What you need to know about the new Formula 1 season: calendar, teams, drivers

Motorsport News 27 feb 2024, 04:09
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The upcoming week heralds the commencement of a new season in one of the swiftest and most opulent forms of motorsport, Formula 1.

This season will have the highest number of races in history - 24. All because of the return of the Chinese Grand Prix, after the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, which was cancelled last year.

The Dailysports team has curated all the essential information for you regarding the schedule, teams, and drivers set to compete, along with presenting a list of favorites for this season.

Teams

Similar to recent years, the competition will host ten teams, each comprising two drivers. Among these, only one team is not based in Europe – Haas from the United States. The majority of teams hail from Britain – three in total.

Two teams have undergone changes. Alfa Romeo ended its collaboration with Sauber and exited Formula 1 in 2023, as Sauber gears up to become Audi's works team from 2026 onwards. The outfit was renamed as the Stake F1 Team, with the full name being Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber, and the constructor was dubbed Kick Sauber.

AlphaTauri underwent a rebranding, initially appearing on the entry list under the temporary name AlphaTauri RB, before unveiling its official name as the Visa Cash App RB F1 Team. The team's aerodynamic operations have also relocated to Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom amid management restructuring.

It's worth noting that all teams this season will utilize tires supplied by Pirelli.

Team

Constructor

Chassis

Power point

Visa Cash App RB F1 Team (Italy)

R.B.

VCARB 01

Red Bull Powertrains

BWT Alpine F1 Team (France)

Alpine

A524

Renault

Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team (UK)

Aston Martin

AMR24

Mercedes

Scuderia Ferrari (Italy)

Ferrari

SF-24

Ferrari

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team (USA)

Haas

VF-24

Ferrari

McLaren F1 Team (UK)

McLaren

MCL38

Mercedes

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (Germany)

Mercedes

W15

Mercedes

Oracle Red Bull Racing (Austria)

Red Bull

RB20

Red Bull Powertrains

Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber (Switzerland)

Stake

C44

Ferrari

Williams Racing (UK)

Williams

FW46

Mercedes

Full list of Formula 1 teams for the 2024 season

Drivers

The roster comprises two drivers for each of the ten teams. The championship title will be defended by Max Verstappen from Red Bull, for whom this victory marked his third in his career.

The most decorated drivers are Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton, who have each clinched the championship title seven times throughout history. Among the current athletes, aside from Verstappen and Hamilton, Fernando Alonso boasts more than one title.

Команда

Racer

Visa Cash App RB F1 Team (Italy)

3

Daniel Ricciardo

22

Yuki Tsunoda

BWT Alpine F1 Team (France)

10

Pierre Gasly

31

Esteban Ocon

Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team (UK)

14

Fernando Alonso

18

Lance Stroll

Scuderia Ferrari (Italy)

16

Charles Leclerc

55

Carlos Sainz Jr.

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team (USA)

20

Kevin Magnussen

27

Nico Hulkenberg

McLaren F1 Team (UK)

4

Lando Norris

81

Oscar Piastri

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (Germany)

44

Lewis Hamilton

63

George Russell

Oracle Red Bull Racing (Austria)

11

Sergio Perez

1

Max Verstappen

Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber (Switzerland)

24

Zhou Guanyu

77

Valtteri Bottas

Williams Racing (UK)

23

Alexander Albon

2

Logan Sargent

Full list of Formula 1 drivers for the 2024 season

Calendar

The current Formula 1 season comprises a record-breaking 24 races. After a four-year hiatus, the Chinese Grand Prix returns, having been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The last race in the Middle Kingdom was held in 2019.

The Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix makes its comeback to the competition calendar after being canceled last season due to floods in Italy.

It is worth noting that the Bahrain, Saudi Arabian, and Las Vegas Grands Prix will take place from Thursday to Saturday, unlike the other stages, which run from Friday to Sunday.

Additionally, it is important to remind that the Russian Grand Prix, which was scheduled for this season, was canceled by Formula 1 management due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The Japanese Grand Prix, typically held in autumn, unexpectedly joins the early stages of the season and will take place in April, while the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, on the contrary, shifts to September instead of its usual slot in May.

The season kicks off on February 29th with the Bahrain Grand Prix, with the race itself taking place on March 2nd. The season will conclude in the United Arab Emirates on December 8th with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix

Location

Route

Date

The Grand Prix

Race

1

Bahrain Grand Prix

Sakhir, Bahrain

Bahrain International Circuit

February 29 – March 2

March 2

2

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah City Circuit

March 7 – 9

March 9

3

Australian Grand Prix

Melbourne, Australia

Albert Park

March 22 – 24

March 24

4

Japanese Grand Prix

Suzuka, Japan

Suzuka

April 5 – 7

April 7

5

Chinese Grand Prix

Shanghai, China

Shanghai International Circuit

April 19 – 21

April 21

6

Miami Grand Prix

Miami, USA

Miami International Speedway

May 3-5

May 5

7

Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna

Imola, Italy

Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari

May 17 – 19

May 19

8

Monaco Grand Prix

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo City Circuit

May 24 – 26

May 26

9

Canadian Grand Prix

Montreal, Canada

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

June 7 – 9

June 9

10

Spanish Grand Prix

Montmelo, Spain

Barcelona-Catalunya

June 21 – 23

June 23

11

Austrian Grand Prix

Spielberg, Austria

Red Bull Ring

June 28 – 30

June 30

12

British Grand Prix

Silverston, UK

Silverstone

July 5 – 7

July 7

13

Hungarian Grand Prix

Budapest, Hungary

Hungaroring

July 19 – 21

July 21

14

Belgian Grand Prix

Spa, Belgium

Spa-Francorchamps

July 20 – 28

July 28

15

Dutch Grand Prix

Zandvoort, Netherlands

Zandvoort

August 23 – 25

August 25

16

Italian Grand Prix

Monza, Italy

Monza

August 30 – September 1

September 1

17

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku city highway

September 13 – 15

September 15

18

Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore

Marina Bay

September 20 – 22

September 22

19

US Grand Prix

Austin, USA

Highway of the Americas

October 18 – 20

October 20

20

Mexico City Grand Prix

Mexico City, Mexico

Rodriguez Brothers Circuit

October 25 – 27

October 27

21

Grand Prix of Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Interlagos

the 13th of November

November 3

22

Las Vegas Grand Prix

Las Vegas, USA

Las Vegas City Circuit

November 21 – 23

November 23

23

Qatar Grand Prix

Lusail, Qatar

Lusail International Circuit

November 29 – December 1

December 1

24

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Yas Marina

December 6 – 8

December 8

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