Most F1 drivers and major series drivers will have started in kart racing around the age of 7, with the latest in their mid teens. Absolutely not too old. You can start racing at any age.
What is the maximum age for karting?
The FIA Karting Championships are open to drivers from the age of 12, with no upper age limit. Although the kart is basically a machine of simple design, the high standard of competition makes it a very high level sport where ultra-competent professional teams compete against each other.
Can adults do go karting?
Getting into karting as an adult pretty much starts the same way as it does for all ages – the first step is to get down to your local track and have a go. The professional staff at all our tracks will talk you through everything you need to know, including how to drive a go kart as well as some handy racing tips.
Is 17 too old to start karting?
Any age so long as you are physically able to. If you are looking at this to gain entry into some form of professional racing then you are pretty much done if you haven’t started by 16 and age 6 if you are looking to get into the upper echelon of racing.
Can you become a professional go kart racer?
If you’re serious about becoming a professional driver then you must obtain a kart race license. This is a serious sport, and there are strict rules that must be obeyed. Not everyone can obtain this license. You will have to prove yourself.
Is Karting an expensive hobby?
Karting is expensive. A racing kart will cost around $8000, plus $1000 for a decent set of gear. If you are going to participate in championships, there are extra costs such as entry fees, fuel, consumables, repairs, and travel. This brings the cost to around $11,000 for a year of competition.
Can you go go karting without an adult?
All drivers aged under 16 years old, must have an adult over the age of 18 to sign them in. Any drivers under 16 years old without an adult present, will be unable to race. We recommend drivers wear soft shoes. Trainers are ideal, open toe footwear and high heels are NOT ALLOWED!
Can you be an F1 driver without karting?
It’s always important to get your basics right and karting is an essential part of F1. The experience that you get out of karting would be vital. If it weren’t necessary, then why did so many of them waste their time karting? It is required if you want to make it into open seater racing.
Do F3 drivers get paid?
How can F3 drivers make money? F3 drivers are not paid for racing at the lower levels, but they can earn money through personal sponsorships. F3 racers must pay a team to give them their seat in a race.
Can anyone become a racing driver?
Car racing offers a legal and relatively safe arena to drive fast, drive hard, and drive competitively. Like all sports, the earlier you get into race car driving, the bigger is your advantage. You can start racing as an adult and still work your way up to a highly competitive, or even professional level.