Meet the Wives and Girlfriends of Your Favorite Formula One Drivers
The world of Formula One racing is an exciting place. While most of us would get tossed in jail for driving like a speed demon, these professionals get to drive like madmen for a living!
However, despite their unusual (and probably pretty dangerous) job, many of the guys in F1 racing are just normal people like the rest of us when not on the track—and that includes looking for love! While F1 racers tend to skew on the younger side, many of these guys are already settled down and married with a couple of kids!
Today, we’re taking a look at the wives and girlfriends behind some of the biggest names currently in the F1 scene. While many of these couples like to keep their personal lives and relationships on the down low, we’re breaking down who’s taken and who’s still on the market when it comes to the world of professional racing. You might be surprised at the amount of lovey-dovey stuff going on behind the scenes of this exciting sport!
Is your favorite racer in a relationship or are they going to stay single forever? Let’s get started and take a look at the lovely ladies behind the biggest stars in the world of F1 racing!
Max Verstappen and Kelly Piquet
Max Verstappen made F1 history when he became the youngest racer to compete in 2015 at just 17 years old. Since then, he’s been a staple of the sport. 2023 has been great for Verstappen, as he has managed to rack up over 30 wins so far.
Verstappen’s girlfriend since 2020, Kelly Piquet, has her own ties to F1 racing. Both Piquet’s father and brother are both F1 racers, and Verstappen isn’t the only racer she’s been involved with romantically. In 2019, she had a child with F1 racer Daniil Kvyat. However, that’s in the past, and she and Verstappen have been official since 2021.
Logan Sargeant and Lily Zneimer
Logan Sargeant is a relative newcomer to the world of F1 racing, only joining the Williams Driver Academy in 2021. However, he has an extensive racing past for F2 and F3, and things are looking good for his future in the sport. He’s scheduled to replace Nicholas Latifi in the 2023 season.
While we don’t know much about Sargeant’s love life, it does appear that he is in a relationship. According to what we do know, Sergeant began dating Lily Zneimer sometime in 2022. She’s been spotted with the racer several times on the track, but it appears that this is one couple who values their privacy.
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Valtteri Bottas and Tiffany Cromwell
Valtteri Bottas is a Finish racer who is currently racing for Alfa Romeo, although he’s also had a long history racing for Mercedes. Although he’s had a bit of a rocky track record recently, we imagine that he’s probably still got a few tricks left up his sleeve.
Bottas has been in a relationship with Australian athlete Tiffany Cromwell since February of 2020. Like Bottas, Cromwell knows a little bit about the excitement of the road, but in a different way. She’s a cyclist and most recently represented Australia at the Tokyo Olympics. She didn’t bring home a medal, but she did place better than the other Australian cyclists.
Nyck de Vries and Evan Brunggenwirth
Nyck de Vries is a Dutch racer with an impressive track record and a promising future. He’s won several championships recently, including the 2020-21 Formula E World Championship as well as the 2019 Formula 2 Championship. As far as the F1 2023 season goes, he’s scheduled to race for the Italian team Scuderia AlphaTauri.
De Vries is currently in a relationship with Evan Brunggenwirth. It’s not clear exactly when this relationship started, but the two have appeared as a couple for several years at this point. Brunggenwirth doesn’t have a massive public presence on social media, but it appears that she currently works as a social media manager for a company from the Netherlands.
Esteban Ocon and Elena Berri
When it comes to F1 racing, drivers don’t tend to stay around as long as other professional athletes, so Esteban Ocon is basically an old pro, despite only making F1 debut in 2016. His 2022 season was a mixed bag—he didn’t actually win any races, but still managed to place 8th in the drivers’ rankings.
Unlike some wives and girlfriends on this list, Ocon’s girlfriend, Elena Berri, has a much larger presence online, where she describes herself as a “digital creator”. The couple have known each other since 2017, but they didn’t officially become a couple until 2018. They’re frequently spotted in public together, but they don’t divulge much information about the relationship.
Kevin Magnussen and Louise Gjørup
Kevin Magnussen is a Danish F1 racer who currently drives for the Haas F1 Team. Magnussen’s first stint with Haas ran from 2017 to 2020 when he departed. However, he made a comeback to the team in 2022 and is schedule to compete for them in 2023 as well.
Magnussen married his wife, Louise Gjørup, in 2019, and their family grew a little larger in 2021 when they welcomed their first child, a daughter. While Gjørup is fairly active on social media, most of her posts revolve around racing, so we don’t really know much about Magnussen’s better half herself. However, they seem to be a happy couple, so we’ll wish them the best!
