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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141 comments on “Have you spotted an F1 lookalike?”

  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

    1. eheheh…good one!!!!!!!!

    2. LOL. That is brilliant! :)

  19. Mak Webber and Matt Dillon have some similarities.

    1. I mean Mark* Webber

  20. DC looks quite a lot like Kryton from Red Dwarf

  21. Michael Schummacher and Hugh Grant.
    Felipe Massa and “Sam” in Lord of the Rings.
    Eddie Jordan and John Lennon.

  22. Grace Lovvorn
    14th August 2009, 12:12

    Well, I will see random people and be like “Ohmygosh, that guy looks like [fill in the blank]!”
    Here’s what I’ve remembered:
    My UPS guy looks EXACTLY like Mark Webber. I used to always joke about how the UPS guy looks like he should be an Australian crocodile wrestler. But come to think of it, maybe he looks like an F1 driver.
    Also, if you want to include well-known people, I agree that Jenson Button looks alot like Chris Martin, and the British accents don’t help at all. Also, Lewis Hamilton and Tiger Woods. I rather surprised that no one has mentioned that already!

    1. Haha! Hartley looks like he should have been in Hanson :)

      1. StrFerrari4Ever
        14th August 2009, 16:40

        Haha good one can see him blending in with them how old are they now anyways 35 xD

  23. Obi-Jiff Kenobi
    14th August 2009, 12:26

    I always thought Alonso looked like Alanis Morrisette.

  24. The Alesi Sarkozy one is the best but how about:

    Gary Lineker
    Bruce McLaren

    Heikki Kovalainen Beavis

    1. kovy – beavis, v. funny!

  25. I don’t know if anyone has noticed but Bernie and Max both look like a horses ass!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Scott Speed – “My car has no brakes!” at Monaco

    Sean Williams Scott – “Dude Where’s My Car?”

  27. Rubens is looking more and more like a cross between Frasier and Niles Crane…

    1. No – Rubens is Marshall from Alias!

    2. I’m never going to get that out of my head..

  28. I seem to recall the human version of Shrek was half David Coulthard, half Gordon Brown.

    But for a real spooky resemblance, I was at the winners’ press conference after the last Superleague Formula meeting at Donington and really wasn’t sure whether I was in the presence of FC Basel driver Max Wissel – or David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor…

  29. Nico Rosberg and the actor from Princess Diaries =P

  30. Rick DeNatale
    14th August 2009, 13:11

    Well there’s this guy AldoWho is the spitting image of the last American F1 champion!

  31. Thanks for the comments guys!!

    For all of you that can’t see the look-alike between Coke and Kimi, please keep in mind that I developed that attitude after seeing Coke on TV many times, and then had it reinforced in person, which is reflected in this article. For all of you guys it’s something new, but I’ve seen them both so many times now that the comparison just developed.

    I did get some photos of him from a side view as well- if Keith could put a few of those in, you might get a different perspective as well.

      1. yup.

  32. kimi and the actor Ewan Mcgregor… look alike.

  33. Phew so its not just me… noone here finds kimi and phil coke photos similar… hmm..
    Although Michael schumacher and celine dion was a classic one!! lol..

  34. Aussie Captain Ricky Ponting & Ex US President GWBush. Ponting’s Decision Making (Stubbornness) also matches :D

    1. Not really an F1 lookalike though is it!

  35. TommyB – YES! DC looks exactly like Kryton and he doesn’t even have make up on! I was about to post that then read down and saw you did. I thought that the very first time I saw him. Maybe nobody else here watches Red Dwarf…

    And also, a butcher at my local shops looks exactly like Raikkonen. He also rarely smiles (but when he does, its that awkward half mouth thing that Raikkonen also seems to do).

  36. Nick Heidfeld and Aussie musician Josh Pyke (on the right)

    1. wow that one is pretty good

    2. thats the best so far in the entire tread!

    3. That is a really good one kallan.

      The hulk and Alonso is great!

  37. Apparently, photographers who have secret pictures Max Mosley sunbathing have noted his resemblance to Edward Norton…


    (Apologies if this offends anybody)

  38. Regarding the Phil Coke/Kimi comparison. I think I could see a resemblence except that #1) Kimi doesn’t smile, and #2) Kimi would never sign that many autographs. hahahahahahahaha :-)

    1. OMG too funny

    2. Lol funny

    3. that one takes the cake!

    4. Those germanese all look the same. Good one

  39. Oh…I almost forgot. If Phil Coke is really going to look like Kimi he needs to pull the baseball cap down over his ears and get the brim real flat.
    Oh…and by the way…Does anyone think Graham Hill could pass for Mario Theissen’s Father? :-)

  40. Guio Oblepias
    14th August 2009, 18:21

    Bernie really looks like Disney’s Mad Hatter, don’t you think?

  41. Ross Brawn looks a little like Eric Clapton, and Todt like the assistant of the mad scientist in The Return Of Frankenstein.
    Uncle Flav looks like the manager of Deep Purple

    1. Brawn – Clapton is a good one

  42. Since we are in silly land now:

    Keith Collantine looks like Nicki Lauda ;-)

  43. I always thought actor John Lithgow looked like an old version of Michael Schumacher.

    …and Keith doesn’t look like Lauda…he looks like one of the guys from the band Weezer.(no insult intended,Weezer ROCKS!)

  44. there is a actor in that movie called aliens in the attic called austin butler.looks like sebaistian vettel

  45. Can’t believe no one has mentioned it yet – Lewis Hamilton and Barack Obama! And, to a lesser extent, the rock, and apprently, myself!

    1. Rubens doesn’t need to be drunk to crash a car though

    2. Whoa!…I am a big Kelsey Grammer fan and I have never noticed that.Good catch!They have the same hairline and the same smile…unreal.

  46. I believe Argentinian TV host Samuel “Chiche” Gelblung looks like Ron Dennis

  47. Leoandro Di Caprio
    Nico Rosberg

    They look really similar!!!

  48. jenson button – chris martin, in some photos, they look the same

  49. have you seen Andrei Arshavin who plays his football for Arsenal.he looks more similar to kimi

  50. Keith, sorry, but Phil Coke does not look like Kimi – it is very obvious – Mr. Coke is smiling ;-)

  51. why does everyone assume Kimi doesnt smile, he does the press just seem to highlight the ones he doesnt smile in, heck if i had cameras in my face all the time i wouldnt be smiling either. look on you tube it shows many videos and pictures of kimi smiling

  52. lmao, my kid looks more like Kimi than Phil Coke!

    no seriously, my three year old really does look like him:


    you’ll have to use your imagination to turn the cap from black to red, but other than that it’s uncanny.

  53. I know I’m a bot late on this but Pedro De La Rosa looks EXACTLY like Steve Carell out of the American version of the Office and the 40-Year-Old Virgin.

    Pedro De La Rosa – http://sixwordstochangetheworld.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/steve-carell.jpg

    Steve Carell –

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