2021 Topps Formula 1 Racing Checklist and Details

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2021 Topps Formula 1 Racing tones down the slick and high-end elements. Instead it’s a flagship-style release in a similar vein to 2021 Topps Baseball. That means it stresses more on set building and basic inserts over premium hits and shiny Refractors like Topps’ previous mainstream F1 sets, 2020 Dynasty and 2020 Topps Chrome.

2021 Topps Formula 1 Checklist Overview

A total of 175 cards comprise the main 2021 Topps F1 base set. Besides traditional cards highlighting F1 racers, there are subsets that look at the previous season’s highlights such as F1 Award Winners and Grand Prix Winners. Formula 1 Freshest puts the spotlight on young racers.

Parallels come in several levels including Checker Flag, which are one per pack. Others include:

  • Aqua – /199
  • Blue – /99
  • Gold – /50
  • Orange – /25
  • Black – /10
  • Red – /5
  • FoilFractor – 1/1
2021 Topps Formula 1 Checker Flag Oscar Piastri

There are also Sparkle Foil parallels that are exclusive to blaster value boxes. Each box has four.

Select cards also have Image Variations. At a glance, these look like regular base cards but they use alternate photos and land with tougher odds.

Inserts

For collectors focusing primarily on autographs and memorabilia cards, 2021 Topps F1 doesn’t promise any at a per-box level. In fact, based on preliminary information put out by Topps, it appears that autographs are not part of the checklist at all.

There are randomly inserted F1 Relic Cards, though, that have pieces of memorabilia. These have Blue (/99), Gold (/50), Black (/10), Red (/5) and Foilfractor (1/1) parallels.

While hits are hard to come by, most hobby packs should have at least one insert. These are available in four themes, none of which are incredibly tough to pull.

Debrief (1:4.5 packs) pairs racers and team principals using schematics as the main design feature.

Also landing 1:4.5 packs is Topps 1961 Sports Cars, which go back five decades for its design inspiration. The focus here is on the cars themselves.

Precision on corners is what lands racers on the Apex Predators (1:6 packs) checklist.

Finally, there’s Flags of Foundation (1:9 packs), which showcases the international spirit of both F1 and F2 drivers and where they come from.

All four 2021 Topps Formula 1 insert sets have a similar mix of parallels:

  • Gold – /50
  • Orange – /25
  • Red – /5
  • Printing Plates – 1/1
  • Foilfractors – 1/1

2021 Topps Formula 1 racing cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 8
Packs per box: Hobby – 18
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Set size: 175 cards
Release date: February 16, 2022

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What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Apex Predators – 3
  • Debrief – 4
  • Flags of Foundation – 2
  • Topps 1961 Sports Cards – 4
  • Checkered Flag Parallels – 18

2021 Topps Formula 1 Checklist

You can also download a customizable spreadsheet copy of the checklist that includes a section already sorted by racer:

Please note that print runs for cards without serial numbers have not been announced.

Base

Base Set Checklist

175 cards.

2021 Topps Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton

Parallels:

  • Checker Flag – (1 per hobby pack)
  • Sparkle Foil – (4 per blaster value box)
  • Aqua – /199
  • Blue – /99
  • Gold – /50
  • Orange – /25
  • Black – /10
  • Red – /5
  • FoilFractor – 1/1

Drivers

1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Valtteri Bottas
3 Max Verstappen
4 Sergio Perez
5 Daniel Ricciardo
6 Lando Norris
7 Sebastian Vettel
8 Lance Stroll
9 Fernando Alonso
10 Esteban Ocon
11 Charles Leclerc
12 Carlos Sainz
13 Pierre Gasly
14 Yuki Tsunoda
15 Kimi Räikkönen
16 Antonio Giovinazzi
17 Mick Schumacher
18 Nikita Mazepin
19 George Russell
20 Nicholas Latifi
21 Valtteri Bottas
22 Lando Norris
23 Sebastian Vettel
24 Lance Stroll
25 Charles Leclerc
26 Kimi Räikkönen
27 Sebastian Vettel
28 Daniel Ricciardo
29 Daniel Ricciardo
30 Pierre Gasly

