How to buy your way into Formula 1

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13 päeva tagasi

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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 12 päeva tagasi
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
BigFire Päev tagasi
If you win F2 and F3, you're no longer allowed to remain the the series. When Lando Norris won F3 in 2017, he's automatically qualified to be in F1, but he can no longer stay in F3. He came in second in F2 2018 to George Russel, who became ineligible to race in F2 anymore.
Nathan Ajibawo
Nathan Ajibawo 3 päeva tagasi
@Big Joe S. You also forgot to mention he came 2nd in gp3, in 2018,which I think would have also allowed him to gain superlicense points as this still fell within the 3 year period
Alex 4 päeva tagasi
@Ruis Gecko the rules where changed after verstappen entered.
Ruis Gecko
Ruis Gecko 4 päeva tagasi
How did verstappen entered f1, he was 17
Alex 5 päeva tagasi
@RyanRocket Gaming professional means, that you earn money with it.
yuoop noke
yuoop noke 2 tundi tagasi
"You can get started in Spec Miata for as little as $5,000" Yeah not anymore thanks to Covid lol
yuoop noke
yuoop noke 2 tundi tagasi
30y never driven a car new section Training wheels!!
N S B 11 tundi tagasi
"It's not unheard of to see a bone stock Yaris beat Mustangs, Camaros and even Corvettes. It's all about the driver, not the car." _The very next sentence_ "There's also spec Miata racing, you can get started there about 5000$. You probably won't win because top cars spent upwards of about 100K$ on their rides." So which one is it about, the car or the driver?
TOM RAHER 12 tundi tagasi
Max verstappen started f1 at 17. False info? Lol 😏
Venkat Mohan Kudapa
Venkat Mohan Kudapa 13 tundi tagasi
Of course u can but ur way into F1. It’s a known fact.
whiteandnerdytuba 13 tundi tagasi
I’d buy into f1 if I could. 20 million is nothing
Jeff Greene
Jeff Greene 14 tundi tagasi
Oh man, now I'm totally jonesin' for a California burger, garlic fries, and a chocolate shake. I really miss Los Osos and Sylvester's Burgers. Nothing like it here in Seattle...
s z
s z 19 tundi tagasi
Mmmm interesting video, but i've seen one exactly like this one, hope it's not a copycat
the old days
the old days 21 tund tagasi
The potential best drivers in the world will never be known and get Pros cause they cant effort that 😏
aola wili
aola wili Päev tagasi
that add though masterpiece
aola wili
aola wili Päev tagasi
well I know that Nikita mazepin won't win a title in any car
matthew swider
matthew swider Päev tagasi
Base Online
Base Online Päev tagasi
24 hrs of lemon....🤣🤣🤣🤣 L.O.L, I have never heard of it before
TheEarloz Päev tagasi
Lmao well Lance Stroll dad the same for thing for him. Lol he practically works for his dad
BadDay - Lets Plays
BadDay - Lets Plays Päev tagasi
Ayrton Senna was a pay driver. He aint that bad, was he?
bilinas mini
bilinas mini 2 päeva tagasi
He can't be all that bad, after all he did beat Hamilton.
Anthony Mcdonald
Anthony Mcdonald 2 päeva tagasi
Can’t wait to see one of those r32 stockys
Slh Ylc
Slh Ylc 2 päeva tagasi
Ily Rod
Ily Rod 2 päeva tagasi
If that wasn’t the most quiet James ever
Daniel Soriano
Daniel Soriano 2 päeva tagasi
30y never driven a car new section Training wheels!!
Jyrki Jyrays
Jyrki Jyrays 2 päeva tagasi
Read about Kimi Raikkonen
doliio volay
doliio volay 2 päeva tagasi
Brave boy - Russian oligarchs above my pay grade lol. Idk if I’m just noticing but crushed it on the little sound effects. Really good!
