Two weeks to go!

It’s been ages since the end of the 2012 season, so I can’t wait for the start of the new Formula One season.

A couple of months ago I posted the almost-final driver line-up and calendar, so with just two weeks until the first race you’d think everything would be finalised. Well, it’s closer but still not absolutely final!

Red Bull 1: Sebastian Vettel [VET] 2: Mark Webber [WEB]
Ferrari 3: Fernando Alonso [ALO] 4: Felipe Massa [MAS]
McLaren 5: Jenson Button [BUT] 6: Sergio Perez [PER]
Lotus 7: Kimi Raikkonen [RAI] 8: Romain Grosjean [GRO]
Mercedes 9: Lewis Hamilton [HAM] 10: Nico Rosberg [ROS]
Sauber 11: Nico Hulkenberg [HUL] 12: Esteban Gutiérrez [GUT]
Force India 14: Paul di Resta [DIR] 15: Adrian Sutil [SUT]
Williams 16: Pastor Maldonado [MAL] 17: Valtteri Bottas [BOT]
Toro Rosso 18: Daniel Ricciardo [RIC] 19: Jean-Eric Vergne [VER]
Caterham 20: Charles Pic [PIC] 21: Giedo van der Garde [VDG]
Marussia 22: Jules Bianchi [BIA] 23: Max Chilton [CHI]

This means that, in addition to the Hispania (HRT) team, eight drivers are not returning: Michael Schumacher, Bruno Senna, Kamui Kobayashi, Heikki Kovalainen, Vitaly Petrov, Pedro de la Rosa, Narain Karthikeyan, and Timo Glock.

As for the calendar, there is still one race to be confirmed (July 21). There’s one race fewer than 2012 with Korea being dropped from the schedule.

Mar17 Australia Melbourne
Mar24 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Apr14 China Shanghai
Apr21 Bahrain Sakhir
May12 Spain Catalunya
May26 Monaco Monte Carlo
Jun09 Canada Montreal
Jun30 Great Britain Silverstone
Jul07 Germany Nürburgring
Jul21 Reserved for another European event
Jul28 Hungary Budapest
Aug25 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps
Sep08 Italy Monza
Sep22 Singapore Singapore
Oct06 Korea Yeongam
Oct13 Japan Suzuka
Oct27 India New Delhi
Nov03 Abu Dhabi Yas Marina
Nov17 USA Austin
Nov24 Brazil Sao Paulo

[source: FIA]

3 thoughts on “Two weeks to go!

  1. From all the drivers that you’ve named who won’t be returning in 2013, I hope Heikki Kovalainen and Bruno Senna will make a comeback in the future. I strongly believe they still have a lot to offer to F1…

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