F1 2021: team-by-team guide to the cars and drivers


Vehicle W12 Motor Mercedes Head Toto Wolff Presentation France 1954 GPs 227 Titles 7 Last season champions

Persevered through a having a go at testing as mechanical issues hounded a flimsy vehicle, so are possibly at their generally helpless for quite a long time. However colossal strength top to bottom and a demonstrated ability to address issues with energetic willingness implies that while Mercedes face their most noteworthy test since the super mixture time started they remain top choices.

Lewis Hamilton (GB, age 36) No 44 Presentation Australia 2007 Successes 95 Shafts 98 Titles 7 Last season champion. Endeavoring to get a record eighth title, Hamilton stays in model structure. He squashed all the resistance last season and shows up as inspired as could be expected in spite of communicating worry about the vehicle’s attributes. He can’t stand to be occupied by thought of when he may end his vocation.

Valtteri Bottas (Blade, 31) No 77 Presentation Australia 2013 Successes 9 Posts 16 Best completion second Last season second. Entirely beaten by Hamilton in 2020, the Finn needs to track down another level this year to get any opportunity of holding his seat. Regardless of whether he can do so stays debatable however he can’t permit the best on the planet to break him mentally in the initial races. Consistency from the off in coordinating and beating Hamilton will be vital.Red Bull

Vehicle RB16B Motor Honda Head Christian Horner Introduction Australia 2005 GPs 303 Titles 4 Last season second

Appreciated incredible speed and dependability in testing. Red Bull hope to have their most grounded ride to open a season since 2013. Honda’s motor (presented from arranged use in 2022) gazes at last right upward to speed and the frame has none of last season’s squirrelly qualities. With a considerable driver setup, in the event that they can return Mercedes on the foot from the beginning, Red Bull have a genuine shot at finishing their authority.

Max Verstappen (Neth, 23) No 33 Introduction Australia 2015 Successes 10 Posts 3 Titles 0 Best completion third Last season third. Articulated testing the best of his vocation and goes into the season floated by the desire for truly battling Mercedes. Has no feelings of trepidation of taking on Hamilton and is absolutely a possible title holder. On the off chance that he has the vehicle, Verstappen will make the most of it, however he should demonstrate he can do as such across a whole season.

Sergio Pérez (Mex, 31) No 11 Presentation Australia 2011 Successes 1 Shafts 0 Best qualifying third Titles 0 Best completion fourth Last season fourth. At long last given a drive in a top vehicle, this is the chance of his profession for Pérez. Has without a doubt beated past rides and following 10 years hustling has insight and contact to coordinate with his speed. Qualifying can be improved however his race speed and tire the board are top notch and he will be a vital participant each Sunday.McLaren

Vehicle MCL35M Motor Mercedes Head Andreas Seidl Introduction Monaco 1966 GPs 880 Titles 8 Last season third

Proceeded with their rebound with third last season and hopeful of being in position to safeguard that place. They glanced great in testing with a smart diffuser plan and now flaunting a Mercedes motor, the driver arrangement is solid and the group are working at an undeniable level. Something special in the midfield.

Daniel Ricciardo (Aus, 31) No 3 Presentation GB 2011 Successes 7 Shafts 3 Titles 0 Best completion third Last season fifth. By changing from Renault the Australian showed he plainly trusts in McLaren’s capacity to get back to battling for titles. One of the matrix’s top drivers, he is resolved this season to flaunt his overwhelming abilities again and in a tight midfield scrap Ricciardo is a significant resource.

Lando Norris (GB, 21) No 4 Introduction Australia 2019 Successes 0 Best completion third Posts 0 Best qualifying fourth Titles 0 Best completion ninth Last season ninth. Into his third season, Norris has over and again showed both speed and judgment. Going toward Ricciardo is his most prominent test yet. Agreeable at the group, he will be sure he can do as such and will return focuses with constant consistency. Finishes a driver matching of genuine quality.Aston Martin

Vehicle AMR21 Motor Mercedes Head Otmar Szafnauer Presentation Netherlands 1959 GPs 5 Titles 0 Best completion N/A Last season fourth (as Dashing Point)

The Aston Martin brand’s return after over 60 years comes graciousness of Spear Walk’s dad, who has bought the producer. Showing up on the rear of a solid 2020 as Dashing Point, marking Vettel was an assertion of goal yet the vehicle was not exactly where they needed it in testing. Have the assets presently to grow hard and will target third.

Sebastian Vettel (Ger, 33) No 5 Presentation USA 2007 Successes 53 Posts 57 Titles 4 Last season thirteenth. Dropped by Ferrari after some helpless seasons and miserable in a vehicle that didn’t exactly measure up for him, the German will be cheerful Aston can convey hardware more as he would prefer. Unforced mistakes peppered ongoing seasons and Vettel has a highlight demonstrate that he actually has the consistency and contact that conveyed four titles.

Spear Walk (Can, 22) No 18 Presentation Australia 2017 Best completion third Posts 1 Titles 0 Best completion eleventh Last season eleventh. Put in his best season a year ago in a vehicle that was profoundly serious yet now needs to perform with more noteworthy consistency, particularly in qualifying in the event that he is to lose the pretentious compensation driver tag. Has shown incredible guarantee in race speed and it will be interesting to check whether he can strive with Vettel.

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Vehicle A521 Motor Renault Chiefs Marcin Budkowski and Davide Brivio Introduction 2021 Last season fifth (as Renault)

Rebranded for Renault’s games vehicle wing, their objective of battling for the title stays as before. Progress has been moderate, notwithstanding, and horrendously gradual. No monster jumps will be made for this present year however trying for third and fourth is reasonable. The executives has been rebuilt and Fernando Alonso will fight at a surprisingly high level.

Fernando Alonso (Sp, 39) No 14 Presentation Australia 2001 Successes 32 Shafts 22 Titles 2 Keep going season N/A. Returning following a two-year nonattendance during which time he won Le Monitors twice and the Daytona 24 just as contending at the Indy 500, the twofold title holder has lost none of his excitement to race. Agreeable back with the group where he took his F1 titles, Alonso could demonstrate the distinction in a tight midfield scrap.

Esteban Ocon (Fr, 24) No 31 Introduction Belgium 2016 Successes 0 Best completion second Posts 0 Best qualifying third Titles 0 Best completion eighth Last season twelfth. Conveyed a strong presentation season for Renault a year ago that incorporated a best of second at the Sakhir GP. Expected to assemble firmly on that presentation with certainty. He is speedy and in the event that he can beat Alonso it would be a significant marker.