F1 2025: Every driver confirmed so far

Formula 1 saw an unprecedented situation where every lineup starting 2024 was identical to the one each team finished 2023 with.

But the driver market is starting early this year, and we're already guaranteeing a lot of changes for 2024.

Two drivers have already confirmed a switch for 2025, one has announced he will leave his current team at the end of the year, and the others have committed to staying put.

However, there are still nine vacant seats before everything is in place.

Below is the 2025 F1 grid as it currently stands.

Red Bull

Max Verstappen
Sergio Perez

Red Bull is committing to the same driver line-up for a fifth successive season in 2025, after announcing that Sergio Perez will continue with three-time champion Max Verstappen, whose contract runs until 2028.

This announcement referred to a two-year contract extension for Perez, but also included team principal Christian Horner's statement that now is an important time for Red Bull to “confirm our 2025 squad”.

This would indicate that Perez is on a one-year-plus-one contract, with the team having an option for a second year. There is also uncertainty over Verstappen's future beyond the end of 2025 amid Red Bull's internal struggles.


Charles Leclerc
Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari's bold and successful move to lure Lewis Hamilton away from Mercedes has launched the 2025 Formula 1 driver market ahead of the start of the 2024 campaign.

Seven-times world champion Hamilton joins Charles Leclerc at the team, after Leclerc was announced on a deal covering “several further seasons” in January.


George Russell
To be determined later

Hamilton's departure means George Russell is the only Mercedes driver currently confirmed for 2025, after which his contract expires.

The team is keen to promote its 17-year-old protégé Kimi Antonelli – who is currently racing for Prema in Formula 2 while undertaking a special F1 testing program – to fill the space vacated by Hamilton.


Lando Norris
Oscar Piastri

McLaren was the first team to join the 2025 lineup.

Lando Norris, the most recent Formula 1 race winner, has been signed to the team with which he has spent his entire career until at least the end of 2026, as has teammate Oscar Piastri – who will be part of an unchanged line-up – for a third successive year in 2025.

Aston Martin

Fernando Alonso
Lance outing

Aston Martin is one of three teams that will boast a Formula 1 champion in its 2025 line-up, with 42-year-old Fernando Alonso having excluded himself from a ridiculous season early by committing his future to the team with whom he recorded eight podium finishes last season.

We've included team-mate Lance Stroll because although his place has not been officially confirmed nor have his contract details been announced, so far neither Aston nor Stroll have shown any sign of their partnership ending anytime soon.


To be determined later
To be determined later

No Alpine drivers have been confirmed for the 2025 season.

Pierre Gasly is expected to remain at Alpine after the end of this season, but Esteban Ocon, who has led the team since returning to the grid in 2020 after a year's absence, will leave after 2024.

Ocon, who gave the Enston team their first and so far only Alpine Championship victory, said in confirming his departure that he would announce his plans for 2025 “very soon”.


Alex Albon
To be determined later

Williams has tied up Alex Albon – who scored all but five of the team's 38 points in the ground effect era – to a new contract as team principal James Fowles outlines his vision for reviving the team in the coming years.

Who Albon will partner with is less clear, but it seems unlikely that it will be his current team-mate Logan Sargeant – who faces an uphill battle to keep his place on the Formula 1 grid.

Instead, Vowles has made a compelling enough case – with the accompanying financial reward – for Williams to be the only serious option for Carlos Sainz outside the Sauber-run Audi project with which the outgoing Ferrari driver has long been linked.


To be determined later
To be determined later

The second Red Bull team still has two seats open for 2025.

Perez's new deal marked the official end to Daniel Ricciardo's chances of returning to the main team, although his hopes gradually faded during what was, a fourth-place finish at the Miami Grand Prix, and a steady start until 2024.

Red Bull are believed to have an option on his services for 2025, as is teammate Yuki Tsunoda. But it must also find Liam Lawson, otherwise he will be – in the words of Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko – “contractually free to race for another team if he doesn't get a seat with us in 2025.”


Nico Hulkenberg
To be determined later

Nico Hulkenberg's career at Haas was impressive enough to attract the attention of Sauber and its CEO Andreas Seidl, with Hulkenberg being the first driver to sign for the transitional 2025 season before the team is reborn as an Audi factory team for 2026.

The identity of his teammate is not yet known, but it seems certain that it will not be either of Sauber's current drivers, Valtteri Bottas or Zhou Guanyu. Bottas appears most likely to remain on the grid and is a candidate – although not first – for the Haas, Williams and Alpine teams, while Zhou's options appear fewer.

Instead, the team is waiting for Sainz to sign to lead its project as it approaches a decision between Sauber and Williams.


To be determined later
To be determined later

Hulkenberg's exit means Haas currently has two vacancies for 2025, with teammate Kevin Magnussen's contract expiring at the end of the year.

Ferrari protégé Uli Biermann, who starred when he replaced Sainz at the Scuderia for the second round of the season, looks almost certain to graduate from Formula 1 for 2025 despite a fairly ordinary F2 season so far with Prema. He will have six FP1 starts with Haas this year.

If Haas decides not to keep Magnussen for the eighth season, as seems likely, Ocon and Bottas are among the contenders to complete its lineup. Tsunoda, who has been in excellent form so far in 2024 and sits 10th in the 2024 driver standings, is also understood to be receiving interest from the team.


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