite underweight for his height was a balancing act that took a lot of care from expert nutritionists he worked with. It's honestly great he takes his health so seriously and is open about what it takes but I wonder how many other younger drivers have either the resources or the knowledge to look after themselves so responsibly.

There was a picture this winter from Button with his legs out in the open. It didn't seem like a balancing act to me but rather unhealthy.

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Like this, but worse.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:19

Nine of 21 are 180+ and people are saying that F1 drivers are short :D Only Ferrari drivers are really short now.


Jake Humphrey might have something to do with this. He made them look very short.

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Edited by caso, 25 February 2013 - 12:20.


#31 Wander

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:20

15kg (33lbs) is a huge amount to be able to play around with.


Sure, but I wonder if there's any way to tell how much it is on lap time. It would be fun to have a formula like 5kg = 0.1s or something. :lol:

#32 joonz

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:20

Bottas is a real lard ar**.



He has always been well.. ''well rounded'' and packed with muscle, it's just how his body is, he seems to develop muscle really easily. :up:

#33 Clatter

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:24

He has always been well.. ''well rounded'' and packed with muscle, it's just how his body is, he seems to develop muscle really easily. :up:


Maybe his training methods are wrong. I've seen comments in the past from drivers saying how the training has to be designed to avoid putting on body mass.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:26

There was a picture this winter from Button with his legs out in the open. It didn't seem like a balancing act to me but rather unhealthy.


Yeah, balancing act isn't the best phrase I could have picked - 'trade off' is probably more appropriate and closer to the spirit of his comments.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:29

According to the BMI calculator, Grosjean is underweight. Rather strange for an F1 driver.

Yeah, almost dead :lol:
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:36

I think 1.74 for Lewis is a bit generous. Jenson at 1.83 towers over him. Also, Vettel is taller than Lewis.

http://www.zimbio.co...ing/EzYzPpAkcly

It also depends on the posture. I'm 1,74 like Shcumacher. But if I would get near him he would look taller because he has is spine in a straight line unlike me. Watch kimi: he's taller than Alonso and Hamilton, but when their together they look the same.




#37 Taxi

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:42

Notice the shorter guys are the best.



Yep. I would also enjoy knowing the heights of the former greats. Schumie is 1,74, Prost 1,58, Piquet?, Lauda?, Fangio?, Stewart?, Senna?, Clark?




#38 Lotusseven

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:44

different one here:

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This is the old one I made with some wrong weight´s and height´s. I thought celebritiesheight.com was a reliable source, but it wasn´t.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:50

Sure, but I wonder if there's any way to tell how much it is on lap time. It would be fun to have a formula like 5kg = 0.1s or something. :lol:

Sutil:"Seven kilograms makes only about a tenth difference"

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#40 Clatter

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:56

Sutil:"Seven kilograms makes only about a tenth difference"


Only? In a sport where they are chasing hundredths and thousandths of a second a tenth is a life time.


#41 jrg19

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:56

Piquet 1.73

Lauda 1.71

Fangio 1.75

Stewart 1.62

Senna 1.71


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 13:21

Also according to a Google search:
Gilles Villenenuve - 1.57
Tazio Nuvolari - 1.60
Alain Prost - 1.65

At the other end of the scale:
Jochen Rindt - 1.83
Nigel Mansell - 1.80
Damon Hill - 1.82
James Hunt - 1.85

The last four were really tall to be successful racing drivers. I was trying to find the height of Stirling Moss as he must be pretty tiny.

#43 karne

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 13:23

I'm still pulling for a minimum driver-and-seat weight as opposed to driver-and-car.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 13:23

Also according to a Google search:
Gilles Villenenuve - 1.57
Tazio Nuvolari - 1.60
Alain Prost - 1.65

At the other end of the scale:
Jochen Rindt - 1.83
Nigel Mansell - 1.80
Damon Hill - 1.82
James Hunt - 1.85

The last four were really tall to be successful racing drivers. I was trying to find the height of Stirling Moss as he must be pretty tiny.



Those two is hard to believe. Mansell must be something like 1,77 max and Prost 1,60




#45 Les

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 13:24

Those two is hard to believe. Mansell must be something like 1,77 max and Prost 1,60


Yeah it was a google search so I don't know if it was totally accurate. I agree about Prost I would have thought he was smaller than 1.65 as he looks tiny!

#46 Clatter

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 13:33

I'm still pulling for a minimum driver-and-seat weight as opposed to driver-and-car.


That would be a very simple solution.

#47 Taxi

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 13:38

Yeah it was a google search so I don't know if it was totally accurate. I agree about Prost I would have thought he was smaller than 1.65 as he looks tiny!

Unless the mesures are about noses. Prost an Kubica would be top. :p




#48 E.B.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 14:03

I'm only 170cm and have stood right next to Prost and Stewart in recent months. I'd say 165cm for Prost is fair, but I think Stewart is more like 167cm than the 162cm mentioned earlier. Admittedly I didn't check if he was wearing stilettos.


#49 joonz

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 14:41

Maybe his training methods are wrong. I've seen comments in the past from drivers saying how the training has to be designed to avoid putting on body mass.



Well might be that he should change them a bit, but what I meant was that even as a kid he had ''big bones and broad shoulders'' if that's the correct term. :rotfl:




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Posted 25 February 2013 - 14:54

According to the BMI calculator, Grosjean is underweight. Rather strange for an F1 driver.

Wow. He is my same height and weight. It is my fast metabolism that keeps me from gaining weight.