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Updated F1 2013 driver line-up

Marussia's Charles Pic moves to Caterham for 2013, while Esteban Gutierrez bags the second seat at Sauber alongside Nico Hulkenberg - putting another few parts of the jigsaw that is next season's driver line-up in place...

16 drivers so far announced for F1 2013, leaving 8 seats still to be officially confirmed...

Confirmed 2013 F1 drivers:

Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari
(Confirmed for 2013, with options for 2014 and beyond?)
Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari
(Deal expires at end of 2013)

Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault
(Confirmed for 2013 and 2014, but there are performance clauses)
Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault
(Deal expires at end of 2013)

Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes
(Signed 'multi-year deal' in October 2011)
Sergio Perez Mexico McLaren-Mercedes
(Signed 'multi-year deal' in October 2012)

Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes-Mercedes
(Deal expires at end of 2015)
Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes-Mercedes
(Signed 'multi-year deal' in November 2011)

Kimi Raikkonen Finland Lotus-Renault
(Signed two year deal in November 2011, second year was an option)

Nico Hulkenberg Germany Sauber-Ferrari
(Signed deal for 2013, contract length not announced)
Esteban Gutierrez Mexico Sauber-Ferrari
(Signed deal for 2013, contract length not announced)
Robin Frijns Netherlands Sauber-Ferrari
(Signed test and reserve driver deal for 2013)

Daniel Ricciardo Australia Toro Rosso-Ferrari
(Signed deal for 2013, contract length not announced)
Jean-Eric Vergne France Toro Rosso-Ferrari
(Signed deal for 2013, contract length not announced)

Charles Pic French Caterham-Renault
(Signed 'multi-year deal' in November 2012)

Timo Glock Germany Marussia-Cosworth
(Signed new 'long term deal' in July 2011)

Pedro de la Rosa Spain HRT-Cosworth
(Deal expires at end of 2013, although future of team is currently uncertain)

Michael Schumacher Germany Retirement

Likely candidates for remaining seats...

Romain Grosjean French Lotus-Renault

Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes
Jules Bianchi French Force India-Mercedes
Adrian Sutil German Force India-Mercedes

Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault
Valtteri Bottas Finland Williams-Renault
Bruno Senna Brazil Wiliams-Renault

Max Chilton Britain Marussia-Cosworth

Heikki Kovalainen Finland Caterham-Renault

Narain Karthikeyan India HRT-Cosworth

Jaime Alguersuari Spain In talks with 'several midfield teams'
Kamui Kobayashi Japan Future unknown

Related Pictures

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14.10.2012- Race, Start of the race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 and Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
14.10.2012- Race, Start of the race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 and Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
18.11.2012 - Race, Start
18.11.2012 - Race, Start

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AlexN - Unregistered

November 26, 2012 9:03 PM

Kubica needs to do more surgery to that hand of his, he needs to fully utilize his hand or an F1 future for him is doubtful, as much as I'd like to have him back. +Kamui to FI is my guess. Mallaya is definetly in need of some cash and from the podium in Suzuka, I'd bet that he got more sponsorship. + Williams needs to keep both of them, too much driver changes over the years. They finally have a good package and the current drivers have developed and knows the car. + Raikkonen and Kovalinen at Lotus? My safe bet is that Grosjean is going to be signed again. The rest I have not a clue. The better bet would be to try to sign as a Pirelli test driver rather than being lapped all season or go back to GP2 and win a championship like Grosjean did. That will get the F1 bosses attention.

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