Best Formula 1 Quotes

Formula One is an intense, expensive, and exciting sport. Millions of fans follow the sport worldwide, watching their favorite teams battle each other. The pressure, financial win opportunities, and drama keep us hooked on the outcomes on the track.

Whether you’re an F1 or not, you can’t deny the intensity of the sport.

Here are our favorite iconic Formula 1 quotes.

Best Formula 1 Quotes

Iconic Formula One Quotes


“The moment money becomes your motivation, you are immediately not as good as someone who is stimulated by passion and internal will.” – Sebastian Vettel


“When you give up your hunger for success you are not racing full-heartedly anymore. Just to be there, that is not my style.” – Felipe Massa


“As a Formula One driver, you dream about winning your first race all your life. I am desperate to know what it feels like.” – Sergio Perez


“Nothing can really prepare you for when you get in the Formula One car. Knowing that you’re driving a multimillion-dollar car, and if you crash it it’s going to cost a lot of money, and they might not give you another chance, is scary.” – Lewis Hamilton

“I think one thing Liberty finds frustrating is a lot of this business is conducted through the media. That’s something they’re not used to with American sport. There’s that constant comparison of America sport and franchises verses Formula One – American sport works in America, it doesn’t work globally.” – Christian Horner

“It takes a little time to return to a Formula One car after 15 months away and to get back in the rhythm again, but after about 20 laps, I was feeling really comfortable and enjoying myself.” – Jos Verstappen

“I’m not here for anything other than world championships. I don’t want to be here driving around and finishing races and scoring points. I only want to win and if I can’t do that – if I can’t see that I have a future with wins and championships – then I’m not up for Formula One, I’ll do something else where I can win.” – Kevin Magnussen

“Formula One was just cool. I loved racing, all types of racing, but from a young age, Formula One was the noise and everything, and that’s what I was drawn to. I already knew when I was younger, the coolest guys are in F1… not that NASCAR drivers aren’t cool, but that was always what I had in my head!” – Daniel Ricciardo

“I can’t remember what made my dad take us karting for the first time, I can’t remember really. I was into motorsport by then and I knew everything, and every driver, it was around 2009, 2008. That’s when I first properly knew about Formula One. Those were the days.” – Lando Norris

“People enjoy watching sports at the weekend and watching motor racing and whatever sports, and Formula One is the number one global platform which is competing regularly – not like the Olympic Games or the World Cup – so the macro case was this is something that we should be part of because it’s going to grow, and it does.” – Toto Wolff

Famous Formula 1 Quotes


“Every day, every year, every new season is a reset from the last, and you are still hungry for success, to do things better and better.” – Fernando Alonso

“It is one thing to drive a Formula 1 car, and it is another thing to actually race it.” – Robert Kubica

“Both Indy Car and Formula 1 work in the same way, although there is a greater emphasis on development and technology in Formula 1.” – Jacques Villeneuve

“I will be better in Monte Carlo than I was in Phoenix. If I can’t win maybe I will lead 50 laps.” – Jean Alesi

“It doesn’t matter how much money you’ve got, or how many connections, there’s always something you want that’s out of reach.” – Jenson Button

“In Formula 1, you need a great level of endurance because the races are long, so you need a pretty good base endurance.” – Daniel Ricciardo

“I am living my childhood dream of racing in Formula 1 and I’ve put my whole life into achieving that dream so it is only natural for me to be giving absolutely everything I’ve got, to achieve success in racing and the day I no longer do that I will retire from racing immediately.” – Kevin Magnussen

“I am a very competitive person in everything. Not only F1 but in everyday life.” – Fernando Alonso

“I decided to do the maximum to hold onto the lead for as long as possible. That is why I pushed so hard from the beginning. I was at 100 percent concentration.” – Jean Alesi

“I think 19 years, what I’ve done, you see nowadays people get there with money and so on, but they last one or two years. To be able to have lasted that long, it’s still impressive for me. I had a blast being a Formula 1 driver.” – Rubens Barrichello

“F1 teams need a driver who will consistently set lap times that are 100 percent on the edge.” – Jean Alesi

