Drivers

Close-up of a Formula 1 car waiting on the starting grid while mechanics attend to the car and the driver sits on top of the car
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen ahead of the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Photo by Mark Thompson / Getty Images)
Driver
Team
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
The defending World Drivers' Champion is pushing for a record-breaking 8th title win this season.
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
Valterri is in his fifth year with Mercedes and is increasingly under pressure to perform as well as his teammate.
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
Carlos joins Ferrari this year from McLaren hoping to make an impact.
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
In his third year with the historic Ferrari, Leclerc is aiming to outperform new teammate.
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
In 2016, Max became the youngest ever race-winner. Now in his sixth season in Formula 1, the Dutchman continues to set new records.
Sergio Pérez
Red Bull
Perez makes the move into Red Bull and expectations are high now that he's in a potentially title-winning car.
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
After two years out, the two-time champion Fernando Alonso returns to the sport.
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
Esteban returns to F1 in his second year with the team with a point to prove.
Kimi Räikkönen
Alfa Romeo
At 41 years old, Kimi is the veteran among the drivers with by far the most experience on track.
Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo
Antonio is part of the Ferrari driver program and has been selected by Ferrari to partner Kimi at Alfa Romeo.
Mick Schumacher
Haas
The Formula 2 champion makes his debut with the struggling Haas team.
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
Mazepin joins Mick at Haas in a rare example of a team having two rookies as their drivers.
Lando Norris
McLaren
The 20 year old Lando impressed in his first year at McLaren and is looking to build on that this season.
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
Ricciardo joins McLaren from Renault and will be looking to capitalise on McLaren's improved results in 2020.
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
The four-time champion Vettel moves to the rebranded Aston Martin team bringing his vast experience to the table.
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
Stroll's father rebranded the old Racing Point team to Astom Martin which Stroll drives for in his third season.
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
After a race win last year, Gasly is kept on at AlphaTauri for a second year.
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
Tsunoda rounds off the year's rookie lineup joining AlphaTauri as part of Red Bull's Young Driver program.
George Russell
Williams
Russell impressed many with his performances under difficult conditions last year. The Mercedes-backed driver aims to show off his talent this season.
Nicolas Latifi
Williams
The canadian Latifi continues his tenure at Williams in his second year with the team.
The black Haas car waits in the pit lane in the rain

Rules

Each race weekend, which is also known as a Grand Prix, teams, along with their two drivers, aim to earn as many championship points as possible. At the end of...

The red Ferrari car travelling through the turns in a race

Teams

Find out more about the 10 teams competing for the World Constructors' Championship. Mercedes are the reigning champions, and they face fierce competition from the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull.

Multiple Formula 1 cars are navigating a tight hairpin at the Monaco Grand Prix

Calendar

The 2021 Formula 1 season is contested over 22 Grand Prix held around the world. These include historic races such as the Monaco Grand Prix and the British Grand Prix but also new races such as...

An old McLaren car driven by Ayrton Senna kicks up spray during a wet race

History

Following World War II, a series of rules was established that all participating cars must conform to. These rules are called the formula. In 1946, Formula One was the introduced...

Close-up of a McLaren Formula 1 car during a pit stop

Pit Stops

Pit stops occur when a car returns to the 'pit lane', which is runs parallel to the start-finish straight. In each race, every car is obliged to make at least...

A Formula 1 driver, Max Verstappen, raises his hands in celebration

Drivers

Learn about the 20 drivers competing in the 2021 Formula 1 championship including Lewis Hamilton, the defending World Drivers' Champion, who is looking to win his 7th championship this year.