Formula 1 2019: The driver line-ups

Who is driving for who in 2019? Take a look at this season's team line-ups (all statistics correct as of the start of the 2019 season).

Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy) - Alfa Romeo

Antonio Giovinazzi
Antonio Giovinazzi has taken part in two grands prix - both in 2017. He came 12th in Australia and did not finish in China
Date of birth: 14/12/93Races started: 2Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2018 position: N/A2018 wins / podiums: N/A2018 best: N/A

Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) - Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen is famed for coming across as indifferent about his performances, but he must be doing something well, as this is his 17th season at motorsport's top table
Date of birth: 17/10/79Races started: 291Pole positions: 18
Wins: 21Podium places: 103World titles: 1 (2007)
2018 position: 3rd2018 wins / podiums: 1/122018 best: 1st (United States)

Charles Leclerc (Monaco) - Ferrari

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc finished in the points in 10 races in his debut season at Sauber to earn his promotion to Ferrari
Date of birth: 16/10/97Races started: 21Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2018 position: 13th2018 wins / podiums: 0/02018 best: 6th (Azerbaijan)

Sebastian Vettel (Germany) - Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel is looking for his fifth drivers' title - he held an eight-point lead after 10 races in 2018 before finishing 88 points behind Lewis Hamilton
Date of birth: 3/7/87Races started: 219Pole positions: 55
Wins: 52Podium places: 111World titles: 4 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
2018 position: 2nd2018 wins / podiums: 5/122018 best: 1st (Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Great Britain, Belgium)

Romain Grosjean (France) - Haas

Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean earned seven points finishes in 2018, but was denied another one when he was disqualified in Italy after crossing the line sixth before the floor of his Haas car was found to be illegal
Date of birth: 17/4/86Races started: 143Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 10World titles: 0
2018 position: 14th2018 wins / podiums: 0/02018 best: 4th (Austria)

Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) - Haas

Kevin Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen's father, Jan, drove in F1 during the mid-1990s - Kevin already has bragging rights, though, with a 2nd place in 2014. Jan's highest was 6th
Date of birth: 5/10/92Races started: 81Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 1World titles: 0
2018 position: 9th2018 wins / podiums: 0/02018 best: 5th (Bahrain and Austria)

Lando Norris (Great Britain) - McLaren

Lando Norris
Nineteen-year-old Lando Norris' progress up the motorsport ranks has been rapid. In 2017 he won the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and in 2018 he came second in the FIA Formula 2 Championship
Date of birth: 13/11/99Races started: 0Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2018 position: N/A2018 wins / podiums: N/A2018 best: N/A

Carlos Sainz (Spain) - McLaren

Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz, who raced for Renault in 2018, follows in the footsteps of another Spaniard - Fernando Alonso - at McLaren
Date of birth: 1/9/94Races started: 81Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2018 position: 10th2018 wins / podiums: 0/02018 best: 5th (Azerbaijan)

Valtteri Bottas (Finland) - Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas failed to win a race in 2018 although he had to move over and let Lewis Hamilton have the win in Russia and suffered a puncture when leading in Azerbaijan with three laps to go
Date of birth: 28/8/89Races started: 118Pole positions: 6
Wins: 3Podium places: 30World titles: 0
2018 position: 5th2018 wins / podiums: 0/82018 best: 2nd (Bahrain, China, Spain, Canada, Germany, Russia, Japan)

Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) - Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton
After not winning any of the opening three races of 2018, Lewis Hamilton won 11 of the next 18 - including eight of the last 11 - to become the world champion for a fifth time
Date of birth: 7/1/85Races started: 229Pole positions: 83
Wins: 73Podium places: 134World titles: 5 (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
2018 position: 1st2018 wins / podiums: 11/172018 best: 1st (Azerbaijan, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Singapore, Russia, Japan, Brazil, Abu Dhabi)

Sergio Perez (Mexico) - Racing Point

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez was the only driver not racing for Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull to get on the podium in 2018, finishing third in Azerbaijan for Force India
Date of birth: 26/1/90Races started: 155Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 8World titles: 0
2018 position: 8th2018 wins / podiums: 0/12018 best: 3rd (Azerbaijan)

Lance Stroll (Canada) - Racing Point

Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll only picked up six points in 2018 - four when he came eighth in Azerbaijan and two for a ninth-placed finish in Italy
Date of birth: 29/10/98Races started: 41Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 1World titles: 0
2018 position: 18th2018 wins / podiums: 0/02018 best: 8th (Azerbaijan)

Pierre Gasly (France) - Red Bull

Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly raced 26 times for Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso before his promotion to the senior team
Date of birth: 7/2/96Races started: 26Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2018 position: 15th2018 wins / podiums: 0/02018 best: 4th (Bahrain)

Max Verstappen (Netherlands) - Red Bull

verstappen
The son of former F1 driver Jos, 21-year-old Max Verstappen has already won five races
Date of birth: 30/9/97Races started: 81Pole positions: 0
Wins: 5Podium places: 22World titles: 0
2018 position: 4th2018 wins / podiums: 2/112018 best: 1st (Austria and Mexico)

Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) - Renault

Nico Hulkenberg
Nico Hulkenberg is one of F1's biggest talents - but still has not finished on the podium in 156 races
Date of birth: 19/8/87Races started: 156Pole positions: 1
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2018 position: 7th2018 wins / podiums: 0/02018 best: 5th (Germany)

Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) - Renault

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo won in both China and Monaco in 2018 but also failed to finish in eight races
Date of birth: 1/7/89Races started: 150Pole positions: 3
Wins: 7Podium places: 29World titles: 0
2018 position: 6th2018 wins / podiums: 2/22018 best: 1st (China and Monaco)

Alexander Albon (Thailand) - Toro Rosso

Alexander Albon
Alexander Albon came third in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship to earn his promotion to Formula 1
Date of birth: 23/3/96Races started: 0Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2018 position: N/A2018 wins / podiums: N/A2018 best: N/A

Daniil Kvyat (Russia) - Toro Rosso

Daniil Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat was demoted from Red Bull to Toro Rosso after four races of the 2016 season and was dropped by Toro Rosso with three races remaining in 2017 before his unlikely return in 2019
Date of birth: 26/4/94Races started: 72Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 2World titles: 0
2018 position: N/A2018 wins / podiums: N/A2018 best: N/A

Robert Kubica (Poland) - Williams

Robert Kubica
Robert Kubica raced in the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but was then out of Formula 1 for eight years after a horrific crash at the Ronde di Andora rally in February 2011, when he suffered injuries to his forearm, elbow, shoulder and leg
Date of birth: 7/12/84Races started: 76Pole positions: 1
Wins: 1Podium places: 12World titles: 0
2018 position: N/A2018 wins / podiums: N/A2018 best: N/A

George Russell (Great Britain) - Williams

George Russell
George Russell won the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship, picking up 287 with Lando Norris coming second (219) and Alexander Albon third (212)
Date of birth: 15/2/98Races started: 0Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2018 position: N/A2018 wins / podiums: N/A2018 best: N/A

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