F1 drivers and football players

Formula 1 drivers and football players. Who is a whose fan?

Formula 1 drivers are athletes to the core. Formula 1 and football go hand in hand. One might wonder, but it is more than just a charity match on Thursday at the Monaco Grand Prix. F1 drivers like football. Many of them are passionate football fans. They flock to stadiums to watch matches of their favorite teams, and many of them are friends with world-famous players.

Formula 1 requires constant physical training. That’s why every driver has additional training. One rides a bike in addition to regular training like Fernando Alonso. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton prefer skis, and Carlos Sainz has nothing against a party in tennis. In any case, they all enjoy football: some more, some less, but all love it.

What football teams Formula 1 drivers support?

Lewis Hamilton has been an Arsenal fan since he was five.

It would be a little more difficult to catch Formula 1 driver, Lewis Hamilton, playing football. The seven-time F1 champion prefers more extreme hobbies such as skiing, parachuting and jet skiing. Although he is unlikely to refuse a friendly match, Lewis Hamilton has supported Arsenal since he was five years old. He also played for the school football team. Hamilton also had the attending a training session when Arsene Wenger was coach.

In April 2022, Lewis Hamilton and grand slam champion Serena Williams bid to buy Premier League club Chelsea. The Red Bull driver Max Verstappen made the comment. He’s always thought Lewis Hamilton is a fan of Arsenal and Verstappen wouldn’t do the same in Hamilton’s place, regarding his favorite football team.

F1 drivers and football players

Max Verstappen is a PSV Eindhoven fan and a Barcelona fan.

Max Verstappen is a true football fan! At the beginning of his racing career in Formula 1, the Dutchman candidly said that he was a fan of PSV Eindhoven. After a while, he also became a fan of Barcelona as an international team. Verstappen also had support for Ajax in the Champions League.

The Formula 1 world champion likes to play FIFA in his spare time. Someone has seen Verstappen play with Frenkie de Jong, a Dutch international and FC Barcelona player.

Sergio Perez’ 11 number in Formula 1 is all about football.

Perez is a die-hard fan of former Real Madrid and Inter Milan star Ivan Zamorano.

The number of Zamorano’s footballer jersey when he scored goals for Club America influenced Sergio Perez’s choice of number in Formula 1.  

“He was my idol and was wearing No 11″–Sergio Perez revealed about Ivan Zamorano.

Today, the Red Bull driver is a fan of Lionel Messi. The Mexican F1 driver is good friends with former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

Sergio Perez also had his own amateur team, for which he played with his friends, mostly as a striker. Red Bull’s driver also has a favorite football team – the America from Mexico City. from Mexico City.

Charles Leclerc is a fan of the AS Monaco football team. 

It would be incorrect to describe Charles Leclerc as a die-hard fan, since he spent more time racing. He enjoys virtual racing. Although, the Scuderia Ferrari driver is a frequent guest of his local AS Monaco team. Charles Leclerc regularly takes part in charity football games and will never turn down a friendly match.

F1 drivers and football players

Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso – Real Madrid fans

For sure, no one can get through to Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz as soon as the Champions League begins. You don’t even have to look for them, because they support the Real Madrid football team. They are openly celebrating the team’s success on social media. The greatest celebration undoubtedly begins on the street near their houses, with every Real Madrid goal.

The two-time world champion has been following Real Madrid since he was a child, and he loves football. Alonso isn’t just making headlines for words; he can show a few tricks with the ball on the football field, so he wasn’t just making headlines for words. Alonso is a huge fan of Real Madrid and Real Oviedo. He received a customized jersey from Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Perez. Fernando Alonso is the fan of Zinedine Zidane, Kylian Mbappe, and Roberto Carlos.

Carlos Sainz is also from Spain and is a huge fan of Real Madrid. In an episode of Netflix’s Drive to Survive, Sainz and his family are big Los Blancos fans. Formula 1 drivers watch the football team’s games together.

Carlos Sainz favorite football team

Sebastian Vettel supports Eintracht Frankfurt football team.

We rarely see Sebastian Vettel on the football field, but when he steps out to fight at a charity match, he plays with passion. The Aston Martin driver speaks frankly about his impressions of the football game. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel supports his home country – German football club Eintracht Frankfurt.  

Pierre Gasly is a fan of Paris Saint-Germain.

Formula 1 driver and football fan Pierre Gasly never misses games with his favorite football team, Paris Saint-Germain. The French F1 driver is also ready to show off his best football skills.

However, Pierre Gasly remembers very well how football passion influenced his racing career. The case is that Gasly has been friends with Alpine driver Esteban Ocon for over fifteen years. When they were seven or eight, their parents were friends. Pierre Gasly had been playing football while Esteban Ocon was driving go-karts. Esteban’s father suggested to Gasley to try Esteban’s go-kart and after that he quit football for racing. 

Nico Hulkenberg follows Bayern Munich

Today Nico Hulkenberg has no free time, as he is a reserve Aston Martin’s reserve driver and working on TV Servus and waiting for a chance to return to Formula 1 as a full-time driver. However, he still follows his favorite football team. Nico Hulkenberg is a fan of Bayern Munich.

Daniel Ricciardo is a fan of Manchester United

McLaren’s driver isn’t nearly as passionate about football as other drivers, but he has nothing against friendly matches. Anyway, Daniel Ricciardo follows the Manchester United football team. 

Lando Norris supports Bristol City with his family.

Lando Norris was born in Bristol, Great Britain, and supports the local football team – Bristol City FC. His father, Adam Norris, an investor and businessperson, is very close with the owner of the football team. Although there were a few times when we saw Mclaren driver on the football field. Lando Norris enjoys racing, including virtual Grand Prix, like Charles Leclerc. 

Besides, current Mercedes driver George Russell, like his father, is a fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.

Formula 1 fans saw Valtteri Bottas hanging out at the Richmond Football Club. An Alfa Romeo driver and the goalkeeper of the Finnish national football team, Lukas Hradecky, who was playing in the Euros, are friends.  

Canadian Formula 1 driver, Lance Stroll, is a New York Giants fan. He’s on the couch watching football on a Sunday.  

Former Formula 1 drivers are also football fans.

  • Nico Rosberg as Adrian Sutil – Bavaria football club;
  • Felipe Massa and Riccardo Patrese support Milan football club;
  • Jenson Button – Bristol City;
  • Daniil Kvyat, J. Trulli, J. Fisichella – AS Roma;
  • Mark Webber supporting English Championship club Sunderland;
  • Alain Prost is St Étienne fan;
  • Eddie Irvine – Glasgow Rangers fan;
  • Jean Alesi is Juventus fan.

Who is the best football player among the Formula 1 drivers?

All the Formula 1 drivers are ready to show class on the football field. But to compete with Alpine driver Fernando Alonso and Red Bull driver Sergio Perez would be quite challenging. The championship belongs to the Mexican driver. Sergio Perez plays football like a professional player as he spends a lot of time with his own team in his hometown.