31 Esteban Ocon
32 Charles Leclerc
33 Charles Leclerc
34 Kimi Räikkönen
35 George Russell
36 Pierre Gasly
37 Yuki Tsunoda
38 Fernando Alonso
39 George Russell
40 Lewis Hamilton
41 Fernando Alonso
42 Nicholas Latifi
43 Max Verstappen
44 Valtteri Bottas
45 Esteban Ocon
46 Sergio Perez
47 Sebastian Vettel
48 Max Verstappen
49 Yuki Tsunoda
50 Lewis Hamilton
51 Mick Schumacher
52 Lando Norris
53 Antonio Giovinazzi
54 Carlos Sainz
55 Max Verstappen
56 Lewis Hamilton
57 Nikita Mazepin

F2 Future Stars

58 Robert Shwartzman
59 Oscar Piastri
60 Felipe Drugovich
61 Guanyu Zhou
62 Lirim Zendeli
63 Richard Verschoor
64 Ralph Boschung
65 Gianluca Petecof
66 Dan Ticktum
67 Jehan Daruvala
68 Liam Lawson
69 Jüri Vips
70 David Beckmann
71 Guilherme Samaia
72 Roy Nissany
73 Marcus Armstrong
74 Matteo Nannini
75 Alessio Deledda
76 Bent Viscaal
77 Marino Sato
78 Théo Pourchaire
79 Christian Lundgaard

F1 Crew

80 James Allison
81 Toto Wolff
82 Davide Brivio
83 Mattia Binotto
84 Christian Horner
85 Pierre Waché
86 Andreas Seidl
87 James Key
88 Franz Tost
89 Jody Egginton
90 Jost Capito
91 Otmar Szafnauer
92 Guenther Steiner
93 Simone Resta
94 Frédéric Vasseur
95 Jan Monchaux

F1 Cars

96 Lewis Hamilton
97 Valtteri Bottas
98 Max Verstappen
99 Sergio Perez
100 Daniel Ricciardo
101 Lando Norris
102 Sebastian Vettel
103 Lance Stroll
104 Fernando Alonso
105 Esteban Ocon
106 Charles Leclerc
107 Carlos Sainz
108 Pierre Gasly
109 Yuki Tsunoda
110 Kimi Räikkönen
111 Antonio Giovinazzi
112 Mick Schumacher
113 Nikita Mazepin
114 George Russell
115 Nicholas Latifi

F2 Cars

116 Robert Shwartzman
117 Oscar Piastri
118 Felipe Drugovich
119 Guanyu Zhou
120 Lirim Zendeli
121 Richard Verschoor
122 Ralph Boschung
123 Gianluca Petecof
124 Dan Ticktum
125 Jehan Daruvala
126 Liam Lawson
127 Jüri Vips
128 David Beckmann
129 Guilherme Samaia
130 Roy Nissany
131 Marcus Armstrong
132 Matteo Nannini
133 Alessio Deledda
134 Marino Sato
135 Bent Viscaal
136 Théo Pourchaire
137 Christian Lundgaard

Grand Prix Winners

138 Valtteri Bottas
139 Lewis Hamilton
140 Lewis Hamilton
141 Lewis Hamilton
142 Max Verstappen
143 Lewis Hamilton
144 Lewis Hamilton
145 Pierre Gasly
146 Lewis Hamilton
147 Valtteri Bottas
148 Lewis Hamilton
149 Lewis Hamilton
150 Lewis Hamilton
151 Lewis Hamilton
152 Lewis Hamilton
153 Sergio Perez
154 Max Verstappen

Grand Prix Driver of the Day

155 Max Verstappen
156 George Russell
157 Romain Grosjean
158 Sebastian Vettel
159 Kimi Räikkönen
160 Sergio Perez
161 Max Verstappen
162 Daniel Ricciardo
163 Pierre Gasly
164 Pierre Gasly
165 Sebastian Vettel
166 Lewis Hamilton
167 Max Verstappen
168 Max Verstappen
169 Sergio Perez
170 Alex Albon

F1 Award Winners

171 Lewis Hamilton
172 Mercedes-AMG

F1 Freshest

173 Yuki Tsunoda
174 Mick Schumacher
175 Nikita Mazepin

Image Variations Checklist

10 cards.

