Formula 1® Drivers

Reigning champions Mercedes have retained the same driver line-up for 2016, as have most of the other top teams. That doesn’t mean there aren’t big changes, though. Romain Grosjean moves to the all-new Haas squad - the first American-led team to join the grid in three decades - and is partnered by F1 returnee Esteban Gutierrez. At Renault (the French car maker having taken over Lotus), Great Britain’s Jolyon Palmer steps up from his reserve role to partner former McLaren racer Kevin Magnussen, while at Manor, two new names make their debut - Mercedes protege Pascal Wehrlein and Indonesia's first F1 driver, Rio Haryanto. And in an unexpected mid-season move, from round five onwards Max Verstappen steps from Toro Rosso to sister team Red Bull, swapping seats with Daniil Kvyat.

To learn more about the world champions on the current grid - and since the inception of the drivers' title in 1950 - visit our Hall of Fame section.

Reigning champions Mercedes have retained the same driver line-up for 2016, as have most of the other top teams. That doesn’t mean there aren’t big changes, though. Romain Grosjean moves to the all-new Haas squad - the first American-led team to join the grid in three decades - and is partnered by F1 returnee Esteban Gutierrez. At Renault (the French car maker having taken over Lotus), Great Britain’s Jolyon Palmer steps up from his reserve role to partner former McLaren racer Kevin Magnussen, while at Manor, two new names make their debut - Mercedes protege Pascal Wehrlein and Indonesia's first F1 driver, Rio Haryanto. And in an unexpected mid-season move, from round five onwards Max Verstappen steps from Toro Rosso to sister team Red Bull, swapping seats with Daniil Kvyat.

To learn more about the world champions on the current grid - and since the inception of the drivers' title in 1950 - visit our Hall of Fame section.

2016 Drivers Championship

1 Lewis Hamilton HAM GBR Mercedes Mercedes car 192
2 Nico Rosberg ROS GER Mercedes Mercedes car 186
3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC AUS Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing car 115
4 Kimi Räikkönen RAI FIN Ferrari Ferrari car 114
5 Sebastian Vettel VET GER Ferrari Ferrari car 110
6 Max Verstappen VES NED Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing car 100
7 Valtteri Bottas BOT FIN Williams Williams car 56
8 Sergio Perez PER MEX Force India Force India car 47
9 Felipe Massa MAS BRA Williams Williams car 38
10 Carlos Sainz SAI ESP Toro Rosso Toro Rosso car 30