2021 Formula 1 drivers and teams: Aston Martin returns, Renault changes name for new F1 season

The 2021 Formula 1 driver grid is almost ready for the lights to go out.

The last empty seat belonged to the Mercedes team, but after a few months of waiting Lewis Hamilton is back behind the wheel of a Mercedes for the 2021 season. Team manager Toto Wolff recently said that some “bullets curves ”had been started in the process to strike a deal, but the two sides met in early February to make a pact.

Red Bull’s Christian Horner has mulled over the decision of who will partner Max Verstappen as the 2021 season approaches, with a rumor making its way to the truth, as Sergio Perez, formerly of Racing Point, passes by. at Red Bull. Alex Albon is without a team and without a car for this coming year.

AFTER: Formula 1 calendar for 2021

The F1 world got a little glimpse of the future when Williams driver George Russell entered a Mercedes car while Hamilton sat down after testing positive for coronavirus. While Russell is expected to be behind the wheel of a Mercedes in the future, it doesn’t look like this year is 2021.

Fortunately and unfortunately, the extremely entertaining duo of Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have been separated, with Sainz taking his place alongside Charles Leclerc in a Ferrari. Longtime Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is heading to Aston Martin, formerly Racing Point, in 2021.

Here’s what you need to know about the F1 field in 2021:

F1 Drivers 2021

There are eight drivers set to make their debuts either for F1 or for a new team this coming season.

Team Driver 2020 points (Finish) Team start
Alfa romeo Kimi raikkonen 4 (16th) 2019
Alfa romeo Antonio Giovinazzi 4 (17th) 2018
AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly 75 (10th) 2017
AlphaTauri Yuki tsunoda N / A 2021
Alpine Esteban Ocon 62 (12th) 2020
Alpine Fernando Alonso N / A 2021
Aston Martin Sebastian vettel 33 (13th) 2021
Aston Martin Lance ride 75 (11th) 2019
Ferrari Carlos Sainz Jr. 105 (sixth) 2021
Ferrari Charles Leclerc 98 (eighth) 2019
Haas Mick schumacher N / A 2021
Haas Nikita mazepin N / A 2021
Mclaren Daniel Ricciardo 119 (fifth) 2021
Mclaren Lando norris 97 (ninth) 2019
Mercedes Valtteri Bottas 223 (second) 2017
Mercedes Lewis hamilton 347 (first) 2013
Red Bull Max Verstappen 213 (third) 2016
Red Bull Sergio Perez 125 (fourth) 2021
Williams Nicolas latifi 0 (21st) 2020
Williams George russell 3 (18th) 2019

There are also several seatless drivers who raced full time in 2020: Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Romain Grosjean (Haas), Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri) and Alex Albon (Red Bull) are currently carless. Albon has been replaced by Sergio Perez, who had a great year alongside Lance Stroll in 2020.

Haas replaced the two pilots with rookies for 2021, including Mick Schumacher, son of legendary Michael Schumacher.

2021 Formula 1 teams

The domain is largely the same for 2021, with a few teams in the process of rebranding.

  • Alfa romeo
  • AlphaTauri
  • Alpine (formerly Renault)
  • Aston Martin (formerly Racing Point)
  • Ferrari
  • Haas
  • Mclaren
  • Mercedes
  • Red Bull
  • Williams

Renault will henceforth be known as Alpine and Racing Point brings Aston Martin return to the F1 fold with a new commercial image.

Williams racing will keep the same coat after Claire Williams’ midseason sale.

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