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You can already smell the octane fuel permeating the racing track environment, the satisfying aroma of brake dust as cars decelerate ferociously, and a hint of burning tire rubber. Spring is in the air, which means one thing for Formula 1 fans: F1’s back in gear.

Formula 1 has long been known for speed, adrenaline, and raw power, engaging audiences both trackside and around the world. Now, F1’s 2024 racing season is in full swing, and like many fans, you may be racing to catch the action.

What’s coming down the track for 2024? Let’s explore everything you need to know about the 2024 F1 season and how you can capture the thrill of the track.

2024 F1 Season Racing Dates and Locations

Formula 1 will take its roaring engines and screeching tires all over the world during 24 races in the coming months. One of these is the Chinese Grand Prix, which returns to F1 after being absent during the past four years. It’s one of the biggest 2024 F1 changes. Let’s take a peek at the upcoming events, their dates, and their locations during the 2024 F1 season.

  • Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir, Bahrain: February 29 to March 2
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: March 7 to 9
  • Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne, Australia: March 22 to 24
  • Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka: April 5 to 7
  • Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai, China: April 19 to 21
  • Miami Grand Prix – Miami, Florida: May 3 to 5
  • Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Imola, Italy: May 17 to 19
  • Monaco Grand Prix – Monaco: May 24 to 26
  • Canadian Grand Prix – Montreal, Canada: June 7 to 9
  • Spanish Grand Prix – Barcelona, Spain: June 21 to 23
  • Austrian Grand Prix – Spielberg, Austria: June 28 to 30
  • British Grand Prix – Silverstone, England: July 5 to 7
  • Hungarian Grand Prix – Budapest, Hungary: July 19 to 21
  • Belgian Grand Prix – Spa, Belgium: July 26 to 28
  • Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort, Netherlands: August 23 to 25
  • Italian Grand Prix – Monza, Italy: August 30 to September 1
  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku, Azerbaijan: September 13 to 15
  • Singapore Grand Prix – Singapore: September 20 to 22
  • U.S. Grand Prix – Austin, Texas: October 18 to 20
  • Mexican Grand Prix – Mexico City, Mexico: October 25 to 27
  • Brazilian Grand Prix – São Paulo, Brazil: November 1 to 3
  • Las Vegas Grand Prix – Las Vegas, Nevada: November 21 to 23
  • Qatar Grand Prix – Losail, Qatar: November 29 to December 1
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi: December 6 to 8

2024 F1 Season Drivers

There aren’t any changes in the 2024 F1 grid compared with the 2023 driver lineup, as all Formula 1 teams retained their drivers at the end of the 2023 season. Still, multiple contracts will expire when the 2024 season ends. In addition, some teams have taken on new names. Here’s a look at the 2024 F1 season teams and drivers.

  • Williams Racing: Logan Sargeant and Alex Albon
  • VCARB (formerly AlphaTauri): Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo
  • Sauber (formerly Alfa Romeo): Zhou Guanyu and Valterri Bottas
  • Red Bull: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
  • Mercedes: George Russell and Lewis Hamilton
  • McLaren: Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris
  • Haas: Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg
  • Scuderia Ferrari: Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc
  • Aston Martin: Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso
  • Alpine: Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly


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Driver & Team News

Hamilton Says ‘Goodbye’ to Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton announced in February that he will be driving for Ferrari in 2025. He has signed a $100 million contract (the highest ever) and will receive another $400 million for his charities. This announcement was so big that it actually drove up the stock price of Ferrari! This news means that Carlos Sainz is without a seat so far. Hamilton swapping over to Ferrari is a major move since he has been with Mercedes for quite a while and has won six of his titles with them.

Trouble for Red Bull

With Mercedes losing Hamilton, there have been rumors of Max Verstappen going to Mercedes. Max's father, Jos Verstappen, has called for the firing of Christian Horner after an employee accused him of harassment. Since then he has been cleared of any wrongdoing and the accuser was suspended with pay. The lack of transparency around the investigation into Horner has displeased RB’s new engine partner, Ford. This saga has not helped paint the Red Bull team in a good light recently.

Helmut Marko, RB executive advisor, is also rumored to be leaving. If true, Max has stated that he could not stay on the team without Helmut, lending further credibility to the rumors that he may be leaving the team.

Rumors suggest that Max and his father are trying to up his salary in light of Hamilton’s move. There are certain clauses in his contract that state under specific conditions, he can leave. Jos Verstappen is not happy that Hamilton is making more than his son who is the world champion.

More Changes For the 2024 F1 Season

Racers and F1 fans will see several changes in F1 in 2024, one being changes in the regulations for testing old cars. Teams can’t run new components on old cars, only components that they previously used during races.

Another major change happening during the 2024 F1 season is that drivers may face bigger fines for violating rules. Fines have quadrupled from 250,000 euros to a million euros.

The window to submit appeals for rulings in previous races has also shrunk from 14 days to four days in 2024.

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April 11, 2024 — CMC Motorsports

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