How to buy your way into Formula 1

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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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  • 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

    Donut MediaDonut Media9 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

      Nathan AjibawoNathan AjibawoTund tagasi
    • @Ruis Gecko the rules where changed after verstappen entered.

      AlexAlexPäev tagasi
    • How did verstappen entered f1, he was 17

      Ruis GeckoRuis GeckoPäev tagasi
    • @RyanRocket Gaming professional means, that you earn money with it.

      AlexAlexPäev tagasi
    • @gordogordito87Ah, the racing itch, I know that one. Get a Logitech Driving Force GT wheel for a few bucks and start racing in raceroom(free base game) or Assetto Corsa Competizione or both. Also get a Wltoys k989. With the manual from Beavers Hobby channel, they run really smooth. There are Apps to measure your time via camera. Also watchout for Rc tracks in your area.

      AlexAlexPäev tagasi
  • "Accelerated the discussion of whether he deserves to be in F1." It's a fairly short conversation, Nolan.

    doire aintudoire aintu45 minutit tagasi
    • How did checo buy his way in ?

      doire aintudoire aintu45 minutit 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.

    Sean BaylorSean Baylor48 minutit 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.

    Vipul PaulVipul Paul2 tundi tagasi
  • Hamilton was a poor kid washing car to buy a skateboard

    senna racing legend 14senna racing legend 145 tundi tagasi
  • Everything is on sale now f you have enough money

    It's Probably the feds, butIt's Probably the feds, but5 tundi 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

    Soham DigheSoham Dighe5 tundi 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.

    TheMessiahTheMessiah7 tundi tagasi
  • can the next video be how lewis hamilton became an f1 champion coming from a poor background?

    Moto1MendozaMoto1Mendoza8 tundi tagasi
  • I'm 23 is it too late?

    Black HawkBlack Hawk10 tundi tagasi
  • The thinkable meteorology compellingly admit because enquiry proportionately check inside a guttural H habitual backbone. ill-fated, plain garden

    george carpentergeorge carpenter13 tundi tagasi
  • Daddy's Cash

    Winter Speed679Winter Speed67915 tundi tagasi
  • Nikita Mazepin*

    niki4 whateverniki4 whatever15 tundi 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

    Peter WorthingtonPeter Worthington15 tundi tagasi
  • AMAZING - dominate lower tiers n train

    kÿhXXkÿhXX19 tundi tagasi
  • "Accelerated the discussion of whether he deserves to be in F1." It's a fairly short conversation, Nolan.

    hoiy vinosahoiy vinosaPäev tagasi
  • Boot mazepin

    ZeltroHDZeltroHDPäev tagasi
    • Motorsport is a rich people’s sport

      hoiy vinosahoiy vinosaPäev tagasi
  • How did Hamilton get in with his broke family? Soros injection ?

    Tomasz NowackiTomasz NowackiPäev tagasi
  • How did checo buy his way in ?

    Santiago FitchSantiago FitchPäev tagasi
  • James deserves higher wages than anyone; he started it no sly comments Mr. Nolan, you got s free car?!?!?

    MinecraftGamersHQMinecraftGamersHQPäev tagasi
  • Zanardi now is dead :(

    Filippo Danieli BailoFilippo Danieli BailoPäev tagasi
  • U need a racing lisence as well n thats hard

  • I was so ready to buy the stockys bundle until i realize they don't ship outside of us :(

    Scott LeeScott LeePäev tagasi
  • And here I am with my few cents but so many talents that no one will never buy... life can be unfair.

    Don PercentDon PercentPäev 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..

    John MacmillanJohn MacmillanPäev tagasi
  • 24h of Lemons 😁😁😁 that is awesome 🤣

    89srbija89srbijaPäev 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.

    Muammar GibranMuammar GibranPäev 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

    Catalina LacsonCatalina LacsonPäev 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.

    Kyle ForgieKyle ForgiePäev 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

    Frankie PaezFrankie PaezPäev tagasi
  • Cool beans, but how do you get into WRC? That's what I'd rather be racing in, anyways.

    Lucky Ducky Driving SchoolLucky Ducky Driving School2 päeva tagasi
  • Lol, the thumbnail is a Mazepin with Schumacher's car

    Ryan JohnsonRyan Johnson2 päeva tagasi
  • Motorsport is a rich people’s sport

    Luciano ArebaloLuciano Arebalo2 päeva tagasi
  • How to buy your way into F1: Be the idiot Lance stroll

    #J MANIA#J MANIA2 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!!!

