How to buy your way into Formula 1

  Ogledi 866,845

Donut Media

Pred 6 dnevi

Thanks to The Zebra for sponsoring today’s video. See how much time and money you can save today by comparing car insurance rates with a quick visit to

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?


New to the Channel?
►Watch this:

We upload almost every day, subscribe so you don't miss out!
►Subscribe here:

Click here for more info on joining the Donut Underground!

Shop Donut Merch:

Donut Media is at the center of digital media for the next generation of automotive and motorsports enthusiasts. We are drivers, drifters, and car enthusiasts who love to tell stories.

Donut Media
Donut Media Pred 6 dnevi
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
SIDYfe4r Pred 2 dnevi
@Nico6967 Rules changed however, so yes, you have to be 18 to get into F1
Nico6967 Pred 2 dnevi
You don’t have to be 18 for f1, Max Verstappen was either 16 or 17 when he started
SIDYfe4r Pred 2 dnevi
I was about to say that.
Mithul B
Mithul B Pred 2 dnevi
@Chuckie but I'm sure they'd love to make left turns for their entire as a racer and find it very appealing
Damar Fadlan
Damar Fadlan Pred 2 dnevi
@Rayyan Ali Khan hi Rayyan.
Wade B
Wade B Pred 54 minutami
Ship STOCKY to Canada!!! What gives? :(
Jase Pred 3 urami
This sounds exactly like Josh Revell's video.. but iz okie
just yeet the chicane
just yeet the chicane Pred 4 urami
4:04 I've heard of people who spend 200.000 - 300.000 a year
just yeet the chicane
just yeet the chicane Pred 4 urami
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
Taj Tahmeena
Taj Tahmeena Pred 6 urami
i love these finance and automotive videos
Lil Blin
Lil Blin Pred 7 urami
Ill stick to street racing 😏
8alakai8 Pred 8 urami
check jimmy broadbent he is a sim racer doing real races now
zachary hoffa
zachary hoffa Pred 8 urami
It’s not talent. No one is born a good driver... it’s a SKILL. he is lacking SKILL. Sorry. Pet peeve
jakubkrcma Pred 9 urami
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.
Michael Gia Huy Nguyen
Michael Gia Huy Nguyen Pred uro
Ilot deserved the seat
Jan Kaas
Jan Kaas Pred 10 urami
First race of Verstappen, he was 17 years and 3 days !
alextsang0328 Pred 11 urami
Everything is for sale
Broom Broom Cars
Broom Broom Cars Pred 11 urami
I started Karting at 7
Eddie 168
Eddie 168 Pred 11 urami
Just goes to show money dominates everything
Constable Dodo
Constable Dodo Pred 13 urami
Don't knock pay drivers, Senna was also a pay driver, thanks to his rich father.
Michael Gia Huy Nguyen
Michael Gia Huy Nguyen Pred uro
Difference is that Senna made great impressions in the feeder series, while Mazepin was average
Hunter Williams
Hunter Williams Pred 15 urami
Cheer up, James. We love you.
Anthony Riordan
Anthony Riordan Pred 17 urami
Say what you want, but if you actually watch F1 you'd see Maz has actually been doing better the last 2-3 races.
O Pred 18 urami
This is why F1 is less popular than other sports
Aerodynamic Pred 20 urami
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 .
DAGATHire Pred 21 uro
Money gets you there TALENT keeps you there. It has always been THUS! Moaners about this just know fuck all about F1
Daniil Oxyuk
Daniil Oxyuk Pred 22 urami
The advertising is hilarious
Nathan Corbett
Nathan Corbett Pred dnevom
How could you leave out the Suzuki Forenza and the Coke Freestyle Machine 7:00
ringer gamer
ringer gamer Pred dnevom
why was max then 17 yo when he started
ohredhk Pred 13 urami
The rule was changed specifically because of Max.
Smallzz Pred dnevom
PrestigeTV Unstoppable
PrestigeTV Unstoppable Pred dnevom
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 + ?
Stankovic Aleksandar
Stankovic Aleksandar Pred dnevom
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 ..
kk 5579
kk 5579 Pred dnevom
About damn time😂
Russ Bailey
Russ Bailey Pred dnevom
Great show!
Racing Nerds!
Racing Nerds! Pred dnevom
i want to be a f1 driver and I'm eleven
K P Pred dnevom
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.
Sam Pred dnevom
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.
Sam Pred dnevom
Mate the 40 points are super license points not championship points
dave E P
dave E P Pred dnevom
Ben Soltau
Ben Soltau Pred dnevom
The conmpanies yearly revenue is 100billion Rubel, equal to 1.8 billion USD
Eklingsingh Rathod
Eklingsingh Rathod Pred dnevom
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
