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Who are the F1 WAGs? Meet the wives and girlfriends of Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and Max Verstappen

Is Lewis Hamilton dating Shakira? Who is Max Verstappen's girlfriend? Why did Lando Norris split from ex? Find out below...

Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris walking together
Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Updated: 2 February 2024
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Even though the 2024 Formula 1 season doesn't begin for another month, excitement was kickstarted on Thursday when it was confirmed that seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton would be joining Ferrari for the 2025 season. Interest in the sport has certainly been piquing since the confirmation and the spotlight has also fallen on the girlfriends of many of the athletes.

Several drivers on the grid have managed to find love, with some even walking down the aisle or welcoming children with their beaus, but is this the case for Lewis? And what of other star drivers on the grid like Lando Norris or Max Verstappen...

Keep scrolling to meet the WAGs of F1...


Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton in a black jacket© Gabe Ginsberg - Formula 1
Lewis is believed to be single ahead of the 2024 season

Lewis Hamilton is currently believed to be single, but the seven-time world champion has been linked to many high-profile names over the years. The driver is most known for his on/off relationship with Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger which lasted for seven years. During their time together, the former couple sparked several engagement rumours, but it was never to be…

The star has since been linked to names like Nicki Minaj, Kendall Jenner, Winnie Harlow, Rita Ora, Rihanna, Viktoria Odintcova and Camila Kendra. Last year, Lewis was linked to singer Shakira following her split from husband Gerard Pique. Rumours of their coupling were sparked when he was snapped picking her up in a speedboat outside of her Miami-based property. The Whenever, Wherever singer has also been spotted going out for dinner with Lewis and joining him at the Spanish Grand Prix, however 7it appears that they haven't gone further.

More recently, Lewis has been linked to model Juliana Nalu, the ex-girlfriend of rapper Kanye West. The pair have been spotted at several events and during a New Year's bash, the driver was seen reaching for her hand. Fans also note that in 2022, they were both on an Arctic cruise, with the location potentially being where they first met.

Lewis previously told The Times in 2018 that his love life was "non-existent".


Lando Norris

Lando Norris holding a microphone© Dan Mullan
Lando Norris is a single man

Lando Norris is a firm favourite amongst the F1 fanbase, and the 23-year-old British driver is currently single after splitting from girlfriend, Luisinha Oliveira, who is a Portuguese model.

The pair were quite an item, with the beauty even attending the BRIT Awards with the sportsman in 2022. However, in September, he confirmed they had gone their separate ways. "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."


Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen kissing Kelly Piquet on the cheek© Instagram
Max and Kelly have been an item since 2020

Max Verstappen is currently dating Brazilian model and journalist Kelly Piquet, the daughter of three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet. The couple announced their relationship with a beautiful snap as they cosied up on a Brazilian beach. Rumours about their relationship began in October 2020 when Max commented on one of her Instagram posts.

Kelly previously dated Max's F1 rival, Daniil Kvyat, and the former couple share a daughter, Penelope Kvyat, aged four. The pair were together from January 2017 to December 2019. The 32-year-old is well-known in the motorsport world, as the PR practitioner has been handling social media for Formula-E since 2015.


George Russell

Carmen Montero Mundt hugging George Russell in front of a Christmas tree© Instagram
George and Carmen are the cutest couple!

George Russell is currently dating financial broker Carmen Montero Mundt, with the couple first being spotted in the paddock at 2019's Tuscan Grand Prix. The couple met through a mutual friend and Carmen regularly joins her beau at motor events.

George previously dated Seychelle de Vries, the sister of former Formula 1 driver, Nyck de Vries.


Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc and Alexandra Saint Mleux at Wimbledon© Karwai Tang
Charles and Alexandra attended Wimbledon together

Charles Leclerc is dating model Alexandra Saint Mleux, with the driver confirming the news when speaking to Gala France. The beauty, 22, has been seen with Charles at several Grand Prix and the couple were even spotted in attendance at Wimbledon.

The Ferrari driver previously dated Italian model Giada Gianni for four years, between 2015 and 2019, but the pair split with Giada saying Charles wanted to focus on his Ferrari career. He also dated student Charlotte Sine. In a statement following his split from Charlotte, Charles wrote: "Hello everyone, Charlotte and I have decided to end our relationship and we remain good friends. We have shared so many great moments and she is and always will be a very special person to me."


Carlos Sainz Jr.

Carlos Sainz Jr walking with Rebecca Donaldson© Kym Illman
Carlos is now dating Rebecca Donaldson

Carlos Sainz Jr. might be leaving Ferrari at the end of the season, but the driver has managed to win the heart of Scottish model Rebecca Donaldson. The couple went official when they were spotted walking together in Milan.

The star previously had a low-key relationship with press officer Isabel Hernaez, with the pair staying out of the public spotlight. However, in an interview with HELLO's sister publication, Hola, she confirmed the couple had split. She said: "I'll keep the good, of course, always. And I wish him all the happiness."


Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez with wife Carola and their two children on a sofa© Instagram
Sergio and wife Carola share two children

Sergio Perez married his wife, 25-year-old Carola Martinez, on 3 June 2018. The couple began seeing each other in 2017 after meeting at a disco and have since welcomed two children into their family, a son and a daughter. Their son, Sergio Jr., was born on 21 December 2017, and they welcomed daughter Carlota on 15 September 2019.

Not much is known about Carola, but she regularly takes to Instagram to share sweet family pictures with her 41,000 followers.


