F1 drivers' first ever road cars revealed... You'll be surprised!


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F1 drivers are lucky enough to drive some of the fastest cars in the world as their job.
But have you ever wondered what some of the greatest F1 drivers started off with, before they got a chance to sit in an F1 cockpit (unless you're Max Verstappen, of course)? Well, we’ve done our research, and we’ve pulled together a list of some of the greatest (and weirdest!) first cars F1 drivers got their hands on!
From Clios to Mustangs & MINIs, this list has got it all! The question is, did you have the same first car as some of these F1 greats? Let us know in the comments!
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  • Megat Mudzaffar Shah
    Megat Mudzaffar Shah8 小时 前

    Love carwow covering f1

  • Aleksander Rayman
    Aleksander Rayman20 小时 前

    For that times lada was good Actually it was improved & modified version of fiat We even don't say about 4x4 lada

  • Thomas Angelo
    Thomas Angelo天 前

    This one is intresting

  • Garry Clayton
    Garry Clayton天 前

    I Learnt to drive in a Austin metro, very creepy instructor.

  • Titas Petkevicius
    Titas Petkevicius天 前

    you need paint lada every year, becaus rust eat car and after several years only paint body shape left without metal under. lada “the best” car in world. dont take even for free, becaus no ine like to buy it from you. why two colegues do not say hi to other that both drive lada, because they saw eatch other in service in morning

  • Mercury_F12
    Mercury_F12天 前

    Take note of this comment for when I will be famous, I drive a Renault megane 2 from 2006 and today his 6th gear decided to die on the motorway on my way to work

  • john torouzokth
    john torouzokth天 前

    Theres a rally driver who started out in his subaru vivio rxr And rallied across the dirt road near his home

  • BlessedMarquesYRN
    BlessedMarquesYRN天 前

    Oh man I’m a big bug fan of F1, Mat please bring more things f1 related

  • bahriboy
    bahriboy2 天 前

    This was quite good! Thanks Matt



    NM SHAFKI2 天 前

    Mat vs yanni running ?

  • Иван Линовицкий
    Иван Линовицкий2 天 前

    Я парень простой, вижу пятерку - открываю ролик)

  • Aditya Marikal
    Aditya Marikal2 天 前


  • robbofficial
    robbofficial2 天 前

    dissrespecting ladas...you are now on putins blacklist

  • Tomasz Stellmach
    Tomasz Stellmach2 天 前

    Fiat Croma in 1980’ was a very good car. It was the time when Uno was car of the year and all Fiat’s were much better than now.

  • Tomasz Stellmach
    Tomasz Stellmach2 天 前

    Corolla = Corona = Crown so theoretically is still on the market 😂

  • Jose Antonio Garza Morales
    Jose Antonio Garza Morales2 天 前

    An honorable mention could be Sergio Perez's Chevrolet Chevy also known as Opel Corsa in Europe

  • Juan de la Cosa
    Juan de la Cosa2 天 前

    Holy sh..., my man Lewis was knighted?

  • FisheeC3
    FisheeC32 天 前

    What was your first car? Mine was a 1994 tornado red VW GTI.

  • Saiswaroop Desai
    Saiswaroop Desai2 天 前

    what was checo's first car?

  • Anas Nasir
    Anas Nasir2 天 前

    Riccardo still drives that 2007 hilux... Few Months ago he posted a video on insta doing some dance moves behind the steering wheel of that hilux.

  • 504 Owner official
    504 Owner official2 天 前


  • Julien play
    Julien play2 天 前

    Sorry but a lot are bad researched, cause Vettel didn't chose the X3 he got it from BMW cause he raced for them, and I think its the same for Max Verstappen

  • Saurabh Chaudhary
    Saurabh Chaudhary2 天 前

    kimi after watching this video- bwoahh

  • Kunal Grylls
    Kunal Grylls2 天 前

    Kimi always rock!!!

  • MrAsd26
    MrAsd263 天 前

    Lujaa laatua: LADA

  • Parth khaladkar
    Parth khaladkar3 天 前

    I like how almost EVERYONE who talks about Seb's entertainment fix pulls all the information from the same Top Gear Video

  • David Araújo
    David Araújo3 天 前

    Actually, Max Verstappen bought a 991 GT3 RS before having is licence, so....Clio RS... you sure? 😅

  • Bartosz Michowicz
    Bartosz Michowicz3 天 前

    We need more F1 content :D maybe most expensive cars of F1 drivers? There is a lot to choose from!