Julian Marais
Julian Marais Pred dnevom
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.
Lim Jack
Lim Jack Pred dnevom
Imagine we hear "Nikita Mazepin wins the Monaco Gran Prix" in the future
James Wheeler
James Wheeler Pred dnevom
What was with the shItty ZEBRA ad?
special cook day
special cook day Pred dnevom
You also can add Lance Stroll too.
Nik Plays
Nik Plays Pred dnevom
TimTheTatMan Outro song
Wilf Tansley
Wilf Tansley Pred dnevom
Good video, that stocky shit is ridiculously cringe tho
D.j.O'Connor Pred dnevom
Stocky is freaking amazing
Logan Tanner
Logan Tanner Pred dnevom
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.
Big Fella
Big Fella Pred dnevom
lets ask lance stroll
Hartley Vibert
Hartley Vibert Pred dnevom
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!
Jessica Woodley
Jessica Woodley Pred dnevom
The 4-hour chart noted the price of DO:GE falling over the weekend. The chart noted two consecutive falls that pushed DO:GE from $0.4480 to $0.3288. As the price moved sideways, support was marked at $0.2964. However, volatility was high suggesting another price swing could take place. As we noted a tussle between buyers and sellers, downward pressure was evident as Stochastic RSI remained close to the oversold zone. Although RSI line had crossed over the s!gnal line, hinting at the buyers trying to fight back, it did not help the price to break out of its current consolidation. Meanwhile, MACD indicated that bearishness in the market has remained high over the past week and MACD line was dropping lower. Am not an expert or a professional in b't'c tra:de but am a prof!table one because I copy tra:de with Jeff Wayne's tra:de calls, and I have been able to increase my portf0l!o from 3 b’t’c to 5 b't'c in just about six months. Employing the services of a tra:de s!gnal provider definitely have its perks depending on how accurate the tra:de s!gnals are and I can attest to the accuracy of Mr.Bryant’s tra:de calls. He can be reached on tele:gram (JeffWayn) OR whats:app (+1 256 291-8263) for more inquiries into his tra:de s!gnal services..
Jr. Pred 20 urami
Bruh, this is a car video. Why are you talking about crypto?
Kendra Clark
Kendra Clark Pred dnevom
This is an awesome opportunity and a privilege to find someone who is really generous enough to share his winning strategy and carry people along in such a way you hardly find in the space.
Jessica Woodley
Jessica Woodley Pred dnevom
Jessica Woodley
Jessica Woodley Pred dnevom
@Grey Phillips @ He will personally direct you to his link, So Message him now on what's app
Cecil Tharp
Cecil Tharp Pred dnevom
@Grey Phillips his contact information's is ☝️☝️☝️☝️
J Treining
J Treining Pred dnevom
I’m going to be campaigning to participate in lemons lol, hopefully I get lucky
Bogdan Iacovescu
Bogdan Iacovescu Pred dnevom
relax dudes...he`s ok the Hass is impossible to drive that`s all
TheBajamin Pred dnevom
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.
Igor Piasecki
Igor Piasecki Pred dnevom
As a follow-up, make a video about drivers who made it into F1 without being super-rich before
David Morfaw
David Morfaw Pred dnevom
Dopest ad ever. I live in Cameroon and I am comparing car insurance prices in the US. I will never see a zebra the same again. I will think of sleep, donuts and insurance
Trung Le
Trung Le Pred 2 dnevi
Well.. yes. Daddy Stroll
drivewayhero Pred 2 dnevi
Russians do that
Aaron Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez Pred 2 dnevi
10:23 Lewis hamilton, fernando alonso, Michael Schumacher, Esteban ocon, sebastian vettel, kimi raikkonen all came from average backgrounds. Not rich families. There is always a way
Aaron Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez Pred 2 dnevi
Other motorsports including f1 isn't really pay to play. And sponsors are a thing guys
e Pred 2 dnevi
"I was reading a book the other day and I almost died" Nolan (AKA God of Anything on Wheels), 2021
Lord Shadow
Lord Shadow Pred 2 dnevi
Can you buy yourself into F1 yes, yes you can. Everyone in F1 has deep pockets but if you have rich parents who can sponsor you (and your "new" team). I'm happy to seeing an American into F1
Virus512 Pred 2 dnevi
why is nicholas missing?
weissachpassion Pred 2 dnevi
