This is a list of Formula One drivers who have also participated in an Olympic Games, Summer or Winter.
It is typically very rare nowadays to see sportsmen and woman competing in more than one sport over their career. Typically, these were rich people with enough time and money to allow themselves attempts at multiple sports, though now the reasons are more individual. Aside from motor racing and bobsleigh, Alfonso de Portago rode at horse racing's Grand National (held at Aintree) twice.
F1's only Olympic medalist is Alex Zanardi, who has won six handcycling Paralympic medals, including four golds, in 2012 and 2016. De Portago is the best of the other drivers, scoring a fourth place in his only Olympic bobsleigh outing in 1956 (and winning a World Championship bronze in 1957).
Twice have F1 drivers directly completed against each other. Prince Bira and Roberto Mieres both took part in the Star class Sailing event in Rome 1960, while Bob Said and Robin Widdows played their part in the four-man Bobsleigh event in Grenoble 1968.
Note: Able-bodied Olympics unless stated.
|Name||Olympics||No. of Olympics |
|Alfonso de Portago||Winter||1|
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
|Alpine Skiing (1964–1972)|
Speed Skiing (1992)
Time trial H4/H5
Road race H4/H5
Mixed team relay H1–4/H2–5