Max Verstappen - F1 Driver Reaction Times

Take The Test!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat of a Formula 1 car? Well, wonder no more, because we’ve got an electrifying challenge. We’ll test your reaction times in our F1 Driver Reaction Time test. We’ll give you a taste of how fast you have to be to compete with an F1 driver.

Take The Test!

In this thrilling article, we’ll invite you to participate in a heart-pounding game. It will determine if you’ve got what it takes to keep up with the fastest drivers on the planet. Buckle up, because we’re about to dive into the physics-defying world of Formula 1. Split-second decisions and lightning-fast reflexes are the keys to success.

Step into the virtual cockpit and see if you can match the reaction times of an F1 driver. Can you keep up with the pros, or will speed of the racetrack prove too much to handle? Get ready to find out and experience the thrill of Formula 1 like never before!

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How Fast is an F1 Driver Reaction Time?

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How can they improve F1 Driver Reaction Time

Race car drivers dedicate significant time and effort to sharpen their response times, a critical aspect of their training regimen often involving reflex exercises with a specialized light wall.

One of the exercises is as follows. Drivers position themselves in close proximity to the wall, ready to spring into action the moment one of its lights illuminates.

They have to swiftly and accurately extinguish the light by striking it. This proximity demands not only a rapid reaction speed but also exceptional peripheral vision.

The inherent unpredictability of which light will illuminate next keeps the driver’s mind razor-sharp and laser-focused, preparing them for the split-second decisions demanded on the racetrack.

Do you Have an F1 Driver Reaction Time?

The average response time for an F1 driver to react to the lights going out is 0.2 – 0.34 seconds.

F1 Driver Reaction Time – How Fast are you?

Test your reactions! by clicking in the start lights below. They will slowly switch on from left to right. When they go out the race starts, and you need to get your F1 car going.

If you are slower the 0,3 seconds you will be left behind at the grid!

It’s Time to Take the Test!

Test your reactions! The goal is to click as fast as possible when the lights go out!

  • Click on the black start lights below.
  • The lights will slowly turn RED from left to right.
  • When the lights go out (black) click on them.
  • Your response time will be shown below.

You can repeat the game as often as you want!

Now you and you need to get your F1 car going!


So how did you do? Are we going to see the next Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton joining the grid?


By Jonny Noble

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jonny Noble I’m a dedicated F1 Writer – and I’ve Been One for Over Four Decades, I’ve been intimately immersed in the world of Formula One for more than 44 years. That’s longer than most professional commentators can boast! As an independent writer, I offer a unique perspective on the entire F1 landscape, free from biases that might cloud the discussion. We dive deep into the exhilarating, frustrating, and captivating facets of the F1 universe. So, regardless of my amateur status, one thing is undeniable: four decades of dedicated F1 fandom have forged strong opinions worth exploring!