Motorcycles of the Formula 1 pilots

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Motorcycles of the Formula 1 pilots
Kimi Raikkonen

Motorcycles of the Formula 1 pilots

Motorcycles of the Formula 1 pilots

Motorcycles of the Formula 1 pilots

Motorcycles of the Formula 1 pilots

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Kimi Raikkonen is cleaning up the garage. He showed us his cool custom bike and the 780 hp Ferrari F12 TDF. We show you the motorcycles of the Finn and the bikes of the other F1 pilots in the gallery …

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Sebastian Vettel is at least as big a bike fool as his teammate Raikkonen.

In Italy he rolled into the paddock with this Vespa.

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You don’t park such a piece of jewelery in the sun, of course. The Vespa is painted in the design of Vettel’s Ferrari helmet – with a black, red and gold stripe.

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The strip runs through to the stern. And of course there is also a Ferrari logo on the fender.

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Everywhere attention was paid to details. The carbon bar is certainly not available in the accessory trade.

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Instead of “Vespa” stands “Vettel 5” in the familiar font on the protective shield.

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Vettel is one of the craziest two-wheeler fans among Formula 1 drivers. The German has a lot of vintage bikes in his garage.

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The Formula 1 drivers’ passion for motorcycles is not a new phenomenon. Michael Schumacher lived out his urge to go full throttle on a Kawasaki during the Benetton times.

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Vettel continues to surprise the fans with new bikes with which he comes to the track.

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In Hungary, the Heppenheimer showed his new favorite piece in 2017. The Suzuki 750 GT was in pristine condition.

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The classic from Japan shared the parking lot with the Alfa Giulia, which was also ready in the event of a rain shower.

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Vettel tinkers with his old bikes himself. The garage in his adopted home in Switzerland must be getting pretty full.

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The odometer reading shows 43,317 kilometers. But you don’t see that on the bike from the 70s.

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To protect the paint, Vettel stuck the sticker with the F1 parking permit on a few strips of painter’s tape.

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Every year the Ferrari driver has a couple of new machines at the start that he uses to get from the hotel to the racetrack.

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In 2016, Vettel came to the race in Barcelona with this triumph. The helmet was also designed to match the classic design.

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A few weeks later he packed his BMW R69S for the trip to Spielberg. And again there was a new helmet.

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The snow-white classic was also presented in pristine condition.

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The chrome flashed. The engine pounded. According to the speedometer, the bike had only covered 240 kilometers.

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The cult factor of this Vespa, which Vettel had with him in Budapest in 2016, is also high.

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Lewis Hamilton made headlines ahead of the 2016 season when he filmed himself on his cell phone while riding his Harley in New Zealand.

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After Mercedes joined MV Agusta, Hamilton also got bikes from the traditional Italian brand – like this F4 RR.

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In the past, the full guest from England also liked to have a blast on the team scooter. The old banked curve in Monza is fun even with little horsepower.

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Ex-teammate Nico Rosberg was not known as a passionate biker.

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The scooter with the treacherous license plate always traveled with me.

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Father Keke Rosberg has retained his passion for bikes even in old age. However, the 1982 world champion prefers a leisurely driving style.

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Ricciardo also takes the quad for a leisurely stroll on the beach.

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Romain Grosjean also fell victim to two-wheeler fever.

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For a story for French magazine Autohebdo, the Haas driver rolled through Texas on a Harley.

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Two-wheeled toys can also be seen next to the jaguar in the private garage – and not just his son’s.

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Grosjean, like Vettel and Raikkonen, had a custom bike made for him, which he uses for tennis training for the short distance.

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Felipe Massa also likes to be out and about on 2 wheels. With this mini scooter he cruised through the paddock of the Monaco GP in 2017.

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Here is a picture of Massa from his time in Sauber. Apparently the Yamaha scooter was making a bit of a nuisance in Malaysia.

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Formula 1 drivers have always loved fast bikes. Here Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna pose on a Honda CBR 600.

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And here is a funny picture of Alain Prost with a female companion and a lot of luggage on a Vespa PK 125 S.

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Damon Hill also showed himself to be a biker in his wild days.

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Mika Salo even ventured into the snow on two wheels. As a real Finn you have to cut a good figure even on loose ground.

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Jarno Trulli was also a passionate biker. Here in Monza in 2006 with a Harley with a custom paint job.

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Ralf Schumacher even got a scooter with a roof during his time at BMW-Williams. The BMW C1 can legally be driven without a helmet.

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In our archive we found some crazy pictures of Schumi on 2 wheels.

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Here the record champion arrives with a larger machine in the Monaco paddock.

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The motorcycle racing career came to an end. But the passion for two-wheelers was not lost.

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One-handed without a helmet – scooter beginners shouldn’t learn that from the F1 champion.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: One of Romain Grosjean’s bikes.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: The Suzuki T 500 from Sebastian Vettel.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: The Suzuki T 500 from Sebastian Vettel.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Sebastian Vettel on his Kawasaki 750 H2.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Sebastian Vettel travels to the race track on a Duke.

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Sebastian Vettel with the then group of Hardcore Cycles.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Sebastian Vettel’s Hardcore Cycles bike.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Sebastian Vettel’s Hardcore Cycles bike.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Sebastian Vettel’s Hardcore Cycles bike.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: The Suzuki T 500 from Sebastian Vettel.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Daniel Ricciardo and his KTM 390 Duke.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: One of Romain Grosjean’s bikes.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Romain Grosjean had a custom bike from – Attention! – “Bopper fucker” make.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Mc-Laren driver Sergio Perez stands on his Vespa.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Jenson Button on a Honda CB 1000 R

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Jenson Button on a Ducati Multistrada 1200.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Jenson Button on a Ducati Multistrada 1200.

