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How fit are Formula 1 drivers compared to other elite athletes?

Formula 1 drivers aren’t often considered on the same level as elite athletes, given they sit down for a living, but they certainly should be and F1 performance coach Eliot Challifour is here to explain exactly why a driver’s fitness is up there with the very best. Whether it’s a turbocharged V6 engine or the latest carbon-fibre chassis, Formula 1 is a sport where innovation and technological advances are king. But while the power, muscle and endurance of F1 cars is renowned, the power, muscle and endurance of the men behind the wheel is often overlooked – certainly in comparison to other elite athletes. If you were to list the top five fittest athletes in the...
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