The average male NASCAR driver is 69.8″ compared to the average F1 driver, who is 69.3″. So NASCAR drivers are taller (this year, at least) by a whopping five tenths of an inch, which is a little more than one centimeter.
Why are race car drivers short?
It means they get into racing at the age of usually around 10 years old. They do train physically to improve but, most of that training is driving or riding vehicles. That’s why the body adapts to that requirement. They do endurance training but not to the level of triathletes or marathoners.
How tall are F1 drivers?
Well the is no height limit to technically come a F1 driver in the official F1 rules. But having said that of course you wouldn’t want someone too short or to tall. The problems with a short driver is visibility and problem with taller drivers is weight.
Are F1 drivers all short?
F1 drivers are so skinny because in order to go as fast as possible, the weight of the car and the driver needs to be as low as possible. There are minimum weights in place, but the teams try to stick as close to that minimum as they can, and so the drivers are usually small and slim.
How much does a Ferrari F1 mechanic make?
F1 mechanics earn about what other experienced mechanics earn, which is $39,550 annually in 2017.