Formula 1 to have youngest ever grid for 2019

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The average age of drivers in the 2019 Formula 1 season is 26 and three months, the youngest average since the modern era of the championship began in 1950 with three rookies set to line-up on the grid in Melbourne as well as three returnees.

Lance Stroll was confirmed as the final piece in the 20-drivers puzzle, he will race for the newly named Racing Point outfit owned by his billionaire father Lawrence Stroll and close associates, plus luck at bonus za rejestrację bez depozytu.

Not only will we have the youngest grid, we also have more driver movements between teams than we have had for many years in the top flight.

Six drivers will change teams: Stroll from Williams to Racing Point, Charles Leclerc moves from Sauber to Ferrari, Pierre Gasly from Toro Rosso to Red Bull, Carlos Sainz from Renault to McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull to Renault and Kimi Raikkonen, who at 39 will be the oldest driver on the grid, who returns to Sauber from Ferrari.

The three rookies on the grid will be – youngest of all 19-year-old Lando Norris (McLaren), 20-year-old George Russell (Williams) and 22-year-old Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso), while the three “Comeback Kids” are Antonio Giovinazzi (Sauber), Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) and Robert Kubica (Williams).

In 1950 the average age of drivers on the grid was around 52, a decade later the age dropped dramatically to around 33 years of age and for many years that remained the average age of drivers racing in the top flight.

Since then drivers kept getting younger and younger, by 1997 the average age was 27 plus a couple of months and in 2018 it was 26 and seven months. Next year they are even younger!

2019 Formula 1 Drivers & Teams

44Lewis Hamilton33Mercedes AMG MotorsportMercedes
77Valtteri Bottas29Mercedes AMG MotorsportMercedes
5Sebastian Vettel31Scuderia FerrariFerrari
16Charles Leclerc21Scuderia FerrariFerrari
33Max Verstappen21Red Bull RacingHonda
10Pierre Gasly22Red Bull RacingHonda
27Nico Hulkenberg31Renault SportRenault
3Daniel Ricciardo29Renault SportRenault
35George Russell20Williams RacingMercedes
40Robert Kubica33Williams RacingMercedes
55Carlos Sainz24McLarenRenault
47Lando Norris19McLarenRenault
18Lance Stroll20Racing PointMercedes
11Sergio Perez28Racing PointMercedes
26Daniil Kvyat24Scuderia Toro RossoHonda
TBCAlexander Albon22Scuderia Toro RossoHonda
7Kimi Raikkonen39SauberFerrari
36Antonio Giovinazzi24SauberFerrari
20Kevin Magnussen26HaasFerrari
8Romain Grosjean32HaasFerrari

2019 Formula 1 Calendar:

Earlier Report:

2019 Formula 1 driver line-up finalised