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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  • I remember reading Michael Schumacher had an original Fiat 500.

    PSCavalier 95PSCavalier 95Prieš 4 dienas
  • Kako ga cepas jbt

    Unknown ArtistUnknown ArtistPrieš 5 dienų
  • Fun vid

    22vx22vxPrieš 5 dienų
  • matt would make a great german

    brqbus 29brqbus 29Prieš 7 dienų
  • I m Russian Lada Riva or Lada 2107 or “oh for fuck sake star up you fucking piece of shit blyat” is not perfect

    Ilya FirsovIlya FirsovPrieš 8 dienų
  • Technically not their first cars at all MICHAEL Schumacher 1st car was a 190e Mercedes when he drove sports cars for sauber. So less than half of this video is true. Better research needed!

    Pete .CPete .CPrieš 9 dienų
  • Love carwow covering f1

    Megat Mudzaffar ShahMegat Mudzaffar ShahPrieš 10 dienų
  • For that times lada was good Actually it was improved & modified version of fiat We even don't say about 4x4 lada

    Aleksander RaymanAleksander RaymanPrieš 10 dienų
  • This one is intresting

    Thomas AngeloThomas AngeloPrieš 10 dienų
  • I Learnt to drive in a Austin metro, very creepy instructor.

    Garry ClaytonGarry ClaytonPrieš 11 dienų
  • 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

    Titas PetkeviciusTitas PetkeviciusPrieš 11 dienų
  • 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

    Mercury_F12Mercury_F12Prieš 11 dienų
  • Theres a rally driver who started out in his subaru vivio rxr And rallied across the dirt road near his home

    john torouzokthjohn torouzokthPrieš 11 dienų
  • Oh man I’m a big bug fan of F1, Mat please bring more things f1 related

    BlessedMarquesYRNBlessedMarquesYRNPrieš 11 dienų
  • This was quite good! Thanks Matt

    bahriboybahriboyPrieš 11 dienų
  • Семëрка

  • Mat vs yanni running ?

    NM SHAFKINM SHAFKIPrieš 11 dienų
  • Я парень простой, вижу пятерку - открываю ролик)

    Иван ЛиновицкийИван ЛиновицкийPrieš 11 dienų

    Aditya MarikalAditya MarikalPrieš 11 dienų
  • dissrespecting ladas...you are now on putins blacklist

    robbofficialrobbofficialPrieš 11 dienų
  • 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 StellmachTomasz StellmachPrieš 12 dienų
  • Corolla = Corona = Crown so theoretically is still on the market 😂

    Tomasz StellmachTomasz StellmachPrieš 12 dienų
  • An honorable mention could be Sergio Perez's Chevrolet Chevy also known as Opel Corsa in Europe

    Jose Antonio Garza MoralesJose Antonio Garza MoralesPrieš 12 dienų
  • Holy sh..., my man Lewis was knighted?

    Juan de la CosaJuan de la CosaPrieš 12 dienų
  • What was your first car? Mine was a 1994 tornado red VW GTI.

    FisheeC3FisheeC3Prieš 12 dienų
  • what was checo's first car?

    Saiswaroop DesaiSaiswaroop DesaiPrieš 12 dienų
  • 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.

    Anas NasirAnas NasirPrieš 12 dienų
  • nice

    504 Owner official504 Owner officialPrieš 12 dienų
  • 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

    Julien playJulien playPrieš 12 dienų
  • kimi after watching this video- bwoahh

    Saurabh ChaudharySaurabh ChaudharyPrieš 12 dienų
  • Kimi always rock!!!

    Kunal GryllsKunal GryllsPrieš 12 dienų
  • Lujaa laatua: LADA

    MrAsd26MrAsd26Prieš 12 dienų
  • I like how almost EVERYONE who talks about Seb's entertainment fix pulls all the information from the same Top Gear Video

    Parth khaladkarParth khaladkarPrieš 12 dienų
  • Actually, Max Verstappen bought a 991 GT3 RS before having is licence, so....Clio RS... you sure? 😅

    David AraújoDavid AraújoPrieš 12 dienų
  • We need more F1 content :D maybe most expensive cars of F1 drivers? There is a lot to choose from!

    Bartosz MichowiczBartosz MichowiczPrieš 12 dienų
  • 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.

