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The 2028 Formula One season (ME) was the 17th Formula One championship. It was contested over 16 countries in accordance with cycle two of the Grand Prix calendar cycle.

Calendar Edit

Round Name Date L? Conditions
1 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Grand Prix at Silverstone 2 FEBRUARY
L
 ?
2 Flag of the United States United States Grand Prix in Indianapolis 13 FEBRUARY
L
 ?
3 Flag of Thailand Thai Grand Prix 11 MARCH
L
 ?
4 Flag of India Indian Grand Prix 18 MARCH
L
 ?
5 Flag of Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix 1 APRIL
L
 ?
6 Flag of Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix 11 APRIL
L
 ?
7 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix 28 APRIL
L
 ?
8 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix 4 MAY
L
 ?
9 Flag of Australia Australian Grand Prix 11 MAY
L
 ?
10 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix 28 MAY
L
 ?
11 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix 23 JUNE
L
 ?
12 Flag of San Marino San Marino Grand Prix 12 JULY
L
 ?
13 Flag of Turkey Turkish Grand Prix 30 JULY
L
 ?
14 Flag of Mexico Mexican Grand Prix 29 AUGUST
L
 ?
15 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix 12 SEPTEMBER
L
 ?
16 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix 19 OCTOBER
L
 ?

Signed team and drivers Edit

Team name Constructor Engine No. Driver Rds Test drivers
Flag of Italy Scuderia ATR Ferrari Ferrari Flag of Italy Ferrari Flag of Finland Tapani Kulmala All Flag of the United Kingdom Abner Ashley
Flag of Australia Cordell Dudley
Flag of Canada Jack Lawton All
Flag of AustriaRed Bull RED-BULL LANGE ROVER LANGE ROVER (MERCEDES) Flag of Greece Sotiris Dimitriou All Flag of the United States Raleigh Huddleson
Flag of Belgium Wim Seghers
Flag of Mexico Carlos Perez All
USA Haas F1 Team HAAS-TOYOTA TOYOTA Flag of the Netherlands Izaak Aaldenberg All Flag of Brazil Octavio Paredes
Flag of the United States Royal Beck All
Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren-TAG-Heuer Flag of Switzerland TAG-Heuer(Ferrari) Flag of the United Kingdom Abner Ashley All Flag of Poland Tomek Bernard
Flag of Australia Zak Henry
Flag of France Guatier Faure All
Flag of Italy Lamborghini Formula One Team Lamborghini-Toyota Flag of Japan Toyota Flag of Saudi Arabia Badr Hussain All Flag of the United Arab Emirates Yakub Zaman
Flag of Japan Gorou Kurosawa All
Flag of JapanHonda Honda Flag of Japan Honda Flag of Australia Mark Reier All Flag of India Sudarshan Bachchan
Flag of Japan Tarou Wakahisa All
Flag of Switzerland Renault Sauber F1 Team Sauber–Renault Flag of France Renault Flag of the United States Tiger Abraham All Flag of Brazil Marcelino Cardozo
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Hou
Flag of the United States Kelsey Martinson All
Flag of Germany Mercedes Formula Mercedes Flag of Germany Mercedes Flag of Germany Timo Glock All Flag of Italy Tore Notaro
Flag of Japan Yasu Himura
Flag of France Darnell Salvage All
Flag of the United Kingdom Williams F1 Team WILLIAMS-LAMBORGHINI LAMBORGHINI TAG-HEUER (LANGE-ROVER) Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson All Flag of Greece Maria Michelakakis
Flag of Germany Lutz Steen
Trillonetorrhe Majkherytisaltenson All

Team changes Edit

  • EADS–BMW → Santander–Toyota. The management of Team EADS put the outfit into liquidation after the 2027 season, citing their failure to progress to the front of the grid as a reason. BMW, off whom EADS had bought engines since both organizations' arrivals in 2014, were suspected as a main buyer due to their interest in having their own team. However, the German auto manufacturer denied these allegations, stating that if they owned a team, their team would be the only team running the BMW engine, and that they didn't want to sacrifice their good relationship with Williams. Santander opted to become Toyota's young driver programme team, similar to the way Minardi operates for McLaren. Their engine deal was set to last until the same point as Sauber's, for the 2030 season.
  • North McLaren–? founded. McLaren Group founded a second Formula One team, comprising mainly of ex-Caterham, -Cloud and -Renault personnel. The group named it North McLaren, and renamed its first team to South McLaren Honda, the two teams being named based on their relative geographic locations. South McLaren would, for all intensive purposes, be a completely different team, but they would still be managed by the McLaren Group. Ferrari announced a deal with North McLaren wherein the Italian auto company would supply engines and test driver Abner Ashley for at least a year.
  • Honda McLaren F1 Team → South McLaren Honda.

