2011 F1 drivers and teams

This list shows which F1 teams and drivers have been confirmed for 2011. Drivers that have not been confirmed for 2011 are listed with the team they drove for in 2010.

Driver numbers are based on the list issued by the FIA on November 30th, 2011.

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Jump to team: Red Bull Racing-Renault | McLaren-Mercedes | Scuderia Ferrari | Mercedes Grand Prix | Renault F1 Team | Williams-Cosworth | Force India F1 Team-Mercedes | Sauber-Ferrari | Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari | Lotus-Renault | HRT-Cosworth | Virgin Racing-Cosworth | Team 13

Red Bull-Renault

Race drivers

1. Sebastian Vettel (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
2. Mark Webber (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Daniel Ricciardo (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles


Race drivers

3. Lewis Hamilton (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
4. Jenson Button (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Gary Paffett (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
Pedro de la Rosa (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles


Race drivers

5. Fernando Alonso (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
6. Felipe Massa (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Jules Bianchi (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
Giancarlo Fisichella (2010 driver) | biography | articles
Marc Gen?? (2010 driver) | biography | articles


Race drivers

7. Michael Schumacher (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
8. Nico Rosberg (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers



Race drivers

9. Nick Heidfeld (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
10. Vitaly Petrov (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Bruno Senna (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
Romain Grosjean (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
Fairuz Fauzy (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
Jan Charouz (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
Ho-Pin Tung (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles


Race drivers

11. Rubens Barrichello (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
12. Pastor Maldonado (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Valltteri Bottas (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Force India-Mercedes

Race drivers

14. Adrian Sutil (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
15. Paul di Resta (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

NB. The number 13 is not used on Formula 1 cars. See here for more information.

Test drivers

Nico H???lkenberg (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles


Race drivers

16. Kamui Kobayashi (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
17. Sergio Perez (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Esteban Gutierrez (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

Race drivers

18. Sebastien Buemi (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
19. Jaime Alguersuari (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Daniel Ricciardo (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles


Race drivers

20. Heikki Kovalainen (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
21. Jarno Trulli (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Karun Chandhok (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
Luiz Razia (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
Davide Valsecchi (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
Ricardo Teixeira (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles


Race drivers

22. Narain Karthikeyan (rounds 1-8) | biography | articles
22. Daniel Ricciardo (round 9-) | biography | articles
23. Vitantonio Liuzzi (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers



Race drivers

24. Timo Glock (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles
25. Jerome d’Ambrosio (has 2011 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Sakon Yamamoto (rounds 1-3) | biography | articles
Robert Wickens (round 7-) | biography | articles

Team 13

The FIA received applications for a 13th team but decided not to appoint one.

Absent due to injury

Robert Kubica (Renault) | biography | articles

Last year’s drivers without seats for 2011

Lucas di Grassi (ex-Virgin) | biography | articles

Christian Klien (ex-HRT) | biography | articles

Latest updates to the 2010 F1 driver list

93 comments on “2011 F1 drivers and teams”

  1. why is there no car numbered 13 on the grid?

    1. coz 13 is an unlucky number, I guess…

    2. because it is unlucky and in memory of a nother driver

      1. miguelF1O (@)
        31st January 2011, 0:03

        why is Ferrari with numbers 5 and 6 ? I thought that the numbers were decided by the top driver at every team not only for the champ.

        1. Top driver gets #1 and his teammate is #2 (vettel and Webber), after that it goes by the last years constructor points…mclaren was 2nd, so they are 3/4, Ferrari was 3rd so they are 5/6.

    3. because you are number 13

    4. Unlucky 13……No. 13 is considered as unlucky number in many nations. In UK you can find 12 followed by 12a than 14…..

      1. Megawatt Herring
        18th February 2011, 15:41

        If you are ever unlucky enough to fly on Ryan Air take a look at the seat numbers.

        1. I think if you’re unlucky enough to fly on RyanAir, your luck can’t get much worse!

    5. Why is there no 13th row in a plane?
      Nobody wants that number I guess.

  2. Cause having no number 13 on the grid is an tradition in f1

  3. Mclaren – Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton
    Mercedes – Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg
    Red Bull – Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber
    Ferrari – Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso
    Williams – Nico Hulkenberg, Valltteri Bottas
    Renault – Robert Kubica, Vitaly Petrov
    Force India – Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta
    Toro Rosso – Sebastien Buemi, Daniel Ricciardo
    Lotus – Heikki Kovalainen, Fairuz Fauzy
    HRT – Karun Chandhok, Sakon Yamamoto
    BMW – Nick Heidfeld, Kamui Kobayashi
    Virgin – Timo Glock, Lucas Di Grassi
    Team13 – Jano Trulli, Jamie Alguesuari

    1. We’ll see how close that is to the actual grid next year when all are confirmed, but i have a feeling you will be preety much on the money, shame theres no bruno senna though

    2. jahrastaman_BR
      28th October 2010, 19:26

      where are Rubinho Barrichello ??

