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

No. Driver Age Entrant Engine
44 Lewis Hamilton 33 Mercedes AMG Motorsport Mercedes
77 Valtteri Bottas 29 Mercedes AMG Motorsport Mercedes
5 Sebastian Vettel 31 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari
16 Charles Leclerc 21 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari
33 Max Verstappen 21 Red Bull Racing Honda
10 Pierre Gasly 22 Red Bull Racing Honda
27 Nico Hulkenberg 31 Renault Sport Renault
3 Daniel Ricciardo 29 Renault Sport Renault
35 George Russell 20 Williams Racing Mercedes
40 Robert Kubica 33 Williams Racing Mercedes
55 Carlos Sainz 24 McLaren Renault
47 Lando Norris 19 McLaren Renault
18 Lance Stroll 20 Racing Point Mercedes
11 Sergio Perez 28 Racing Point Mercedes
26 Daniil Kvyat 24 Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
TBC Alexander Albon 22 Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
7 Kimi Raikkonen 39 Sauber Ferrari
36 Antonio Giovinazzi 24 Sauber Ferrari
20 Kevin Magnussen 26 Haas Ferrari
8 Romain Grosjean 32 Haas Ferrari

2019 Formula 1 Calendar:

Earlier Report:

2019 Formula 1 driver line-up finalised