Nico Hulkenberg and Egle Ruškyte
Nico Hulkenberg has been involved with F1 racing since 2010, and he holds a unique record in the sport, for better or worse. He holds the record for having the most career points without having any actual wins. He currently drives for the Haas F1 team and is due to compete in the 2023 season.
Hulkenberg began dating his now-wife Egle Ruškyte in 2015, and the two officially tied the knot in 2021, the same year that they welcomed their first child. The Lithuanian-born Ruškyte is a designer and model and displays her work online as The Crochet Girl. The couple currently live in Monaco.
George Russell and Carmen Montero
George Russel is a British driver who’s currently racing for Mercedes in a multi-year deal. He’s been in the world of F1 since 2015, but he officially began his rookie season with Williams in 2019. Although the details of his current contract with Mercedes are private, we imagine that they’ll want to keep him around for quite a while.
In 2020, Russell began dating Carmen Montero Mundt shortly after breaking up with his former girlfriend. While the two have mostly kept the details of their relationship a secret, the two have been spotted in public together multiple times. All in all, the two remain a bit of a mystery, so time will only tell if they stay together.
Sergio Perez and Carola Martínez
Sergio Perez is a Mexican F1 racer who is currently driving for the Red Bull Racing Team. He’s been in the game since 2011, when he made his debut with Sauber. Perez is on track to compete again in 2023, and his contract with Red Bull doesn’t expire until 2024, so we expect to see a lot more great things from this driver in the next two years.
Perez has done great in his professional life, but it sounds like his personal life is a dream too. He’s been married to Carola Martinez since 2018, and the happy couple currently has three children together. Their marriage was even blessed by the Pope, which is a great way to start your life together!
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Alex Albon and Lily He
Alex Albon became an F1 racer in 2018 with Scuderia Toro Rosso, but quickly transferred to the Red Bull Racing team in the middle of the 2019 season. After a demotion at Red Bull in 2021, Albon jumped ship to Williams for the 2022 season, and he’s been retained by the team for 2023 as well.
While Albon may be a big-name in his own right, he’s not the only superstar athlete at home! His girlfriend, Lily He, is a professional golfer turning heads as part of the LPGA. The two have been together since 2019, and they apparently met on social media, which is definitely a rarity for professional athletes!
Carlos Sainz Jr. and Isabel Hernáez
Carlos Sainz Jr. has become a big name in the world of racing, which isn’t surprising, considering his father, Carlos Sainz Sr., was a decorated and accomplished racer in his own right. Sainz joined the Scuderia Ferrari team in 2021, and his contract is scheduled to run through at least 2024.
Though the two have not officially tied the knot yet, Sainz has been in a relationship with Isabel Hernaez since 2017. While Hernaez has a large Instagram following, the two generally keep their relationship out of the public eye. Hernaez currently works as a press officer for multiple companies.
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Mick Schumacher and Justine Huysman
Mick Schumacher first got a taste of F1 racing when he joined the Haas F1 team in 2021. However, he’s been turning heads in the racing world for several years now with impressive performances in F3 and F2 competitions. In 2022, it was announced that he would leave Haas to become a reserve driver for Mercedes.
It’s believed that Mick Schumacher is in a relationship, but the public doesn’t have any definitive proof. He’s been spotted with Justine Huysman on multiple occasions, but the two haven’t gone public if they are dating. As with their relationship, the specifics surrounding Huysman’s life are a bit of a mystery too.
Nicholas Latifi and Sandra Dziwiszek
Nicholas Latifi has been a part of the F1 world since he debuted at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix. While he spent the first few years as an F1 racer with Williams, he left the team in 2022. As of now, he has not currently signed with anyone else.
Like many of the couples on this list, Nicholas Latifi and Sandra Dziwiszek have kept a very low profile together. It’s believed that they began seeing each other sometime during 2020, but even this isn’t confirmed. While they’re spotted in public from time to time, not much is known about the relationship or the woman herself.
Lance Stroll and Sara Pagliaroli
Lance Stroll got his start in F1 racing in 2018 for the Williams team. While he is still under contract with Aston Martin these days, 2023 doesn’t look good for the racer. He was replaced after an injury during the pre-season. How that will impact his performance this year remains to be seen.
Stroll made his debut as a couple with Sara Pagliaroli during 2021 at the premiere of a James Bond movie, but it’s believed that they may have been keeping the relationship a secret for some time. While not much is known about Pagliaroli, she is a model who has worked with brands like Replay Jeans.