Valtteri Bottas

Tiffany Cromwell and Valtterri Bottas in front of plate of shrimp
Valtterri is dating Olympic cyclist Tiffany

Valtteri Bottas is currently dating Australian Olympic cyclist Tiffany Cromwell. The couple confirmed their relationship in a post on Valentine's Day in 2020. Tiffany currently rides for the UCI Women's WorldTeam Canyon-SRAM team, and has won numerous silver and bronze medals in cycling competitions.

Valtteri was previously married to Olympic swimmer Emilia Pikkarainen. The couple began dating in 2010 and married in 2016. In November 2019 they announced their divorce, with the driver citing the "challenges my career and life situation bring."


Pierre Gasly

Pierre Gasly with his arm around Francisca Cerqueira Gomes
Pierre and Francisca are a new coupling

Pierre Gasly is currently dating model Francisca Cerqueira Gomes. The driver was first linked with the beauty after they were spotted dancing together in a club, and they have shared several loved-up photos across their social media pages.

The Frenchman has previously dated Ukrainian model Katerina Berezhna and aeronautical engineer Caterina Masetti Zannini.


Fernando Alonso

Split image of Fernando Alonso in puffer jacket and Melissa Jiminez© Getty Images
Fernando has been linked to journalist Melissa

Although Fernando Alonso split from girlfriend Andrea Schlager back in April, the Spanish driver has already been linked to several high-profile names. Some fans linked him with Taylor Swift, with Fernando even cheekily using her music in a social media post and winking at the camera, but he has more recently been linked with Spanish journalist Melissa Jiminez. Like his ex-girlfriend Andrea, Melissa works in the F1 paddock for DAZN.

Fernando was previously married to Spanish singer Raquel de Rosario. The couple married in 2006, but announced their divorce in 2011, stating that while they were separating as a married couple they would continue to remain good friends. Ferando also dated Italian model and actress Linda Morselli.


Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon standing with girlfriend Flavy Barla© Instagram
Esteban and Flavy are a new item

Esteban Ocon is currently dating model and medical student Flavy Barla. The pair went official with their relationship at last year's Abu Dhabi girlfriend, when Flacy was seen cheering her beloved on. The French driver previously dated Italian model Elena Berri, with the pair first meeting in 2017, however they had a quiet split in 2023 with fans only finding out when they noticed that Esteban had unfollowed his former girlfriend on Instagram.


Lance Stroll

Lance Stroll in green uniform© Ryan Pierse
Lance and his ex have removed traces of each other from their social media feeds

Lance Stroll is currently single. The Canadian was dating Italian model Sara Pagliaroli, and while there haven't been any posts from the pair confirming their split, F1 photographer Kym Ilman reported that the pair had gone their separate ways, and both have removed traces of the other from their Instagram feeds.


Alexander Albon

Alex Albon with Lily Muni in a car© Instagram
Alex's girlfriend Lily is a professional golfer

Alexander Albon is currently dating professional golfer Lily Muni. The pair have been dating each other since 2019 and frequently appear in loved-up poses with one another on their respective social media pages. In one sweet post, the Chinese sportswoman said she was "very lucky" to have Alexander in her life.


Kevin Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen with wife and daughter
Kevin and his wife share a daughter

Kevin Magnussen will be cheered on from the sidelines by wife Louise Gjorup. The pair like to keep their marriage out of the spotlight and married in a private ceremony in 2019. Kevin became father for the first time last year as Louise gave birth to daughter Laura in January. The Dane shared a sweet post with his baby girl when she was born explaining that she was seven weeks premature, but it's clear she's now in fine health.


Yuki Tsunoda

Yuki Tsunoda in a blue jacket© Vince Mignott/MB Media
Yuki is dating, but has kept his girlfriend out of the spotlight

Yuki Tsunoda has confirmed that he is in a relationship, however, the Japanese ace has kept her identity out of the public eye. He confirmed the news during a Twitch stream where he simply said he had a girlfriend. During an interview with Red Bull Japan earlier this year, he only shared that the couple speak frequently.


Guanyu Zhou

Guanyu Zhou in black cap© Bryn Lennon - Formula 1
The Chinese driver is believed to be single

Guanyu Zhou is is currently believed to be single.


Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo and Heidi Berger on a boat, with Daniel kissing her© Instagram
Daniel and Heidi have been an item for years

Fans were thrilled when Daniel was welcomed back into the F1 fold during the middle of last season, and the Australian is currently dating Austrian actress Heidi Berger, who is also the daughter of former F1 driver Gerhard Berger. The couple only went official in 2022, but it's believed that the pair have been dating for longer, with the driver declaring that he was "in love".


Oscar Piastri

Split image of Oscar Piastri and Lily Zneimer© Getty Images
Oscar and Lily are high school sweethearts

Oscar is one of the new boys on the grid this year, and the Australian is in a long term relationship with his girlfriend, Lily Zneimer, who he met at school.  Student Lily can sometimes be seen supporting her boyfriend at key sporting events. They attended the Autosport Awards together last year, and the pretty brunette accompanied her beau to several events.


Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg with wife and daughter on the beach© Instagram
Nico has own family

Nico Hulkenberg has returned to the grid, and he can be sure to count on the support of wife, Egle Ruskyte. The German driver began dating the Lithuanian fashion designer and model back in 2015, and he romantically proposed to her in 2020 during a trip to Venice. In 2021, the pair welcomed their first child, a daughter they named Noemi Sky.

Nico previously dated police officer Laura Zinnel.


Logan Sargeant

Split image of Logan Sargaent and Riley Whittall© Getty Images / Instagram
Logan has been linked to Riley

Logan Sargeant is currently believed to be single, however, the driver has been linked to model Riley Whittall, with the blonde beauty seen in the crowd at the United States Grand Prix.

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