Formula One drivers come in all shapes and sizes, and you should try and know the weights of a few drivers. F1 is all about performance, margins, car performance, and drivers aiming to add speed and cut down lap time.
This means that the weight and height of a driver are of great concern. Even though modern Formula One cars are built to accommodate heavy-bodied drivers, smaller drivers still have a chance to try their luck.
This list covers the heaviest F1 drivers globally, and you will realize that there is no such disparity in their masses.
1. Antonio Giovinazzi
Italian race car driver Antonio Giovinazzi is the heaviest F1 driver at 165 lb. (75kg). Antonio is the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship runner-up and went ahead to race with Preamp in the GP2 Series of 2016.
He has had an impressive career and was retained by Alfa Rome of the 2021 season.
2. Lewis Hamilton
Lewis is considered one of the greatest F1 drivers globally because of the numerous titles. At only 5’7″, Lewis weighs around 160.9 lbs. (73 kg), making him the second-heaviest F1 driver globally.
He drove for McLaren between 2007 and 2012 before competing in Formula One for Mercedes. He has one of the most incredible F1 performances in history with seven titles, 103 wins, and 182 podiums.
3. Nicholas Latifi
Nicholas Latiffi comes third in the heaviest F1 drivers worldwide, weighing 160.9 pounds (73 kg). The 6-foot Canadian-Iranian racecar driver competes in Formula One for Williams Racing under the Canadian flag.
He is the runner-up for the 2019 Formula 2 before making his Formula One debut at the 2020 Australian Grand Prix.
4. Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen recently won the F1 title in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton’s arch-rival. However, when ranking the heaviest F1 drivers globally, Max is only 1 kg lighter than Lewis at 158.7 lbs. (72 kg).
The Dutch driver competed in the Formula One championship under the Dutch Flag with Red Bull Racing. He took a former Formula One driver after his father, Joe Verstappen.
5. George Russell
George Russel is one of the youngest Formula One drivers and the heaviest. George weighs around 154.3 lbs. (70 kg), only 11 pounds (5 kg) less than the heaviest on the list. He competes for Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton.
He made his debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix and will likely drive for Mercedes in the 2022 season. George Russel is also a member of the Mercedes Young Driver Program.
6. Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll, also known as Lance Strulovitch, is a Canadian-Belgian race car driver competing in Formula One under the Canadian flag.
Lance Currently drives for Aston Martin and has been the Italian F4 champion in 2015, Toyota Racing Series Champions 2015, and 2016 FIA European Formula 3 champion.
He weighs around 154.3 lbs. (70 kg) which is pretty substantial for an F1 driver.
7. Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly competes in Formula One under the French flag for Scudery Alpha Tauris. He weighs 154.3 lbs. (70 kg) at 5’8″ tall. Pierre is also the 2016 GP02 Series champion and the 2017 Super Formula Championship.
He debuted in Formula One at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix alongside Toro Rosso. He also managed his maiden Formula One victory at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix as a driver for Alpha Tauris.
8. Kami Räikkönen
Kimi Räikkönen, also known as “The Iceman,” is a long-time racing driver, competing in Formula One from 2001 to 2021. He has competed for McLaren, Sauber, Lotus, Sauber, and Alfa Romeo. Currently, at age 42, he weighs 154.3 lbs. (70 kg) at 5’8”.
He won the 2007 Formula One World Championship while driving for Scuderia Ferrari. He is among the five drivers to take more than 100 podiums with 103 finishes.
Kimi has more than 21 Gran Prix titles making him the most successful Finnish driver in Formula One.
9. Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas competes in Formula One with Alfa Romeo after driving for Williams from 2013 to 2016 and Mercedes from 2017 to 2021.
Bottas managed to rank among the heaviest F1 drivers weighing around 152 lbs. (69 kg). He has managed around ten race wins with 67 podiums.
He was the championship runner-up for the 2019 and 2020 F1 seasons.
10. Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc currently competes in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari and won the GP3 series championship of 2016 and FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017.
Leclerc is one of the youngest drivers and one of the heaviest globally, weighing 152 lbs. (69 kg). His Formula One debut was in 2018 when racing for Sauber when he was a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy.
He is currently driving for Ferrari and is the second-youngest driver to qualify for the position.
11. Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso might not be top-ten on this list, but he is one of the heaviest F1 drivers when organized by mass. He weighs only 149.9 lbs. (68 kg) and at 5 foot 6 inches.
Alonso is the only Spanish F1 driver to win a World Championship and Grand Prix. He won the 2001 Race of Champions Nations Cup alongside Jesus Puras.
12. Lando Norris
Lando Norris might not match Fernando Alonso’s career milestone, but they have a weight tie. Lando is one of the F1 drivers who weigh around 149.9 pounds (68 Kg).
He won the 2015 MSA Formula championship and Toyota Racing Series, among many others. He is part of the McLaren Young Driver Program.