Buy on:

1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Valtteri Bottas
3 Max Verstappen
4 Sergio Perez
7 Sebastian Vettel
9 Fernando Alonso
14 Yuki Tsunoda
15 Kimi Räikkönen
17 Mick Schumacher
18 Nikita Mazepin

2021 Topps Formula 1 Checklist Top

Memorabilia

2021 Topps Formula 1 Checklist – Memorabilia Cards

F1 Relics Checklist

38 cards.

Buy on:

2021 Topps Formula 1 Relics Mick Schmacher

Parallels:

  • Blue – /99
  • Gold – /50
  • Black – /10
  • Red – /5
  • FoilFractor – 1/1

F1R-AG Antonio Giovinazzi
F1R-AS Andreas Seidl
F1R-CH Christian Horner
F1R-CHL Charles Leclerc
F1R-CL Charles Leclerc
F1R-CS Carlos Sainz
F1R-DB Davide Brivio
F1R-DR Daniel Ricciardo
F1R-EO Esteban Ocon
F1R-FA Fernando Alonso
F1R-FR Fernando Alonso
F1R-FT Franz Tost
F1R-FV Frédéric Vasseur
F1R-GR George Russell
F1R-GRG George Russell
F1R-GS Guenther Steiner
F1R-KM Kimi Räikkönen
F1R-KR Kimi Räikkönen
F1R-LH Lewis Hamilton
F1R-LN Lando Norris
F1R-LS Lance Stroll
F1R-LW Lewis Hamilton
F1R-MB Mattia Binotto
F1R-MS Mick Schumacher
F1R-MV Max Verstappen
F1R-MX Max Verstappen
F1R-NC Nicholas Latifi
F1R-NL Nicholas Latifi
F1R-NM Nikita Mazepin
F1R-OS Otmar Szafnauer
F1R-PG Pierre Gasly
F1R-PR Pierre Gasly
F1R-SB Sebastian Vettel
F1R-SP Sergio Perez
F1R-SV Sebastian Vettel
F1R-VB Valtteri Bottas
F1R-VT Valtteri Bottas
F1R-YT Yuki Tsunoda

Checklist Top

Inserts

2021 Topps Formula 1 Checklist – Inserts

Apex Predators Checklist

15 cards.
1:6 hobby packs.

Buy on:

2021 Topps Formula 1 APex Predators

Parallels:

  • Gold – /50
  • Orange – /25
  • Red – /5
  • FoilFractor – 1/1
  • Printing Plates – 1/1 (each has Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow versions)

AP-CL Charles Leclerc
AP-CS Carlos Sainz
AP-DR Daniel Ricciardo
AP-EO Esteban Ocon
AP-FA Fernando Alonso
AP-GR George Russell
AP-KR Kimi Räikkönen
AP-LH Lewis Hamilton
AP-LN Lando Norris
AP-MS Mick Schumacher
AP-MV Max Verstappen
AP-PG Pierre Gasly
AP-SP Sergio Perez
AP-SV Sebastian Vettel
AP-VB Valtteri Bottas

Debrief Checklist

20 cards.
1:4.5 hobby packs.