    Fernando RoldanFernando RoldanPrieš 13 dienų
  • Corona actually means 'Crown'. So it would be like "Toyota Crown"

    Ahnaaf TahmidAhnaaf TahmidPrieš 13 dienų
  • I have a Toyota Corona 1997

    Ahnaaf TahmidAhnaaf TahmidPrieš 13 dienų
  • More F1 content please!

    Michael Gia Huy NguyenMichael Gia Huy NguyenPrieš 13 dienų
  • 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.

    Αποστόλης ΝικάκηςΑποστόλης ΝικάκηςPrieš 13 dienų
  • 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.....

    Klas PepparKlas PepparPrieš 13 dienų
  • ‘57 BelAir? Mario Andretti won, by a mile.

    TadasivarTadasivarPrieš 13 dienų
  • 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!

    SiqueScarfaceSiqueScarfacePrieš 13 dienų
  • Make a drug race of Lada Riva and Yugo Skala. That would be blast. And also call a Yiannimize to drive one of cars.

    lmrproducerlmrproducerPrieš 13 dienų
    • "Drag" brate, piše se "drag".

      Danilo ŽivanovićDanilo ŽivanovićPrieš 13 dienų
  • Не понял чё там про ладу? 🤨

    DopomineDopominePrieš 13 dienų
  • 😅😅😅But Lada Niva 4x4 is perfect, Mat

    Ivaylo VitanovIvaylo VitanovPrieš 13 dienų
  • Please could you shoot the best GT cars?

    İbrahim Erdemİbrahim ErdemPrieš 13 dienų
  • Matt, in that thumbnail it looks like you've just had a surprise entry from the rear.

    Florence DobermanFlorence DobermanPrieš 13 dienų
  • Yes Matt...nothing wrong with a Mini Metro as a 1st car!!!

    Terry HuntTerry HuntPrieš 13 dienų
  • зделайте руск версию!

    Роман СионРоман СионPrieš 13 dienų
    • зделайте рускую версию

      Роман СионРоман СионPrieš 13 dienų

    SkynetSkynetPrieš 13 dienų
  • 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. ☹️

    A NewlyA NewlyPrieš 13 dienų
    • @A Newly ok then, have a nice day...

      Danilo ŽivanovićDanilo ŽivanovićPrieš 12 dienų
    • @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. 😁👍

      A NewlyA NewlyPrieš 12 dienų
    • @A Newly this could be nacism if they are not from the same nation

      Danilo ŽivanovićDanilo ŽivanovićPrieš 12 dienų
    • @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?

      A NewlyA NewlyPrieš 12 dienų
    • @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.

      Danilo ŽivanovićDanilo ŽivanovićPrieš 12 dienų
  • Lada Riva is a go to project car in Russia nowadays. Many-many are turned into winter drift missiles

    rozemrozemPrieš 13 dienų
  • Neat hair right there Mat

    IMO GIMO GPrieš 13 dienų
  • Can me and you swap lives mines great you get to go to school and walk on grass

    Dirtbike JacobDirtbike JacobPrieš 13 dienų
  • Why hasn't a single F1 driver had an old Mercedes as a first car? I'm just wondering.

    Melchor Vincent AgotMelchor Vincent AgotPrieš 13 dienų
  • I wouldn't say Nico's car was weird. His dad owns a DTM team who are like an audi manufacturer team.

    DemzDemzPrieš 13 dienų
  • Wait Mat likes F1? shame you can't get a couple of F1 cars in a drag race.

    Formula_AJFormula_AJPrieš 13 dienų
  • Fiat Croma ❤️

    Aleksandar VorkapicAleksandar VorkapicPrieš 13 dienų
  • Wasn’t sure if you were going to say shunt, or... something else

    crazycrazysnakemancrazycrazysnakemanPrieš 13 dienų
  • Lance's first car was a LaFerrari 😶 Let that sink in 👍🏻

    Lington DanielLington DanielPrieš 13 dienų
  • Kvyat's first car must be a lada Edit wait that was kimi's car

    Soham BelgeSoham BelgePrieš 13 dienų
  • mat please do the review of Porsche 718 cayman plz plz plz fast i am waiting for that video

    7D_32_Saksham Das7D_32_Saksham DasPrieš 13 dienų
  • 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

    Huw GriffinHuw GriffinPrieš 13 dienų
  • I want a Fiat Croma.

