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Everything you need to know about the 2024 F1 season: Driver line-up and calendar

With the 2023 Formula 1 season officially over, here is everything you need to know about the 2024 season including next year's drivers line-up, calendar and regulation changes.

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB19, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23, Oscar Piastri, McLaren MCL60, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL60, George Russell, Mercedes F1 W14, the rest of the field at the start

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB19, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23, Oscar Piastri, McLaren MCL60, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL60, George Russell, Mercedes F1 W14, the rest of the field at the start

Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

The 2023 Formula 1 season has come to its conclusion in Abu Dhabi, with many eyes now turning to the start of 2024. The year was dominated by Max Verstappen and Red Bull, with a few teams such as McLaren and Ferrari starting to improve their car towards the end of the year.

Alfa Romeo is set for a name change in 2024 after its current title sponsorship will come to an end. The team is expected to change its name to the Sauber brand for 2024, before its transformation into the Audi works team in 2026.

Red Bull’s junior team AlphaTauri will also face a name change in 2024, with the team wanting to return to a non-branded name like its previous Toro Rosso guise. Although the rebrand is yet to be announced there are rumours the team could be called Racing Bulls.

Although there are not many massive changes heading into 2024, a new record-breaking 24-race calendar will make this the biggest year ever for the championship.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024 F1 season:

2024 F1 driver line-up

2024 F1 car launch dates

F1 teams have begun to announce the dates for their 2024 car launches ahead of the new season. Pre-season testing begins on 21 February (two days earlier than 2023), so it is expected that teams will reveal their cars slightly earlier than the last season. In 2023, cars were launched between 31 January and 16 February.  

Here are the F1 car launch dates for 2024:  

F1 team 

Launch date 

Haas

2 February 2024

Sauber (Alpha Romeo)

5 February 2024 

Williams  

5 February 2024 

Alpine

7 February 2024 

VCARB (AlphaTauri)

8 February 2024 

Aston Martin 

12 February 2024 

Ferrari 

13 February 2024 

McLaren

14 February 2024

Mercedes 

14 February 2024

Red Bull

15 February 2024

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB19, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23, Carlos Sainz, Ferrari SF-23, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB19, the rest of the field at the start

Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB19, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23, Carlos Sainz, Ferrari SF-23, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB19, the rest of the field at the start

2024 F1 calendar

Date  

Event  

Location  

UK Time

29 February–2 March  

Bahrain GP  

Sakhir  

3pm 

7–9 March  

Saudi Arabian GP  

Jeddah  

5pm 

22-24 March  

Australian GP  

Melbourne  

4am 

5-7 April  

Japanese GP  

Suzuka  

6am 

19-21 April  

Chinese GP  

Shanghai  

8am 

3-5 May  

Miami GP  

Miami  

9pm

17-19 May  

Emilia Romagna GP  

Imola  

2pm 

24-26 May  

Monaco GP  

Monaco  

2pm 

7-9 June  

Canadian GP  

Montreal  

7pm 

21-23 June  

Spanish GP  

Barcelona  

2pm 

28-30 June  

Austrian GP  

Spielberg  

2pm 

5-7 July  

British GP  

Silverstone  

3pm 

19-21 July  

Hungarian GP  

Budapest  

2pm 

26-28 July  

Belgian GP  

Spa  

2pm

23-25 August  

Dutch GP  

Zandvoort  

2pm

30 August–1 September  

Italian GP  

Monza  

2pm

13-15 September  

Azerbaijan GP  

Baku  

12pm

20-22 September  

Singapore GP  

Singapore  

1pm 

18-20 October  

United States GP  

Austin  

8pm

25-27 October  

Mexican GP  

Mexico City  

8pm 

1-3 November  

Brazilian GP  

São Paulo  

5pm 

21-23 November  

Las Vegas GP  

Las Vegas  

6am

29 November–1 December  

Qatar GP  

Losail  

5pm 

6-8 December  

Abu Dhabi GP  

Yas Marina  

1pm 

What is the F1 sprint race schedule for 2024?

There is a new format for the sprint race weekends for F1 in 2024. Sprint qualifying will now take place on the first day of a grand prix weekend, with the sprint race and regular qualifying now happening on day two. Here’s the full schedule for the F1 sprint weekends in 2024:

Date Grand Prix FP1 (UK Time) 

Sprint Qualifying 

(UK Time) 

Sprint Race (UK Time) 

 Qualifying 

 (UK Time) 

Race 

(UK Time) 

19-21 April  China  4.30am  8.30am  4am  8am  8am 
3-5 May  Miami  5.30pm  9.30pm  5pm  9pm  9pm 
28-30 June  Austria  11.30am  3.30pm  11am  3pm  2pm 
18-20 October  United States  6.30pm  10.30pm  7pm 11pm  8pm 
1-3 November  Brazil  2.30pm  6.30pm  2pm  6pm  5pm 
29 November – 1 December  Qatar  1.30pm  5.30pm  1pm  5pm   5pm 

The testing sessions will take place in Bahrain to help with the FIA’s conscious efforts to make the series more sustainable. This means the cars and equipment will not need transporting between pre-season testing and the first grand prix of the year.

Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Mick Schumacher, Mercedes Reserve Driver, Toto Wolff, Mercedes F1 Team Team Principal and CEO, Mercedes W14

Photo by: Mercedes AMG

Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Mick Schumacher, Mercedes Reserve Driver, Toto Wolff, Mercedes F1 Team Team Principal and CEO, Mercedes W14

 

Team 

Drivers 

Alfa Romeo 

Theo Pourchaire  

AlphaTauri 

Liam Lawson 

Alpine 

TBC 

Aston Martin 

Felipe Drugovich 

Ferrari 

TBC 

Haas 

TBC 

McLaren 

Ryo Hirakawa 

Pato O’Ward 

Mercedes 

Mick Schumacher  

Red Bull 

TBC 

Williams 

TBC 

Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing, 3rd position, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, 1st position, Lando Norris, McLaren, 2nd position, with their Sprint race trophies

Photo by: Simon Galloway / Motorsport Images

Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing, 3rd position, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, 1st position, Lando Norris, McLaren, 2nd position, with their Sprint race trophies

Are changes being made to the Formula 1 sprint races?

, which has gained support from teams and bosses. Changes have not yet been agreed, with further discussions being held in January with the FIA, this could involve a complete revamp of the weekend timetable or a reverse grid format.
The six sprint weekends in 2023 had already faced some changes, including the race having a separate qualifying session, which no longer determined the grid for Sunday’s grand prix. But with the separation of the grand prix and qualifying moving to a Friday, teams were placed under parc ferme rules from Friday’s FP1 onwards.
Talks have begun between F1 and the teams to decide on a format overhaul for 2024, with one proposal suggesting qualifying for Sunday’s grand prix to return to Saturday afternoon with the sprint race in the morning.
The sprint shootout qualifying, which sets the grid for the sprint race, would then be moved to Friday following FP1. This change could allow parc ferme conditions to be re-opened after the sprint race, allowing teams to make any needed changes ahead of qualifying.

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