Nicholas Phillips
Nicholas Phillips 2 päeva tagasi
Other viable options for motorsports participation are Time Trial and Hillclimb. Time Trial you're on actual road courses (not cone-filled parking lots a la autox) and driving for best time, not best position. SCCA, Gridlife, and NASA have very good programs, though NASA has a more complicated power-to-weight classing structure. Ever watch a tarmac stage rally? That's Hillclimb. Risks are higher, but it's still as accessible as TT. If you just want to get on the track with an unprepped car and turn some laps at your own pace at a non-competitive event? SCCAs Track Night in America is your answer. Lastly, side comment: it's funny when people ask me, "Do you win anything?" I tell them you don't get paid to race. You pay. Like financially, it's a net loss, every time. The general public has very little insight into the workings of amateur racing and what's required of amateur drivers.
doliio volay
doliio volay 2 päeva tagasi
You do not need to complete 300 hours to get a Super License. The 300 hours is for drivers who have already held a Super License.
mike brown
mike brown 2 päeva tagasi
*yes you can buy your way to f1 it's an expensive sport from day one in karting 500k a year till f1 20 million a year having a billionaire father will help alot*
jcobande 2 päeva tagasi
Who else keeps coming back to this vid for the Zebra Ad lol
Mike Fingerbottom
Mike Fingerbottom 2 päeva tagasi
It was great to see Mazepin do some defending in Baku, that safety car was right in his mirrors for lap after lap, great job avoiding the overtake there. Also he almost killed his teammate.
Billy McGee
Billy McGee 3 päeva tagasi
He's like Lance. But worse. But daddy is rich. So he plays with the best toys. I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't jealous😁
alexander bolosan
alexander bolosan 3 päeva tagasi
well I know that Nikita mazepin won't win a title in any car
tuplavee !
tuplavee ! 3 päeva tagasi
Max Verstappen started at 17
Mer C
Mer C 3 päeva tagasi
This is actually a reason why Valentino Rossi decided to go with motorbikes, he actually wanted to be an F1 driver but single-seater is just too expensive for his parents to afford
S Campbell
S Campbell 3 päeva tagasi
Can buy way into U.S. presidency so why not f1......
JB Flynn
JB Flynn 3 päeva tagasi
*sees title* *daddys cash immediately starts playing*
doire aintu
doire aintu 3 päeva tagasi
"Accelerated the discussion of whether he deserves to be in F1." It's a fairly short conversation, Nolan.
doire aintu
doire aintu 3 päeva tagasi
How did checo buy his way in ?
Sean Baylor
Sean Baylor 3 päeva tagasi
Juan Pablo Montoya, Tony Stewart, and to a certain degree, Fernando Alonso (has stated he doesn't work out) laughs @ the statement of needing to be 'fit' to be a Pro racing driver.
Vipul Paul
Vipul Paul 3 päeva tagasi
Gotta have massive respect for Hamilton's dad for getting him through all that while being in the working class. Prices were probably lesser back then but salaries were less too and i read somewhere he worked 3 jobs but never gave up on his son's passion for racing.
senna racing legend 14
senna racing legend 14 3 päeva tagasi
Hamilton was a poor kid washing car to buy a skateboard
It's Probably the feds, but
It's Probably the feds, but 3 päeva tagasi
Everything is on sale now f you have enough money
Soham Dighe
Soham Dighe 3 päeva tagasi
Honestly I never skips their ads 😂😂😂😂😂😂 They advertise on different level all together If you want to grow your brand This are the guys will help you more than marketing manager
TheMessiah 3 päeva tagasi
You do not need to complete 300 hours to get a Super License. The 300 hours is for drivers who have already held a Super License.
Moto1Mendoza 3 päeva tagasi
can the next video be how lewis hamilton became an f1 champion coming from a poor background?
Black Hawk (Black Hawk)
Black Hawk (Black Hawk) 3 päeva tagasi
I'm 23 is it too late?
george carpenter
george carpenter 4 päeva tagasi
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Winter Speed679
Winter Speed679 4 päeva tagasi
Daddy's Cash
niki4 whatever
niki4 whatever 4 päeva tagasi
Nikita Mazepin*
Peter Worthington (nvscheeko)
Peter Worthington (nvscheeko) 4 päeva tagasi
But isnt he getting told to go home and go in the Army for year if not he will go to Jail as all males have to do year in Miltary
kÿhXX 4 päeva tagasi
AMAZING - dominate lower tiers n train
hoiy vinosa
hoiy vinosa 4 päeva tagasi
"Accelerated the discussion of whether he deserves to be in F1." It's a fairly short conversation, Nolan.
