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Formula 1

Which supercars do F1 drivers own?

Ever wondered what some of the fastest racers on the planet drive when they're not competing on the track? Well, wonder no more, as here are some of the supercars that current F1 drivers own.

Formula 1 drivers get to tear around race tracks at speeds in excess of 200mph virtually every other week. However, that doesn't appear to dampen their need for speed away from the circuit, as many also have incredible supercar collections.

Here are some of the most impressive and sought-after road cars owned by current F1 drivers.

Lewis Hamilton - Pagani Zonda 760 LH

We begin with the seven-time World Champion, who, as you might expect, owns a number of very impressive supercars.

Chief among them is the Pagani Zonda, which is space age in both its look and speed metrics.

The Brit doesn't have just any old Zonda, though. On the contrary, in fact – his model is very unique. The 760 stands for the amount of horsepower it can generate, while the 'LH', naturally, stands for the driver's initials.

It's a mightily impressive machine.

Lando Norris - McLaren 570s

Norris has been a member of the McLaren family in some way or another since he was 17, and he stays on-brand in his personal life too by driving the 570s.

He received this particular model as part of his original F1 contract, as he got to choose one of a number of McLaren road cars to take home. While it may not be quite as fast as the 720s, it is certainly exciting, as it boasts a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 with 570 horsepower.

In keeping with the same colour scheme as his current F1 car, Norris also chose to have the 570s in Papaya orange.

The video below shows him testing the car for the first time.

Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari F40

The F40 is a uniquely rare and sought-after car, as just over 1300 models were ever made.

The four-time World Champion brought his prior to joining Ferrari's F1 team, which just goes to show the adoration he has for the brand. Curiously, Luciano Pavarotti was the previous owner of Vettel's model, adding to its mysticism and value.

Built at the manufacturer's world-famous Maranello base, it has a 2.9-litre V8, and can generate 478 horsepower.

It may not be the fastest car on this list, but it is one of the most valuable.

			© RM Sotheby's
	© RM Sotheby's

Max Verstappen - Porsche GT3 RS

The young Dutchman shows his true racing instincts with this acquisition, as the GT3 RS is built for the circuit.

Upon turning 18, he decided to ditch the Renault Clio in favour of the Porsche, for which he paid around $300k.

It has the look and feel of a race car, with 513 bhp and a rose-joined suspension.

			© Wikipedia
	© Wikipedia

Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes C63 AMG

Another driver who is staying loyal to his employer (for the time being, at least) is Valtteri Bottas, who drives a Mercedes off track, as well as on it.

His C63 AMG is a beast in terms of grunt, boasting a 6.2-litre V8, which produces 450 horsepower.

The Finnish driver actually purchased this model before signing for the Mercedes F1 team, but he has since added another couple of the German manufacturer's cars to his garage, including the more sensible GLE 350D and an ML350 4 Matic.

Daniel Ricciardo - Porsche 918 Spyder

Much like his former Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen, the Australian is a big fan of Porsche road cars.

He may have recently added a McLaren to his collection, but for many years, the 918 has been his favoured mode of transport.

This hybrid supercar has over 900 horsepower and can get up to 60mph in just 2.6 seconds. All that speed means it doesn't come cheap, as it has a price tag of around $1.7 million.

YouTuber Doug DeMuro explains why it is so expensive in the video below.

Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari 488 Pista

Kimi Raikkonen has enjoyed two separate stints with Ferrari since 2007, meaning that he has accumulated a number of Ferrari road cars in the elapsing 14 years.

However, the pick of the bunch is very much the Ferrari 488 Pista, which was released at the Geneva car show in 2018.

Former Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne once revealed that both Raikkonen and Vettel had ordered the car upon its release. It's designed for road and track, as the Pista is bolstered by the addition of a 3.9-litre V8 – capable of producing 710 bhp.

			© Ferrari
	© Ferrari

Carlos Sainz - McLaren 720s

Carlos Sainz may now be a Ferrari driver, but he left his previous employers, McLaren, with one extraordinary parting gift.

As per his contract with the team, he was gifted a McLaren 720s, one of the manufacturer's most prized creations.

The 720s has a 4-litre twin-turbo V8, which produces – you guessed it – 720 horsepower. It moves like the clappers, too, reaching a top speed of 225mph, and going from 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds.

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