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F1 2022 drivers' ages and dates of birth

Who is the oldest F1 driver? And which F1 driver is the youngest? Find out the ages and dates of birth of all drivers on the 2022 F1 grid.

F1 2022 grid © Michael Potts / RacingNews365

When it comes to the drivers on the 2022 F1 grid and their ages, there is certainly a wide gap in terms of who is the youngest and who is the oldest.

The age of the drivers varies greatly, with the youngest driver being born in 2000, while the oldest was born back in 1981.

Who is the oldest F1 driver on the grid?

The oldest driver on the F1 grid is Fernando Alonso, with the Spaniard starting the season aged 40. His birthday falls on 29 July, meaning he will be 41 by the time the 2022 Formula 1 season finishes.

Alonso returned to the grid with Alpine in 2021 after being away from F1 for two years. He made his debut in the sport back in 2001 while driving for Minardi.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is the second-oldest driver on the grid, as the seven-time World Champion turned 37 on 7 January.

The third-oldest F1 driver in 2022 is Sebastian Vettel. The Aston Martin driver started the season aged 34, and will be 35 when he celebrates his birthday on 3 July.

Who is the youngest F1 driver on the grid?

The youngest driver on the F1 grid is Yuki Tsunoda. The AlphaTauri youngster is the only current F1 driver born in the 2000s, having been born on 11 May 2000, so he is currently 21 years old, and will have turned 22 by the end of the 2022 season.

Just behind him is Lando Norris, with the McLaren man's birthday falling on 13 November 1999. He is 22 years old.

The third-youngest F1 driver is rookie Zhou Guanyu. Zhou was born on 30 May 1999, meaning that he is currently aged 22, but will turn 23 a few months earlier than Norris.

2022 F1 drivers' ages and dates of birth

Name Date of Birth Age
Yuki Tsunoda 11 May 2000 21
Lando Norris 13 November 1999 22
Zhou Guanyu 30 May 1999 22
Mick Schumacher 22 March 1999 23
Lance Stroll 29 October 1998 23
George Russell 15 February 1998 24
Charles Leclerc 16 October 1997 24
Max Verstappen 30 September 1997 24
Esteban Ocon 17 September 1996 25
Alex Albon 23 March 1996 26
Pierre Gasly 7 February 1996 26
Nicholas Latifi 29 June 1995 26
Carlos Sainz 1 September 1994 27
Kevin Magnussen 5 October 1992 29
Valtteri Bottas 28 August 1989 32
Daniel Ricciardo 1 July 1989 32
Sergio Perez 26 January 1990 32
Sebastian Vettel 3 July 1987 34
Lewis Hamilton 7 January 1985 37
Fernando Alonso 29 July 1981 40
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