Here’s How Long Each F1 Driver Has A Contract For – WTF1
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Here’s How Long Each F1 Driver Has A Contract For

Everything is getting finalised now for F1 in 2022 and beyond! We’ve had so much news as the F1 grid for 2022 takes shape! There’s still a few gaps but for the most part it’s all done!

To keep you up to date on everything you need to know, here’s a handy guide from us about every driver’s current contract and where they should be in 2022 and maybe beyond!

There’s still a whole load of announcements to come so keep an eye on WTF1 so you know everything that’s going on! 👀

Contract Expires: 2023

Lewis didn’t sign his contract for this year until a month before the season started. However, this year he’s wrapped it up nice and early and signed an extension until 2023 with Mercedes.

Contract Expires: Multi-Year deal at Alfa Romeo

Valtteri’s been confirmed at Alfa Romeo on a multi-year deal where he’ll lead the team! He’s been replaced at Merc by George Russell but is thankfully staying on the grid and taking his brilliant pace to Alfa. 

Contract Expires: 2023

At the start of 2020, Max extended his Red Bull contract for another four seasons. It’s definitely his team and the chances of him going anywhere are next to none.

Contract Expires: 2022

Checo had his contract renewed over the summer break and will continue as Max’s teammate in 2022. He’s not been at Max’s pace but has had a lot of good races and was the first driver for the team who isn’t Max to win since Daniel Ricciardo did in 2018. 

Contract Expires: “Beyond 2022”

Lando had his contract extended at the start of this year, however the length of the contract has been fairly hush hush. It’s suggested that it could be to the end of 2023. He seems very happy within the team and is on top of the world with McLaren this season. He’s leading the team and always scores highly. He’s all set for the future.

Contract Expires: 2023

Daniel is obviously struggling but the team are sticking with him; his career has earned him that. There’s hope for 2022 because it’s a complete reset but it’s a long time to wait if he doesn’t improve.

Contract Expires: 2024

Charles has the joint longest contract on the grid, he’s not going anywhere. The team back him as the future of Ferrari.

Contract Expires: 2022

Carlos has proved Ferrari’s faith and both parties are very happy with him. He’s not going anywhere.

Contract Expires: Unknown

Seb was announced on a multi-year deal with Aston Martin so we don’t know how long it is but we know they’re not looking to part anytime soon.

Contract Expires: Unknown

Unless Stroll has any big family fallouts, Lance looks set to stay for the future. He’s been earning his stripes against Vettel too so even if his Dad didn’t own the team, he’d probably stay.

Contract Expires: 2022

Pierre has been doing an excellent job this year is signed on for another year at AlphaTauri. Some of his drives have been mega and he’ll be eyeing up a return to the main Red Bull seat. 

Contract Expires: 2022

Yuki has clearly done enough in the eyes of Red Bull to earn a contract for another year. Hopefully he can continue to learn and improve with the new era of cars and doesn’t continue to be so erratic.

Contract Expires: 2022

After a few rocky races at the start of the season, Fernando has got his groove back. He confirmed ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix that he’d be sticking around for 2022. This was already expected with his original announcement being a ‘two year deal’ in 2020, but it came to light that it was actually a one year deal with the option to stay another if he wanted.

Contract Expires: 2024

Alpine extended his contract for another three years at the French GP. He’s the perfect fit for them, a young French driver to market around. Esteban’s all set.

Contract Expires: 2021

This is going to be Kimi’s last season in F1. When his contract expires at the end of the season he’ll officially retire from the sport. He’s had such a brilliant run across 19 seasons, 21 wins and a championship is excellent! The sport is going to miss you Kimi!

Contract Expires: 2021

Antonio’s is another seat that’s available for next year. He’s been quietly performing well but never spectacularly. It’s likely to be Alfa or out for Antonio.

Contract Expires: “Long-term” deal at Mercedes

George is moving to Mercedes! His contract has only been called a long term deal so we don’t know how long he’s there for but if he performs as well as he has at Williams then it could be some time!

Contract Expires: 2022

Nicky has earned himself a third year at Williams alongside Alex Albon in 2022. He’s scored points twice this year including what was the team’s best result since 2017 at Hungary before George Russell’s podium in Spa. He’s still been outperformed a lot by Russell but hopefully he can take another step next year. 

Contract Expires: Unknown

Mazepin is another one on a multi-year deal. We know the score here, his sponsorship is basically the reason the team still exists. He’s not likely to go anywhere soon.

Contract Expires: 2021

Mick was announced on a multi-year deal but recently it’s been reported that he’s yet to officially sign with Haas but it looks like it’ll be confirmed very soon. 

This article was originally published on 3rd July 2021, and updated on September 8th 2021.  

 

One thought on “Here’s How Long Each F1 Driver Has A Contract For

  • Russell, Gasly and hopefully Schumacher (Ferrari will put him in the first available seat at Alfa) are the three most likely to make moves, although of those three, Gasly is the hardest to place because all the seats above him are locked out.

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