But there are also many drivers like Lewis Hamilton who’s Familie was actually quite poor… . Of course it was financially hard for them, but Mclaren/Mercedes sponsored him quite early, because they saw his talent. Also Sebastian Vettels Family wasn’t very rich. He just got sponsored from RedBull quite early on.
Light Pred 2 dnevi
He doesn't deserve a seat. Thank you for attending my TED Talk.
Moe Monkey
Moe Monkey Pred 2 dnevi
You forgot to mention the team that Lance Stroll is on is LITERALLY owned by his father. The only difference is that Lance is not half bad and even made podium before.
Nyananymous Pred 2 dnevi
I hope there will be a Honda stocky in the future
Kretox Pred 2 dnevi
5:10 well what is with Max verstappen? he was 16 and drove a f1 car. and with 17. he drove a complete season.
vagjagan Pred 2 dnevi
Highlight "The Zebra" ad 😂
Ignacio Pred 2 dnevi
So you are going to completely ignore mazepin's career in F3 and F2 and also the fact that he and Mick has a shit car that is undrivable just to follow the reddit circlejerk of "mazepin bad"? I mean, at least you could have explain why he spins on almost every race and why he and Mick are always last. They literally have the same car from 2020 without improvements and it got worse due to the 2021 regulations. But hey, let's skip that part
FighterCK Pred 2 dnevi
Lewis Hamilton wasn't rich.
General Mafro
General Mafro Pred 2 dnevi
You do realise theyre all incredibly rich, or they are funded by people who are rich. None of them got there without money. Watch Crash and Byrne, its a doc about an irish man who was talented than most drivers but couldnt make it bc he had no money. Still, he managed to race alongside Senna in the junior categories. Worth a look
General Mafro
General Mafro Pred 2 dnevi
Look at stroll. Prime example of 'money talks'
Sagara Sousuke
Sagara Sousuke Pred 2 dnevi
Yes, and? Stroll is a more obvious example.
BonBonAdios MiaEVERGLOW Pred 2 dnevi
I want to watch these videos with interesting topics but theres too many ads and fart jokes that ruins it This video could literally be half the time
Nfk Plo
Nfk Plo Pred 2 dnevi
Max verstappen was 17 when he won his first race so the 19y rule isn't ha 100% true
Drabo7 Pred 2 dnevi
ur ad was so boring that i couldnt skip it.
Jacquie Miller
Jacquie Miller Pred 2 dnevi
The certain volcano extragingivally pack because comfort echographically mend amongst a marvelous cultivator. naughty, garrulous tempo
Ivan Fandy
Ivan Fandy Pred 2 dnevi
did anyone know the song title used in 09:58??
Mytwistedvoices Pred 2 dnevi
I need a Lexus G35 Stocky. White
David Jr
David Jr Pred 2 dnevi
Fake News alert!! Mazespin is making F1 great again, here is the official fb fan club for Nikita Mazespin the goat, please join and support the great one!!
matias Hager
matias Hager Pred 2 dnevi
you can buy you in to F1 but you still need a driver license and will never drive the big cars
devyn kopulos
devyn kopulos Pred 2 dnevi
Whats wrong w james we cant have him sad pls 😔
THE M.F GARAGE Pred 2 dnevi
stockys ummm!
Clifton Sargent
Clifton Sargent Pred 2 dnevi
Thank you for cutting your hair, your looking good my guy
Keepitqool Pred 2 dnevi
Gotta get donut to be an official f1 media correspondent!!
Hakimi Pred 2 dnevi
An F1 driver is a real job that is put under stress, if you wanted a job that's not stress then work at Donut . I wish :(
Robert Zeigler
Robert Zeigler Pred 2 dnevi
Apparently everyone has forgotten that Strolls dad not only bought his seat but he bought a team then went and bought a car company to name the team.... like come on man
Jake G
Jake G Pred 2 dnevi
In Australia we have "Nugget Nationals" which limits cars based on displacement, price and tyre type
Victor Magese
Victor Magese Pred 2 dnevi
that ad 😂😂😂😂
Gonçalo Parreira
Gonçalo Parreira Pred 2 dnevi
Great vid as always. I just wanted to point out that the "they pee on their suits" is a lot rarer than his tone suggests. Some drivers say it's almost impossible for them to do so because it's really hard to relax your bladder while driving an F1 car. But it does happen, just not so often as ppl sometimes make it to be
Athif Tsabit
Athif Tsabit Pred 2 dnevi
Lmao nice ad
Ignacio Euclides
Ignacio Euclides Pred 2 dnevi
Ever heard about a poor guy called Fangio? Lol
John Hofer
John Hofer Pred 2 dnevi
"To make a million dollars going racing, you need to start with a billion"
Aaron Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez Pred 2 dnevi
Yet most of the greats didn't come from rich families.
