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Sebastian Vettel
Born July 3, 1987
Nationality: German
1st Year in F1: 2007
Car # 5
Lewis Hamilton
Born Jan 7, 1985
Nationality: British
1st Year in F1: 2007
Car # 44
Lando Norris
Born Nov 13, 1999
Nationality: British
1st Year in F1: 2019
Car # 4
Romain Grosjean
Born in April 17, 1986
Nationality: French
1st Year in F1: 2009
Car # 8
Valtteri Bottas
Born Aug 28, 1989
Nationality: Finnish
1st Year in F1: 2013
Car # 77
Daniel Ricciardo
Born July 1, 1989
Nationality: Australian
1st Year in F1: 2011
Car # 3
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Team Principal:   Otmar Szafnauer
Technical Director:  Andrew Green
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2019 Ferrari SF90
2019 MCL34
2019 Racing Point RP19
2019 Red Bull RB15
2019 Mercedes W10
2019 Williams FW42
2019 Toro Rosso STR14
Team Principal:   Frédéric Vasseur
2019 Sauber C37
Nico Hülkenberg
Born Aug 19, 1987
Nationality: German
1st Year in F1: 2010
Car # 27
Sergio "Checo" Pérez
Born Jan 26, 1990
Nationality: Mexican
1st Year in F1: 2011
Car # 11
2019 FORMULA ONE

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Kimi Räikkönen
Born October 17, 1979
Nationality: Finnish
1st Year in F1: 2001
Car # 7
2019 F1 TEAM PHOTOS
2019 Formula 1 Launch Dates:

Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 12
Feb 15
Feb 13
Feb 14
Feb 11
Feb 13
Feb 8
Feb 13
Pierre Gasly
Born Feb 7, 1996
Nationality: French
1st Year in F1: 2018
Car # 10
Car Changes for 2019

F1 is reducing the number of elements allowed on the front wings and banning all the little
winglets and pieces that stick up on the
front wing and front brake ducts.  
The purpose of these and other changes detailed below, is to Remove Downforce and to
Reduce Turbulence for the cars behind, thus making it easier for them to pass.


Brake Ducts:
Winglets are now banned.

Wheels:
Blown Axles are now banned.

Barge Boards:
Lowered 150mm and moved forward 100mm

Front Wing:
Widened by 200mm
moved forward 25mm and raised 25mm
Limiting under-wing strakes to two each side
Deletion of the upper flaps at the outer ends of the wing

Rear Wing:
Raised 50mm to help driver's view.  
Width and depth of wing increased.  
End Plates can no longer have horizontal gills.
End Plate Lights being added (vertical strip lights on each
end of the back of the real wing - to work with taillight)

DRS:
The DRS opening will be increased from 65mm  to 85mm

Rear View Mirrors:
Repositioned for better rear view visibility and safety

On Board Cameras:
Repositioned for better TV

Halo Fairing:  
Adjusted to ease extraction of a driver
Antonio Giovinazzi
Born December 14, 1993
Nationality: Italian
1st Year in F1: 2019
Car # 99
Rule Changes for 2019

Drivers will now only be allowed to overtake after a safety car period once they have
crossed the start-finish line. Previously they had been allowed to do so at a safety car line.

Teams will now be responsible for initial scrutineering of their cars and must declare that
their cars comply with all safety related matters.

A checkered light panel will be used at the end of the race alongside the traditional flag.

For 2020, the team personnel curfew will increase from eight to nine hours
Max Verstappen
Born: Sept 30, 1997
Nationality: Belgian
1st Year in F1: 2015
Car # 33
Gene Haas
Joe Custer
Guenther Steiner
Rob Taylor
Ben Agathangelou
Williiams
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Renault
Ferrari
Mercedes
McLaren
Toro Rosso
Red Bull
Haas
Racing Point
Charles Leclerc
Born Oct 16, 1997
Nationality: Monégasque
First year in F1: 2018
Car # 16
Driver Changes Between 2018 & 2019

THE ROOKIES
Team                    Rookie
Williams F1          George Russell         - 20 y/o Brit was 2018 F2 Champion
McLaren F1          Lando Norris            - 19 y/o Brit finished 2nd in 2018 F2
Toro Rosso          Alexander Albon       - 22 y/o Thai-Brit finished 3rd in 2018 F2
Williams                Robert Kubica          - 34 y/o Pole raced F1 for Sauber 2006-2010
Toro Rosso          Danill Kvyat               - 24 y/o Russian raced for Toro Rosso 2014-2017

DRIVERS OUT OF F1
Team                  Driver                                2019 Plans
McLaren            Fernando Alonso             - Will compete in 2019 Indy 500 & 24 Hours of Daytona.
Sauber               Marcus Erisson               - Joining IndyCar series.
McLaren             Stoffel Vandoorne
Force India         Esteban Ocon               
Toro Rosso        Brendon Hartley

2018 DRIVERS CHANGING TEAMS:
Leaving          Going to             Driver
Renault              McLaren            Carlos Sainz Jr..
Sauber              Ferrari                Charles Leclerc
Ferrari               Sauber               Kimi Raikkonen
Red Bull            Renault               Daniel Ricciardo  
Toro Rosso       Red Bull             Pierre Gasly
Williams            Racing Point      Lance Stroll

TEAMS THAT DID NOT CHANGE DRIVERS
Mercedes
Haas
The 2019 VF-19
Kevin Magnussen
born October 5, 1992
Nationality: Danish
1st year in F1: 2014
Car # 20
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2019 R.S.19
Lance Stroll
Born October 29, 1998
Nationality: Canadian
1st Year in F1: 2017
Car # 18
George Russell
Born February 15, 1998
Nationality: British
First Year in F1: 2019
Car # 63
Robert Kubica
Born December 7, 1984
Nationality: Polish
First Year in F1: 2006
Car # 88
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Carlos Ghosn
Jérôme Stoll
Cyril Abiteboul
Bob Bell
Nick Chester
Rémi Taffin
Marcin Budkowski
Mattia Binotto
Zak Brown
Andreas Seidl
Pat Fry
Andrea Stella
Sir Frank Williams
Claire Williams
Sir Patrick Head
Paddy Lowe
Rob Smedley
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Christian Horner
Adrian Newey
Pierre Waché
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Franz Tost
James Key
Graham Watson
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Niki Lauda
James Allison
Toto Wolff
Andy Cowell
Aldo Costa
Geoffrey Willis
Rob Thomas
Mark Ellis
Mike Elliott
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Alexander Albon
Born March 23, 1996
Nationality: Thai-British
1st Year in F1: 2019
Car # 23
Daniil Kvyat
Born April 26, 1994
Nationality: Russian
1st Year in F1: 2014
Car # 26
Sebastian Vettel
Sergio Perez
Romain Grosjean
Lando Norris
Lewis Hamilton
Max Verstappen
Nico Hulkenberg
Kimi Raikkonen
Daniil Kvyat
Robert Kubica
Charles Leclerc
Lance Stroll
Kevin Magnussen
Carlos Sainz
Valtterei Bottas
Pierre Gasly
Daniel Ricciardo
Antonio Giovinazzi
Alexander Albon
George Russel
Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Born: Sep 1, 1994
Nationality: Spanish
1st Year in F1: 2015
Car # 55
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New Helmet
Requirements

The FIA's new standard for  
helmets requires ballistic
protection and a smaller
visor opening.

F1 helmet companies are
Stilo, Bell, Schuberth and
Arai.
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