    3. all stupidity is here

    4. trulli to team 13 maybe but alguesuari is gonna drive for toro rosso

  4. Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso and Robert Kubica are confirmed

  5. Will Kimi be back?

    1. I hope not I hate him

      1. no doubt he would hate you too!!

    2. I doubt it unfortunately. I love Kimi and still think he is one of the best formula 1 drivers ever. But Kimi I think is driven and motived differently than most of the drivers and he has given the impressions that he will only drive for a competitive team and that is not likely in 2011 as most have their line-up confirmed and I am not even sure Kimi really wants to.

      1. kimi good 2007 was a fluke kimi is rubbish

      1. i need some competition

  6. everyone wants kimi bak but he will stay in rally. he even said he wants to race in championship challenging team and renault is not. schu will not quit.
    as much as id like to see him back
    kimi would have got more points than alonso

    1. you r absolutely right….kimi is more spectacular..

  7. Mclaren – Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton
    Mercedes – Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg
    Red Bull – Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber
    Ferrari – Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso
    Williams – Nico Hulkenberg, Vitaly Petrov
    Renault – Robert Kubica, Adrian Sutil or raikkonen which is less chance
    Force India – Timo Glock and Paul Di Resta
    Toro Rosso – Sebastien Buemi, Jamie Alguesuari
    Lotus – Heikki Kovalainen, Bruno Senna
    HRT – Karun Chandhok, Sakon Yamamoto
    BMW – Nick Heidfeld, Kamui Kobayashi
    Virgin – luizzi , Lucas Di Grassi
    team 13 grosjean trulli or barrichello

  8. The 13th Team is either in my opinoin Durango,Stefan or Cypher.

    Durango have collabarated with JV and Stefan with Nakajima. But Cypher have been quite quit.

  9. Cypher Have Withdarawed Their F1 Bid.

  10. Mercedes Grand Prix Have Released Nick Heidfeld To Test Pirelli Tyres at Mugello In a Toyota. Which Gives Him an advantage to join F1 Next Year

    1. Kimi Raikkonen Will Also Be Testing For Pirelli

      1. The Sri Lankan
        16th January 2011, 18:20

        this was old news. got a latest link?

  11. Lotus test drivers,

    16 year old Nabil Jeffri should be on the list.

    1. He’s not an official test driver, he just did one straight-line test.

  12. Mclaren- Button, Hamilton
    Ferrari- Alonso, Massa
    Red Bull- Vettel, Webber
    Mercedes- Schumacher, Rosberg
    Renault- Kubica, Raikkonen
    Williams- Barrichello, Hulkenburg
    Sauber- Kobayashi, Heidfeld
    Force India- Sutil, Di Riesta
    Toro rosso- Buemi, Alguesuari
    Lotus- Kovalainen, Trulli
    Virgin- Glock, D’Ambrosio
    HTR- Senna, Yamamoto

    I dont predict much change, i think maldonado will get a drive just dont know where to place him.

    1. Yes Maldonado Should Get A Drive Next Year
      Maybe With Sauber

  13. mercedes may go for sutil o raikonen as schumacher has pland to take rest for 2011..luizzi can loose his seat in FI.chandok , di resta in line fr tht…heidfield in sauber.. timo glock can get a move to a more quicker car then virgin

    1. glock a more quicker car then virgin! give em a chance it was only there first year

  14. Well Shumacher Has A Contract With Mercedes Until 2012
    So I Guess He Might Be Joint Rosberg For Those 2 Years
    Vitantonio Liuzzi Also Has Contract With Force India For 2011 So It Sutil Who Might Loose His Drive May Be Paul Di Resta But Definitly Not Karun Chandhok
    Nick Heidfeld Looks Like He Will Join Sauber For 2011
    Partnering Kamui Kobayashi and Timo Glock Has A Contract With Virgin For 2011 He Might Be Joint By Lucas Di Grassi Or Jerome D’ Ambrosio Who Drive During Practice For Virgin During The Up Coming Four Races

  15. There are rumours suggesting kubica will drive for ferrari in 2011 despite his contract with renault, and massa will move to partner kobayashi at sauber.
    This would make way for raikkonen to move to renault.

