2024 F1 Racing Team Breakdown – Lineups Remains Identical to Previous Season
For the first time in the history of the sport, all 10 team rosters will remain identical in consecutive seasons. Lewis Hamilton’s confirmed deal with Ferrari and numerous other contracts expiring means this will not happen in three straight seasons, so expect significant changes in 2025.
Zero roster changes seemed improbable heading into this year with several contracts expiring, but each of these drivers received contract extensions for 2024. Williams’ Logan Sargeant was at risk of being dropped, but he performed well enough down the stretch to secure his seat. Sargeant picked up his first point of the season with a tenth-place finish in Austin and qualified seventh in Las Vegas closing out his year.
Here is a complete breakdown of each team and their existing contracts for the upcoming season, which kicks off at the end of the month with the Bahrain Grand Prix from February 29th to March 2nd. If you are interested in betting on this event or any of the other 23 races in 2024, check out the best betting sites on offer
Alfa Romeo (Kick Sauber)
After a disappointing season that saw Alfa Romeo Ferrari drop to nineth in the Constructor Standings, the team will be rebranding to the name Kick Sauber before becoming a works Audi Squad in 2026.
Team leader Valtteri Bottas is entering the final year of his three-year contract and Zhou Guanyu has been extended for the 2024 campaign. Guanyu showed signs of progress but both drivers futures with the team remain uncertain after finishing 15th and 18th in the overall standings this past year with only 10 and six points respectfully.
Alpha Tauri Honda remains well in the shadow of Red Bull’s additional team who is coming off a first place 2023. They occupied the bottom half of the standings, finishing eighth with 25 points after an injury riddled season. Nyck de Vries was replaced by Daniel Ricciardo, who then joined him on the injured list after only two weeks. Liam Lawson will remain as a reserve after impressing as a fill-in for Ricciardo, while Yuki Tsunoda and Riccardo have each been extended for the 2024 season.
Alpine Renault secured their future, pairing together the French duo of Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly. Ocon is under contract until 2025 while Gasly is entering the final year of his three-year deal. The team is coming off a sixth-place finish but has significant potential moving forward with two proven drivers with past victories to their names and numerous impressive finishes in 2023.
The ascension of Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes has taken F1 fans by surprise, moving up to fifth place with 280 points this past season. Fernando Alonso remains under contract until 2025 after recording eight podium finishes, and Lance Stroll is likely to remain with the team for the foreseeable future with his father on board as a part owner.
After a third-place finish in 2023, Ferrari has set their sights on a F1 championship, adding the most successful driver in the sports history for 2025. Lewis Hamilton will pair with Charles Leclerc who recorded the fifth most points in 2023. Leclerc is under contract until 2029 and he will be parried with Carlos Sainz for one final season before Hamilton’s arrival.
Relying on veteran experience did not pay off for Haas Ferrari in 2023 finishing last in the Constructor Standings. Kevin Manassen and Nico Hülkenberg are each under contract for one more season and nearing the end of their F1 careers.
Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri will remain paired up until at least 2025 after both finishing in the top 10 2023 Driver Standings. With Norris has been extended to 2025 and Piastri to 2026, the duo will continue to strive for the F1 Championship after a fourth-place finish with McLaren Mercedes last season.
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will return to Mercedes for 2024, but the team will be forced to part ways with Hamilton who is set to join Ferrari in 2025. Mercedes finished second in 2023, but their recent performance has been underwhelming by team standards, with no single race wins in the past two years.
Max Verstappen signed a five-year extension with Red Bull in 2022 and did not disappoint, finishing first in 2023 Driver Standings by 290 points and carrying Red Bull to a second consecutive F1 Championship, finishing 460 points ahead of Mercedes in Constructor Standings. Sergio Perez struggled in the mid-season leaving his future with the team up in the air, but early season dominance and a strong finish will keep him under contract for at least one more year.
Williams Mercedes made a small jump to seventh in 2023 and will look to progress even further with Alexander Albon locked in until 2025 and rookie Logan Sargeant back for at least one more season.