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See the Pro Drivers Who Have Raced at K1 Speed!

Lewis Hamilton stands with K1 Speed employees at K1 Speed Austin
7-time F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton during a visit to K1 Speed Austin

Professional Drivers Who Have Visited K1 Speed

Did you know K1 Speed has hosted many of the world’s top drivers from virtually every racing category? Here’s just some of the racers that have raced at K1 Speed or driven a kart from our place in the past 20 years.


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Formula One

Lewis Hamilton at K1 Speed

Lewis Hamilton

max verstappen and checo perez squat near k1 speed go karts

Max Verstappen & Checo Perez

Fernando Alonso at K1 Speed in Mexico

Fernando Alonso

daniel ricciardo sitting in a k1 speed go kart

Daniel Ricciardo

Valtteri Bottas waving the checkered flag at K1 Speed

Valtteri Bottas

alex albon at k1 speed in burbank

Alex Albon

juan pablo montoya at k1 speed

Juan Pablo Montoya

Ex-F1 Driver Eddie Irvine at K1 Speed Torrance

Eddie Irvine


Will Power wearing a K1 RaceGear suit with K1 Circuit branding on the front

Will Power

scott dixon at k1 speed

Scott Dixon

josef newgarden

Josef Newgarden

IndyCar driver Pato O'Ward at K1 Speed in San Antonio

Pato O’Ward

Alexander Rossi at K1 Speed

Alexander Rossi

Christian Lundgaard's scoresheet from K1 Speed Indy

Christian Lundgaard

Takuma Sato in a K1 Speed go kart

Takuma Sato

Conor Daly at K1 Speed

Conor Daly

Helio Castroneves races a go kart at K1 Speed

Helio Castroneves

James Hinchcliffe racing a go kart at k1 speed

James Hinchcliffe

Ryan Hunter-Reay at K1 Speed Irvine

Ryan Hunter-Reay

tony kanaan near the podium at k1 speed

Tony Kanaan

Al Unser Jr. on the podium at K1 Speed

Al Unser, Jr.

Paul Tracy stands by the K1 Speed indoor go kart racing podium in Toronto, Canada

Paul Tracy


Kyle Larson and team at K1 Speed

Kyle Larson

Chase Elliott at K1 Speed

Chase Elliott

Joey Logano inside a private event room at K1 Speed

Joey Logano

Tony Stewart on the K1 Speed podium

Tony Stewart

Denny Hamlin celebrates on the podium at K1 Speed

Denny Hamlin

Jamie McMurray stands on the podium with an unidentified woman at K1 Speed

Jamie McMurray

Paul Menard celebrates on the podium at K1 Speed

Paul Menard

Kyle Busch sits in a K1 Speed go kart

Kyle Busch

Matt Kenseth on the podium at K1 Speed

Matt Kenseth

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr at K1 Speed in Indy

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Jeffrey Earnhardt at K1 Speed

Jeffrey Earnhardt

kurt busch and nathan soren race at K1 Speed

Kurt Busch


Here are drivers from other racing series, such as World Rally Championship (WRC), Rally Cross, Sports Car Racing, and X-Games.

Colin McRae, Ken Block, and Travis Pastrana pose with the Co-Owner of K1 Speed at K1 Speed Irvine

Colin McRae, Ken Block

& Travis Pastrana

Sebastien Loeb stands around at K1 Speed

Sébastien Loeb

Chris Forsberg and Dai Yoshihara stand next to each other at K1 Speed

Chris Forsberg

& Dai Yoshihara

Tanner Foust and Scott Speed on the podium at k1 speed

Tanner Foust

& Scott Speed

Joey Hand stands on the podium with his kids at K1 Speed

Joey Hand

bucky lasek stands on the podium at k1 speed

Bucky Lasek

Moto Hillclimb Rider Robie Peterson signs his 2009 French uniform at K1 Speed Corona

Robie Peterson

Join the Pros – Race at K1 Speed!

So if you’re a budding race car driver, go where the pros go! Head to your local K1 Speed and enjoy the most authentic indoor kart racing experience there is!


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  • Cedric Perry

    Pato O’Ward raced all the time at the San Antonio, TX location! Awesome guy to meet and race with as well.

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Cedric! That’s awesome to hear! Wish we had some pictures of that!

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