ZeltroHD 4 päeva tagasi
Boot mazepin
hoiy vinosa
hoiy vinosa 4 päeva tagasi
Motorsport is a rich people’s sport
Tomasz Nowacki
Tomasz Nowacki 4 päeva tagasi
How did Hamilton get in with his broke family? Soros injection ?
Santiago Fitch
Santiago Fitch 4 päeva tagasi
How did checo buy his way in ?
MinecraftGamersHQ 4 päeva tagasi
James deserves higher wages than anyone; he started it no sly comments Mr. Nolan, you got s free car?!?!?
Filippo Danieli Bailo
Filippo Danieli Bailo 4 päeva tagasi
Zanardi now is dead :(
Scott Lee
Scott Lee 5 päeva tagasi
I was so ready to buy the stockys bundle until i realize they don't ship outside of us :(
Don Percent
Don Percent 5 päeva tagasi
And here I am with my few cents but so many talents that no one will never buy... life can be unfair.
John Macmillan
John Macmillan 5 päeva tagasi
Can you do a video about how less rich people make it to f1? Because I heard danny ric talk about his rise to f1 and it sounded quite alot different to this, like do driver academies sponsor you to compete in f4, f3 etc..
89srbija 5 päeva tagasi
24h of Lemons 😁😁😁 that is awesome 🤣
Muammar Gibran
Muammar Gibran 5 päeva tagasi
At least daddy Dimitry cares about his son. Like daddy Lawrence to Lance. Also, indeed as shown in the video, in the old days, before the Concorde Agreement and the Super License days, if you're rich enough, you can just buy an F1 car, something like a Maserati 250F or a Ferrari and run as a privateer. You might also saw some royalties racing in the sport, like Prince Bira of Siam, at that time. Now you can't do that since every team that wants to run the world circus has to get their car built by themselves, although you can outsource it (Haas has Dallara making the cars), you still have to throw money to build the car, and cannot just buy one from an existing team.
Catalina Lacson
Catalina Lacson 5 päeva tagasi
me:i have no experience nascar:ok your in me:but i have no exper nascar: what ever we let in rookies for crashes
Kyle Forgie
Kyle Forgie 5 päeva tagasi
As a Canadian maybe I'm probably biased, but I think Stroll has progressed beyond just a pay driver. He's a top 10 driver now.
Frankie Paez
Frankie Paez 5 päeva tagasi
You just need to go to a team in financial ruin and have your daddy be rich, tell him to pay them for the seat, and your in
Lucky Ducky Driving School
Lucky Ducky Driving School 5 päeva tagasi
Cool beans, but how do you get into WRC? That's what I'd rather be racing in, anyways.
Ryan Johnson
Ryan Johnson 5 päeva tagasi
Lol, the thumbnail is a Mazepin with Schumacher's car
Luciano Arebalo
Luciano Arebalo 5 päeva tagasi
Motorsport is a rich people’s sport
#J MANIA 5 päeva tagasi
How to buy your way into F1: Be the idiot Lance stroll
Cristobal K
Cristobal K 5 päeva tagasi
Nolan can you make a video for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup explaining which are the competitive teams, important race dates, freaky facks, etc pls!!!
APEX RACING (APEX RACING) 5 päeva tagasi
You're doing well with educating Americans on Formula 1; but to say the drivers "pee in their suits" isn't a point you should share the way you did. It came across as a fact that most on the grid do that. It has happened yes; but its more in the case of endurance racing/rally racing, not formula one.
alan C
alan C 5 päeva tagasi
F1 has always been for sale !
