This is the 2025 F1 driver line-up, including the contract situation of every F1 driver.

2025 F1 driver line-up
Driver Team Contract End
Max Verstappen Red Bull 2028
Sergio Perez Red Bull 2026
Lewis Hamilton Ferrari multi-year
Charles Leclerc Ferrari multi-year
George Russell Mercedes 2025
Lando Norris McLaren “Long-term”
Oscar Piastri McLaren 2026
Lance Stroll Aston Martin Rolling
Fernando Alonso Aston Martin multi-year
Alex Albon Williams 2025
Nico Hulkenberg Sauber multi-year
Contracted until the end of 2024
Driver Team Contract End
Carlos Sainz Ferrari 2024
Esteban Ocon Alpine 2024
Pierre Gasly Alpine 2024
Logan Sargeant Williams 2024
Daniel Ricciardo Visa Cash App RB 2024
Yuki Tsunoda Visa Cash App RB 2024
Valtteri Bottas Sauber 2024
Zhou Guanyu Sauber 2024
Kevin Magnussen Haas 2024

Red Bull

Max Verstappen is locked into a long-term deal albeit with an escape clause if Helmut Marko also leaves. Verstappen insists an exit won’t happen.

Sergio Perez has secured the second seat until the end of 2026 after signing a new deal ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

This rules out a possible move for Carlos Sainz – or promotion for Yuki Tsunoda or Daniel Ricciardo.


Lewis Hamilton’s huge move to Ferrari in 2025 is the blockbuster move which the driver market rests upon.

He will partner Charles Leclerc who also penned a long-term deal to stay.


George Russell is committed until the end of 2025 at least but Mercedes must decide how to replace Lewis Hamilton.

Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz are options but junior driver Andrea Kimi Antonelli is a fascinating option.

Sebastian Vettel has also been quizzed about coming out of retirement.


McLaren’s exciting duo of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri are on long-term contracts.

Aston Martin

Lance Stroll, the son of billionaire owner Lawrence Stroll, remains on a rolling year-by-year deal.

Fernando Alonso has signed a multi-year deal with Aston Martin, ending links to Mercedes.


Star driver Alex Albon is admired by top teams but is contracted to Williams until the end of 2025.

The team has a decision to make over Logan Sargeant’s future with Sainz, Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon linked.


Both drivers – Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon – are out of contract. 

The team have confirmed Ocon won’t be driving for them in 2025.

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Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda are out of contract.

Ricciardo entered 2024 hoping to earn the 2025 Red Bull drive. But his patchy form has brought scrutiny on whether RB will keep him.

Liam Lawson, the Red Bull junior, waits in the wings.


Nico Hulkenberg will join Sauber, from Haas, in 2025 on a multi-year deal.

Sauber’s Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou are out of contract and are now battling over one available seat.

Sauber will become Audi from 2026, and the German giant has big plans.

Carlos Sainz, whose father won the Dakar Rally for Audi, is also admired.


Nico Hulkenberg will leave for Sauber. Kevin Magnussen is also out of contract.

Ferrari junior Oliver Bearman, who impressed hugely on his F1 debut as a replacement for the ill Carlos Sainz, could be rewarded with a full-time drive at Haas as Hulkenberg’s replacement.