  • Fernando Roldan
    Fernando Roldan3 天 前

    Matt sorry mate but Kimi is right. I suspect you haven’t owned a Lada they are amazing believe or not similar to a Range Rover or a Alfa. They never work but for some reason you will Love them. Weird I know but it does happen.

  • Ahnaaf Tahmid
    Ahnaaf Tahmid3 天 前

    Corona actually means 'Crown'. So it would be like "Toyota Crown"

  • Ahnaaf Tahmid
    Ahnaaf Tahmid3 天 前

    I have a Toyota Corona 1997

  • Michael Gia Huy Nguyen
    Michael Gia Huy Nguyen3 天 前

    More F1 content please!

  • Αποστόλης Νικάκης
    Αποστόλης Νικάκης3 天 前

    There's a special, perfected version of the Lada Riva. It's called the Lada Riva Turbo, and it has functioning air conditioning, thus making it perfect. My grandpa used to drive one in his later years. Can your fancy RS6 make you feel like you're steering a boat when cornering Mat? Didn't think so.

  • Klas Peppar
    Klas Peppar3 天 前

    Fun fact: The Lada Riva was sold in Sweden, the thing is, “Lada” means Barn in Swedish and “Riva” means Demolish, SO ONCE UPON A TIME YOU COULD BUY A CAR KNOWN AS “BARN DEMOLISH” in Sweden.....

  • Tadasivar
    Tadasivar3 天 前

    ‘57 BelAir? Mario Andretti won, by a mile.

  • SiqueScarface
    SiqueScarface3 天 前

    This reminds me of the joke about Temperatures in Finland: +10 degrees Celsius: Inhabitants of Helsinki turn off the heating. +5 degrees Celsius: Finns take a sunbath if the Sun rises over the horizon. +2 degrees Celsius: Italian cars don't start running. +0 degrees Celsius: Water freezes. -1 degrees Celsius: Breath becomes visible. Time to plan a trip to the Mediterranean Sea. Finns eat ice cream and have a cold beer. -4 degrees Celsius: The cat wants under the bed cover. -10 degrees Celsius: Time to plan an Africa trip. Finns go swimming. -12 degrees Celsius: Too cold for snowfall. -15 degrees Celsius: British cars don't start running. -18 degrees Celsius: Landlords in Helsinki turn on the heating. -20 degrees Celsius: Breath becomes hearable. -22 degrees Celsius: French cars don't start running. Too cold for skating. -23 degrees Celsius: Politicians publicly worry about the homeless. -24 degrees Celsius: Japanese cars don't start running. -26 degrees Celsius: Breath can be cut into construction material for an igloo. -29 degrees Celsius: The cat wants under the pajama. -30 degrees Celsius: German cards don't start running. Finns curse, kick the tires and start their Lada. -31 degrees Celsius: Too cold for kissing, lips would freeze together. The Finnish national soccer team starts the spring training season. -35 degrees Celsius: Time to plan a two weeks hot bath. -39 degrees Celsius: Mercury freezes. Too cold for thinking. Finns close the top shirt button. -40 degrees Celsius: The car wants under the bed cover. Finns wear a sweater. -44 degrees Celsius: My colleague Mr. Smith considers closing the office window. -45 degrees Celsius: Finns close the bathroom window. -50 degrees Celsius: Sea lions leave the North Pole. Finns switch from gloves to mittens. -70 degrees Celsius: Ice bears leave the North Pole. The University of Rovaniemi plans a skiing hike. -75 degrees Celsius: Santa Claus leaves the North Pole. Finns put the ear flaps down. -115 degrees Celsius: Alcohol freezes. Finns are angry. -272 degrees Celsius: Helium freezes. -273.15 degrees Celsius: Absolute Zero point. Elementary particles stop moving. Finns admit: Yes, it's a little cold. Hand me a vodka ice cube!

  • lmrproducer
    lmrproducer3 天 前

    Make a drug race of Lada Riva and Yugo Skala. That would be blast. And also call a Yiannimize to drive one of cars.

  • Danilo Živanović

    Danilo Živanović

    3 天 前

    "Drag" brate, piše se "drag".

  • Dopomine
    Dopomine3 天 前

    Не понял чё там про ладу? 🤨

  • Ivaylo Vitanov
    Ivaylo Vitanov3 天 前

    😅😅😅But Lada Niva 4x4 is perfect, Mat

  • İbrahim Erdem
    İbrahim Erdem3 天 前

    Please could you shoot the best GT cars?

