Ten F1 race seats available for 2011 season

Class of 2010 pose in Abu Dhabi for the season end photo. Hopw many will be around in 2011?

Class of 2010 pose in Abu Dhabi for the season end photo. How many will be around in 2011?

Nov.30 (GMM) Six teams are yet to confirm their full driver lineups for the 2011 season, according to the official entry list published on Tuesday by F1’s governing body. This means ten F1 seats are still available for 2011.

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez is so far the only confirmed rookie

Only the top four teams as well as Sauber and Lotus have lodged FIA entries naming two race drivers.

One vacancy is at Renault alongside Robert Kubica, although Vitaly Petrov is expected to be retained for a second season.

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado is yet to be announced at Williams, and Force India failed to nominate a single driver, with Adrian Sutil, Tonio Liuzzi, Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg all reportedly in the running.

Toro Rosso’s lineup is also officially unconfirmed, even though the Faenza based team have said Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari are staying, alongside Australian rookie Daniel Ricciardo in a Friday practice role.

Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi yet to be confirmed by Sauber

Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi yet to be confirmed by Toro Rosso

Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli have been listed by Lotus, whose entry has been lodged as ‘Team Lotus’ amid speculation the Malaysian team might change its name before the start of next season.

Similarly, Renault is still officially ‘Renault F1 Team’, but Group Lotus could step in as a title and naming sponsor, even though that change could compromise its 2010 Concorde Agreement prize money.

Sauber have dropped BMW from the name and are now officially registered asSauber F1 Team.

Timo Glock is expected to stay at Virgin, but the British team – now renamed Marussia Virgin Racing in deference to its new Russian supercar co-owner – has not listed a single race driver.

FIA list of 2011 drivers amd teams:

No. Driver Team Constructor Engine
1
2
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing Renault
3
4
Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren Mercedes Mercedes
5
6
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari Ferrari
7
8
Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes Mercedes
9
10
Robert Kubica
TBA
Renault F1 Team Renault Renault
11
12
Rubens Barrichello
TBA
AT&T Williams Williams Cosworth
14
15
TBA
TBA
Force India F1 Team Force India Mercedes
16
17
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez Mendoza
Sauber F1 Team Sauber Ferrari
18
19
TBA
TBA
Scuderia Toro Rosso Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari
20
21
Jarno Trulli
Heikki Kovalainen
Team Lotus Lotus Renault
22
23
TBA
TBA
HRT F1 Team HRT Cosworth
24
25
TBA
TBA
Marussia Virgin Racing Virgin Cosworth
  • Arthur

    Oh so now, Algersuari and Buimi will have a chance to drive for Sauber? hahaha…