2021 F1 GRID – All the drivers and teams racing this season
The return of Fernando Alonso, the dawn of Alpine, the rebirth of Aston Martin, and plenty of driver moves: here’s your guide to the 10 Formula 1 teams, and their 20 drivers, set to do battle in the 2021 Formula 1 season.
Lewis Hamilton – #44
Valtteri Bottas – #77
It's as you were in 2021 for Mercedes, with Lewis Hamilton having put pen to paper to commit to another season with the Silver Arrows, the team with which he’s scored six of his seven title triumphs. And the all-conquering Briton will once again be partnered by Valtteri Bottas, for what will be the Finn's fifth season with the team.
Sergio Perez – #11
Max Verstappen – #33
Red Bull made the shock decision at the end of last season to move Alex Albon aside after an up-and-down 2020, instead choosing to bring in free agent Sergio Perez after he was dropped by Racing Point. The Mexican joins Max Verstappen, now in his fifth full season at the team.
Daniel Ricciardo – #3
Lando Norris – #4
After a storming 2020 season, Daniel Ricciardo moves to McLaren from Renault, joining Lando Norris as the young Briton enters his third season in the sport. This year will also see McLaren returning to Mercedes power for the first time since 2014.
Sebastian Vettel – #5
Lance Stroll – #18
Aston Martin return as a works team to Formula 1 for the first time since 1960, with four-time champion Sebastian Vettel signed up to race alongside Lance Stroll at the team formerly known as Racing Point.
Fernando Alonso – #14
Esteban Ocon – #31
Renault have changed guises for 2021, becoming Alpine, while the squad welcome back two-time champion Fernando Alonso after two seasons out of the sport – the Spaniard set to partner Esteban Ocon.
Charles Leclerc – #16
Carlos Sainz – #55
Carlos Sainz becomes the newest driver to don the famous Rosso Corsa overalls in 2021, joining Ferrari alongside incumbent driver Charles Leclerc, now in his third season with the Scuderia.
Pierre Gasly – #10
Yuki Tsunoda – #22
Pierre Gasly is paired at AlphaTauri with F1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda for 2021, the Japanese driver stepping up from Formula 2 to join the Italian team.
Kimi Raikkonen – #7
Antonio Giovinazzi – #99
Alfa Romeo have opted for stability in 2021, with Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen entering their third season together at the team based in Hinwil, Switzerland.
Nikita Mazepin – #TBC
Mick Schumacher – #TBC
In the most radical shake-up on the grid, Haas field an all-new, all-rookie line-up for 2021, in the form of Formula 2 graduates Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael.
Nicholas Latifi – #6
George Russell – #63
Nicholas Latifi and George Russell are paired up for their second season at the now Dorilton Capital-owned Williams team, with 2021 marking the first season without a member of the Williams family in a senior position at the squad.