    Cristobal KCristobal K2 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.

    APEX RACINGAPEX RACING2 päeva tagasi
  • F1 has always been for sale !

    alan Calan C2 päeva tagasi
  • Seems someone has been spying on my dad

    Nikita MazepinNikita Mazepin2 päeva tagasi
  • Spec miata driver here. Climbed my way from Karting

    Stammer GarageStammer Garage2 päeva tagasi
  • Does anyone know were I can get Alex’s t-shirt from. The one with the emporio armanj and bmw logos

    Power 789Power 7892 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.

    Tirah5Tirah52 päeva tagasi
  • i dont need to watch the video, yes you can, and you always could in F1.. this is not a "new" thing.

    Niclas HornNiclas Horn2 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🙄

    Umakant PatilUmakant Patil2 päeva tagasi
  • go get a Motorcycle

    Aaron DAaron D2 päeva tagasi
  • Lol I've recently discovered the mazespin website

    PrinZPrinZ2 päeva tagasi
  • That ad was great

    AVP •AVP •2 päeva tagasi
  • So you basically have to be rich to be a formula 1 driver

    Alex CAlex C2 päeva tagasi
  • I would love to be an f1 driver

    American MechanicAmerican Mechanic3 päeva tagasi
  • You can buy yourself into anything. Because people are stupid.

    Justice ClumJustice Clum3 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 !!

    FatalDragon69FatalDragon693 päeva tagasi
  • I start dribing kart 3yrs old now i am 13

    Fran KranjacFran Kranjac3 päeva tagasi
  • Ship STOCKY to Canada!!! What gives? :(

    Wade BWade B3 päeva tagasi
  • This sounds exactly like Josh Revell's video.. but iz okie

    JaseJase3 päeva tagasi
  • 4:04 I've heard of people who spend 200.000 - 300.000 a year

    just yeet the chicanejust yeet the chicane3 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

    just yeet the chicanejust yeet the chicane3 päeva tagasi
  • i love these finance and automotive videos

    Taj TahmeenaTaj Tahmeena3 päeva tagasi
  • Ill stick to street racing 😏

    Lil BlinLil Blin3 päeva tagasi
  • check jimmy broadbent he is a sim racer doing real races now

    8alakai88alakai83 päeva tagasi
  • It’s not talent. No one is born a good driver... it’s a SKILL. he is lacking SKILL. Sorry. Pet peeve

    zachary hoffazachary hoffa3 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.

    jakubkrcmajakubkrcma3 päeva tagasi
    • Ilot deserved the seat

      Michael Gia Huy NguyenMichael Gia Huy Nguyen3 päeva tagasi
  • First race of Verstappen, he was 17 years and 3 days !

    Jan KaasJan Kaas3 päeva tagasi
  • Everything is for sale

    alextsang0328alextsang03283 päeva tagasi
  • I started Karting at 7

    Broom Broom CarsBroom Broom Cars3 päeva tagasi
  • Just goes to show money dominates everything

    Eddie 168Eddie 1683 päeva tagasi
  • Don't knock pay drivers, Senna was also a pay driver, thanks to his rich father.

    Constable DodoConstable Dodo3 päeva tagasi
    • Difference is that Senna made great impressions in the feeder series, while Mazepin was average

      Michael Gia Huy NguyenMichael Gia Huy Nguyen3 päeva tagasi
  • Cheer up, James. We love you.

    Hunter WilliamsHunter Williams3 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.

    Anthony RiordanAnthony Riordan3 päeva tagasi
  • This is why F1 is less popular than other sports

    OO3 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 .

    AerodynamicAerodynamic3 päeva tagasi
  • Money gets you there TALENT keeps you there. It has always been THUS! Moaners about this just know fuck all about F1

    DAGATHireDAGATHire3 päeva tagasi
  • The advertising is hilarious

    Daniil OxyukDaniil Oxyuk4 päeva tagasi
  • How could you leave out the Suzuki Forenza and the Coke Freestyle Machine 7:00

    Nathan CorbettNathan Corbett4 päeva tagasi
  • why was max then 17 yo when he started

    ringer gamerringer gamer4 päeva tagasi
    • The rule was changed specifically because of Max.

      ohredhkohredhk3 päeva tagasi
  • ...