Buy on:

Parallels:

  • Gold – /50
  • Orange – /25
  • Red – /5
  • FoilFractor – 1/1
  • Printing Plates – 1/1 (each has Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow versions)

D-1 Lewis Hamilton / Toto Wolff
D-2 Esteban Ocon / Davide Brivio
D-3 Charles Leclerc / Mattia Binotto
D-4 Max Verstappen / Christian Horner
D-5 Daniel Ricciardo / Andreas Seidl
D-6 Franz Tost / Yuki Tsunoda
D-7 George Russell / Jost Capito
D-8 Otmar Szafnauer / Sebastian Vettel
D-9 Guenther Steiner / Nikita Mazepin
D-10 Antonio Giovinazzi / Frédéric Vasseur
D-11 Toto Wolff / Valtteri Bottas
D-12 Fernando Alonso / Davide Brivio
D-13 Carlos Sainz / Mattia Binotto
D-14 Christian Horner / Sergio Perez
D-15 Andreas Seidl / Lando Norris
D-16 Franz Tost / Pierre Gasly
D-17 Nicholas Latifi / Jost Capito
D-18 Lance Stroll / Otmar Szafnauer
D-19 Mick Schumacher / Guenther Steiner
D-20 Kimi Räikkönen / Frédéric Vasseur

Flags of Foundation Checklist

30 cards.
1:9 hobby packs.

Buy on:

Parallels:

  • Gold – /50
  • Orange – /25
  • Red – /5
  • FoilFractor – 1/1
  • Printing Plates – 1/1 (each has Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow versions)

FF-AG Antonio Giovinazzi
FF-BV Bent Viscaal
FF-CL Charles Leclerc
FF-CLU Christian Lundgaard
FF-CS Carlos Sainz
FF-DB David Beckmann
FF-DR Daniel Ricciardo
FF-DT Dan Ticktum
FF-EO Esteban Ocon
FF-FA Fernando Alonso
FF-FD Felipe Drugovich
FF-GR George Russell
FF-JV Jüri Vips
FF-KR Kimi Räikkönen
FF-LH Lewis Hamilton
FF-LN Lando Norris
FF-LS Lance Stroll
FF-LZ Lirim Zendeli
FF-MN Matteo Nannini
FF-MS Mick Schumacher
FF-MV Max Verstappen
FF-NL Nicholas Latifi
FF-OP Oscar Piastri
FF-PG Pierre Gasly
FF-RB Ralph Boschung
FF-RN Roy Nissany
FF-SP Sergio Perez
FF-SV Sebastian Vettel
FF-VB Valtteri Bottas
FF-YT Yuki Tsunoda

Topps 1961 Sports Cars Checklist

25 cards.
1:4.5 hobby packs.

Buy on:

Parallels:

  • Gold – /50
  • Orange – /25
  • Red – /5
  • FoilFractor – 1/1
  • Printing Plates – 1/1 (each has Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow versions)

T61-AG Antonio Giovinazzi
T61-CL Charles Leclerc
T61-CS Carlos Sainz
T61-DR Daniel Ricciardo
T61-EO Esteban Ocon
T61-FA Fernando Alonso
T61-FD Felipe Drugovich
T61-GR George Russell
T61-KR Kimi Räikkönen
T61-LH Lewis Hamilton
T61-LN Lando Norris
T61-LS Lance Stroll
T61-LZ Lirim Zendeli
T61-MS Mick Schumacher
T61-MV Max Verstappen
T61-NL Nicholas Latifi
T61-NM Nikita Mazepin
T61-OP Oscar Piastri
T61-PG Pierre Gasly
T61-RB Ralph Boschung
T61-RS Robert Shwartzman
T61-SP Sergio Perez
T61-SV Sebastian Vettel
T61-VB Valtteri Bottas
T61-YT Yuki Tsunoda

2021 Topps Formula 1 Checklist Top

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1 comment

  1. Chris Harris 26 April, 2021 at 13:36

    The metaphor you’re looking for is “Lights Out” and not “Green Flag.” Unlike in American motorsport, F1 does not have rolling starts. Each card lines-up on a grid, and waits for a series of red lights to flick on, then off. At “lights out” the race begins.

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