Formula One is one of the most glamorous sports in the world and many drivers are known to live a playboy lifestyle. Pretty pit babes or grid girls can be spotted in plenty but there are also many wives and girlfriends of the drivers who make their presence felt on the circuits. Here's a look at the F1 WAGs...
Jessica Michibata: 2009 world champion Jenson Button has been dating Japanese lingerie model Jessica Michibata for over two and a half years. She accompanies the McLaren driver to most of his races. Button previously dated and was engaged to actress and singer Louise Griffiths before ending their five year relationship in May 2005.
Nicole Scherzinger: This former F1 WAG was also one of the most active girlfriends on the circuit. The ex-lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, who now has a successful solo singing career, was almost seven years senior to Lewis Hamilton but the two recently announced their split.
Hanna Prater: Unlike other drivers, the German is rarely ever spotted with his girlfriend, whom he has known since his school days. Prater, who has reportedly studied textile and design, does not come to watch the defending champion in action and has so far attended only one race. The duo reportedly live together in Switzerland when Vettel is not travelling for his F1 duties.
Raquel Del Rosario: The Spanish wife of Fernando Alonso is the lead singer of Spanish pop band El Sueño de Morfeo or "The Dream of Morpheus". The two are reported to have first met at a programme for a Spanish radio station Cadena SER and were married on November 17, 2006.
Corinna Betsch: 7 time champion Michael Schumacher married Corinna in August 1995 and the two are still together. They have two children, Gina-Maria (born in 1997) and Mick (born in 1999). Schumi has always been very protective about his private life and is known to dislike the celebrity spotlight. Schumi and Corinna live in a mansion on a private beach on Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
Vivian Sibold: Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg has been dating Vivian Sibold, an interior designer, for over seven years. The duo are regulars on the fashion circuit and complement each other well, in looks as well as style.
Anne Neal: Mark Webber lives in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England with his longtime girlfriend Ann Neal, and her grown-up son Luke, from a previous relationship. They met in 1995 at the former Amaroo Park raceway in Sydney's western suburbs. Neal is 13 years Webber's senior and was beginning a career in management when they met and the Australian hired her to kick-start his career that is now very successful. And so is this partnership.
Anna Rafaela Bassi: Ferrari driver Felipe Massa married Anna Raffaela Bassi on November 30, 2007, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Massa has said, “If I hadn't been fired from Sauber at the end of my first season in 2002 maybe I would not even have met her. Who knows? I was back home in Brazil and I went to a friend's house at the beach. This guy was going out with a girl and she was a friend of Rafaela.”
Isabell Reis: Virgin Racing driver Timo Glock lives in Switzerland with his girlfriend, German model Isabell Reis. Most people seem to be more jealous of the hot girlfriend Glock has than his status as an F1 driver. She travels the world with him during the season. Glock and Reis are neighbours and close friends with Team Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen and his British girlfriend Catherine Hyde.
Catherine Hyde: Team Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen's British girlfriend has studied sports psychology which could definitely come in handy in a sport where mental strength could sometimes prove the difference between victory and defeat.
Silvana Barrichello: Rubens Barichello married Silvana in 1997 and they have two sons Eduardo and Fernando. The family lives in São Paulo, Brazil. “She has helped me cope with all the positive and negative aspects of being a F1 racing driver, and I am very grateful to God for her existence,” he says.
Michelle Yeoh: This one was too good to be left out even though she's not engaged to a F1 driver. The former Miss Malaysia and Bond girl, who appeared in Tomorrow Never Dies with Pierce Brosnan, is the partner of FIA President Jean Todt. She has been voted the greatest action heroine of all time by film critic website Rotten Tomatoes in 2008. In 2009, she was listed by People magazine - the only Asian actress - as one of the "35 All-Time Screen Beauties".
|3||Daniel RicciardoRed Bull||Australian||212|
|5||Max VerstappenToro Rosso||Dutch||165|
|8||Sergio PerezForce India||Mexican||80|
|9||Nico HulkenbergForce India||German||54|
|2||Red Bull||Daniel Ricciardo|
|4||Force India||Sergio Perez|
|7||Toro Rosso||Max Verstappen|