- The height difference between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton goes down to mere inches.
- Verstappen is not the tallest driver on the grid, with Nico Hulkenberg leading the way by a humongous margin.
It is a known fact that Formula 1 has produced a lot of rivalries, but none of them have grabbed the audience’s attention as much as the Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton rivalry that took shape during the 2021 season. However, as interesting as their rivalry has been, it’s the two driver’s height difference that many wonder about.
While Lewis Hamilton has achieved major success in his 13 years of career, the Briton has also managed to hold a socialite personality outside the sport. The driver has won seven World Championship titles, 103 race wins, 104 pole positions, and 1197 podiums in his career. He has managed to climb the ladders of victory to become an inspiration to many aspirant young drivers.
Meanwhile, Max Verstappen has won the world championships in a row and beaten the seven-time champion who has become an idol for many. After having taken the top position in 2021, the f1 community split in two. With some supporting the Dutchman and some supporting the Briton over the controversial 2021 season.
What is the height difference between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen?
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton have fought tooth and nail for the 2021 World Championship. While Hamilton was hunting his record-breaking 8th title, Verstappen was hoping to become a champion for the very first time. After the 2021 season that saw the Dutchman clinch the championship, he produced two great seasons in 2022 and 2023 and became a three-time champion.
Nevertheless, the rivalry between them hasn’t fizzled out yet. Although they have shown immense respect for each other, the two drivers are hungry to beat each other at any cost to secure their name on the championship. However, as concerning as their rivalry can get, many have taken an interest in the height difference between the two.
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Verstappen stands in the Top 10 tallest drivers on the grid but in the 6th position after Lance Stroll, being 5’9. Meanwhile, Hamilton is only two inches shorter than the Dutchman, being 5’7 and far back on the list but not close to Yuki Tsunoda. Nevertheless, their height difference has never been an issue when it comes to challenging each other to the very end.
The last season witnessed the untimely success of Verstappen and his third world championship along with the 19 race wins in a single season added to his collection. The driver also managed to win 10 consecutive races in a single season and secure his position as one of the greatest in the sport along with names like Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and more.
Is Max Verstappen the tallest driver on the grid?
Max Verstappen is taller than the seven-time champion although by only 2 inches. However, the driver stands further below many other drivers who are taller than the Dutchman. With being 6th on the list of tallest drivers, he barely touches the 6-foot-tall mark, like the other drivers on the list.
Right before Verstappen is Stroll with only a difference of 0.04 being 5’9.7 feet tall while Verstappen is 5’9.3 feet tall. Topping the Aston Martin pay driver is Nico Hulkenberg being 6 feet tall and George Russell joins him in the 6 feet tall category.
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The tallest drivers are Esteban Ocon and Alex Albon, who are both 6’1 and reside at the very top of the list. Meanwhile, Hamilton goes all the way down after Pierre Gasly and Lando Norris. Nevertheless, their heights do not measure their hunger and thirst for the thrill and need to win a championship in Formula 1.