The 8 Oldest Drivers Ever to Start a Formula One Race

All of our drivers come from the earliest days of F1 (image: pinterest.com)

All of our drivers come from the earliest days of F1 (image: pinterest.com)

We recently took a look at the eight youngest drivers ever to have started a Formula One Grand Prix and found that there have been a surprising number of teenagers to have got behind the wheel of the some of the world’s most highly engineered and quickest cars in the history of motorsport.

What may be even more surprising however, is just how many drivers have managed to extend their racing careers into their sixth decade of life. In the history of F1 in fact, there have been eight drivers to have started a race past their 52nd birthday and it is those quinquagenarians who we are focussing on today.