    1. That Will Never Happen Because
      Kubica Has A 2 Year Contract With Renault
      and Massa Has a 2 Year Contract Witth Ferrari

    2. but kimi denied renult rumor

  16. The Revised Line Is
    Red Bull – Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel
    Mclaren – Lewis Hamilton (Till 2012)and Jenson Button
    Ferrari – Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa (Till 2012)
    Mercedes – Michael Schumacher(Till 2012)and Nico Rosberg
    Renault – Robert Kubica (Till 2012)and Vitaly Petrov
    Force India – Vitantonio Liuzzi and Paul Di Resta
    Williams – Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenber

  17. Sauber – Perez and Kobayashi

  18. 2011
    Red Bull – 3.Webber, 4.Vettel
    McLaren – 5.Hamilton, 6.Button
    Ferrari – 1.Alonso, 2.Massa
    Mercedes – 7.Schumacher. 8.Rosberg
    Renault – 9.Kubica, 10.van der Garde
    Force India – 11.Sutil, 12.di Resta
    Williams – 14.Barrichello, 15.Hulkenberg
    Sauber – 16.Kobayashi, 17.Perez
    Toro Rosso – 18.Buemi, 19.Alguersuari
    Lotus – 20.Kovalainen, 21.Trulli
    HRT – 22.Senna, 23.Maldanado
    Virgin – 24.Glock, 25.Petrov

  19. jahrastaman_BR
    28th October 2010, 19:38

    the correct one…

    Red Bull : Webber – Vettel
    McLaren : Hamilton – Button
    Ferrari : Alonso – Massa
    Mercedes : Schumacher – Rosberg
    Renault : Kubica – Petrov
    Force India : Sutil – di Resta
    Williams : Barrichello – Maldonado
    Sauber : Kobayashi – Perez
    Toro Rosso :Buemi – Alguersuari
    Lotus : Kovalainen – Senna
    HRT :
    Virgin – Glock – di Grassi

    1. jahrastaman_BR
      3rd November 2010, 16:29

      the correct one…

      Red Bull : Webber – Vettel
      McLaren : Hamilton – Button
      Ferrari : Alonso – Massa
      Mercedes : Schumacher – Rosberg
      Renault : Kubica – Petrov
      Force India : Sutil – di Resta
      Williams : Barrichello – Maldonado
      Sauber : Kobayashi – Perez
      Toro Rosso :Buemi – Alguersuari
      Lotus : Kovalainen – Senna
      HRT :De la Rosa – ?
      Virgin – Glock – di Grassi

  20. Jonathan Wallcroft
    5th November 2010, 18:21

    Red Bull Vettel Webber
    Ferrari Alonso Massa
    Mclaren Button Hamilton
    Mercedes Rosberg Schumacher
    Renault Kubica Petrov 
    Force India  Di Resta Sutil
    Williams Barrichello Maldonado
    Sauber Kobayashi Perez
    Toro Rosso Alguersuari Buemi
    Lotus Kovalainen Senna
    HRT De La Rosa Klien
    Virgin Glock D’Ambrosio

  21. I think there should be 15 teams

  22. 2011 seson might have 26 drivers

  23. if you are asking about kimi 2012 is his return

  24. there are 13 teams in 2011 season

  25. Ferrari should end Massa’s Contract due to non performance.

    1. How can you say non performance when the teams efforts went on alonso

  26. Red Bull : Webber – Vettel
    McLaren : Hamilton – Button
    Ferrari : Alonso – Kubica
    Mercedes : Schumacher – Rosberg
    Lotus-Renault : Massa – Petrov
    Force India : Sutil – di Resta
    Williams : Barrichello – Maldonado
    Sauber : Kobayashi – Perez
    Toro Rosso :Buemi – Alguersuari
    1Malasya : Kovalainen – Senna
    HRT : De La Rosa – Klien
    Virgin – Glock – Guerrieri

  27. wer is nick heidfeld gonna drive??

    1. He’s in talks with Renault, which is his best chance.

  28. Why would Schumacher be number 7 and Rosberg 8. Rosberg has (quite clearly) outscored Schumacher last year, isn’t that why Hamilton would reclaim the top number from Button at Mc Laren?

    1. isnt it because he has more WDC wins under his belt and in button hamilton case hamilton won it 1st

  29. Kimi should be back

  30. What’s Hartley doing in there? Red Bull did away with him in the summer and he’ll play no further part in any Red Bull programme. Seems good reason to cut the long-haired one from the list…

  31. I wonder why Trulli still wants to be a F1 driver… He had a great talent but lost his chance, A1-ring race with Prost was the symbol of his career.

  32. Doesn’t Hamilton’s McLaren contract end in 2012? I wonder what will happen in the next two years because I really can’t see him in any other team whatsoever.

