Some F1 drivers reach dizzying heights in their career. Others, meanwhile, are of dizzying heights.
The drivers who race in F1 are all fit athletes, but as is the beauty of being human, they come in all shapes and sizes. The question many will be having is this – who are the tallest and shortest to compete in the sport since the turn of the century?
The tall answer is the late Justin Wilson, who is the tallest F1 driver of the modern era. Wilson only ever raced for one season in 2003, having competed for Minardi before making the switch to Jaguar. He stood at a towering height of 6’4”, and was 7 cm taller than the rest on the list.
On the current grid, Alex Albon is the tallest driver. His height has been recorded at 186 cm, making him taller than the next drivers on the list in Esteban Ocon, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi.
Coming to the short end of the stick (pun not intended), AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda became the shortest driver to have raced in F1 in the 2000s. He stands at 5’2”, making him a whole 5 cm shorter than fellow racing countryman Takuma Sato.
As compiled by Racingnews365.com, the following tables show a complete list of who the tallest and shortest drivers to have raced in F1 since the 2000s.
Tallest F1 drivers since 2000
|Paul di Resta||185cm|
Shortest F1 drivers since 2000
|Cristiano da Matta||165cm|