Only two race seats still to be filled on 2013 F1 grid

Formula 1 logoWith just a few days left to the start of the 2013 Formula One testing season, most teams have their driver line-ups finalised, with the most recent being Caterham who today confirmed Giedo van der Garde to partner Charles Pic in the team, leaving only Force India and Marussia to finalise their second drivers.

Five world champions will line up on the grid – Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton – alongside, for now, four rookies: Esteban Gutierrez, Valterri Bottas, Max Chilton and Giedo van der Garde. (GP247)

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2013 F1 world championship entry list

# Drivers Team Engine
1
2
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Red Bull Racing
Red Bull Racing
Renault
Renault
3
4
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Scuderia Ferrari
Scuderia Ferrari
Ferrari
Ferrari
5
6
Jenson Button
Sergio Perez
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Mercedes
Mercedes
7
8
Kimi Raikkonen
Romain Grosjean
Lotus F1 Team
Lotus F1 Team
Renault
Renault
9
10
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
Mercedes
Mercedes
11
12
Nico Hulkenberg
Esteban Gutierrez
Sauber F1 Team
Sauber F1 Team
Ferrari
Ferrari
14
15
Paul di Resta
To Be Confirmed
Sahara Force India
Sahara Force India
Mercedes
Mercedes
18
19
Pastor Maldonado
Valterri Bottas
Williams
Williams
Renault
Renault
18
19
Daniel Ricciardo
Jean Eric Vergne
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Ferrari
Ferrari
20
21
Charles Pic
Giedo van der Garde
Caterham F1 Team
Caterham F1 Team
Renault
Renault
24
25
Max Chilton
To Be Confirmed
Marussia F1 Team
Marussia F1 Team
Cosworth
Cosworth
  • kaka007

    Apart from the established ones, the ones i’m really looking forward to are bottas,maldonado,hulk

  • McLarenfan

    I wonder if we shall see an announcement from Jaime Alguersuari he was adamant he had a seat this year but it is looking like someone has pulled the plug on that

  • Eevel

    @McLarenfan
    Alguersuari was adamant last year too and nothing came of that either.
    Pity though, I think he was a good driver, however he wasn’t given enough of an opportunity to show his talent over the course of a season in a rubbish car.
    I think Marko’s reasons for getting rid of him were personal and not based on skill or potential.