  • Florence Doberman
    Florence Doberman3 天 前

    Matt, in that thumbnail it looks like you've just had a surprise entry from the rear.

  • Terry Hunt
    Terry Hunt4 天 前

    Yes Matt...nothing wrong with a Mini Metro as a 1st car!!!

  • Роман Сион
    Роман Сион4 天 前

    зделайте руск версию!

  • Роман Сион

    Роман Сион

    4 天 前

    зделайте рускую версию

  • Skynet
    Skynet4 天 前


  • A Newly
    A Newly4 天 前

    Matt, why the German accent for Lauda!? You do realise 🇦🇹 is not 🇩🇪? At least try to sound like Schwarzenegger. Or better yet, stop the casual racism alltogether. ☹️

  • Danilo Živanović

    Danilo Živanović

    3 天 前

    @A Newly ok then, have a nice day...

  • A Newly

    A Newly

    3 天 前

    @Danilo Živanović what is nacism? Do you mean Nazism? Are you arguing that this example is some form of četnik/ustaše situation? In any case this is an argument for another time and place, people came here to learn about cars not history and racism. Have a nice day and good luck with the future. 😁👍

  • Danilo Živanović

    Danilo Živanović

    3 天 前

    @A Newly this could be nacism if they are not from the same nation

  • A Newly

    A Newly

    3 天 前

    @Danilo Živanović other than avoiding my question, I would then still like to ask you, if a person of Serbian ethnicity refuses to give a job to a person because of their Croatian ethnicity, this is not racism to you? This is an acceptable practice? Similarly, if someone says that anyone who speaks German should be imprisoned that also is not discrimination and racism to you?

  • Danilo Živanović

    Danilo Živanović

    3 天 前

    @A Newly Croats and Serbs are the same nation divided by others, so that's not really racism but more like mutual quarrel. They speak Serbo-Croatian language, so they are the brothers.

  • rozem
    rozem4 天 前

    Lada Riva is a go to project car in Russia nowadays. Many-many are turned into winter drift missiles

  • IMO G
    IMO G4 天 前

    Neat hair right there Mat

  • Dirtbike Jacob
    Dirtbike Jacob4 天 前

    Can me and you swap lives mines great you get to go to school and walk on grass

  • Melchor Vincent Agot
    Melchor Vincent Agot4 天 前

    Why hasn't a single F1 driver had an old Mercedes as a first car? I'm just wondering.

  • Demz
    Demz4 天 前

    I wouldn't say Nico's car was weird. His dad owns a DTM team who are like an audi manufacturer team.

  • Formula_AJ
    Formula_AJ4 天 前

    Wait Mat likes F1? shame you can't get a couple of F1 cars in a drag race.

  • Aleksandar Vorkapic
    Aleksandar Vorkapic4 天 前

    Fiat Croma ❤️

  • crazycrazysnakeman
    crazycrazysnakeman4 天 前

    Wasn’t sure if you were going to say shunt, or... something else

  • Lington Daniel
    Lington Daniel4 天 前

    Lance's first car was a LaFerrari 😶 Let that sink in 👍🏻

  • Soham Belge
    Soham Belge4 天 前

    Kvyat's first car must be a lada Edit wait that was kimi's car

  • 7D_32_Saksham Das
    7D_32_Saksham Das4 天 前

    mat please do the review of Porsche 718 cayman plz plz plz fast i am waiting for that video

  • Huw Griffin
    Huw Griffin4 天 前

    Max had a Renault cos red bull had Renault engines at the time Seb had a bmw because he was a bmw driver originally Fernando was a Renault driver

  • Nick Houghton
    Nick Houghton4 天 前

    I want a Fiat Croma.

  • Sharan Sivakumar
    Sharan Sivakumar4 天 前

    Valimai update

  • Kyle Joseph
    Kyle Joseph4 天 前

    do a review of the lada!

  • Denya Denya
    Denya Denya4 天 前

    Англичане знаете какая легендарная машина на превью?

  • Ayan tech tips
    Ayan tech tips4 天 前

    My father's first car was a Toyota corona

  • Icedevice1000
    Icedevice10004 天 前

    if Kimi drove a Lada and said it's perfect, then IT IS!

