The world of Formula One is one that’s incredibly exclusive, and it’s not for the faint-hearted. You have to be willing to give up a lot of your time and life in order to stay competitive, but you also need money: not just any kind of money, but obscene amounts. A top F1 driver earns at around $9 million on average. But what do they spend their hard-earned cash on? In this article, you will read about famous F1 drivers and the luxury cars they own.
1. Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes-Benz AMG One
Since his debut in 2007, Hamilton has won a record 100 Grands Prix out of 282 races, with at least one victory each year. Hamilton is awaiting the arrival of his Mercedes AMG-One’s arrival which is currently in the making. The car’s crazy price tag is just $2.72 million per unit. The AMG One is marked as a symbol of Mercedes’s success in Formula 1 racing. The vehicle will be powered by a 1.6-liter V6 turbo from the Mercedes-AMG F1 racing car, with at least 1000 horsepower.
Hamilton also has a Mini Cooper, a Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, a Shelby Cobra 427, a Cadillac Escalade, a Can-Am Maverick X31967, a Mercedes Benz Maybach S600, a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, a Mercedes Benz AMG GTR, a Pagani Zonda 760LH, a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427, a Ferrari LaFerrari, a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, a McLaren P1, and a Mercedes Benz AMG G63 6X6.
Schumacher, who ranks second on this list, has 91 victories in 307 starts and the most recent of those was at the 247th Grand Prix.
2. Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari Monza SP2
Sebastian Vettel is a German racing driver who currently competes in Formula One with Scuderia Ferrari. He is a four-time F1 World Champion, winning the championship in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 during his first five years in F1. Among Vettel’s exotic car collection is a Ferrari Monza SP2 which starts at a whopping $1.8 million. The Monza SP2 is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine that reaches 0 to 100km/h in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of over 290km/h.
Vettel also has an Aston Martin DB11, an Aston Martin Vantage, an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, an Aston Martin Valkyrie, a Ferrari 488 Pista, a Renault R.S.01, a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG, and, not a car but, a Falcon-900EX.
3. Lando Norris and his McLaren 570S Coupe
Lando Norris is a professional racing driver and a McLaren F1 development driver from the UK. Norris won the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2017, the final title to be awarded before the creation of its replacement series, F2.
Since 2019, Lando Norris has been a member of the McLaren team. The then-teenager got his hands on a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 McLaren 570S Coupe after joining the team at age 14. The eye-catching automobile costs £150,000 and features a 571 HP engine that has a top speed in excess of 200KM/Hr.
4. Valtteri Bottas and his McLaren 675LT
Valtteri Bottas is a Finnish racing driver currently competing in Formula One with Mercedes. He currently lives in Monaco, although he still keeps a house in his native Finland. The Mercedes ace was a previous member of the Renault and Williams teams before joining Mercedes to replace 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg.
Bottas has a McLaren 675LT, this car has an asking price of $350,000. With a torque of 515 lb/ft @ 5000 rpm and a horsepower of 666 @ 7100 rpm, it reaches 60 in 2.9 seconds. It’s a luxury performance automobile that has a rear-wheel drive engine with a top speed of 209 mph. Bottas also has a Ferrari F40, a Mercedes Benz C63 AMG, and a Mercedes AMG GT.
5. Charles Leclerc and his Ferrari SF90 (F1 Car)
Charles Leclerc is a highly talented racing driver from Monaco. He joined Ferrari in 2019, his second year with the team, and immediately surpassed it. His performance has been exceptional, and he’s quickly out-performed four-time world champion team mate Sebastian Vettel.
Leclerc received his winning SF90 car from the 2019 season as a gift from Ferrari which he since given to Prince Albert of Monaco’s museum of car collection. His reason was that he no longer have enough space in his flat to accommodate the gifted F1 car.
6. Carlos Sainz and his McLaren 600LT Spider
Carlos Sainz is a professional racing driver from Spain who competes in Formula One with McLaren. Sainz won the 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and finished second in the 2016 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, despite having missed four rounds due to his participation in the 2015 Junior World Rally Championship season winning the J-WRC title by becoming the youngest ever rally winner.
Sainz has a $240,000 McLaren 600LT Spider. This car has a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 has 582 HP (600 PS) and 457 lb-ft (620 Nm) of torque, allowing it to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and 124 mph (200 km/h) in 8.4 seconds.
7. Daniel Ricciardo and his Aston Martin Valkyrie
Daniel Ricciardo is a professional racing driver from Australia who competes in Formula One with Renault. He won the British Formula 3 Championship in 2009 before moving to F1 with Toro Rosso. Ricciardo is one of the wealthiest drivers in F1, he owns a humble Toyota Hilux, Porsche 918 Spyder , a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a Ford F-150 Raptor, a Renault Megane RS, an Aston Martin Vantage, and a McLaren 675LT.
But among his prized collections is his $3.2 million Aston Martin Valkyrie. The engine is a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 made by Cosworth, which produces approximately 1,000 horsepower (746 kW; 1,014 PS) and has a redline of 11,100 rpm. This will make it the most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever put into a production road vehicle.
8. Nico Rosberg and his 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
Nico Rosberg is a German-Finnish former racing driver who won the 2016 Formula One World Championship driving for Mercedes. He is also a long-time Mercedes F1 team member, having represented the team in various capacities since 2006, when he was selected as a junior driver and competed for Williams Grand Prix Engineering in the FIA Formula 3 Euro Series.
His father bought him an Audi RS6 as his first automobile, which he still drives today. Rosberg is often seen in environmentally friendly vehicles such as the Tesla Model X and Porsche’s plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder. His most cherished set of wheels, however, is his 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, which he drives around. The car is estimated to be worth at least $4.2 million – as was recently priced on a similar unit in an auction.
9. Fernando Alonso and his Ferrari 599 GTB-Fernando Alonso Edition
Fernando Alonso is a double Formula One World Champion from Spain. In addition to winning two consecutive driver’ titles in 2005 and 2006, Alonso is the only driver to have finished on the podium at every round of a season since the rule changes of 2002, a feat he managed during 2001 and 2018.
Alonso has a spectacular car collection including a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Maserati GranCabrio, a Nissan GT-R, and a Ferrari California. But a very notable car that he own is one that was even named after him, a Ferrari 599 GTB- Fernando Alonso Edition. This car costs around $350,000 and is powered by a 6.0L V12 engine producing 611 Horses.
10. Kimi Raikkonen and his Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge
Kimi Raikkonen is a Finnish racing driver who competes in Formula One with Alfa Romeo Racing. He won the 2007 World Drivers’ Championship with Ferrari after a season battling Fernando Alonso and he also finished second overall in 2001 and 2004.
Kimi has a Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge. The car is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.6L V12 that produces 563 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 221 mph (355 km/h) and can go from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.7 seconds, which is very impressive for a car worth $300,000. Kimi also owns a Lotus Evora S, Ferrari Enzo, a Fiat 500, a Ferrari F12, and a Ferrari 488.
Famous F1 drivers are not just talented, but they’re also very rich. The cars that these professional racing drivers own is the envy of most luxury car owners and their collections are worth millions of dollars. From Aston Martin’s to Rolls-Royce Wraiths, famous Formula One Drivers have some incredible vehicles in their garages.
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