Formula 1 teams
In recent years, Formula 1 fans have had to make do with ten teams. That will be no different for 2021. With the new regulations for 2022 just around the corner and a new engine in 2026, there are possibilities that more manufacturers will choose to join F1 in the future.
The field of participants in F1 2021 hasn’t changed much compared to 2020. Mercedes may have sold some shares to INEOS, but the German brand is still the name bearer of the reigning world champions. Max Verstappen's Red Bull Racing team did lose a title sponsor, but Aston Martin stays on the Formula 1 grid.
After a period as title sponsor of Red Bull, Aston Martin will be the new name of the former Racing Point in 2021. After Lawrence Stroll, father of Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll, bought this unique British brand, it was almost inevitable that Aston Martin would make a return to Formula 1.
In addition to Aston Martin, there is another name change to the 2021 F1 start list. Renault will now be known as Alpine F1 Team. This brand, which will be active in F1 under the umbrella of Renault, should give new impetus to the team who are on the hunt for a third world title in Formula 1.
Besides these changes, the rest of the field remains the same. Iconic brands such as McLaren, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Williams will be back in the premier class of motorsport in 2021. Haas and AlphaTauri will also return for a new season of racing.