Driver changes Edit

Driver Team Role Team Role
Flag of France Romain Grosjean Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren full driver retirement
Flag of Australia Mark Reier Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren
Flag of Italy Minardi
test driver Flag of the United Kingdom South McLaren full driver
Flag of the United Kingdom Abner Ashley Flag of Italy Ferrari test driver Flag of the United Kingdom North McLaren full driver
Flag of France Guatier Faure Flag of the United States Ford full driver Flag of the United Kingdom North McLaren full driver
Flag of Greece Sotiris Dimitriou Flag of Italy Minardi full driver Flag of the United States Ford full driver
Flag of the United States Royal Beck Flag of Italy Minardi test driver Flag of Italy Minardi full driver
Flag of Canada Bernard Babineaux Flag of Europe EADS full driver retirement
Flag of Japan Gorou Kurosawa Flag of Japan Toyota test driver Flag of Spain Santander full driver
Flag of Morocco Dawood Amjad Flag of Europe EADS full driver retirement
Flag of Saudi Arabia Badr Hussain Flag of Switzerland Sauber test driver Flag of Spain Santander full driver

Romain Grosjean retired from (South) McLaren. The Frenchman had 274 Grands Prix to his name, of which 20 were victories, and had featured in almost all races since the series' conception in 2012. Long-time McLaren test driver Mark Reier replaced his seat, the Australian bringing some young talent to the team.

Ferrari also announced they would lease Abner Ashley and supply engines to new team, North McLaren, for a year. The Brit would then be considered for a seat at Ferrari after Jean-Eric Vergne retired before next season. Abner would remain a third driver for Ferrari, stepping in if any drivers were to get injured.

North McLaren also hired Guatier Faure to add some young talent to the team. The Frenchman left Ford after a quiet season, and had had, before that, three impressive years at EADS, coming 4th overall with three victories in his first season. Ford hired Greek Sotiris Dimitriou from Minardi to replace him, whilst Minardi replaced the Dimitriou with ex-driver Royal Beck for two years until development driver Octavio Paredes was ready.

Bernard Babineaux announced his retirement from the sport following the 2027 Italian Grand Prix. The Canadian had two wins and eleven more podiums to his name, and marked the first grid since 2025 without a Canadian driver. Replacing him as first driver at EADS-turned-Santander was the experienced Japanese Toyota test driver Gorou Kurosawa, who would help the team develop for a year before himself retiring. As EADS had planned, Dawood Amjad would not be offered a contract renewal for 2028, and he, too, chose to retire. Replacing him as second driver with less experience was Badr Hussain, who had participated in a Grand Prix for Sauber when Kelsey Martinson was injured in 2027.

Young driver programmes Edit

Programme Teams Drivers
Flag of Japan Toyota Flag of Spain Santander
Flag of Switzerland Sauber
Flag of Japan Toyota
Flag of Malaysia Susilo Dwi (new)
Flag of the United Kingdom Gabby Herbert (new)
Flag of Russia Yaromir Konstantinov (new)
Integrated:
Flag of Brazil Marcelino Cardozo
Flag of Japan Yasu Himura
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Hou
Flag of Italy Tore Notaro
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Yakub Zaman
Flag of Italy Ferrari Flag of Italy Ferrari
Flag of the United Kingdom North McLaren
Flag of Spain Claudio Abascal (new)
Flag of Norway Tor Horn
Flag of Japan Daisuke Nakamura
Flag of Brazil Marinho Silva (new)
Integrated:
Flag of Australia Cordell Dudley (integrated)
Flag of Australia Zak Henry (integrated)
Flag of France Renault Flag of the United Kingdom Williams
Flag of the United States Ford
Flag of Spain Nacho Dominguez
Flag of Germany Isidor Falkenrath
Flag of Denmark Axel Jespersen
Flag of Germany Rochus Lichtenberg
Integrated:
Flag of the United States Raleigh Huddleson
Flag of Greece Maria Michelakakis
Flag of Germany Lutz Steen
Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren Flag of Italy Minardi
Flag of the United Kingdom North McLaren
Flag of the United Kingdom South McLaren
Flag of Switzerland Max Diefenbach
Flag of Germany Fester Maus
Flag of India Jaya Patil (new)
Integrated:
Flag of India Sudarshan Bachchan
Flag of Poland Tomek Bernard
Flag of Brazil Octavio Paredes
Flag of Australia Mark Reier

Results and standings Edit

See also: [ Results sheet]
Rd Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning Championship leaders
driver constructor engine Driver Lead Constructor Lead Engine Lead
1 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom perez faure perez red bull landge rover
2 Flag of the United States United States perez beck ericsson williams lamborghini
3 Flag of Thailand Thailand ericsson kulama reier honda honda
4 Flag of India India perez kulama reier honda honda
5 Flag of Bahrain Bahrain reier perez reier honda honda
6 Flag of Portugal Portugal reier lawton lawton ferrari ferrari
7 Flag of Austria Austria reier hussain kulama ferrari ferrari
8 Flag of Monaco Monaco reier hussain kulama ferrari ferrari
9 Flag of Australia Australia reier hussain beck haas toyota
10 Flag of Belgium Belgium reier reier glock mercedes mercedes
11 Flag of Italy Italy beck aaldenberg glock mercedes mercedes
12 Flag of San Marino San Marino abraham reier abraham sauber-renault renault
13 Flag of Turkey Turkey salvage reier glock mercedes mercedes
14 Flag of Mexico Mexico salvage salvage glock mercedes mercedes
15 Flag of Japan Japan faure abraham glock mercedes mercedes
16 Flag of Brazil Brazil glock perez glock mercedes mercedes