  33. Red Bull Racing Renault
    1. Sebastiabn Vettel (Till 2012)
    2. Mark Webber

    Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes
    3. Lewis Hamilton (Till 2012)
    4. Jenson Button (Till 2012)

    Scuderia Ferrari Santander
    5. Fernando Alonso (Till 2012)
    6. Felipe Massa (Till 2012)
    T. Jules Bianchi

    Mercedes Grand Prix
    7. Michael Schumacher (Till 2012)
    8. Nico Rosberg

    Renault F1 Team
    9. Robert Kubica TIl 2012)
    10. TBC

    AT&T Williams F1 Team Cosworth
    11. Rubens Barrichello
    12. Pastor Maldonado
    T. Valltteri Bottas

    Force India F1 Team Mercedes
    14. Vitantonio Liuzzi
    15. TBC

    Sauber F1 Team
    16. Kamui Kobayashi
    17. Sergio Perez

    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    18. Sebastien Buemi
    19. Jamie Alguesuari

    Team Lotus
    20. Jano Trulli
    21. Heikki Kovalainen

    Hispania Racing Team Cosworth
    22. TBC
    23. TBC

    Marussia Virgin Racing Cosworth
    24. Timo Glock
    25. TBC

  34. Should Ferrari be listed as no 3 and 4 as fernando came 2nd?

    1. No. After the team the drivers’ champion is racing for (in this case Red Bull), teams are assigned numbers based on the order they finished in the constructors’ championship.

  35. :C no place for raikkonen
    I wanna see raikkonen in the redbull racing with vettel( they are big friends and very good pilots)
    p.s. sorry my english I´m portuguese :)

  36. Here in brazil now we’re hearing rumours that links bruno senna and lotus renault, probably petrov out….

  37. Giancarlo Fisichella can be a surprise in Force India.

  38. We want kimi back…!!
    He was the best..

    if not next year..
    it maybe too late in 2012… will he lose touch??

  39. Red Bull: Vettel, Webber
    Mclaren: Hamilton, Button
    Ferrari: Alonso, Massa
    Mercedes: Schumacher, Rosberg
    Renault: Kubica, Petrov
    Williams: Barrichello, Maldonado
    ForceIndia:Sutil, Hulkenberg
    Sauber: Kobayashi, Perez
    TorroRosso:Buemi, Alquesuari
    Lotus: Trulli, Kovalainen
    HRT: Heidfeld, Liuzzi
    Virgin: Glock, D’ambrosio

  40. i hope the mcLaren team waked in next seasons

  41. You all don’t know what your chatting about!! You all think u know but u dont

    1. ohhhh shut up mate!!

      1. oh purlease f1 rep dont make me laugh

  42. ferrariproism
    6th January 2011, 10:25

    Red Bull-Vettel Webber
    Mclaren-Hamilton Button
    Ferrari-Alonso Massa
    Mercedes-Rosberg Schumacher
    Renault-Kubica Petrov
    Williams-Barrichello Maldonado
    Force India-Sutil di Resta
    Sauber-Kobayashi Perez
    Toro Rosso-Buemi Trulli
    Lotus-Kovalainen Senna
    HRT or Villeneuve Racing-Klien Chandhok
    Virgin-Glock d’Ambrosio

    I think Trulli will not be at Lotus despite the 2011 FIA Entry List has him with Lotus. I think Senna will join Kovalainen. Bye Bye Liuzzi, Alguersuari, and Yamamoto. I also think that Jaques Villeneuve will buy HRT even though HRT said that the team is not for sale. I don’t think HRT will survive another year without a buyer.

  43. How come in this list Lotus have changed to Lotus Renault? is this not incorrect? surely Renault F1 is now Lotus Renault and Lotus is Team Lotus (provisionally I guess)

    1. F12011EPICWIN
      23rd January 2011, 9:04

      Lotus (Fernandres’ Team) will be using renault engines for 2011 so they were called “Lotus Renault” but they want the right to use the name “Team Lotus”. The Renault Engine deal was made before Lotus cars joined the Renault F1. So now Renault F1 is called “Lotus Renault” and the Malaysian team is called “Team Lotus-Renault” So technically there are two Lotus teams on the grid in 2011 and both are powered by Renault engines. Yes, it’s never confusing, I know.

  44. Where’s Bruno Senna ??????
    What’s he up to…..

  45. Bruno Senna has confirmed that he will not take part in f1 for 2011

  46. This is pretty much the same teams as last year, which was really even in my opinion. Red Bull was slightly ahead at the end though. Will they do it again? Only time will tell.

  47. Nick Heidfeld – Test driver for Merc???? Looks like an incentive for Shumacher to pull his finger out!

  48. FERRARI 4 EVER AND ALONSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND
    MASSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND


    1. Srsly, no need to shout…

    2. maclaren forever,ferrari never with alonso as driver

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    how will this secure there future
    what happens when the shares tumble
    what happens to williams when there another
    stock market crash where do they go then

  51. mideantenas
    9th March 2011, 17:14

    There’s an error in the list numbers.
    Kovi will be 20 and Trulli 21.

  52. Kimi just started up his own Rally team….so he won’t be in F1 any time soon if at all!


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