Who are F1 Drivers Dating? The Wives & Girlfriends of Formula 1 Racers
Allow us to give you a crash course about the wildly-viral world of F1. Whether you're a longtime fan or you've recently fallen down the rabbit hole of racing on TikTok, Formula One (also called F1) is the highest class of international racing for single-seat racing cars. F1 teams compete in Grand Prix races around the world, with the most popular events in countries like Monaco, Great Britain and Japan. Each team engineers its own Formula One car, which drivers race around a track. All Grands Prix events use a points system to determine two annual World Championships: one for the drivers, and one for the teams. While there's much fanfare about the races themselves, fans have also taken an interest in the F1 drivers and their relationships.
So, is Lewis Hamilton married? Who is Max Verstappen dating? We've got the scoop on the romantic lives of your favorite F1 drivers and who they're dating, from Charles Leclerc to Lando Norris. Read up on which F1 drivers are married, which are single, and who's linked to some of the biggest celebrities in the world.
Does Lewis Hamilton have a wife or girlfriend? It's a question on the minds of inquisitive fans everywhere, notably because Hamilton is one of the biggest names in F1 racing. Currently, Lewis Hamilton is not married, and he doesn't have a girlfriend...at least, not officially. In recent weeks, Lewis Hamilton and Shakira have been linked together, following the Colombian singer's split from soccer player Gerard Piqué. Rumors of a Lewis Hamilton and Shakira relationship began swirling after the two were spotted together in public a few times throughout spring and early summer in 2023. Shakira attended the F1 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on June 4. Hamilton came in second place at the event, and he was spotted spending time with Shakira and a group of friends after. Prior to that, Lewis Hamilton and Shakira were spotted on a boat together in Miami after the 2023 Grand Prix.
The British racer was previously linked to Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, as they dated on-and-off from November 2007 to February 2015. In a 2018 interview with The Times, Hamilton said his love life was "non-existent." But in the years since his breakup with Scherzinger, Lewis Hamilton was linked to stars like Barbara Palvin, Rihanna, Sofia Richie, Rita Ora and Winnie Harlow. He was most recently rumored to be dating model Juliana Nalu after the two were caught on video while on vacation together in winter 2023.
Max Verstappen is dating girlfriend Kelly Piquet. The Dutch-Belgian driver announced his relationship with Piquet, a Brazilian model and PR professional, in January 2021. The couple made their romance public by sharing a photo dump of pictures from a beach vacation in Brazil. Eagle-eyed fans think this couple actually began dating in the fall of 2020 when Verstappen began commenting on Piquet's Instagram posts.
Kelly Piquet is no stranger to the F1 racing world, because her father is Nelson Piquet, a three-time Formula One World Champion. Before Max Verstappen and Kelly Piquet began dating, she was in a relationship with fellow F1 driver Daniil Kvyat. Together they share daughter Kvyat, who was born in July 2019.
Charles Leclerc is rumored to be dating Alexandra Saint Mleux. The fan-favorite F1 racer from Monaco has been linked to the 21-year-old TikTok influencer since early 2023, though not much is known about their relationship.
Previously, Charles Leclerc dated former girlfriend Charlotte Sine for three years. Although Sine attended the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the end of the 2022 season, the couple announced their breakup a few weeks later. "Hello everyone, Charlotte and I have decided to end our relationship and we remain good friends," Leclerc posted on social media. "We have shared so many great moments and she is and always will be a very special person to me." Leclerc also dated Italian model Giada Gianni from 2015 to 2019.
Curious to know if Lando Norris has a girlfriend? The F1 star is currently single. The 23-year-old British driver split from his girlfriend, Portuguese model Luisinha Oliveira, in September 2022.
Although the couple attended the BRIT Awards together earlier in the year, Norris confirmed their breakup that fall. "After time and consideration, Luisa and myself have mutually decided to end our relationship but remain good friends," he said in a statement. "I wish her the world and have so much respect for her and all she does as an amazing and strong woman with nothing but kindness."