Lewis Hamilton and Camila Kendra
Lewis Hamilton is one of the most decorated drivers the F1 world has ever seen. He holds a number of records, including most wins, podium positions, and World Drivers’ Championship titles. While his career might not be over entirely, it doesn’t appear that Hamilton will be competing in the 2023 season.
Hamilton has been spotted with quite a few beautiful and famous women over the years (including Nicki Minaj), but he’s kept his love life under wraps for the most part. In 2022, there were rumors that he was attached to social media influencer Camila Kendra, but, once again, nothing has been made public.
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Christian Horner & Geri Halliwell
There aren't many people in the world of F1 racing that are more famous than Christian Horner. Since 2005, he's held the position of team principal for the Red Bull Formula One team. With eleven world titles under his belt, Horner has done just fine for himself on the road.
Horner has done pretty well for himself off the road, too, as he's been married to former Spice Girl Gerri Halliwell since 2015. In the ensuing years, Halliwell and Horner have had a son together and a daughter from Halliwell's previous marriage. The two seem to make a perfect power couple!
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Fernando Alonso & Andrea Schlager
Fernando Alonso currently races for Aston Martin, but he's had a long career working for a number of high-profile teams, including Renault, Ferrari, and Toyota. With two World Drivers' Championship wins under his belt (along with numerous other accolades), he's made quite the name for himself in the world of racing.
Since 2022, Alonso has been in a relationship with Andrea Schlager, who is an Australian TV personality who currently works for Servus TV. However, he was also famously married to Raquel del Rosario from 2006 2011. Rosario was once the lead singer for the Spanish pop band El Sueño de Morfeo.
Pierre Gasly & Francisca Cerqueira Gomes
Pierre Gasly is a French F1 driver who currently competes for Alpine. In recent years, it's not uncommon to see him celebrating a victory on the podium, as he racked up several wins during his career. Most recently, he made his Alpine debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix, where he placed ninth.
No one is sure exactly when Gasly and his girlfriend, Francisca Cerqueira Gomes, made things official, but they were first spotted in public together in 2022. In addition to being a model, Gomes is also a television presenter in her home country of Portugal.
Charles Leclerc & Charlotte Sine
Charles Leclerc has been a Formula One racer since 2018, but even before that, he was an accomplished racer in other leagues as well. A year after his F1 debut, Leclerc set the record for being the youngest racer to qualify on pole position during the Bahrain Grand Prix. Leclerc is slated to race with Ferrari until 2024.
These days, Leclerc is a single man, but until recently, he was in a relationship with Charlotte Sine. Not much is known about Sine beyond the fact that she hails from Monaco and is studying as an architecture student. While the two both made public statements about their breakup in 2022, they didn't get into the specifics of why the relationship ended.
Antonio Giovinazzi & Antonella Maraglino
While Antonio Giovinazzi isn't currently a Formula One racer, he's had an impressive history with all sorts of racing. While he got his start in karting, he quickly moved through the ranks of both Formula Three and Formula One. He's currently a reserve driver for several organizations including Scuderia Ferrari, Haas, and Alfa Romeo Racing.
Giovinazzi is currently dating Antonella Maraglino, but not much is known about the relationship or the woman herself. It seems that they first started making public appearances together in 2018, but the timeline for the relationship is mysterious. While some people speculated they broke up in 2019, this has never been officially confirmed.
Brendon Hartley & Sarah Hartley
Brendon Hartley was a Formula One racer for more than a decade in the 2010s, competing for big-name organizations like Ferrari and Mercedes. In 2019, Hartley announced that he was leaving the Formula One world to Formula E with GEOX Dragon Racing. Currently, he competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
When he's not racing, Hartley is probably spending time with his wife, Sarah. Not much is known about how the couple met, but we do know that they tied the knot in 2018 and welcomed their first child in 2021. Hartley has an active Instagram account where she often posts about her passion for cycling.
Stoffel Vandoorne & Anna de Ferran
Stoffel Vandoorne currently races for DS Penske in Formula E, but he had several years of racing the world of Formula One as well. Vandoorne got his start in the world of racing at the age of sixteen, and it's been a real upward trajectory for him ever since.
It seems like the world of racing is also a great place to find love, as Vandoorne met his current girlfriend, Anna de Ferran, in the scene during the 2010s. De Ferran is an aspiring songwriter of British and Brazilian descent and has lots of family ties to racing, including her father, famed racer Gil de Ferran.
