How to buy your way into Formula 1

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Many drivers spend years proving their worth before making it to the big leagues of F1. But some others pay for a fast track. How does the typical F1 drivers' career play out? And how does cash accelerate the process?


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Donut Media Prieš 5 dienų
CORRECTION: Super License points are not awarded from race finishes, but on how a driver finishes the season. For example if you finish the Formula 2 championship in 1st-3rd, you'll earn 40 points, 4th earns 30 points, 5th earns 20 and so on. You cannot do it in a single race weekend like I said. Apologies for the error. - Nolan
SIDYfe4r Prieš dieną
@Nico6967 Rules changed however, so yes, you have to be 18 to get into F1
Nico6967 Prieš dieną
You don’t have to be 18 for f1, Max Verstappen was either 16 or 17 when he started
SIDYfe4r Prieš 2 dienas
I was about to say that.
Mithul B
Mithul B Prieš 2 dienas
@Chuckie but I'm sure they'd love to make left turns for their entire as a racer and find it very appealing
Damar Fadlan
Damar Fadlan Prieš 2 dienas
@Rayyan Ali Khan hi Rayyan.
zachary hoffa
zachary hoffa Prieš 26 minučių
It’s not talent. No one is born a good driver... it’s a SKILL. he is lacking SKILL. Sorry. Pet peeve
jakubkrcma Prieš val
I am not even gonna watch the video because all this Nikita hate is ridiculous. The simple truth is that Nikita is FAR above what most people think. And although there are definitely some better drivers, there are not many of them.
Jan Kaas
Jan Kaas Prieš val
First race of Verstappen, he was 17 years and 3 days !
alextsang0328 Prieš 3 val
Everything is for sale
Broom Broom Cars
Broom Broom Cars Prieš 3 val
I started Karting at 7
Eddie 168
Eddie 168 Prieš 3 val
Just goes to show money dominates everything
Constable Dodo
Constable Dodo Prieš 4 val
Don't knock pay drivers, Senna was also a pay driver, thanks to his rich father.
Hunter Williams
Hunter Williams Prieš 7 val
Cheer up, James. We love you.
Anthony Riordan
Anthony Riordan Prieš 9 val
Say what you want, but if you actually watch F1 you'd see Maz has actually been doing better the last 2-3 races.
O Prieš 10 val
This is why F1 is less popular than other sports
Aerodynamic Prieš 11 val
I like to think in an alternate universe I would be an F1 driver. My dad was considering buying me a go cart around 6 years old but my mom said no. It’s a shame .
DAGATHire Prieš 13 val
Money gets you there TALENT keeps you there. It has always been THUS! Moaners about this just know fuck all about F1
Daniil Oxyuk
Daniil Oxyuk Prieš 14 val
The advertising is hilarious
Nathan Corbett
Nathan Corbett Prieš 15 val
How could you leave out the Suzuki Forenza and the Coke Freestyle Machine 7:00
ringer gamer
ringer gamer Prieš 15 val
why was max then 17 yo when he started
ohredhk Prieš 4 val
The rule was changed specifically because of Max.
Smallzz Prieš 17 val
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PrestigeTV Unstoppable Prieš 17 val
it sa little disrespectfull to say ,"they pee in their seats" that happend maybe a couple of times... but its not the standard. they know that they will be racing 2 hrs for now. so they prepare. or do you pee in your seat if you drive longer then 1,5 hrs + ?
Stankovic Aleksandar
Stankovic Aleksandar Prieš 17 val
Do we feel jealous here?? Yes he bought the place ... Like Stroll and MSC junior in part. But a little quiz Who won the most races in GP3 2018 ... 2 in F2, Who was divinely (and overly) aggressive in Spa, which we want from the driver ..
kk 5579
kk 5579 Prieš 18 val
About damn time😂
Russ Bailey
Russ Bailey Prieš 19 val
Great show!
Racing Nerds!
Racing Nerds! Prieš 22 val
i want to be a f1 driver and I'm eleven
K P Prieš 22 val
A sports magazine has calculated that a child who starts racing go-karts spends an average of 6 million to get to Formula 1. Therefore it is a sport for millionaires, talent has little to do with results.
Sam Prieš dieną
Damon Hill wasn't rich, he used to deliver pizzas to make a living as his father the great Graham Hill didnt have a insurance policy at the time of his death.
Sam Prieš dieną
Mate the 40 points are super license points not championship points
dave E P
dave E P Prieš dieną
Ben Soltau
Ben Soltau Prieš dieną
The conmpanies yearly revenue is 100billion Rubel, equal to 1.8 billion USD
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Eklingsingh Rathod Prieš dieną
Mr.donut editor this reloading sounds different it isn't as raw/loud as the previous one but yeah thanks for adding it, I don't know whether Nolan likes or not
Julian Marais
Julian Marais Prieš dieną
F1 has always been for sale. Its always been about the money son. If it wasnt there wouldnt be team orders and it would be about racing. That's all.
