Driver Profiles

Lewis HamiltonMercedes

Joined the great Michael Schumacher on seven World Championship titles in 2020 and will have another chance to surpass him in 2022, a season on from seeing the title controversially slip away from him in 2021.

George RussellMercedes

After a three-year 'loan spell' at Williams to learn his trade in Formula 1, the product of the Mercedes junior driver programme now finally has his chance to shine alongside Lewis Hamilton. A hugely talented driver.

Max VerstappenRed Bull

The transformation from 'Mad Max' to 'Super Max' became complete in 2021 as he was crowned World Champion, albeit in very controversial circumstances, in Abu Dhabi. Now he has one title, he will have the taste for many, many more.

Sergio PerezRed Bull

A huge name in Mexico and a vastly-experienced Formula 1 driver who has now broke free of the midfield teams by joining Red Bull. He impressed during his first season with them and was quickly snapped up again for 2022.

Charles LeclercFerrari

Charles Leclerc is still one of the brightest young stars on the Formula 1 grid and remains highly thought of by Ferrari. With the arrival of Carlos Sainz, he and Leclerc form one of the strongest driver line-ups in the sport.

Carlos SainzFerrari

The son of rallying great Carlos Sainz Sr, Carlos Jr was booked for a career in motorsport from an early age. Counts Renault and McLaren amongst his former teams but has now more than made a home for himself at Ferrari. He is F1's 'Smooth Operator'.

Fernando AlonsoAlpine

After two seasons away from the Formula 1 grid, the two-time World Champion came back for a third stint with the team now known as Alpine. Don't let his advancing years fool you, he is still as ruthless and competitive as ever.

Esteban OconAlpine

A Formula 1 race winner for the first time after a stunning victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2021. Quickly retained by Alpine for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 seasons, with the team clearly seeing him as the successor to Fernando Alonso.

Daniel RicciardoMcLaren

Brilliantly fast Australian who surprised many by jumping the Red Bull ship for Renault in 2018 to sign a two-year deal. He is now in his second season with McLaren and looking to kick on after a difficult 2021 campaign, although that did include a famous race win at Monza.

Lando NorrisMcLaren

Lando Norris has been a breath of fresh air ever since arriving on the grid as a fresh-faced rookie in 2019. We have seen an increasingly more serious side to Norris and it almost resulted in his first Formula 1 win, falling agonisingly short at the Russian Grand Prix in 2021.

Sebastian VettelAston Martin

Four-time World Champion with Red Bull who is now perhaps writing his final Formula 1 chapter with Aston Martin. He is a much-loved driver on the grid and has become increasingly outspoken on equal rights, environmentalism, politics and much more. When Seb speaks, people listen. 

Lance StrollAston Martin

The son of Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll, Lance joined the team for 2019 and retains his seat again for 2022 alongside Sebastian Vettel. Had two difficult seasons at Williams prior to that. Former member of the Ferrari Driver Academy.

Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri

Struggled mightily after being promoted to the Red Bull seat alongside Max Verstappen for 2019 and was subsequently demoted back to sister team AlphaTauri. Recaptured his form since then and has made no secret of the fact that he feels ready for another shot at the big time again.

Kevin Magnussen F1 Driver Profile

Kevin MagnussenHaas

Return of the Mag! After leaving Haas and Formula 1 at the end of the 2020 season, Magnussen is now back on the grid with Haas again after Russian driver Nikita Mazepin was swiftly dismissed.

Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri

The Yuki Tsunoda hype train stopped in its tracks early on in his rookie campaign, but he has still shown Red Bull enough to keep him at AlphaTauri for at least another season. More will be expected of him this year.

Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo

After spending five seasons as Lewis Hamilton's 'wingman' at Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas now has a new challenge to sink his teeth in to by becoming the team leader at Alfa Romeo.

Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo

Guanyu Zhou will be the first fully-fledged Formula 1 driver to hail from China. He will bring tons of market exposure and sponsors with him because of that fact, but in 2022 we will see if he has the speed to match.

Mick SchumacherHaas

The son of the seven-time World Champion looking to make his own mark on Formula 1. A member of the Ferrari academy, the 2020 F2 World Champion continues his journey with American outfit Haas.

Alex Albon F1 Driver Profile

Alex AlbonWilliams

Suffered the same fate as Pierre Gasly in experiencing the rise and fall through the ranks at Red Bull. Sidelined for the 2021 season, Albon is back for another shot at Formula 1 with Williams this time.

Nicholas LatifiWilliams

Canadian former test driver for Force India and Renault who brought significant sponsorship into the Williams team ahead of his debut proper in 2020. Finished second in the Formula 2 standings in 2019 and slowly solidifying himself on the Formula 1 grid in the years since.