Becoming a Formula One driver is difficult and requires full commitment from an early age. A Formula One driver needs to have both excellent driving skills and a remarkable physical condition.
It should be noted that it takes several years before being able to become an F1 driver, requiring plenty of commitment.
- Develop remarkable racing skills To become a Formula One driver, developing racing skills from an early age is essential. Getting karting lessons at the age of 6 or 8 is recommended. The karting training should continue for five to 10 years. After karting, develop further skills on Formula BMW, GP3 and GP2 vehicles.
- Prepare a backup education Not all young people who train to become F1 drivers achieve the desired result in the end. F1 trainers recommend pursuing a college or university degree in parallel with training to have a backup career.
- Work on physical endurance Formula 1 drivers are are professional athletes, so watching the diet carefully and training on a daily basis is essential. The help of a personal trainer is often required to achieve the desired results. Having an excellent body posture, body mechanics and muscle strength are all important for a F1 driver.
- Become a test driver From the age of 20 and above, one can become a test driver on a Formula 1 car. After a couple of test years, the F1 driver career is open.