Felipe Nasr & Giulia Maria Testoni
Felipe Nasr may have only had a few years in Formula One racing, but he's had a pretty impressive career nonetheless. In 2015, he made his F1 debut with Sauber but was replaced in the 2017 season. Since 2018, he's been racing for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and was named as a Porsche factory driver in 2022.
Nasr's love life is a bit of a mystery, but we do know that he's been in a relationship with a woman known as Giulia Maria Testoni for over a decade at this point. The happy couple obviously values their privacy because not much is known about Testoni and their relationship beyond this.
Alexander Rossi & Kelly Mossop
Alexander Rossi has done a little of everything when it comes to racing. Currently, he races in the IndyCar Series, but he's also had a career in the world of Formula One racing, as well as a win at the Indianapolis 500. Some might say his best racing days are behind him, but we think he's still got more in store.
Alexander Rossi has been in a relationship with Kelly Mossop for at least five years—the timeline of their relationship is not entirely clear. However, Mossop is commonly spotted on the sidelines cheering on Rossi during his races. According to LinkedIn, Mossop works as an account manager for a healthcare provider.
Marcus Ericsson & Iris Tritsaris Jondahl
Since his start in racing in 2007, Marcus Ericsson has steadily risen through the ranks, including a career in Formula BMW, Formula Three, and Formula One. Currently, he races in the NTT IndyCar Series and is the 2022 Indianapolis 500 winner. 2023 is already off to a great start for Ericsson, as he was the first race of his season.
Ericsson has only recently begun a relationship with Greek model Iris Tritsaris Jondahl—the two began dating shortly before his victory at the Indy 500. Since going public with Ericsson, Jondahl has become something of a social media influencer with a large Instagram following. While they're commonly spotted in public, the two are not super open about the specifics of their relationship.
Andre Lotterer & Ania Porzuczek
Andre Lotterer has only spent a few years in the world of Formula One racing, but he's been well-known in other racing leagues as well. Lotterer first got his taste of Formula One in 2002 as a test driver for Jaguar, but it wouldn't be until 2014 that he landed an official position with Caterham.
Andre Lotterer is currently in a relationship with a woman named Ania Porzuczek. While they haven't officially tied the knot, they're well on their way, as the couple got engaged in October of 2020. Porzuczek has a large social media following on both Instagram and Twitter and currently works as a hospitality manager.
Esteban Gutierrez & Mónica Casán
Esteban Gutierrez's career in Formula One officially began in 2013 when he joined the Sauber team and eventually raced for the Ferrari and Haas teams over the next few years as well. Since the COVID lockdowns of 2020, Gutierrez has taken an interest in esports and even has his own Twitch channel where he streams.
Gutierrez married his wife, Monica Casan in 2017, but not much is know about the couple beyond that. While the two are spotted in public from time to time, Casan prefers to live her life as a private figure and doesn't divulge much about the specifics of her personal life.
Max Chilton & Chloe Roberts
Max Chilton retired from racing in 2022, but he's had an impressive career that spans years. Immediately before his retirement, he was racing in the IndyCar series, but he had a career in Formula One for several years in the 2010s as well. He comes from a racing family, and his brother, Tom Chilton, is still an active racer.
Not much is known publicly about Chilton's love life, but we do know that he tied the knot with his girlfriend, Chloe Roberts, in 2017. The two have apparently known each other since childhood. Roberts works as an artist, and the two of them got married in Chilton's hometown of Surrey, England.
Daniel Ricciardo & Heidi Berger
As of 2023, Daniel Ricciardo might not be a racer, but he's still very much involved in the world of racing. After a Formula One career that spanned teams like Red Bull and Renault, Ricciardo became the third driver for the Red Bull team, which will see him involved in PR and racing simulator work.
Daniel Ricciardo first went public with his girlfriend, Heidi Berger, in 2022, but he implied that the two had been an item for much longer than that. Berger herself is no stranger to the world of racing, as her dad is legendary Formula One racer Gerhard Berger, whose career spanned 14 seasons.
Paul di Resta & Laura Jordan
Paul di Resta is a British driver who has competed in all sorts of racing organizations. While he spent almost a decade in the Formula One world, he's also competed in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and the FIA World Endurance Championship. Additionally, he's provided on-air commentary for Sky Sports F1 since 2016.
Paul di Resta has been married to Laura Jordan since 2014, when they tied the knot in Florence, Italy. However, they've been a couple since all the way back in 2004. Since their marriage, the couple have welcomed two children into the family. Not much is known about Jordan herself, though, who tends to keep a low profile.