Lim Jack
Lim Jack Prieš dieną
Imagine we hear "Nikita Mazepin wins the Monaco Gran Prix" in the future
James Wheeler
James Wheeler Prieš dieną
What was with the shItty ZEBRA ad?
special cook day
special cook day Prieš dieną
You also can add Lance Stroll too.
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Nik Plays Prieš dieną
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Wilf Tansley
Wilf Tansley Prieš dieną
Good video, that stocky shit is ridiculously cringe tho
D.j.O'Connor Prieš dieną
Stocky is freaking amazing
Logan Tanner
Logan Tanner Prieš dieną
Thank you for not vilifying Mazapin. Yes, he's not performing well, and yes he paid to play, but without him, Haas may not be on the grid and we may not have had another Schumacher behind the wheel. I for one am ok with...for now.
Big Fella
Big Fella Prieš dieną
lets ask lance stroll
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Hartley Vibert Prieš dieną
Keep the F1 videos coming! Just watched Baku and I am so stoked on this season. Would like to see a video about why most modern tracks are pretty lame (Abu Dhabi, France, Russia) and some are pretty cool (Baku, USA (and I say that as a Canadian). I know Mr. Tilke has a lot to do with this but most videos I've watched on the subject are as boring as the tracks themselves. Thanks for great content, guys!
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J Treining Prieš dieną
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Bogdan Iacovescu Prieš dieną
relax dudes...he`s ok the Hass is impossible to drive that`s all
TheBajamin Prieš dieną
You know those stats you use for losing weight and water and stuff..... That doesn't exist anymore, those are old things. The cars are so easy to drive now they don't even get out of the car sweating. Not saying they aren't fit, but the effort is not what it once was.
Igor Piasecki
Igor Piasecki Prieš dieną
As a follow-up, make a video about drivers who made it into F1 without being super-rich before
David Morfaw
David Morfaw Prieš dieną
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Trung Le
Trung Le Prieš dieną
Well.. yes. Daddy Stroll
drivewayhero Prieš dieną
Russians do that
Aaron Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez Prieš dieną
10:23 Lewis hamilton, fernando alonso, Michael Schumacher, Esteban ocon, sebastian vettel, kimi raikkonen all came from average backgrounds. Not rich families. There is always a way
Aaron Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez Prieš dieną
Other motorsports including f1 isn't really pay to play. And sponsors are a thing guys
e Prieš dieną
"I was reading a book the other day and I almost died" Nolan (AKA God of Anything on Wheels), 2021
Lord Shadow
Lord Shadow Prieš dieną
Can you buy yourself into F1 yes, yes you can. Everyone in F1 has deep pockets but if you have rich parents who can sponsor you (and your "new" team). I'm happy to seeing an American into F1
Virus512 Prieš dieną
why is nicholas missing?
weissachpassion Prieš dieną
But there are also many drivers like Lewis Hamilton who’s Familie was actually quite poor… . Of course it was financially hard for them, but Mclaren/Mercedes sponsored him quite early, because they saw his talent. Also Sebastian Vettels Family wasn’t very rich. He just got sponsored from RedBull quite early on.
Light Prieš dieną
He doesn't deserve a seat. Thank you for attending my TED Talk.
Moe Monkey
Moe Monkey Prieš dieną
You forgot to mention the team that Lance Stroll is on is LITERALLY owned by his father. The only difference is that Lance is not half bad and even made podium before.
Nyananymous Prieš dieną
I hope there will be a Honda stocky in the future
Kretox Prieš dieną
5:10 well what is with Max verstappen? he was 16 and drove a f1 car. and with 17. he drove a complete season.
vagjagan Prieš dieną
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Ignacio Prieš dieną
So you are going to completely ignore mazepin's career in F3 and F2 and also the fact that he and Mick has a shit car that is undrivable just to follow the reddit circlejerk of "mazepin bad"? I mean, at least you could have explain why he spins on almost every race and why he and Mick are always last. They literally have the same car from 2020 without improvements and it got worse due to the 2021 regulations. But hey, let's skip that part
FighterCK Prieš dieną
Lewis Hamilton wasn't rich.
General Mafro
General Mafro Prieš dieną
You do realise theyre all incredibly rich, or they are funded by people who are rich. None of them got there without money. Watch Crash and Byrne, its a doc about an irish man who was talented than most drivers but couldnt make it bc he had no money. Still, he managed to race alongside Senna in the junior categories. Worth a look
General Mafro
General Mafro Prieš dieną
Look at stroll. Prime example of 'money talks'
Sagara Sousuke
Sagara Sousuke Prieš dieną
Yes, and? Stroll is a more obvious example.
