The Grid in 2019
With some of the biggest and bravest changes, the formula-one grid in 2019 will showcase a colossal of young talent that will perform some of the unseen moves and challenges. The teams have made strategic signings keeping in mind the future of the force. Young talents have been recognized and given a golden platform that they always dreamt of.
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The winners of last four world championships and the rulers of the turbo hybrid era have retained their 2018 lineup for the next year also and the image will most probably remain same for till 2020. The drivers that will represent Mercedes in 2019 season are:
Lewis Hamilton :
With four world championship titles and fifth in line. Lewis Hamilton has showcased exceptional performance in the 2018 season. After breaking the records of the legends like Ayrton Senna and Sir Jackie Stewart, the brit is set to charge for the next season in the same attire.
Making his debut in the 2013 season with Williams, originally from Finland. Bottas took 30 podiums till now out of which 8 were with Mercedes. He started at the age of 6 with Go-Karting and continued it for the next 11 years. In 2007 he started car racing and never looked back.
The most successful and oldest team to participate in formula-one is Ferrari. Since 1950 the team has taken part in all the races. with a participation in 968 races out of which they have won 234. Ferrari is the most admired team for all the drivers. In 2019 Ferrari will be represented by:
With the ownership of four world titles, the German is the third most successful driver in the history. Raise by the Red Bull clan, he won consecutive titles from 2010 to 2013. Performing at par with his hero Micheal Schumacher he is the new race-winning leader at Ferrari
The rookie on 2018 grid climbed the levels quite fast and will race for Ferrari in the 2019 season. with an impressive credential of being the GP3 champion in 2016 and F2 champion in 2017. Barely into his twenties, this driver from Monaco has been exposed to Formula One at a very young age. It would be very interesting to see how he performs with one of the top-notch cars in 2019.
Red Bull Racing
The team owned by beverage company Red Bull GmbH races under Australian Licence since 2017. The team sources its engines from Renault. The team tasted glory for four consecutive years from 2010 to 2013 under the management of Christian Horner. In 2019 the team will be represented by:
The unstoppable rise of Max started after just one extremely successful season in single seaters. He made his debut after that when Red Bull placed so young and inexperienced driver on the Formula One grid in Toro Rosso. Then he was fortunate enough to race in the Red Bull team itself. This move of Red Bull has still remained unquestionable with the unearthed potential. Motorsport was in his blood as his father was a Formula One driver and mother was an extremely quick Go-Karter.
He came to limelight in mid-2017 with his debut with Toro Rosso after he had won 2016 GP2 title. in dramatic style. The French men started with Karts from 2006 to 2010. In 2016 Gasly became GP2 frontrunner with four wins. With Red Bull unable to provide him an F1 seat, he headed east for Super Formula Championship where he was just half a point off the series lead when the final race was called off and he lost the title. He then signed a full-time contract with Toro Rosso in 2018.
This team returned to formula one in 2000 when it acquired Benetton Formula. They have won the constructors championship in 2005 and 2006. Renault is also the engine supplier for formula one teams. In 2019 the team will be represented by:
The ever-smiling Aussie driver made his debut in 2014 season with RedBull where he took victory in his first race by leaving the four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel trailing his tail. After racing in about 150 Gps Daniel has taken podium about 30 times. With a big strategic shift from Red Bull to Renault. It would be interesting to see how this move turns out for him.
A winner in every category he ever competed, the German still awaits his Formula One crown. After winning GP2 in his rookie season he turned a lot of heads as this was only matched by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. With over 150 Gp experience the German is still eluded from his first podium finish in Formula One.
Alfa Romeo Sauber
The Swiss Formula One company was founded in 1970 and started competing in Formula One from 1993. It was sold to BMW in 2005 and in 2009 BMW exited the Formula One. The team dropped the name BMW from its name in 2011. The team was sold again in 2016 to a Swiss investment firm LongBow Finance. In 2019 the team will be represented by:
The iceman stays quite outside the car but lets his driving do the talking. The 2007 World Champion has been on a rally car, a snowmobile and also on the Formula One Machinery. He never won a karting championship .but his racing days made him ready to be a future star. With an experience of 300 GPs, the fin has been on the podium 100 times.
The Italian racing driver born on 14 December’1993, was runner-up and in 2016 GP2 series. He was reserve driver for Scuderia Ferrari in 2017 season. He has already raced for Sauber in 2017 and signed a contract for 2019.
The newest team on the grid established by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series team co-owner Gene Haas in April 2014. They made their Formula One debut in 2016 season. Sourcing the engine from Ferrari, the team showed promising performance in the 2018 season. The team will be represented in 2019 by:
In 1995, Dane made his Formula One debut with McLaren and 19 years later, the same team gave a chance to his son, Kevin. Born in Danish town Roskilde in October 1992, Kevin also started with the Karts. He also won Formula Ford Championship quite dominantly. After being Rookie of the year for two years he got an invitation fro McLaren.
Grosjean has had a very turbulent and glittery career. He was one of the lucky people to earn a second chance to come back and perform in 2012. The drivers on the grid accused him of being an accident waiting to happen. The Frenchman has several podiums on his name but is eluded from the world championship.
The British Formula One team is the second oldest and most successful team after Ferrari. In the collection, they have 8 constructors championships and 12 drivers championships. The team relied on Honda power unit but after facing some really hard seasons the team planned on switching to Renaut for the engine. The team will be represented in 2019 by:
Son of double world rally champion had to follow the trade and come to motorsports. With a strong performance in formulae, he was backed by Red Bull with a seat in Formula One in Toro Rosso. The series of events took place in less than 10 years from his first competitive race.
Born on 13 November 1999, The British Racing driver has won the MSA Formula championship in 2015, and the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup in 2016 and currently competing in Formula 2, for Carlin Motorsport. He subsequently won the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. With such a dynamic Career the young driver is ready to make his presence in 2019 Formula One season with McLaren.
Force India, Williams, and ToroRosso have not yet given any official statement about the 2019 driver lineup.
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