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Old 6th October 2006, 05:04   #1
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Thumbs up What car do F1 drivers drive ???

1st the standard company cars that all F1 drivers have to come to a Grand Prix in: [Note: Cars may vary from race-to-race; this is for the French GP]

Renault: Megane 2.0T Renaultsport
McLaren: Mercedes Benz S500
Ferrari: Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT
Toyota: Lexus RX400H
Williams: No car to turn up at GPs; Drivers choice
Honda: Civic i-CTDi
Red Bull: No car to turn up at GPs; Drivers choice
BMW-Sauber: BMW X3 3.0d M sport
Midland: No car to turn up at GPs; Drivers choice
Torro Rosso: No car to turn up at GPs; Drivers choice
Super Aguri: No car to turn up at GPs; Drivers choice

And now, the company cars for drivers personal use:

Alonso: Megane 2.0T Renaultsport; varies month-to-month
Fisi: Renault Vel Satis and Espace
Kimi: Mercedes ML55 and a R-class
DeLaRosa: Mercedes CLS 320 Cdi
Michael Schumacher: Ferrari F430
Massa: Maserati Quattroporte
Ralf Schumacher: Toyota Land Cruiser
Trulli: Lexus RX400H hybrid
Webber: BMW 5-series diesel
Rosberg: Audi RS6
Rubens: Two Honda Accords
Button: Honda NSX Type-R and a Honda S2000
Coulthard: Maserati Coupe GT
Klien: Maserati Coupe GT
Villeneuve: BMW X5 4.4i
Heidfeld: BMW X5 4.8is and a BMW M6
Albers: Porsche 997 Turbo and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Montiero: None/Nothing/Nada
Liuzzi: Maserati GranSport
Speed: Maserati GranSport
Sato: Honda Civic i-CTDi
Montagny: Honda Civic i-CTDi

What did F1 drivers ever own for the first time:

Alonso: company given Renault Megane - old style
Fisi: VW Golf GTi
Kimi: Lada / also owns: Mercedes CLK DTM
Pedro: Opel Corsa 1.3l GT
M Schumi: Ford Capri 1600 / also owns: Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, Lancia Phedra, Fiat Multipla
Massa: Fiat Punto / also owns: Ferrari 599 Fiorona
R Schumi: VW Golf
Trulli: mom's Renault Clio / also owns: 1964 Fiat 500
Webber: 1969 Toyota Corona (though not disclosed, he has been seen driving around in a Porsche Carrerra GT, possibly his own)
Rosberg: company given Audi RS6
Rubens: VW Golf / also owns: Ferrari 575
Button: Vauxhall Cavalier
Coulthard: Renault 5 GT Turbo / also owns: Smart Car, 1971 Mercedes 280SL [same year and month he was born], Mercedes E55 AMG estate and a Mercedes M-class
Klien: VW Golf / also owns: Opel Vectra 2.2i 16V SRi and a Range Rover Sport
Villeneuve: Peugeot 205 GTi / also owns: an old Chevy pick-up
Heidfeld: Opel Corsa / also owns: VW Beetle cabriolet and a VW Multivan
Albers: Opel Astra
Montiero: VW Golf VR6 / also owns: BMW 130d M Sport and a 1997 Chevy Tahoe
Liuzzi: Mercedes CLK 200 Kompressor / also owns: Audi A3 2.0 TDI S Line
Speed: Suzuki Swift / also owns: Ford Focus 1.4 style and a Audi S3
Sato: Honda Beat / also owns: 1996 Mini Cooper S
Montagny: VW Golf / also owns: Peugeot 1007 1.4 16V sport, a 1967 Chevy and a Ford Mustang

Courtesy: F1 magazine and Tom Clarkson

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very interesting to see so many F1 drivers driving just an average car. but surely a good mix n match garage for each one.

also i read somewhere that schumi now has an enzo FXX.
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hey does anyone know what namma NK drives? Last I heard he had an Ikon and Safari.
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Really cool info there Rajan !! Keep them coming !!

but more than the cars they own, they do their work in the cars everyone else in the world dreams of driving ...lucky buggers !!
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Interesting how much the car choice says about the drivers. I hear Mika Hakkinen drives an A Class.

Great stuff, Ranjan!
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Schumi also has an old Fiat 500 which was gifted to him by Luca D Montezmolo
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Kimi in a Lada.
No wonder he has so many DNFs this season.
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Interesting how much the car choice says about the drivers. I hear Mika Hakkinen drives an A Class.

Great stuff, Ranjan!
Not exactly. At the end of the 1999 (or 1998...am not sure ) season, Mercedes built a special edition Merc A class with 2 engines !! am not joking.....

One for Mika and one for DC. It was a token of their appreciation towards the 2 drivers who helped them win the championship (constructors and drivers if it was 1998 and only drivers if it was 1999 )
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Kimi now owns a Ferrari Enzo I heard. And Coulthard owns an A class with a twin turbo engine or sort of as nikhil told. It was given a lot of publicity. And it's identical to Hakkinen's A class.

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Kimi now owns a Ferrari Enzo I heard. And Coulthard owns an A class with a twin turbo engine or sort of as nikhil told. It was given a lot of publicity. And it's identical to Hakkinen's A class.
Well, the Enzo is not Kimi's.. but his friends, another Finn guy. Apparently he has lent it to Kimi for some time. As I said before in a previous thread, early practice.
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Kimi now owns a Ferrari Enzo I heard. And Coulthard owns an A class with a twin turbo engine or sort of as nikhil told. It was given a lot of publicity. And it's identical to Hakkinen's A class.
Not just a twon turbo engine but twin engined A class
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Well, the Enzo is not Kimi's.. but his friends, another Finn guy. Apparently he has lent it to Kimi for some time. As I said before in a previous thread, early practice.
That's nice to know. And any more insider news for us man???
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1st the standard company cars that all F1 drivers have to come to a Grand Prix in: [Note: Cars may vary from race-to-race; this is for the French GP].................................................. .................................................. ..............
Montagny: VW Golf / also owns: Peugeot 1007 1.4 16V sport, a 1967 Chevy and a Ford Mustang

Courtesy: F1 magazine and Tom Clarkson
Do any F1 drivers drive a Maruti 800 by chance?!

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Do any F1 drivers drive a Maruti 800 by chance?!
Yes man!!! Our own NK!!! I dunno if he still does that. But definitely used to.
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Kimi: Lada / also owns: Mercedes CLK DTM

Courtesy: F1 magazine and Tom Clarkson
Kimi lovd that car...said he got it from his mom's friend and it never broke down...guess I know what he's comparing it to.

He better give of that DTM now, or sell it...he's better off driving around in Ferraris...

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