F1 2021: How is the driver line-up shaping up?

Mark Scott
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Daniel Ricciardo said he saw no sense in waiting for the season to start before joining McLaren.

We will bring you all the confirmed drivers as the F1 2021 line-up takes shape with official announcements made throughout the 2020 campaign.

Mercedes drivers F1 2021

Both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are currently out of contract at the end of the 2020 season. Bottas has been linked with a move to Renault, while Sebastian Vettel, George Russell and Esteban Ocon are on the shortlist to replace him.


Ferrari drivers F1 2021

Charles Leclerc has committed his long-term future to Ferrari, while Carlos Sainz has been announced as the man to replace Sebastian Vettel after he and the Scuderia failed to agree terms over a new contract.

Charles Leclerc: Contracted until the end of 2024

Carlos Sainz:  Contracted until the end of 2022

Red Bull drivers F1 2021

Max Verstappen is another big name to secure his future with his current team, Red Bull. Who partners up with him depends whether Alex Albon can continue to impress or Red Bull take a look at some of the free agents that could be on the market.

Max Verstappen: Contracted until the end of 2023


McLaren drivers F1 2021

With Carlos Sainz heading to Ferrari, McLaren moved quickly to confirm Daniel Ricciardo as his replacement on a ‘multi-year’ deal. Lando Norris was also confirmed for 2021 as part of the announcement.

Daniel Ricciardo: Signed a multi-year deal
Lando Norris: Announced as second half of McLaren’s 2021 line-up

AlphaTauri drivers F1 2021

The rebranded Toro Rosso team may be given some fresh faces to introduce into the Red Bull set-up, while current drivers Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat will be wanting to show they are still worthy of a place on the grid heading into 2021.


Renault drivers F1 2021

New recruit Esteban Ocon signed a two-year contract with Renault after being announced as a replacement for Nico Hulkenberg, but who will partner him now Daniel Ricciardo is confirmed to be heading to McLaren?

Esteban Ocon: Contracted until the end of 2021


Alfa Romeo drivers F1 2021

Alfa Romeo currently have two drivers in widely different stages of their career. Antonio Giovinazzi will once again be looking to nail down a spot on the 2021 Formula 1 grid for a third season. Kimi Raikkonen, meanwhile, now into his 40s, may decide to call it a day once and for all.


Aston Martin drivers F1 2021

Sergio Perez signed a three-year contract extension with SportPesa Racing Point back in August 2019, while, as long as Lawrence Stroll is in charge, you would suspect his son, Lance, will occupy the other seat.

Sergio Perez: Contracted until the end of 2022

Lance Stroll: Confirmed for next season

Haas drivers F1 2021

Haas came close to switching up their driver line-up for 2020, but Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have both been given one-year extensions and another chance to impress ahead of 2021.


Williams drivers F1 2021

Williams will no doubt want to keep hold of Mercedes talent George Russell for another season at least and will do so unless the Silver Arrows see an opportunity for him elsewhere. Nicholas Latifi will want to join Russell in making the step up from Formula 2 to Formula 1 look seamless.

George Russell: Contracted until the end of 2021

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