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Updated F1 2013 driver line-up

Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas to race for Williams in 2013 putting another final few parts of the jigsaw that is next season's driver line-up in place...
18 drivers so far announced for F1 2013, leaving just 6 seats still to be officially confirmed, assuming HRT continues...

Confirmed 2013 F1 drivers:

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)

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)

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

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

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

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)

Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault
(Signed deal for 2013, contract length not announced)
Valtteri Bottas Finland Williams-Renault
(Signed deal for 2013, contract length not announced)

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

Max Chilton Britain Marussia-Cosworth

Heikki Kovalainen Finland Caterham-Renault
Vitaly Petrov Russia Caterham-Renault
Rubens Barrichello Brazil Caterham-Renault

Narain Karthikeyan India HRT-Cosworth

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

Tagged as: Williams , Senna , Maldonado , drivers , F1 2013 , Botta

Related Pictures

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15.11.2012 - Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Test Driver Williams F1 Team FW34
23.11.2012- Free Practice 1, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34
10.05.2012- Williams F1 Team FW34
24.11.2012- Free Practice 3, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34

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ridelikeaturtle - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 2:52 PM

Force India would do well to sign Kobayashi. To me he's one of the most exciting and talented drivers in the field. I think McLaren have made a mistake in signing Perez. OK, he's a strong young driver, but I suspect that move was as much about economics than anything else. And as much as I'd like Kobayashi to be in F1, I hope he wouldn't go to Caterham... they're nowhere, and won't be moving up... that sounds like the perfect seat for Bruno Senna.

chris - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 1:23 AM

kobayashi should join lotus..that car seems to fit him well if EB is interested in recuiting him...this romain grosean has shown good progress in earlier part of f1 but went crazy! and nutty and crashes later part of the season..making every driver hating him!..even mark webber! making him most! commented mook in the f1 racing

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