The F1 grid at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023

2024 F1 drivers: who’s on the grid?

If one thing is for certain, it's that F1 drivers in 2024 will be hungrier than ever to claim the top spot; the coming season promises on-track action in abundance. Will McLaren, Mercedes or Ferrari catch the indomitable Red Bulls? Can anyone stop Max Verstappen? Well, there’s something to be said for consistency when overcoming a challenging opponent, and that features heavily in the F1 paddock in 2024. The driver line-ups remain almost entirely unchanged from the 2023 roster, but here’s a reminder of the F1 drivers in 2024 and who they're driving for. 


Red Bull F1 drivers 2024 Max Verstappen (#1) and Sergio Perez (#11) Team Principal: Christian Horner Engine: Honda RBPT The ever-moving target in F1 is relentless improvement and perfection, which means Red Bull has a tough ask in 2024. During the 2023 season, Max Verstappen and the team enjoyed the most dominant period in the sport’s history. That’s a difficult act to follow, but undoubtedly, they will be doing their all to try and make that happen. After a winter reset, Sergio Perez completes this unchanged line-up and will also be hoping to repeat his early 2023 form in a bid to stop Verstappen from romping to a fourth straight title. This F1 driver combination is the team to beat in 2024.

Red Bull Racing drivers Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen


Mercedes-AMG F1 drivers 2024 Lewis Hamilton (#44) and George Russell (#63) Team Principal: Toto Wolff Engine: Mercedes Mercedes have retained their all-British F1 driver line-up of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton for 2024 and, having finished best of the rest in 2024 – both in the drivers’ standings with Hamilton and in the constructors’ – they will be looking to make the jump from top of the midfield to challenging the bulls out in front. Seven-time champion Hamilton enters his 18th season in F1, but having finished third in last year’s standings, his pace is as strong as ever. Russell on the other hand will be hoping to bounce back after one of his less fruitful seasons.

Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and the Mercedes F1 team


Ferrari F1 drivers 2024 Charles Leclerc (#16) and Carlos Sainz (#55) Team Principal: Frédéric Vasseur Engine: Ferrari The 2024 Ferrari F1 drivers are Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, as was the case in 2023. The scarlet cars hold the enviable accolade of being the only team to beat Red Bull last year. An incredible victory at Singapore for Carlos Sainz gave a lot of fans hope the tides were turning in favour of the chasing pack, only to be quashed by another string of victories for the Dutchman. Similarly, Charles Leclerc’s ever-present one-lap pace yielded five pole positions that he was ultimately unable to convert. With solid foundations in place, and a second season at the helm for Frédéric Vasseur, the prancing horse is eyeing an upset in 2024. 

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, the 2023 Ferrari F1 drivers


McLaren F1 drivers 2024 Lando Norris (#4) and Oscar Piastri (#81) Team Principal: Zak Brown Engine: Mercedes If a team experiences a second half of the season like Lando Norris’ and a rookie campaign like Oscar Piastri’s, it’s a no brainer that you’d resign both impressive young talents on the spot. As the F1 driver with the second-strongest latter half of the 2023 season, Lando Norris carries over significant momentum into 2024. If we didn’t think that illusive first win was on the horizon for the Brit already, a whopping six second-place finishes from 11 races would suggest it is imminent and what better opportunity than a brand-new season? Likewise, rookie sensation Piastri’s sprint performances in Belgium and Qatar hint at big things to come in 2024. 

2023 McLaren F1 drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri on stage at Silverstone


Aston Martin F1 drivers 2024 Fernando Alonso (#14) and Lance Stroll (#18) Team Principal: Mike Krack Engine: Mercedes Aston Martin’s 2024 F1 drivers are also continuing for another season, and Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll will be hoping to replicate the first half of their 2023 season. Having caused the upset of the season in the early rounds, the team experienced a drop in performance over the season’s middle stint before a resurgence in the later races re-energised the drivers and the entire outfit. For many, Alonso was the star of the show at the start of the season and a memorable duel with Perez at Sao Paulo will give Aston Martin fans cause for optimism for 2024. Meanwhile, Lance will be hoping to start on a stronger foot than in 2023 and avoid any cycling-related injuries prior to the first race in Bahrain.

Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin F1 drivers for 2023


Alpine F1 drivers 2024 Pierre Gasly (#10) and Esteban Ocon (#31) Team Principal: Bruno Famin Engine: Renault Fans of the French team will be asking ‘who is driving for Alpine in 2024?’ Well, like many of the teams on the grid, the Entstone outfit’s line-up will remain unchanged from 2023. The all-French line-up of Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon will remain with the team and aim to improve on their mid-table position. A podium apiece for Gasly and Ocon at Zandvoort and Monaco respectively showed that a jump up the field isn’t an impossible task, but there’s a long road ahead for the Alpine squad in 2024. 

2024 Alpine drivers Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon


Williams F1 drivers 2024 Logan Sargeant (#2) and Alex Albon (#23) Team Principal: James Vowles Engine: Mercedes Williams’ 2024 F1 driver line-up will stay the same as last year, and with good reason. In 2023, the team recorded its best season since 2017, propelling them from last in the constructors in 2022 to regularly troubling the midfield the year after. Alexander Albon’s stock rose considerably in 2023, scoring all but one of the team’s 28 points. He’ll be hungry for more in 2024, and, if Williams’ development continues at the current rate, could even begin challenging for top fives or maybe even a podium. Logan Sargeant on the other hand, will have to make the most of his second season with the team and score points on a more regular basis. 

Williams F1 drivers Alexnader Albon and Logan Sargeant on the grid for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix


AlphaTauri F1 drivers 2024 Yuki Tsunoda (#22) and Daniel Ricciardo (#3) Team Principal: Laurent Mekies Engine: Honda RBPT There’s a lot of change at AlphaTauri in 2024. Firstly, the team’s name and branding are set to change but still yet to be announced. Similarly, Franz Tost left his long-standing Team Principal post to make way for the incoming Laurent Mekies. The 2024 drivers, in fact, will be what changes the least for the 2024 season. Although the line-up has changed from its initial 2023 pairing, Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo finished the 2023 season and will start the 2024 season. With strong points hauls from both drivers last season, the team will be hoping to make progress up the grid. 

Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda


Stake F1 Team drivers 2024 Zhou Guanyu (#24) and
Valtteri Bottas (#77) Team Principal: Alessandro Alunni Bravi Engine: Ferrari Alfa Romeo’s departure from the team means there’s plenty of change at Sauber in 2024 as well. Newly appointed Team Principal Alessandro Alunni Bravi will oversee the team’s first-ever UK launch event to reveal its new identity in the interim before Audi’s take over. Although 2023 wasn’t the campaign they’d hoped for, both Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu scored on a handful of occasions each, and as the team starts to galvanise ahead of 2026, a up-turn in performance isn’t out of the question for 2024.

Sauber drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu


Haas F1 drivers 2024 Kevin Magnussen (#20) and Nico Hulkenberg (#27) Team Principal: Guenther Steiner Engine: Ferrari Drive to survive sensations Haas are the final piece in the 2024 F1 puzzle, and the ultra-consistent line-up of Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg have been retained from 2023. It may not have been the strongest season for the drivers or the team, but knowing the drivers can perform week in and week out is half the battle, and in the lower reaches of the field it becomes invaluable. The Haas team will aim to use that to their advantage as they eye more points more often in 2024. 

Haas F1 team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg
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