Japanese rookie Yuki Tsunoda is now officially the shortest driver on the grid at 1.59m (5′ 2”) , with a weight of 54kg (8st 7lbs). He is followed by McLaren’s Lando Norris, formerly the shortest driver in F1, who stands at around 1.70m.
Who is the shortest Formula One driver?
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In 2021, Yuki Tsunoda became the shortest driver to race in F1 this millennium. Standing at 159cm, Tsunoda is 4cm shorter than previous shortest driver Anthony Davidson.
What is the minimum height for a F1 driver?
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.
Why are F1 drivers so 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.