    SmallzzSmallzz4 päeva tagasi
  • it sa little disrespectfull to say ,"they pee in their seats" that happend maybe a couple of times... but its not the standard. they know that they will be racing 2 hrs for now. so they prepare. or do you pee in your seat if you drive longer then 1,5 hrs + ?

    PrestigeTV UnstoppablePrestigeTV Unstoppable4 päeva tagasi
  • Do we feel jealous here?? Yes he bought the place ... Like Stroll and MSC junior in part. But a little quiz Who won the most races in GP3 2018 ... 2 in F2, Who was divinely (and overly) aggressive in Spa, which we want from the driver ..

    Stankovic AleksandarStankovic Aleksandar4 päeva tagasi
  • About damn time😂

    kk 5579kk 55794 päeva tagasi
  • Great show!

    Russ BaileyRuss Bailey4 päeva tagasi
  • i want to be a f1 driver and I'm eleven

    Racing Nerds!Racing Nerds!4 päeva tagasi
  • A sports magazine has calculated that a child who starts racing go-karts spends an average of 6 million to get to Formula 1. Therefore it is a sport for millionaires, talent has little to do with results.

    K PK P4 päeva tagasi
  • Damon Hill wasn't rich, he used to deliver pizzas to make a living as his father the great Graham Hill didnt have a insurance policy at the time of his death.

    SamSam4 päeva tagasi
    • But he did have connections.

      Ana AAna A2 päeva tagasi
  • Mate the 40 points are super license points not championship points

    SamSam4 päeva tagasi
  • STOCKY!!!!

    dave E Pdave E P4 päeva tagasi
  • The conmpanies yearly revenue is 100billion Rubel, equal to 1.8 billion USD

    Ben SoltauBen Soltau4 päeva tagasi
  • Mr.donut editor this reloading sounds different it isn't as raw/loud as the previous one but yeah thanks for adding it, I don't know whether Nolan likes or not

    Eklingsingh RathodEklingsingh Rathod4 päeva tagasi
  • F1 has always been for sale. Its always been about the money son. If it wasnt there wouldnt be team orders and it would be about racing. That's all.

    Julian MaraisJulian Marais4 päeva tagasi
  • Imagine we hear "Nikita Mazepin wins the Monaco Gran Prix" in the future

    Lim JackLim Jack4 päeva tagasi
  • What was with the shItty ZEBRA ad?

    James WheelerJames Wheeler4 päeva tagasi
  • You also can add Lance Stroll too.

    special cook dayspecial cook day4 päeva tagasi
  • TimTheTatMan Outro song

    Nik PlaysNik Plays4 päeva tagasi
  • Good video, that stocky shit is ridiculously cringe tho

    Wilf TansleyWilf Tansley4 päeva tagasi
  • Stocky is freaking amazing

    D.j.O'ConnorD.j.O'Connor4 päeva tagasi
  • Thank you for not vilifying Mazapin. Yes, he's not performing well, and yes he paid to play, but without him, Haas may not be on the grid and we may not have had another Schumacher behind the wheel. I for one am ok with...for now.

    Logan TannerLogan Tanner4 päeva tagasi
  • lets ask lance stroll

    Big FellaBig Fella4 päeva tagasi
  • Keep the F1 videos coming! Just watched Baku and I am so stoked on this season. Would like to see a video about why most modern tracks are pretty lame (Abu Dhabi, France, Russia) and some are pretty cool (Baku, USA (and I say that as a Canadian). I know Mr. Tilke has a lot to do with this but most videos I've watched on the subject are as boring as the tracks themselves. Thanks for great content, guys!

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    • Bruh, this is a car video. Why are you talking about crypto?

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  • I’m going to be campaigning to participate in lemons lol, hopefully I get lucky

    J TreiningJ Treining4 päeva tagasi
  • relax dudes...he`s ok the Hass is impossible to drive that`s all

    Bogdan IacovescuBogdan Iacovescu4 päeva tagasi
  • You know those stats you use for losing weight and water and stuff..... That doesn't exist anymore, those are old things. The cars are so easy to drive now they don't even get out of the car sweating. Not saying they aren't fit, but the effort is not what it once was.

    TheBajaminTheBajamin4 päeva tagasi
  • As a follow-up, make a video about drivers who made it into F1 without being super-rich before

    Igor PiaseckiIgor Piasecki5 päeva tagasi