For many, the opportunity to drive fast and expensive cars, along with the lucrative pay, makes being a Formula 1 driver the ultimate career goal. However, some drivers have other aspirations for their lives if they were not part of the racing world.
"A Secret Agent at Heart": Nico Hulkenberg's Alternative Career Path Nico Hulkenberg, the Haas driver who has returned to the sport at "full capacity," has a different dream job in mind. "From the Track to the Kitchen": Yuki Tsunoda's Culinary Ambition Japanese AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda has a passion for a different type of speed, in the kitchen.
"Golfing with Lando Norris": The McLaren Driver's Love for the Green Lando Norris, of McLaren, has a different sporting ambition. "Rockstar Lewis Hamilton": The Seven-Time World Champion's Musical Aspiration Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, shared that he has a different type of performance in mind.
"Architects of the Racing World": Drivers with a Passion for Design Three drivers, Alex Albon (Williams), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), and Nyck de Vries (AlphaTauri), have a shared interest in architecture. "From the Racing World to the Football Pitch": George Russell's Love for Sports George Russell, of Mercedes, has a strong connection to sports, as a fan of Wolverhampton.
"Sergio Perez: The Sports Manager": The Red Bull Racing Driver's Career Path Sergio Perez, of Red Bull Racing, has a different sports-related career in mind. "Hockey with Valtteri Bottas": The Alfa Romeo Driver's Love for the Ice Valtteri Bottas, of Alfa Romeo, has a passion for a different type of sport.
"Cycling with Fernando Alonso": The Aston Martin Driver's Love for Two Wheels Fernando Alonso, of Aston Martin, has a love for cycling, despite a bicycle accident in 2021. "Max Verstappen: Two-Wheeler Racer": The Red Bull Racing Driver Stays on the Track Double F1 champion Max Verstappen, of Red Bull Racing, has a different racing-related ambition.
"Kevin Magnussen: The Fighter Pilot": The Haas Driver's Imagination Takes Flight Haas driver Kevin Magnussen let his imagination soar, imagining himself as a fighter pilot. "Logan Sargeant: The Aviator": The Williams Driver's Love for the Skies Logan Sargeant, of Williams, also has a love for the skies.
While being a Formula 1 driver is a highly coveted career, these drivers have shown that they have other passions and dreams beyond the racetrack.
From secret agents and chefs, to golfers and musicians, to architects and sports managers, these drivers have diverse interests that they would pursue if they were not in the world of Formula 1. Whether it be on the football pitch, the ice rink, the cycling track, or the skies, these drivers have shown that they have a range of talents and passions that extend far beyond their driving abilities.