Nikita Mazepin
Nikita Mazepin 5 päeva tagasi
Seems someone has been spying on my dad
Stammer Garage
Stammer Garage 5 päeva tagasi
Spec miata driver here. Climbed my way from Karting
Power 789
Power 789 5 päeva tagasi
Does anyone know were I can get Alex’s t-shirt from. The one with the emporio armanj and bmw logos
Tirah5 5 päeva tagasi
U-Raal Chem?? Seriously?? Ou-ral Chem!!! damn you muricans. do some research. Ural as in river and mountain range Ural in Russia.
Niclas Horn
Niclas Horn 5 päeva tagasi
i dont need to watch the video, yes you can, and you always could in F1.. this is not a "new" thing.
Umakant Patil
Umakant Patil 5 päeva tagasi
It was more than 50 seconds when he said 48 And as a formula 1 fan I think it is just to say that every second counts.😅 PS IV wasted 10 of them typing this comment🙄
Aaron D
Aaron D 5 päeva tagasi
go get a Motorcycle
PrinZ 6 päeva tagasi
Lol I've recently discovered the mazespin website
AVP • 6 päeva tagasi
That ad was great
Alex C
Alex C 6 päeva tagasi
So you basically have to be rich to be a formula 1 driver
American Mechanic
American Mechanic 6 päeva tagasi
I would love to be an f1 driver
Justice Clum
Justice Clum 6 päeva tagasi
You can buy yourself into anything. Because people are stupid.
FatalDragon69 6 päeva tagasi
The money needed for F1 is soo wrong, because I bet there's a load of better drivers out there that just don't have the money behind them to get them in to a car !!
Fran Kranjac
Fran Kranjac 6 päeva tagasi
I start dribing kart 3yrs old now i am 13
Wade B
Wade B 6 päeva tagasi
Ship STOCKY to Canada!!! What gives? :(
Jase 6 päeva tagasi
This sounds exactly like Josh Revell's video.. but iz okie
just yeet the chicane
just yeet the chicane 6 päeva tagasi
4:04 I've heard of people who spend 200.000 - 300.000 a year
just yeet the chicane
just yeet the chicane 6 päeva tagasi
3:05 you don't have to drive a shifter, best option is move to Italy, drive in the national x30 or Rotax class to gain experience, then move to the OK/OKJ and drive at the WSK and FIA events Become world champion and move into single seaters
Taj Tahmeena
Taj Tahmeena 6 päeva tagasi
i love these finance and automotive videos
Lil Blin
Lil Blin 6 päeva tagasi
Ill stick to street racing 😏
8alakai8 6 päeva tagasi
check jimmy broadbent he is a sim racer doing real races now
zachary hoffa
zachary hoffa 6 päeva tagasi
It’s not talent. No one is born a good driver... it’s a SKILL. he is lacking SKILL. Sorry. Pet peeve
jakubkrcma 6 päeva tagasi
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.
Michael Gia Huy Nguyen
Michael Gia Huy Nguyen 6 päeva tagasi
Ilot deserved the seat
Jan Kaas
Jan Kaas 6 päeva tagasi
First race of Verstappen, he was 17 years and 3 days !
alextsang0328 7 päeva tagasi
Everything is for sale
Broom Broom Cars
Broom Broom Cars 7 päeva tagasi
I started Karting at 7
Eddie 168
Eddie 168 7 päeva tagasi
Just goes to show money dominates everything
Constable Dodo
Constable Dodo 7 päeva tagasi
Don't knock pay drivers, Senna was also a pay driver, thanks to his rich father.
Michael Gia Huy Nguyen
Michael Gia Huy Nguyen 6 päeva tagasi
Difference is that Senna made great impressions in the feeder series, while Mazepin was average
Hunter Williams
Hunter Williams 7 päeva tagasi
Cheer up, James. We love you.
Anthony Riordan
Anthony Riordan 7 päeva tagasi
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 7 päeva tagasi
This is why F1 is less popular than other sports
Aerodynamic 7 päeva tagasi
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 7 päeva tagasi
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 7 päeva tagasi
The advertising is hilarious
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