The last free seat is at Mercedes, but it does not really seem free. Currently there are only 3 seats that have not officially have been confirmed. However only 22 races were listed in the initial calendar, with the event for one event in April yet to be confirmed. A list of teams and drivers which have been confirmed or are expected to take part in the 2021 F1 season. Ricciardo is set to race for his third team in four years after McLaren drafted him in to replace Sainz in a hasty twirling of the roundabout that took place rather incongruously during the coronavirus lockdown. Formula 1 Formula 1's 2021 driver line-up - as it stands. © 2020 Autosport International B.V. All rights reserved. Which leads us nicely to…. The 2020 Formula 1 season is over, so it is time to take stock. The 2021 F1 testing calendar has not been announced yet. Tsunoda replaces Kvyat in AlphaTauri line-up for 2021 2021 F1 season Posted on . In the F1 Social... Max Verstappen's victory in Abu Dhabi immediately raised expectations for 2021. ... Haas' high-water mark was fifth in the 2018 Formula 1 Constructors' Championship. Mick Schumacher, son of the great Michael, was due to drive in free practice at the Nurburgring only for fog to halt his progress, suggesting he was being considered for a drive at Alfa next year, probably alongside the ageless Raikkonen, officially F1’s most experienced driver of all time. Sports; Tsunoda replaces Kvyat in AlphaTauri F1 lineup for 2021 RaceFans. 2020 was set to be the second season for the all-female championship and it had looked to expand by ending its schedule in the US and Mexico, but was forced to cancel all of its races due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 0 comments . 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The Canadian billionaire took over what was then Force India more than two years ago and now wants to make a splash by rebranding as Aston Martin, an iconic name in motoring. “If an asteroid hits the world, anything can happen,” team boss Toto Wolff said after the Portuguese Grand Prix in which Lewis Hamilton broke Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 race wins. Here is our 2021 Formula 1 Silly Season driver lineup prediction. This year's Silly Season is crazier than ever with a lot of shifts within the current grid, but from the outside, a lot of drivers are also coming back into Formula 1. AlphaTauri drivers F1 2021. Despite eventually finishing ninth, Russell made a big statement in Bahrain. F1 News. Tsunoda, 20, was the top-scoring rookie in this year’s Formula 2 championship. While most teams have already sewn up their line-ups for the second season with the current cars (the COVID-19 pandemic having pushed new regulations back to 2022), but a few places remain. MERCEDES: Valtteri Bottas, TBC. This is the full lineup for the Formula 1 season of 2021. Follow i sport on Facebook for more F1 news, interviews and features. He has to leave Formula 1 for the second time in... Max Verstappen ended a very consistent season with victory in Abu Dhabi. © 2020 Associated Newspapers Limited. Vettel is a statement signing for the team’s new owner Lawrence Stroll, who is expected to give his son Lance a new contract in the near future. Who will take those last two spots on the grid? Since they made their debut in 2016, they have only utilized the services of three drivers, namely Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen (both of who are the incumbents), and Esteban Gutierrez (for only the first season). “Mick has won races, collected podiums and excelled against some pretty exceptional talent in 2020. It is starting to feel like time is running out for Alex Albon. At his side, AlphaTauri have promoted Red Bull academy driver Yuki Tsunoda who has impressed in F2 this season and has now gained his super-licence. Reuters 30 October, 2020 18:42 IST George Russell's (Left) seat for the next F1 season was in doubt amid a potential move for Sergio Perez who is leaving Racing Point. Tsunoda, Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher will make their F1 debut next season and Fernando Alonso will return to Renault. Yuki Tsunoda has been named as AlphaTauri’s selection for the upcoming Abu Dhabi F1 test ahead of what is expected to be a full-time move into the seat for the 2021 F1 season. For example, we will be saying goodbye to Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean and Daniil Kvyat in 2021, and it remains to be seen whether Alexander Albon or Sergio Perez will be able to return in 2021. Here you can find the 2021 F1 teams and driver line-up with the most important info about your favourite 2021 Formula 1 team. Now he returns to a works team going into a rebrand and, just like Racing Point/Aston Martin, trying to make a statement. Thank you for signing up! However, ahead of the race at Imola, Alfa Romeo confirmed an unchanged line-up for 2021, narrowing the options for the likes of Schumacher