Thursday, March 13, 2014

Presenting the 2014 Formula 1 Grid

This is solely intended to be a helpful guide to who's in what for this weekend's season opening F1 race Down Under, along with the rest of the season, albeit is by NO means Official, and as always, is subject to change. While keep in mind that this year is the first for Driver's to decide their own personal numbers a la IndyCar, etc, and hence the scrambled numbering sequence between the No's 2-99, since the No. 1 plate is still reserved for the reigning world champion - which once again Sebastian Vettel will adorn upon the nose of his RB10, while having picked the "Red  No. 5" as his number once he's been knocked off the Top of the Mountain, with teams being presented in their respective 2013 F1 constructor's championship finishing positions...

(Constructor’s: Team/Chassis/Engine)
(1) Red Bull Racing
Chassis:  RB10
Engine: Renault
(Car No. + Driver)
1. Sebastian Vettel
3. Daniel Ricciardo
(Test/Reserve Driver)
T/R: Sebastian Buemi; Antonio Felix da Costa

(2) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
Chassis:  MGP W05
Engine: Mercedes Benz 
6. Nico Rosberg
44. Lewis Hamilton

(3) Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Chassis:  F14T
Engine: Ferrari
7. Kimi Raikkonen
14. Fernando Alonso
Reserve Driver) Davide Rigon

(4) Lotus F1 Team
Chassis:  E22
Engine: Renault
8. Romain Grosjean
13. Pastor Maldonado
T/R) Jerome d'Ambrosio

(5) McLaren F1 Team
Chassis:  MP4-29
Engine: Mercedes Benz 
20. R-Kevin Magnussen
22. Jenson Button
Reserve Drivers) Gary Paffett; Jonathan Turvey

(6) Sahara Force India Formula 1 Team
Chassis:  VJM-07
Engine: Mercedes Benz 
11. Sergio Perez
27. Nico Hulkenberg
T/R) Daniel Juncadella

(7) Sauber F1 Team
Chassis:  C33
Engine: Ferrari
21. Esteban Gutierrez
99. Adrian Sutil
T/R) Giedo van der Garde
Affiliate Driver) Simona de Silvestro

(8) Scuderia Toro Rosso
Chassis:  STR-09
Engine: Ferrari
25. Jean-Eric Vergne
26. R-Daniil Kvyat
T/R) Sebastian Buemi

(9) Williams F1 Team
Chassis:  FW36
Engine: Mercedes Benz
19. Felipe Massa
77. Valtteri Bottas
T/R) Felipe Nasr
Reserve) Susie Wolf

(10) Murussia F1
Chassis:  MR-03
Engine: Ferrari
4. Max Chilton
17. Jules Bianchi

(11) Caterham F1 Team
Chassis:  CT05
Engine: Renault
9. R-Marcus Ericsson
10. Kamui Kobayashi
T/R) Robin Frijns
Reserve) Alexander Rossi

(R Denotes Rookie Driver)