    Nick HoughtonNick HoughtonPrieš 13 dienų
  • Valimai update

    Sharan SivakumarSharan SivakumarPrieš 13 dienų
  • do a review of the lada!

    Kyle JosephKyle JosephPrieš 13 dienų
  • Англичане знаете какая легендарная машина на превью?

    Denya DenyaDenya DenyaPrieš 13 dienų
  • My father's first car was a Toyota corona

    Ayan tech tipsAyan tech tipsPrieš 13 dienų
  • if Kimi drove a Lada and said it's perfect, then IT IS!

    Icedevice1000Icedevice1000Prieš 13 dienų
    • Facts.

      Danilo ŽivanovićDanilo ŽivanovićPrieš 13 dienų
  • 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 👏

    Dhameer GovindDhameer GovindPrieš 13 dienų
  • I was expecting something way more

    DamodaraDamodaraPrieš 13 dienų
  • SENNA Brazil BR

    Lucas MachadoLucas MachadoPrieš 13 dienų
  • 2030 last year of diesel and petrol powerd cars(new)

    Kosta CvetkovićKosta CvetkovićPrieš 13 dienų
  • This video furthermore assures my hatred of ROSBERG

    Nathan DunnNathan DunnPrieš 14 dienų
  • do a drag race between ALPINA XB7 AND GLC 63 AMG

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

    John DavidsonJohn DavidsonPrieš 14 dienų
    • Apart from from Kimi 😂

      Dimpet Ferrari1925Dimpet Ferrari1925Prieš 13 dienų
  • Can you do a video on famous footballer's first cars?

    green dolphinsgreen dolphinsPrieš 14 dienų
  • Whoa! Damon Hill was the 1996 F1 World Camp. Mention that plz.....

    GBassGBassPrieš 14 dienų
  • Ferrari S90 Vs 911 turbo s Vs 720s Vs Evolve M5

    TwoZero TwentyTwoZero TwentyPrieš 14 dienų
  • I am a Australian

    ItsCreeperboyYTItsCreeperboyYTPrieš 14 dienų
  • We deserve a lada review i don’t believe it’s not perfect

    Osama Bin LadenOsama Bin LadenPrieš 14 dienų
  • i have a 1995 carona xli

    Omari HartleyOmari HartleyPrieš 14 dienų
  • 1:32 for anywhone who genuinely wants to know he was part of a BMW driver program as well at the time.

    Afradh AhamedAfradh AhamedPrieš 14 dienų
  • "Why the Lada?" Kimi: "It drives"

    Raj JhaveriRaj JhaveriPrieš 14 dienų
  • Can you do a drag race with Y4NNY in a Tesla roadster vs his Aventador? This would be fun to see

    Arrow StrykeArrow StrykePrieš 14 dienų
  • Please review land cruiser j200 facelift

    rayhan richrayhan richPrieš 14 dienų
  • Maybe Schumacher's Croma was the 1st gen, from half 80s to half 90s

    Carlos Gómez CastellanosCarlos Gómez CastellanosPrieš 14 dienų
  • Nigel Mansell had a Mondeo.

    chris joneschris jonesPrieš 14 dienų
  • Why you never used GTA Spano?

    adrian crespoadrian crespoPrieš 14 dienų
  • 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.

    Reginaldo Ferreira CamposReginaldo Ferreira CamposPrieš 14 dienų
  • What ? You drive an Audi arse Essex !

    Jonny GoodliffJonny GoodliffPrieš 14 dienų
  • Kimii!

    Pouni AkenttiPouni AkenttiPrieš 14 dienų
  • Couldn't expect less from the iceman himself q

    Moe AMoe APrieš 14 dienų
  • The Lada Riva is and forever will be, excellent. It just yall are too dumb to realize it :)

    Nikolay PeninNikolay PeninPrieš 14 dienų
  • My first car is the same as Sebastian Vettels first car, awesome

    Average HummerAverage HummerPrieš 14 dienų
  • Kimi is such a legend and Lada is simply horrible car.

    Andy MudhoneyAndy MudhoneyPrieš 14 dienų
  • 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

    Teddy kimaniTeddy kimaniPrieš 14 dienų
  • When are you going to review the Toyota GR mark x

    shamar davisshamar davisPrieš 14 dienų
  • I LOVE when he talks with a german accent😭

    Yahia Ihab HighlightsYahia Ihab HighlightsPrieš 14 dienų