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All the new Formula 1 cars racing in 2024 – Photos

With Red Bull taking the covers off its RB20 challenger on Thursday, all 10 teams have now revealed their cars for the 2024 Formula 1 (F1) season.

The first shakeouts of the racers have already taken place giving the drivers a feel for how the cars behave before this year’s championship kicks off on 2 March.

While the grid for 2024 remains unchanged in terms of drivers, there have been several noteworthy developments in the world of F1 between the final race of 2023 and the opening race of 2024.

The first of these was the exit of Alfa Romeo from F1 altogether.

The Italian brand was a major title sponsor for the Sauber F1 team for the past few years but didn’t see too much success, with points being somewhat of a rarity and podiums remaining out of reach completely.

Sauber is set to join forces with Audi come 2026, so it opted not to renew its partnership with Alfa Romeo and thus, the automaker saw its second-ever exit from F1 following its re-entry in 2018.

Sauber has now been rebranded to the somewhat clumsy-sounding Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber – however, it won’t be running the “Stake” branding at the Australian, Belgium, Qatar, and Spanish Grands Prix due to the promotion of gambling being outlawed in these countries.

Another major rebranding for 2024 was that of Red Bull’s sister squad AlphaTauri, which is now the equally confounding Visa CashApp RB.

The team has made it clear that it wants to form an even closer bond with its more successful sibling to hopefully catch a sprinkling of the champion’s magic dust and score a few podiums.

In this endeavour, it has not only changed its branding but also stated that it will share more parts with Red Bull than ever before and moved plenty of its design staff from Faenza, Italy to the Red Bull HQ in Milton Keynes, England.

One of the major announcements for this year, perhaps even the biggest in the history of the sport, is that it will be Lewis Hamilton’s last year with Mercedes as he will be moving to Ferrari in 2025 and usurping the seat of Carlos Sainz Jr – the latter of which’s future is still unknown at this point in time.

Hamilton and Mercedes have been synonymous since the Briton joined the Silver Arrows in 2013 and subsequently scored six out of his seven world championships with them.

However, since the introduction of the ground-effect era of race cars in 2022, Mercedes’ performance has been lacking compared to previous years, to say the least.

And so, the most successful F1 driver of all time decided to activate an early-exit clause in his contract and head to Maranello for 2025, something he stated in the past was always a childhood dream.

Another headline-grabbing development was the departure of Haas team principal and unlikely Drive To Survive star, Guenther Steiner.

The only constructor to fly the American flag, Haas’ success has been on a downward trajectory in recent years and when the time came to renew Steiner’s contract, team owner Gene Haas decided to go a different route and employ former chief race engineer Ayao Komatsu as the new team principal in hopes of achieving more positive results in 2024.

Steiner is now working on a second book revolving around his life in, and shock exit from, F1 and he will remain a pundit on television at certain races.

Additionally, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner was accused of “inappropriate behaviour” and an internal investigation is underway to determine the exact events that took place for this accusation to arise and how it will be handled.

Meanwhile, Horner has stated that he is confident that no matter the outcome, he will remain the principal of the leading squad.

Lewis Hamilton’s first championship-winning Mercedes W04

On the more technical side of things, there have been a number of alterations to the rulebook to take note of for 2024.

Following several teams having issues with their power units in 2023, the F1 Commission has decided that each constructor may use four internal combustion engines, motor generator units (heat and kinetic), and turbochargers per driver before picking up a penalty this year instead of the previously stated three.

Additionally, they are now allowed to run cars that are at least two years old as part of their testing programmes.

The time period in which a team can appeal a decision or situation that happened during the race has now been cut from 14 days to just four, with the opportunity for a 24-hour extension under “special circumstances.”

Should a team or driver break a serious rule, they can now also face fines of up to €1 million (R20 million), a four-fold increase from the previous maximum of €250,000 (R5 million).

The budget cap per team has been tweaked, too, and varies depending on where a constructor finished in the 2023 season with those at the bottom of the ranks having more to spend than those at the top in hopes of closing the gap.

A bunch of more finicky rule changes were also implemented, but these will mostly create headaches for the teams rather than the viewers.

2024 F1 challengers

Photos of each constructor’s 2024 F1 challenger can be viewed below.

Keep in mind that the looks of these cars will change throughout the season depending on race locations, sponsors, and, of course, unpredictable F1 politics.

Alpine A524

Aston Martin AMR24

Ferrari SF-24

Haas VF-24

Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber C44

McLaren MCL38

Mercedes W15


Red Bull RB20

Williams FW46

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