“I am very proud to be part of this team, and I know that winning with Ferrari will mean more than winning with another team.” – Fernando Alonso

“To understand the intensity of driving an F1 car, you have to be in it. When you’re driving a 750hp machine at 200mph, the noise and the vibrations are incredible. The G-force when you take big corners is like someone trying to rip your head off. You hit the brakes, and it feels as if the skin is being pulled off your body.” – Jenson Button

“The day that arrives the first victory or the first win for McLaren-Honda will be a massive achievement for all of us.” – Fernando Alonso

“I feel extremely lucky and privileged to have my achievements.” – Fernando Alonso

“When it comes to my racing career I’m very driven and very selfish. People who are around me at races will know that I’m a different person here than in my personal life. I completely blank people at races. I need to be focused. I’m rude.” – Jenson Button

“I look at myself as someone who has been very lucky – my job is also what I enjoy most in the world, and I can make my life doing it.” – Fernando Alonso

Michael Schumacher Formula 1 Quotes

“Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.” – Michael Schumacher

“You win a race, the next race it’s a question mark. Are you still the best or not? That’s what is funny. But that’s what is interesting. And that’s what is challenging. You have to prove yourself every time.” – Michael Schumacher

“If you do things to the limit, and don’t purposely go over that limit, then I think it’s fine to do whatever you want. So long as you enjoy it. That’s what’s important.” – Michael Schumacher

“Your ups and downs in sports, I think they are as normal as daily life: One day you wake up and feel great, the next day you wake up and feel maybe less great.”
– Michael Schumacher

“In sport there is never any moment that is the same as the other. I have been in Formula One for 12 years, and out of that I had one year with the perfect car.” – Michael Schumacher

“I just want to be known as a very normal person and be treated as that and be able to walk down the street like anyone else.” – Michael Schumacher

Lewis Hamilton Formula 1 Quotes

“I feel like people are expecting me to fail, therefore, I expect myself to win.” – Lewis Hamilton

“I’m very, very competitive.” – Lewis Hamilton

“My saying is; We win and lose together. I think that really does apply to both my fans, family and the team.” – Lewis Hamilton

“Sure every driver has his value and you want to be respected but again money is not something that drives me.” – Lewis Hamilton

“I want to outsmart everyone.” – Lewis Hamilton

“I think grooming is definitely undervalued by men. We all expect women to be fully groomed, which they do. But I also think it’s just as important for a man to look fresh and clean.” – Lewis Hamilton

“I don’t aspire to be like other drivers, I aspire to be unique in my own way.” – Lewis Hamilton

“My brother was told that he wouldn’t walk, that he wouldn’t be able to play drums, that he wouldn’t be able to race a car – and he’s done all those things. He’s defied the odds, defied disability. I look at him and I’m so inspired, by his mentality and by how incredible the body and the mind are. There’s really nothing you can’t do. My brother has proved that.” – Lewis Hamilton

Ayrton Senna Formula 1 Quotes

“If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear.” – Ayrton Senna

“And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.” – Ayrton Senna

“You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.” – Ayrton Senna

“Wealthy men can’t live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.” – Ayrton Senna

“I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It’s a way of life for me.” – Ayrton Senna

Niki Lauda Formula 1 Quotes

”From success, you learn absolutely nothing. From failure and setbacks conclusions can be drawn. That goes for your private life as well as your career.” – Niki Lauda

“A lot of people criticize Formula 1 as an unnecessary risk. But what would life be like if we only did what is necessary?” – Niki Lauda

“A race isn’t won until it’s over.” – Niki Lauda

“Happiness is an enemy. It weakens you. Suddenly, you have something to lose.” – Niki Lauda

“Don’t talk too much, be focused on the goal and achieve it.” – Niki Lauda

“I’ve been through a lot and I realise the future can’t be controlled. I’m not worried. You can always learn to overcome difficulties.” – Niki Lauda

“Whenever I see something that challenges me, I take it on.” – Niki Lauda


Formula One is one of the world’s most coveted sports for it’s supreme pressure, luxurious partnerships and incredible precision and skill. If you are a big fan of Formula One and it’s iconic drivers, then share these quotes with a fellow Formula One fan!