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In his free time, the Australian likes to drive off the asphalt roads.

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Daniel Ricciardo drives for Red Bull – we assume that the KTM will bring that with it, as it did with Vettel.

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Vettel’s Formula 1 start number is emblazoned on the fairing keel.

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He won the title with Red Bull, and the bull also adorns the tank of his motorcycle.

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One of Kimi Raikkonen’s Hardcore Cycles called “Iceman”, Kimi’s nickname.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Kimi Raikkonen with one of his hardcore cycles.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Lewis Hamilton with his Ducati Monster 1200 S..

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Lewis Hamilton and his MV Agusta F4 RR.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Lewis Hamilton with his MV Agusta F4 RR.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Lewis Hamilton on an MV Agusta F4 RR.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Jenson Button on a Honda CB 1000 R

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Lewis Hamilton “to guest” on a MotoGP Yamaha.

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Walz Hardcore Cycles filed for bankruptcy at the end of December 2014.

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Marcus Walz founded the company in 1993 and sold it to a group of investors and a private investor at the end of 2010.

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In 2013, some of the fund houses belonging to the group of investors filed for bankruptcy.

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Hardcore Cycles’ customers also included Sebastian Vettel.

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Also to the racetrack. Well, then of course he’ll switch to four wheels.

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At Kimi, the bikes aren’t just for adornment. He actually drives it.

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Obviously: at that time drove “The iceman” for Ferrari.

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The red Hardcore Cycles bike was unmistakably also made for Kimi Raikkonen.

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Marcus Walz, on the other hand, continues to successfully run his company, WalzWerk GmbH.

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The company WALZ HARDCORE CYCLES no longer exists after 21 business years.

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This was not without consequences for the remaining private investor: At the beginning of December 2014, he filed for insolvency with WALZ HARDCORE CYCLES GmbH at the Mannheim District Court.

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Hardcore Cycles also made motorcycles in the look of individual Formula 1 teams.

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Schumacher again on a CBR 1000 RR from Holzhauer Racing Promotion. At IDM he also started as a guest with this team (2008).

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Michael Schumacher 2008 “Racing for fun” on the Pannonia ring. He rode a Honda CBR 1000 RR and was third out of 27 starters.

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And another one of Schumacher’s Harleys

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Michael Schumacher drives down the Formula 1 track on a scooter.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Michael Schumacher on a Harley-Davidson V-Rod.

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There’s a classic for his son: the Yamaha PW 50.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Felipe Massa on two wheels.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: The BMW R 100 RS from Romain Grosjean.

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And again the bike from Hardcore Cycles for the F1 Williams team.

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And here the bike from Hardcore Cycles, which is based on the design of the Formula 1 car from the Williams team.

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The design is reminiscent of Senna’s helmet.

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If Ayrton Senna had ordered a motorcycle from WalzWerk, it might look like this.

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Here is a Ligier bike with a traditional look – with the name “Didier Pironi” on the oil tank.

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For fans and the press, it’s burnout.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers: Lewis Hamilton got a new toy for the Italian GP.

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It’s an MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR. He already had an MV Agusta F4 RR in the garage.

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The Formula 1 driver is known for his love for Italian motorcycles.

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The motorcycles of the Formula 1 drivers
Autopilots and their two-wheelers

Formula 1 drivers earn their money driving their cars, but what do they spend it on? Exactly, for motorcycles! You can see which models they have with us.

Dina Dervisevic

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Well, not all Formula 1 drivers are motorcycle savvy. And those who are enthusiastic about motorized two-wheelers do not spend all their money on it – they probably simply earn too much for that (editor’s note: pure guesswork on our part). But it is noticeable how many professional autopilots are into fast and / or particularly unusual bikes.

Michael Schumacher, former Formula 1 driver and multiple world champion, not only enjoyed driving Harley-Davidson and scooters on Formula 1 tracks in his free time, but also tried his hand at racing motorcycles after his career ended. In March 2008 he competed on a Honda CBR 1000 RR for the Holzhauer Racing Promotion team at “Racing for Fun” at the Pannonia Ring. And promptly crossed the finish line as third of 27 starters. He also took part in a race in the “KTM Trophy”, finished fourth overall and started as a guest at the IDM.

Custom bike for Raikkonnen, MV for Lewis

Kimi Raikkonnen didn’t just order a custom bike from Walz Hardcore Cycles. All bikes are adorned with the words “Iceman”, Kimi’s nickname, because every now and then it seems a little unemotional (editor’s note: assumption on our part). Sebastian Vettel was also a customer of Walz Hardcore Cycles. He ordered his custom bike in Red Bull blue, with a bull on the tank and his start number on the fairing keel.

Lewis Hamilton is less focused on custom and instead falls for the Italian beauties. In his possession (at least): an MV Agusta F4 RR and a Ducati Monster 1200.

In our picture gallery you can find out what Sebastian Vettel still has his own besides the custom bike, which motorcycles Jenson Button, Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grobjean and Felipe Massa are driving.

Walz Hardcore Cycles

For the sake of completeness, we would like to mention at this point that Walz Hardcore Cycles GmbH filed for bankruptcy at the end of December 2014 and is now history. Marcus Walz, the founder of this company, has nothing to do with Walz Hardcore Cycles since it was sold at the end of 2010. He successfully runs the WalzWerk GmbH company. We also explain the background to this in the picture gallery.

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