  • Danilo Živanović

    Danilo Živanović

    3 天 前


  • Dhameer Govind
    Dhameer Govind4 天 前

    Absolutely surprising that Max bought a Renault. He had so much negative things to day about them. Either he bought it before he lost patience with Renault or he was given the car for free. Anyway that Clio RS is damn amazing 👏

  • Damodara
    Damodara4 天 前

    I was expecting something way more

  • Lucas Machado
    Lucas Machado4 天 前

    SENNA Brazil BR

  • Kosta Cvetković
    Kosta Cvetković4 天 前

    2030 last year of diesel and petrol powerd cars(new)

  • Nathan Dunn
    Nathan Dunn4 天 前

    This video furthermore assures my hatred of ROSBERG


    do a drag race between ALPINA XB7 AND GLC 63 AMG

  • John Davidson
    John Davidson4 天 前

    It's odd that none of the F1 drivers/racers first car matched the F1 characteristics.

  • Dimpet Ferrari1925

    Dimpet Ferrari1925

    3 天 前

    Apart from from Kimi 😂

  • green dolphins
    green dolphins4 天 前

    Can you do a video on famous footballer's first cars?

  • GBass
    GBass4 天 前

    Whoa! Damon Hill was the 1996 F1 World Camp. Mention that plz.....

  • TwoZero Twenty
    TwoZero Twenty4 天 前

    Ferrari S90 Vs 911 turbo s Vs 720s Vs Evolve M5

  • ItsCreeperboyYT
    ItsCreeperboyYT4 天 前

    I am a Australian

  • Osama Bin Laden
    Osama Bin Laden4 天 前

    We deserve a lada review i don’t believe it’s not perfect

  • Omari Hartley
    Omari Hartley4 天 前

    i have a 1995 carona xli

  • Afradh Ahamed
    Afradh Ahamed4 天 前

    1:32 for anywhone who genuinely wants to know he was part of a BMW driver program as well at the time.

  • Raj Jhaveri
    Raj Jhaveri4 天 前

    "Why the Lada?" Kimi: "It drives"

  • Arrow Stryke
    Arrow Stryke4 天 前

    Can you do a drag race with Y4NNY in a Tesla roadster vs his Aventador? This would be fun to see

  • rayhan rich
    rayhan rich4 天 前

    Please review land cruiser j200 facelift

  • Carlos Gómez Castellanos
    Carlos Gómez Castellanos4 天 前

    Maybe Schumacher's Croma was the 1st gen, from half 80s to half 90s

  • chris jones
    chris jones4 天 前

    Nigel Mansell had a Mondeo.

  • adrian crespo
    adrian crespo4 天 前

    Why you never used GTA Spano?

  • Reginaldo Ferreira Campos
    Reginaldo Ferreira Campos4 天 前

    Ayrton Senna's first car was not that jeep, but a Ford Corcel II (somewhat similar to Ford Cortina mk.4) with 90 horsepower, which was soon replaced by its wagon version of the same car as it was considered more spacious to carry your kart.

  • Jonny Goodliff
    Jonny Goodliff4 天 前

    What ? You drive an Audi arse Essex !

  • Pouni Akentti
    Pouni Akentti4 天 前


  • Moe A
    Moe A4 天 前

    Couldn't expect less from the iceman himself q

  • Nikolay Penin
    Nikolay Penin4 天 前

    The Lada Riva is and forever will be, excellent. It just yall are too dumb to realize it :)

  • Average Hummer
    Average Hummer4 天 前

    My first car is the same as Sebastian Vettels first car, awesome

  • Andy Mudhoney
    Andy Mudhoney4 天 前

    Kimi is such a legend and Lada is simply horrible car.

  • Teddy kimani
    Teddy kimani4 天 前

    Hello Carwow kindly do drag race between Lamborghini Urus , jaguar f-pace SVR Lister stealth , Audi RSQ8 R and BENTLEY Bentyga speed .... Battle of super SUVs

  • shamar davis
    shamar davis4 天 前

    When are you going to review the Toyota GR mark x

  • Yahia Ihab Highlights
    Yahia Ihab Highlights4 天 前

    I LOVE when he talks with a german accent😭

  • Faisal Rahman
    Faisal Rahman4 天 前

    when we drew a car as kids it was the outline of a Lady Riva.

  • ArtDe
    ArtDe4 天 前


  • J1ss3ncy
    J1ss3ncy4 天 前

    I remember Schumacher saying on Top Gear, I think, that he drove a Fiat Multipla as a family car.

  • Connie
    Connie4 天 前

    CUPRA Formentor Please :)

  • erwalkerca
    erwalkerca4 天 前

    The only one that is at all surprising to me is Nico Rosberg's RS6 as a first car.

  • J024
    J0244 天 前

    Now I wonder what Rosberg Sr. had as a first motor.