2016 F1 drivers and teams

A list of teams and drivers which have been confirmed or are expected to take part in the 2016 F1 season.

Where a driver had not been confirmed the occupant of the seat for 2015 is listed and marked TBC. Where a team have previously announced a driver has a contract with them for the year this is marked “has contract”. However it is not unusual for contracts to be subject to clauses which can permit them to be broken.

The reigning world champion has the option of adopting the number one or continuing to use his career number.

For 2016 the FIA has changed the criteria drivers must satisfy in order to gain a superlicence to compete in Formula One. See here for a list of which drivers are eligible to race in F1 in 2016:

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2015Engines: Mercedes

44. Lewis Hamilton (Has contract)
6. Nico Rosberg (Has contract)

Test/reserve/third drivers

Mercedes F1 team information


Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015Engines: Ferrari

5. Sebastian Vettel (Has contract)
7. Kimi Raikkonen (Has contract)

Test/reserve/third drivers
Charles Leclerc

Ferrari F1 team information


Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Sepang International Circuit, 2015Engines: Mercedes

19. Felipe Massa (Has contract)
77. Valtteri Bottas (Has contract)

Test/reserve/third drivers
Paul di Resta
Alex Lynn

Williams F1 team information

Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015Engines: TAG-Heuer (Renault)

3. Daniel Ricciardo (Has contract)
26. Daniil Kvyat (Has contract)

Test/reserve/third drivers
Pierre Gasly

Red Bull F1 team information

Force India

Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, Bahrain International Circuit, 2015Engines: Mercedes

27. Nico Hulkenberg (Has contract)
11. Sergio Perez (Has contract)

Test/reserve/third drivers
Alfonso Celis

Force India F1 team information


Renault, Valencia, 2009Engines: Renault

20. Kevin Magnussen (Has contract)
30. Jolyon Palmer (Has contract)

Test/reserve/third drivers
Esteban Ocon

Renault F1 team information

Toro Rosso

Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Bahrain International Circuit, 2015Engines: Ferrari

33. Max Verstappen (Has contract)
55. Carlos Sainz Jnr (Has contract)

Test/reserve/third drivers

Toro Rosso F1 team information


Felipe Nasr, Sauber, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015Engines: Ferrari

9. Marcus Ericsson (Has contract)
12. Felipe Nasr (Has contract)

Test/reserve/third drivers

Sauber F1 team information


Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Shanghai International Circuit, 2015Engines: Honda

14. Fernando Alonso (Has contract) / Stoffel Vandoorne
22. Jenson Button (Has contract)

Test/reserve/third drivers
Stoffel Vandoorne
Nobuharu Matsushita

McLaren F1 team information


Manor, Circuit of the Americas, 2015Engines: Mercedes

94. Pascal Wehrlein (Has contract)
88. Rio Haryanto (Has contract) / Esteban Ocon

Test/reserve/third drivers
Alexander Rossi
Jordan King

Manor F1 team information


haasEngines: Ferrari

8. Romain Grosjean (Has contract)
21. Esteban Gutierrez (Has contract)

Test/reserve/third drivers

Haas F1 team information

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