Have you spotted an F1 lookalike?

Posted on | Author Gerard Hetman

Kimi Raikkonen and Phil Coke
Kimi Raikkonen and Phil Coke

F1 Fanatic guest writer Gerard Hetman met baseball player Phil Coke recently – and was struck by how much he looked like Kimi Raikkonen. Which got him thinking about F1 lookalikes…

Last year I paid a visit to the Yankee Stadium while clad in McLaren gear to conduct some impromptu market research on how well-known F1 is in America.

Recently I visited the Yankees brand new stadium and, by sheer luck, spotted their player Phil Coke – who bears a striking resemblance to F1 pilot Kimi Raikkonen.

At six feet and one inch tall (1.85m) and 210 pounds (95kg), Coke stands a bit taller than Raikkonen, but he?s a near-double for him from certain angles.

The relief pitcher was autographing baseballs, caps, and other memorabilia. A native of Sonora, California, Coke has been enjoying steady success with the New York Yankees since his debut with the club in September of 2008.

Phil Coke
Phil Coke
As Coke signed my game ticket, I yelled over the many voices nearby to ask if anyone had told Coke of his resemblance to Raikkonen. I was quite surprised to hear that he hadn?t, but if he continues to pitch well in America?s biggest media market while playing for one of the sport?s most famous team, the comparisons may soon become commonplace.

To his credit, Coke appeared to sign something for nearly ever fan at the fence, and no doubt brought a smile to many faces, despite the Yankees suffering a 6-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics later in the day.

Can name any other F1 lookalikes? Do you look like an F1 driver or personality? Post links to images below or upload pictures to the F1 Fanatic drop.io.

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  1. humm i don’t know what to think about that…. i can’t see the resemblance with those two… however i think Mark Webber and the actor Eric Bana look a lot alike (different weight and height) and they are both Australian…. what do you think?

    1. Yeah, I thought so too..

      1. I’ve always thought there is more than a passing resemblance between Webber & Timothy Dalton:



  2. Don’t know about famous F1 lookalikes but in my local pub in the last few weeks my F1-mad wife and I have spotted Vettel and…. Bernie!

    1. Wow – where do you go drinking?

      1. Swag and Tails on Fairholt Street in the heart of Knightsbridge… :-)

    2. I am ALWAYS being told I look like Vettel. The fact that I have a Toro Rosso jacket doesn’t help matters :P

      Thats me and my Display pic too not Vettel :D

      1. I think its the hair. A few people have mentioned it to me on Twitter too which I found a bit strange. See what you think


        1. StrFerrari4Ever
          14th August 2009, 16:25

          SWEET! you got the STR overalls :D awesome how much was it?

          1. They were free :D

            Got them here



          2. got them at photoshop!….that made me laugh.

  3. Max should resign now!!!
    14th August 2009, 8:21

    I can’t see the resemblance to be honest.

  4. Jonesracing82
    14th August 2009, 8:32

    i recall seeing a similar in “F1 racing” years ago, it had DC as buzz lighyear and Eddie Irvine – Aiden Quinn to name but a few

    1. And M. Schumacher – Celine Dion :D

      1. Uncanny!

  5. Kimi Raikkonen and Phil Coke

    I can’t seem to see the resemblance either, sorry.

  6. I think my boyfriend looks like Vettel, quite a few people have mentioned it too. Lucky me :)

    1. Haha thats the only reason you like me :P

      1. Course not :-P but it helps hehe.

  7. Oh come on, this is a non-article. First there’s no resemblance, second this is just plain silly and should at least be in the “Articles in Brief” section, shouldn’t even be on the front page. Belongs in the forum at best, maybe not even that.

    1. Lighten up eh?

      1. Yes please, lighten up. Come on we’re in a month long break between races here!

        1. Everyone moans about the amount of politics in F1 then when something light hearted and funny is posted, people moan about that too.

          Come on guys this isn’t an F1 website. It’s a fun f1 blog :D

          1. Besides, it’s a guest entry and these, as a rule, belong together. They provide a different texture to F1 Fanatic than would be the case if only Keith wrote for it, but they do that most effectively when treated as full articles.

    2. To be fair, I agree with Hakka here.

      1) I dont see the resenblance. Maybe its just not the best two pictures.
      2) I’d much rather hear about this ‘market research’ that appears to have been the original aim of this expedition.