significantly. - Getty Images . You will be logged out and redirected to the homepage. Max Verstappen is on pole / POOL/AFP via Getty Images. The biggest changes are that the Dutch GP has been moved from the end of April to the beginning of September. Also by... After Daniil Kvyat was dismissed from Red Bull Racing in 2016 in favour of Max Verstappen, he returned to Toro... Just before the last Grand Prix of the 2020 season, Ferrari announced that it had to say goodbye to CEO Louis Camilleri... Sebastian Vettel drove the last few races of the season with a special helmet. Formula 1 will have a change at the top in 2021 when Chase Carey leaves his role as the sport's chief executive officer. In 2020 teams scheduled two three-day tests in the … 4) is still to be acknowledged. The 26-year-old will be cheaper and, they hope, quicker than Vettel, who has struggled to lay a glove on teammate Charles Leclerc since the unofficial switch to make the Monegasque Ferrari’s No 1. The German four-time world champion will certainly help him do that. It is recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body of international motorsport, as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. “He is a Williams driver and our drive line-up is Valtteri and Lewis so I don’t see it being a realistic situation at this moment in time,” Wolff said, “but I can understand it would be an interesting situation to have them both in the team and maybe a bit of wild ride for all of us and maybe we’ll have that in the future.”. Tost says he doesn’t know when the 2021 line-up will be decided by Red Bull but he thinks “a decision will be made the end of the season”. Sebastian Vettel's decision to leave Ferrari at the end of this year sparked the moves of Carlos … Who will take those last two spots on the grid? 16-12-2020 08:34 . All rights reserved. The 22-year-old very nearly delivered a fairytale debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix, arguably out-driving Bottas for large parts of the weekend, only for a botched Mercedes pit-stop and a puncture to dash his hopes of an unlikely victory. by Where a team have previously announced a driver has a contract with them for the … Continue reading 2021 F1 drivers and teams Sergio Perez is also available after losing his seat to Sebastian Vettel, with Red Bull chief Christian Horner admitting that, while the team want Albon to succeed, the Racing Point driver is “under consideration”. Daniel Ricciardo moves to Sainz’s McLaren seat next year, and Sebastian Vettel will drive for Racing Point, which will be rebranded Aston Martin. The 21-year-old German said he was “speechless” at the news but his new team principal Guenther Steiner made clear that Haas have high expectations of their new driver and his arrival is not a mere gimmick. Almost everybody is desperate for the British-born driver, who races on a Thai licence, the country of his mother, to do well but he is simply not making progress. Check out our Bahrain Outer Loop Track Guide! Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021: Qualifying results, UK start time, TV channel, live stream, grid lineup, F1 track. Ronan Carvalho. Nico Hulkenberg, who has impressed in substitute appearances for Racing Point this year and out-qualified both Red Bulls at Silverstone, is being mooted as a potential replacement and has mentioned that he is “waiting for a call from Helmut [Marko, Red Bull’s motorsport chief]”, but he is not the only possibility. Mercedes. The 73rd running of the world championship will see the addition of a new race in Saudi Arabia on the streets of Jeddah. With the announcement of Yuki Tsunoda, there are only two seats available for 2021 in Formula 1. “I firmly believe he’s earned the opportunity to graduate into Formula One based on his performances.”. The rumours swirled for months around Kimi Raikkonen, and not Antonio Giovinazzi, because many assumed that the Italian’s race was already run. Albon, who only had 12 races for Toro Rosso before being promoted mid-season last year to replace the ailing Pierre Gasly, is now at that same stage this time around and remains half a second slower than Max Verstappen. It is between those two drivers at Red Bull Racing, where Nico Hulkenberg seems miss out on a return. F1 2021 driver line-up: Hamilton contract not signed, Schumacher confirmed, Russell - Andy Wilson. F1: Williams confirms 2021 lineup with Russell staying Formula One team Williams confirmed that George Russell and Nicholas Latifi will race for it in the upcoming season. It was the worst kept secret in the paddock that Sebastian Vettel would be heading to Racing Point for 2021 after being ditched by Ferrari without even the offer of a new contract. Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix convincingly. Haas announced in October that French driver Romain Grosjean and Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen would leave at the end of the year.