BonBonAdios MiaEVERGLOW Prieš dieną
I want to watch these videos with interesting topics but theres too many ads and fart jokes that ruins it This video could literally be half the time
Nfk Plo
Nfk Plo Prieš dieną
Max verstappen was 17 when he won his first race so the 19y rule isn't ha 100% true
Drabo7 Prieš 2 dienas
ur ad was so boring that i couldnt skip it.
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David Jr
David Jr Prieš 2 dienas
Fake News alert!! Mazespin is making F1 great again, here is the official fb fan club for Nikita Mazespin the goat, please join and support the great one!!
matias Hager
matias Hager Prieš 2 dienas
you can buy you in to F1 but you still need a driver license and will never drive the big cars
devyn kopulos
devyn kopulos Prieš 2 dienas
Whats wrong w james we cant have him sad pls 😔
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Clifton Sargent Prieš 2 dienas
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Hakimi Prieš 2 dienas
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Robert Zeigler
Robert Zeigler Prieš 2 dienas
Apparently everyone has forgotten that Strolls dad not only bought his seat but he bought a team then went and bought a car company to name the team.... like come on man
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Jake G Prieš 2 dienas
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Victor Magese Prieš 2 dienas
that ad 😂😂😂😂
Gonçalo Parreira
Gonçalo Parreira Prieš 2 dienas
Great vid as always. I just wanted to point out that the "they pee on their suits" is a lot rarer than his tone suggests. Some drivers say it's almost impossible for them to do so because it's really hard to relax your bladder while driving an F1 car. But it does happen, just not so often as ppl sometimes make it to be
Athif Tsabit
Athif Tsabit Prieš 2 dienas
Lmao nice ad
Ignacio Euclides
Ignacio Euclides Prieš 2 dienas
Ever heard about a poor guy called Fangio? Lol
John Hofer
John Hofer Prieš 2 dienas
"To make a million dollars going racing, you need to start with a billion"
Aaron Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez Prieš dieną
Yet most of the greats didn't come from rich families.
Prathish Caleb
Prathish Caleb Prieš 2 dienas
So there is a 24 hours of lemons...great
Shahroz Aftab
Shahroz Aftab Prieš 2 dienas
That was a nice intro
Bigg Papa Clay
Bigg Papa Clay Prieš 2 dienas
Short answer: you can buy yourself into anything
Zontar Prieš 2 dienas
The poor man's way to get into F1 is to go up the Road to Indy and then get your points driving in IndyCar. Sure it's also expensive as hell but not *as* expensive as hell as the Formula ladder.
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Caio Gerstmann Prieš 2 dienas
Hey, senna was not rich, he got rich after getting famous for racing yes, and even dated some tv celebrities, but for context here, he did middle school in the same school I've attended through my high school years, and that school isn't even one of the 10 most expensive schools here in São Paulo
Caio Gerstmann
Caio Gerstmann Prieš dieną
@Zontar yes, kart is an expensive hobby, I have a friend which is a professional pilot and his team spends around 15k usd yearly on it, but they're sponsored, and I believe Senna was too from an early age
Zontar Prieš 2 dienas
He didn't go to an expensive school because his family where spending a typical middle class Brazilian annual salary on his karting.
Herie Hairi
Herie Hairi Prieš 2 dienas
This is better because its his Dad's money. Look up for Alex yoong, hes using our country money thru Petronas.
Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall Prieš 2 dienas
People have to know this, even the "poor" families who made it into F1 are considerably better off than most people. Imagine having hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars to throw at your kids go-karting career. There is no such thing as an F1 driver from a "poor" family.
Zontar Prieš 2 dienas
Well not anymore, but there used to be, but those days are over.
reclusiam Prieš 2 dienas
all this hype and un-hype for mazespin has actually resparked my interest in f1, not in 15 years have I watched an f1 race before mazespin and all this s***storm about him went viral.
Wolf Films
Wolf Films Prieš 2 dienas
2:53 that rig at most cost 1k
faisal Felemban
faisal Felemban Prieš 2 dienas
Unpopular opinion but I think its okay to have mazepin, latifi or stroll tbh. The other source of talent is young talent academy like redbull junior team or Ferrari's and at a point this create a bottle neck where top talents get stuck in midfield teams like gasley, Italian Jesus or even Russell. To have pay drivers is good to have different teams.. A win win situation for all, the team gets money to develop a competitive car while they also need to invest in developing their drivers... In theroy, by the time haas or Williams have a better car latifi and mazepin have enough experience to at least score points
Damar Fadlan
Damar Fadlan Prieš 2 dienas
Imagine if Revue Starlight owned Gran turismo 3.
Underdodge Prieš 2 dienas
You said Mazespin’s dad pays 20m a year. Is that’s after the return amount of salary? Would Mazepin effectively be paid $0 then? While other teams can afford to buy drivers.
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Resident EV1L Prieš 2 dienas
Money talks u can buy anythin and everything
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