      1. The market research was covered extensively in an article a fair while ago. Maybe someone can find the link to it. It was an interesting read though.

  8. Mario Theissen has looks like Super Mario :D


    1. No Ways, Mario Theissen is Ned Flanders!

      There is a guy on my commute who looks EXACTLY like Michael Schumacher, I mean exactly. It’s eery.

      1. haha maybe it IS him!

        i remember seeing in F1 racing magazine a few years ago (they had this f1 look-alike feature) how michael schumacher and celine dion looked alike.

        they also had this side-by-side picture in a different issue showing how fernando alonso’s helmet in 2005 resembled a thomas the tank engine beach ball – all the bright colours.

    2. IMO Theissen looks like Mr Potato from the Toy Story!

  9. A classic:

    Heinz-Harald Frentzen – David Duchovny

      1. They are the same person

        1. That’s a good one!

          1. Oh look, it’s Mario Theissen…

    1. good call I remember thinking that myself in the day. There’s a flag holder for the road crew on my way to work, he is spot on to the iceman. He’s even got a tribal tat on his wrist

  10. I’m not sure the picture shows it, but a friend of mine, Rob, has a passing resemblance to Vettel http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3210502750_e5d4cdfcae_b.jpg

    Another friend, Laura, reminds me of Rosberg, but don’t tell her that. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/2478656603_034079384e_b.jpg

    1. Jake you are the saving grace of what otherwise might have been a non-article.. Too many of those these days on this website

      On reading the title I had expected something on Neil Davis the Hamilton lookalike

      1. StrFerrari4Ever
        14th August 2009, 16:30

        Man that food looks tempting but can’t have it since I’m doing my training to start competetive karting soon hopefully.

    2. Another friend, Laura, reminds me of Rosberg, but don’t tell her that.


    3. your friend laura’s a handsome woman. my bad i’m a bad person, my karma’s not so good, maybe i should keep my mouth shut

    1. Yeah I thought so!

  11. If you squint a bit, England bowler Stuart Broad looks a little like Nico Rosberg.

    1. Yorricksfriend
      14th August 2009, 11:16

      I always thought Stuart Broad looked like Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter

  12. My personal favorite: French president Nicolas Sarkozy and French ex-F1 ace Jean Alesi. Separated at birth, I say!


    1. YES! I think that one may have come up in F1 racing magazine once.

  13. Bernie’s a regular to a pub in Knightsbridge (where he lives and I work near) – I’ve seen him a couple of times. Last year I even saw him there in a heated debate with Flavio over lunch. As I walked past Flav mentioned Alonso whilst waving his arms aronud exageratedly and Bernie even caught my eye in a ‘$%^* off and stop staring at us…’. I didn’t stop talking about it for weeks!

    1. Hmm – that was meant as a reply to Keith’s comment above…

  14. I don’t really see the similarity between Kimi Raikkonen and Phil Coke – ok maybe the hat ;)
    In my opinion, Jaime Alguersuari looks a little bit similar to actor Chris Pine

  15. I’ve always thought that Jenson Button bears more than a passing resemblance to the Coldplay front man, Chris Martin.

    Jenson Button
    Chris Martin

    Maybe Button has a secret musical career away from the circuit?!

    1. Max should resign now!!!
      14th August 2009, 11:36

      I always thought the same thing.

      1. Yeah I noticed that one too

    2. Definitely separated at birth

  16. They can’t be lookalikes – Kimi never smiles

    1. I was thinking exactly the same! And Kimi has a HUGE cap peak! :)

    2. Actually I think when I was digging up some of the rally youtube spots I found a vid of him being interviewed and he was actually smiling, laughing a bit as well. The interview was in his own language though so, hard to tell if he is just super self concious of his english or something else.

  17. Yorricksfriend
    14th August 2009, 11:15

    I have one, Adam Goldberg, he looks a LOT like Fernando Alonso… I spotted it while watching Deja Vu one day and a quick google search later I found I wasn’t the only one who thought so

    1. Yes sir !

    2. Exactly!

    3. I was about to post adam goldberg.

      Saw that it is already done.

  18. Me and Mario Thiessen!

    1. Both systematic guys…

    2. I said that yesterday Ned.

      1. Sorry Wesley

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