Prathish Caleb
Prathish Caleb Pred 2 dnevi
So there is a 24 hours of lemons...great
Shahroz Aftab
Shahroz Aftab Pred 2 dnevi
That was a nice intro
Bigg Papa Clay
Bigg Papa Clay Pred 2 dnevi
Short answer: you can buy yourself into anything
Zontar Pred 2 dnevi
The poor man's way to get into F1 is to go up the Road to Indy and then get your points driving in IndyCar. Sure it's also expensive as hell but not *as* expensive as hell as the Formula ladder.
Arturo Styles
Arturo Styles Pred 2 dnevi
I enjoy making money online,there is this good feelings it gives me
Johnson donghatti
Johnson donghatti Pred 2 dnevi
Great records from you guys really helpful now I'm satisfied I think I'm gonna give her a try now
Eric David
Eric David Pred 2 dnevi
Mrs shaw has managed my investment so well that my daily returns is assured.
Kelvin Bathelomew
Kelvin Bathelomew Pred 2 dnevi
Don't be ignorant of your future, secure your future by making good investment
Adam Fedrico
Adam Fedrico Pred 2 dnevi
I have been Trading with barbara for a long time now she has never failed to deliver
Diego Greenwood
Diego Greenwood Pred 2 dnevi
She is not like other brokers that will promise you unbelievable profits still fail to delivered
Caio Gerstmann
Caio Gerstmann Pred 2 dnevi
Hey, senna was not rich, he got rich after getting famous for racing yes, and even dated some tv celebrities, but for context here, he did middle school in the same school I've attended through my high school years, and that school isn't even one of the 10 most expensive schools here in São Paulo
Caio Gerstmann
Caio Gerstmann Pred 2 dnevi
@Zontar yes, kart is an expensive hobby, I have a friend which is a professional pilot and his team spends around 15k usd yearly on it, but they're sponsored, and I believe Senna was too from an early age
Zontar Pred 2 dnevi
He didn't go to an expensive school because his family where spending a typical middle class Brazilian annual salary on his karting.
Herie Hairi
Herie Hairi Pred 2 dnevi
This is better because its his Dad's money. Look up for Alex yoong, hes using our country money thru Petronas.
Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall Pred 2 dnevi
People have to know this, even the "poor" families who made it into F1 are considerably better off than most people. Imagine having hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars to throw at your kids go-karting career. There is no such thing as an F1 driver from a "poor" family.
Zontar Pred 2 dnevi
Well not anymore, but there used to be, but those days are over.
reclusiam Pred 2 dnevi
all this hype and un-hype for mazespin has actually resparked my interest in f1, not in 15 years have I watched an f1 race before mazespin and all this s***storm about him went viral.
Wolf Films
Wolf Films Pred 2 dnevi
2:53 that rig at most cost 1k
faisal Felemban
faisal Felemban Pred 2 dnevi
Unpopular opinion but I think its okay to have mazepin, latifi or stroll tbh. The other source of talent is young talent academy like redbull junior team or Ferrari's and at a point this create a bottle neck where top talents get stuck in midfield teams like gasley, Italian Jesus or even Russell. To have pay drivers is good to have different teams.. A win win situation for all, the team gets money to develop a competitive car while they also need to invest in developing their drivers... In theroy, by the time haas or Williams have a better car latifi and mazepin have enough experience to at least score points
Damar Fadlan
Damar Fadlan Pred 2 dnevi
Imagine if Revue Starlight owned Gran turismo 3.
The Hidden Economics of Formula 1
Ogledi 686 tis.
The Dark Underworld of F1 Sponsorships
Zvezde Granda - Promo - Emisija 71
Grand Online
Ogledi 123 tis.
A TikToker Showed Up To My Training Session..
Buy these before they blow up
Donut Media
Ogledi 629 tis.
What if Dodge Entered Formula 1?
Donut Media
Ogledi 1 mio.
Why This Is the Best SUV Ever Made
Donut Media
Ogledi 896 tis.
Your Next Project Car Could Come in the Mail
GM's $2,000,000,000 Disaster
Donut Media
Ogledi 2 mio.
Are Cars Going To Keep Getting Bigger?
Zvezde Granda - Promo - Emisija 71
Grand Online
Ogledi 123 tis.
A TikToker Showed Up To My Training Session..
Shyhrete Behluli & Gold AG - Perhajr Gjyshe
Shyhrete Behluli
Ogledi 1,2 mio.
Two Louder TV
Ogledi 195 tis.
Nipke - Kdaj Bo Hit
Dravle Rec.
Ogledi 199 tis.
Fastest Soapbox Car Wins
Dude Perfect
Ogledi 12 mio.