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The 2015 Formula One season teams and drivers lineup

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Finally the long wait is over, February is knocking on the doors and some teams have already started unveiling their car for this season.

The McLaren-Honda MP4-30

Finally the long wait is over, February is knocking on the doors and some teams have already started unveiling their car for this season. The first pre-season test is just round the corner, and this is a great time to look at which driver will be driving where. And which teams will be using what engines for the new season.

The cars are getting ready

McLaren have showed their hand, Mercedes has given us a glimpse, and Force India Team has already showcased its next year’s livery. The veils over the 2015 challengers are coming off. And hence, you can say that, this period is a busy time for whole of the Formula 1 paddock. Also, with Lotus and Williams already giving a computer generated graphic of their new cars; other teams are also getting ready to unveil their 2015 challenger. But, we might have to wait till the 1st test at Jerez to see the whole picture and all new cars in physical form.  

This season is in for some major changes and revamps

This year, many teams have shaken up and have made a few changes for the new season. Some teams have not only changed their drivers, but some cars will feature new engines too. World Champions Mercedes are going into the 2015 season undisturbed, as both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are happily staying put at the German squad for another year.

But truck load of changes have occurred in the rival camps. The biggest alteration, at the top, is coming in form of two key driver moves. Fernando Alonso’s comeback and arrival at McLaren has meant Ferrari have roped in the quadruple World Champion Sebastian Vettel for the 2015 season. This has of course affected a few more domino effect to this year’s starting grid.

Also, Honda’s comeback to sport as an engine supplier to McLaren has meant a lot of buzz and waves in the paddock.  Besides this, Lotus is switching over to Mercedes power, after breaking their long-marriage with Renault at the end of last year. No new teams are coming in for 2015, but three new drivers are set make their debut this year.

Toro Rosso is going in for an all-rookie driver lineup, where current Formula Renault 3.5 champion, Spain’s Carlos Sainz Junior, will partner Max Verstappen. With the Dutch racer set to become Formula 1’s youngest driver ever at the age of 17.

Meanwhile, Sauber have put faith in Brazilian youngster Felipe Nasr. As for Marussia and Caterham, their future looks bleak, as no deal to save them has yet been made by anyone. So let us look at the full confirmed team and driver lineup for the 2015 season, and also the pre-season dates for testing. Here is the 2015 Formula One season’s line up:

The 2015 Formula One line up

Team

Engines

Driver Line-up

Test/Reserve Driver

Mercedes

Mercedes

6. Nico Rosberg

Pascal Wehrlein

44. Lewis Hamilton

Red Bull

Renault

3. Daniel Ricciardo

Sebastien Buemi

26. Danill Kvyat

Williams

Mercedes

19. Felipe Massa

Susie Wolff

77. Valtteri Bottas

Ferrari

Ferrari

5. Sebastian Vettel

Esteban Gutierrez

Jean Eric Vergne

7. Kimi Raikkonen

McLaren

Honda

14. Fernando Alonso

Kevin Magnussen

22. Jenson Button

Force India

Mercedes

27. Nico Hulkenberg

TBC

11. Sergio Perez

Toro Rosso

Renault

33. Max Verstappen

TBC

55. Carlos Sainz Jnr.

Lotus

Mercedes

8. Romain Grosjean

Jolyon Palmer

13. Pastor Maldonado

Sauber

Ferrari

9. Marcus Ericsson

Raffaele Marciello

12. Felipe Nasr

Note: The test and reserve driver for Toro Rosso and Force India is yet to be confirmed.

The dates for 2015 Pre Season Testing

Test Day 1: Jerez, Spain. From 1st to 4th of February

Test Day 2: Barcelona, Spain. From 19th to 22nd of February

Test Day 3: Barcelona, Spain. From 26th February to 1st March


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