Mexican F1 driver Serio Pérez's wife is Carola Martinez. The couple reportedly met at a disco dance party, and Pérez announced their relationship—and that they were expecting a child together—in 2017. He proposed to his girlfriend in August of that year, and they were married on June 3, 2018. The couple's son Sergio Jr. was born on December 21, 2017, followed by daughter Carlota on September 15, 2019. Their third son Emilio was born on May 15, 2022.
Did Fernando Alonso date Taylor Swift? This far-fetched fan theory took over the internet in early 2023 after the Grammy Award-winner broke up with longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn (and before she began dating Travis Kelce). Rumors began circling that Alonso, a Spanish racing driver, was linked to the singer following his recent breakup. In a viral TikTok video, Alonso could be seen listening to Swift's song "Karma" before winking at the camera. He captioned the video "race week era," which many interpreted as a reference to Swift's ongoing Eras Tour. ("Ohhhh Fernando knows ALL TOO WELL what he's doing," wrote one commenter.) Ultimately, this rumor turned out to be the result of over-eager fans theorizing a potential romance.
Fernando Alonso previously dated Austrian TV presenter Andrea Schlager. The couple took their relationship public at the 2022 Miami Grand Prix. Prior to his relationship with Schlager, Fernando Alonso was married to Spanish singer Raquel de Rosario from 2006 to 2011.
British F1 racecar driver George Russell is dating Carmen Montero Mundt. The 25-year-old athlete was first spotted with the financial broker at the Tuscan Grand Prix in 2019. While they initially kept their romance private, they've begun posting about each other on Instagram more frequently in recent months.
Before he started dating Mundt, George Russell was in a relationship with Seychelle de Vries, the sister of fellow F1 driver Nyck de Vries.
Nyck de Vries
Dutch Formula 1 racer Nyck de Vries is dating Eva Bruggenwirth. The athlete, who began his career as a substitute driver, made his romance with the entrepreneur public in July 2020 by posting a sweet selfie of them on a hike. He celebrated his girlfriend's birthday the following year with a nod to her cheeky nickname on Instagram, writing simply, "Happy Birthday Boss."
Valtteri Bottas is currently in a relationship with fellow athlete Tiffany Cromwell. The Finnish F1 racer confirmed he was dating the Australian cyclist on Valentine's Day in 2020. Prior to this relationship, Valtteri Bottas was married to Olympic swimmer Emilia Pikkarainen. They began dating in 2010 and were married in 2016. They announced their divorce in 2019, with Bottas saying the split was due to "challenges my career and life situation bring."
Does Pierre Gasly have a girlfriend? The answer is yes! Fans speculated that the French F1 driver was dating model Francisca "Kika" Cerqueira Gomes, which the couple confirmed on Instagram in early 2023. On Valentine's Day, she posted a photo dump of snaps with the athlete, captioning it with a simple red heart. Gasly previously dated Ukrainian model Katerina Berezhna and aeronautical engineer Caterina Masetti Zannini.
Esteban Ocon is currently dating Elena Berri. The French racecar driver first met the Italian model back in 2017, and his girlfriend is often spotted supporting him at F1 races around the world.
We're obsessed with this athletic power couple. British F1 racer Alex Albon is currently dating Lily Muni, a professional golf player. The couple has been together since 2019, and often share posts about each other on social media. On Valentine's Day 2022, Albon shared a post celebrating his girlfriend, writing, "I want you to know how much I enjoy annoying you."
Although he isn't a current F1 driver, we can't forget Christian Horner's relationship. He's currently the Team Principal of the Red Bull Formula One team, a position he's held since 2005. To date, he has 11 world titles to his name—but we're fascinated by his life off the track too, as Christian Horner is married to Geri Halliwell. He married the former Spice Girls singer on May 15, 2015, and they have one son together. Horner is also the stepfather to Halliwell's daughter from a previous marriage, and he has a daughter from a past relationship as well.