Do F1 Drivers Pee in Their Cars?

A Formula 1 race can last for up to two hours, with drivers running at an average speed of more than 100 KMPH whilst consuming large amounts of fluid during the race. This begs the question: Do F1 drivers pee in their Cars?


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Drivers do pee in their cars

F1 drivers are under a lot of pressure and are sitting in cockpits that reach more than 100°F, which results in rapid dehydration. So drivers can pee during races if they want to, and many have admitted to doing so in the past.

Hamilton on peeing in the car

The seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, has said on numerous occasions that he has never peed during a race, adding that he couldn’t if he tried. Regardless of whether this is because of the stress during a race or discomfort.

Vettel reveals who pee in their car

After securing his and Aston Martin’s maiden podium at the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel revealed after the race who urinate in their cars. The German said: "I think half of the grid does. I don’t, I never did."

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Schumacher peed during races

It is a well-known rumor that Michael Schumacher, arguably one of the best drivers in F1 history, did pee during many races. And Hamilton mentioned that his mechanic once said that Michael would pee in pretty much each and every race.

Coulthard admits peeing in his suit

David Coulthard, the 13 times Grand Prix winner, has admitted to peeing in his suit, as well as the 1976 world champion James Hunt and Martin Brundle. Some of those who have said they never pee in their suits include Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

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