Half of them had not even started school: Age of current grid when Kimi and Alonso made debut

The 2021 season will mark 20 years since Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso made their debut in Formula One. Raikkonen, 41, and Alonso at 39 are the biggest names on the grid.

In 2001, Michael Schumacher was racing for Ferrari while Jos Verstappen was racing for Williams. And now their sons, Mick Schumacher and Max Verstappen respectively are competing Raikkonen and Alonso.

In fact, in 2001, Max was 3 years old and Mick was just 1. Sebastian Vettel was 13 while Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez were 11.

Antonio Giovinazzi was 7 and Carlos Sainz was 6. Pierre Gasly was 5 and Esteban Ocon was 4. Charles Leclerc was 3 along with George Russell. Lance Stroll and Nikita Mazepin were 2 years old and Lando Norris was 1 with Yuki Tsunoda being just 9 months old.

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