The 2021 Components 1 driver grid is nearly prepared for lights out.
The final empty seat belonged to Group Mercedes, however after some months of ready, Lewis Hamilton returns behind the wheel of a Mercedes come the 2021 season. Group principal Toto Wolff lately mentioned that sure “curveballs” had been thrown into the method to strike a deal, however the two sides got here collectively in early February to get a pact carried out.
Pink Bull’s Christian Horner mulled the choice as to who could be Max Verstappen’s companion heading into the 2021 season, with rumor making its approach to fact, as Sergio Perez, previously of Racing Level, makes the transfer over to Pink Bull. Alex Albon is with out a staff and a automotive for this upcoming 12 months.
The F1 world received just a little style of the longer term when Williams driver George Russell stepped right into a Mercedes automotive whereas Hamilton sat out after testing optimistic for coronavirus. Whereas Russell is slated to be behind the wheel of a Mercedes sooner or later, it would not appear like that 12 months will likely be in 2021.
Each happily and sadly, the extraordinarily entertaining duo of Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz has been break up, with Sainz taking on a seat subsequent to Charles Leclerc in a Ferrari. Longtime Ferrari racer Sebastian Vettel heads to Aston Martin, previously Racing Level, in 2021.
This is what it’s worthwhile to know in regards to the F1 discipline in 2021:
F1 drivers 2021
There are eight drivers set to both make their debuts for both F1 or a brand new staff this upcoming season.
|Group||Driver||2020 factors (End)||Group debut|
|Alfa Romeo||Kimi Raikkonen||4 (sixteenth)||2019|
|Alfa Romeo||Antonio Giovinazzi||4 (seventeenth)||2018|
|AlphaTauri||Pierre Gasly||75 (tenth)||2017|
|Alpine||Esteban Ocon||62 (twelfth)||2020|
|Aston Martin||Sebastian Vettel||33 (thirteenth)||2021|
|Aston Martin||Lance Stroll||75 (eleventh)||2019|
|Ferrari||Carlos Sainz Jr.||105 (Sixth)||2021|
|Ferrari||Charles Leclerc||98 (Eighth)||2019|
|McLaren||Daniel Ricciardo||119 (Fifth)||2021|
|McLaren||Lando Norris||97 (Ninth)||2019|
|Mercedes||Valtteri Bottas||223 (Second)||2017|
|Mercedes||Lewis Hamilton||347 (First)||2013|
|Pink Bull||Max Verstappen||213 (Third)||2016|
|Pink Bull||Sergio Perez||125 (Fourth)||2021|
|Williams||Nicholas Latifi||0 (twenty first)||2020|
|Williams||George Russell||3 (18th)||2019|
There are additionally a number of drivers with out a seat who raced full time in 2020: Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Romain Grosjean (Haas), Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri) and Alex Albon (Pink Bull) are presently with out a automotive. Albon was changed by Sergio Perez, who had a wonderful 12 months alongside Lance Stroll in 2020.
Haas changed each drivers with rookies for 2021, together with Mick Schumacher, son of the legendary Michael Schumacher.
Components 1 groups 2021
The sector is essentially the identical for 2021, with a couple of groups going via a business rebrand.
- Alfa Romeo
- Alpine (previously often called Renault)
- Aston Martin (previously often called Racing Level)
- Pink Bull
Renault will now be often called Alpine and Racing Level is bringing Aston Martin again into the F1 fold with a business rebrand.
Williams Racing will preserve the identical mantle after the midseason sale by Claire Williams.