F1 drivers' first ever road cars revealed... You'll be surprised!

Avaldati 22 veebr 2021
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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.

  • Kako ga cepas jbt

  • Fun vid

  • matt would make a great german

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

  • 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!

  • Love carwow covering f1

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

  • This one is intresting

  • I Learnt to drive in a Austin metro, very creepy instructor.

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • This was quite good! Thanks Matt

  • Семëрка

  • Mat vs yanni running ?

  • Я парень простой, вижу пятерку - открываю ролик)


  • dissrespecting ladas...you are now on putins blacklist

  • 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.

  • Corolla = Corona = Crown so theoretically is still on the market 😂

  • An honorable mention could be Sergio Perez's Chevrolet Chevy also known as Opel Corsa in Europe

  • Holy sh..., my man Lewis was knighted?

  • What was your first car? Mine was a 1994 tornado red VW GTI.

  • what was checo's first car?

  • 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.

  • nice

  • 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

  • kimi after watching this video- bwoahh

  • Kimi always rock!!!

  • Lujaa laatua: LADA

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Corona actually means 'Crown'. So it would be like "Toyota Crown"

  • I have a Toyota Corona 1997

  • More F1 content please!

  • 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.

  • 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.....

  • ‘57 BelAir? Mario Andretti won, by a mile.

  • 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!

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

  • Не понял чё там про ладу? 🤨

  • 😅😅😅But Lada Niva 4x4 is perfect, Mat

  • Please could you shoot the best GT cars?

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

  • Yes Matt...nothing wrong with a Mini Metro as a 1st car!!!

  • зделайте руск версию!


  • 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 Newly ok then, have a nice day...

    • @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 Newly this could be nacism if they are not from the same nation

    • @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 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.

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

  • Neat hair right there Mat

  • Can me and you swap lives mines great you get to go to school and walk on grass

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

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

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

  • Fiat Croma ❤️

  • Wasn’t sure if you were going to say shunt, or... something else

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

  • Kvyat's first car must be a lada Edit wait that was kimi's car

  • mat please do the review of Porsche 718 cayman plz plz plz fast i am waiting for that video

  • 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

  • I want a Fiat Croma.

  • Valimai update

  • do a review of the lada!

  • Англичане знаете какая легендарная машина на превью?

  • My father's first car was a Toyota corona

  • if Kimi drove a Lada and said it's perfect, then IT IS!

  • 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 👏

  • I was expecting something way more

  • SENNA Brazil BR

  • 2030 last year of diesel and petrol powerd cars(new)

  • This video furthermore assures my hatred of ROSBERG

  • 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.

  • Can you do a video on famous footballer's first cars?

  • Whoa! Damon Hill was the 1996 F1 World Camp. Mention that plz.....

  • Ferrari S90 Vs 911 turbo s Vs 720s Vs Evolve M5

  • I am a Australian

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

  • i have a 1995 carona xli

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

  • "Why the Lada?" Kimi: "It drives"

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

  • Please review land cruiser j200 facelift

  • Maybe Schumacher's Croma was the 1st gen, from half 80s to half 90s

  • Nigel Mansell had a Mondeo.

  • Why you never used GTA Spano?

  • 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.

  • What ? You drive an Audi arse Essex !

  • Kimii!

  • Couldn't expect less from the iceman himself q

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

  • My first car is the same as Sebastian Vettels first car, awesome

  • Kimi is such a legend and Lada is simply horrible car.

  • 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

  • When are you going to review the Toyota GR mark x

  • I LOVE when he talks with a german accent😭