F1 drivers spend a lot of time travelling the world, and some of them do so with friends, family or loved ones.
Here is a look at who each of the F1 drivers on the 2023 grid is known to be dating, who they have been linked with, or whether they are single.
According to most news sources, Lewis Hamilton appears to be currently single, but his most famous relationship was Pussycat Dolls lead singer, Nicole Scherzinger, with the pair having been a couple when he won his first World Championship in 2008, and were said to have dated on and off for seven years. Since then, he has also been rumoured to have been linked to several others, though he opts to keep his love life private.
George Russell is currently in a relationship with financial broker, Carmen Montero Mundt. The couple were first seen together in the paddock at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello. George and Carmen initially decided to keep their relationship private, but in recent years they have been spotted attending events together, and George frequently appears on Carmen’s social media pages.
Max Verstappen is currently dating the daughter of three-time World Champion Nelson Piquet, Brazilian model and influencer Kelly Piquet. Rumours began about their relationship in October 2020 after Verstappen commented on Kelly’s Instagram post.
Sergio Perez married his wife, Carola Martinez, on June 2018 and the couple share three children, two sons and a daughter. Their son, Sergio Jr was born in December 2017, and their daughter, Carlota, followed in September 2019, before Emilio, their youngest son, was born in the run-up to the Spanish Grand Prix in 2022. The couple began dating in 2017 after meeting at a disco. Carola is not well-known, but she has accumulated 41,000 Instagram followers who enjoy viewing her family snaps.
Charles Leclerc became single after splitting from long-term girlfriend Charlotte Sine in December 2022. In a statement he said: “Hello everyone, Charlotte and I have decided to end our relationship and we remain good friends. We have shared so many great moments and she is and always will be a very special person to me.”
Carlos Sainz Jr is believed to be currently dating press officer Isabel Hernaez, though the relationship is not officially confirmed. The couple were first linked in 2017 but have kept their personal lives very quiet. However, Isabel has shared photos of herself on social media attending a variety of Grand Prix weekends in support of Ferrari.
Lando Norris is a popular member of the Grand Prix team and loved by his fanbase. The British driver is currently single following a split from his girlfriend Luisinha Oliveira, a Portuguese model. In September 2022, Lando said in a statement: “After time and consideration, Luisa and myself have mutually decided to end our relationship but remain good friends. I wish her the world and have so much respect for her and all she does as an amazing and strong woman with nothing but kindness.”
Joining the Formula 1 grid only this year, Australian driver Oscar Piastri is new to the attention being a high profile F1 driver can bring. He is currently in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Lily Zneimer who he met at school. Lily can often be spotted supporting her boyfriend at key sporting events including the F1 event in Bahrain at the start of the 2023 season, and they were pictured together at the Autosport Awards in 2021 after Piastri won the Formula 2 title.
Esteban Ocon is currently dating Italian model Elena Berri. The couple first met in 2017 and it has been documented that Elena initially didn’t know that Ocon was a racing driver. The pair have been spotted many times in the paddock and at other key motor racing events.
Pierre Gasly’s relationship status is not confirmed in public at time of writing, but he has been linked to model Francisca Cerqueira Gomes who was spotted dancing with the grand prix driver in a nightclub. She has also been seen in the F1 paddock, but neither party has confirmed they are an item yet.
Yuki Tsunoda has so far kept his private life completely out of the spotlight. It is believed he is single.
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Nyke de Vries is currently dating girlfriend Eva Bruggenwirth, a social media assistant and content creator from the Netherlands. It is not publicly known how long the couple have officially been together, but Eva has documented on her Instagram account that she has been in a long-term relationship with the Dutch racing driver for more than two years.
Fernando Alonso was married to Spanish singer Raquel de Rosario for 5 years before the couple announced their divorce in 2011. He most recently dated Austrian TV presenter, Andrea Schlager. The couple first met on the F1 grid while Andrea was working as a sports reporter for Austrian outlet, ServusTV, but announced their split early in 2023. Alonso was then briefly linked with pop music superstar, Taylor Swift, after an online rumour spread like wildfire – he nodded to the rumours by posting a TikTok with one of her songs playing in the background and winking at the camera, but denied they were an item.
Lance Stroll is currently single having previously dated Italian model, Sara Pagliaroli. It is thought the couple have now gone their separate ways, but there has been no official post announcing their split. Both have removed any traces of each other from their social media feeds.
Valtteri Bottas is currently dating Australian Olympic cyclist Tiffany Cromwell. The couple first got together in 2020 and announced their relationship in a Valentine’s Day post that year. Tiffany is currently part of the UCI Women’s WorldTeam Canyon-SRAM team and has won numerous accolades in cycling competitions. This was Valtteri’s first relationship following his divorce from his wife Emilia Pikkarainen in 2019.
Guanyu Zhou is currently believed to be single.
Alexander Albon is currently dating professional golfer Muni He, better known as Lily. The pair first met in 2019 and frequently appear together on social media posts. In one post, the Chinese sportswoman said she was “very lucky” to have Alexander in her life, and he also wore a golf ball-inspired helmet for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, with Lily appearing in a video on social media announcing the helmet design.
Logan Sargeant’s relationship status is currently unknown.
Kevin Magnussen is married to his wife Louise Gjorup. The pair keep their relationship very private, marrying in a private ceremony in 2019. They welcomed a baby daughter named Louise in January of 2023. Magnussen shared a post explaining that she was seven weeks premature.
Nico Hulkenberg is married to his wife, Egle Ruskyte. The German driver began dating the Lithuanian fashion designer and model back in 2015. He proposed to her in 2020 during a romantic trip to Venice. In 2021, the Hulkenbergs welcomed their first child, a daughter named Noemi Sky.