Formula 1 2018: The driver line-ups

Who is driving for who in 2018? Take a look at this season's team line-ups.

Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) - Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen
Raikkonen is famed for coming across as indifferent about his performances, but he must be doing something well, as this is his 18th season at motorsport's top table
Date of birth: 17/10/79Races started: 269Pole positions: 17
Wins: 20Podium places: 93World titles: 1
2017 position: 4th2017 wins / podiums: 0/52017 best: 2nd - Hungary

Sebastian Vettel (Germany) - Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel
Vettel is looking for his fifth drivers' title - and to not drive into Lewis Hamilton on purpose
Date of birth: 3/7/87Races started: 197Pole positions: 53
Wins: 49Podium places: 100World titles: 4
2017 position: 2nd2017 wins / podiums: 5/13 2016 best: 1st - five times

Esteban Ocon (France) - Force India

Esteban Ocon
French, fast and nobody's fool - just ask his team-mate Sergio Perez
Date of birth: 17/9/96Races started: 28Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2017 position: 8th2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 5th - Spain, Mexico

Sergio Perez (Mexico) - Force India

Sergio Perez
Perez - shouted at by Ocon last season. A lot
Date of birth: 26/1/90Races started: 133Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 8World titles: 0
2017 position: 7th2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 4th - Spain

Romain Grosjean (France) - Haas

Romain Grosjean
Grosjean: shouted at his car last season. A lot
Date of birth: 17/4/86Races started: 121Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 10World titles: 0
2017 position: 13th2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 6th - Austria

Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) - Haas

Kevin Magnussen
Magnussen's father, Jan, drove in F1 during the mid-'90s - Kevin already has bragging rights, though, with a 2nd place in 2014. His old man's highest was 6th
Date of birth: 5/10/92Races started: 59Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 1World titles: 0
2017 position: 14th2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 7th - Azerbaijan

Fernando Alonso (Spain) - McLaren

Fernando Alonso
Alonso won the title in 2005 and 2006 - 12 years is quite some barren spell
Date of birth: 29/7/81Races started: 289Pole positions: 22
Wins: 32Podium places: 97World titles: 2
2017 position: 15th2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 6th - Hungary

Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium) - McLaren

Stoffel Vandoorne
Belgian, fast and very unlikely to shout at Fernando Alonso
Date of birth: 26/3/92Races started: 21Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2017 position: 16th2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 7th Malaysia, Singapore

Valtteri Bottas (Finland) - Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas
Finnish, fast and even less likely to shout at Lewis Hamilton
Date of birth: 28/8/89Races started: 101Pole positions: 4
Wins: 3Podium places: 25World titles: 0
2017 position: 3rd2017 wins / podiums: 3/132017 best: 1st - Russia, Austria, Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) - Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton
Like Vettel, Hamilton is also aiming to win his fifth world title
Date of birth: 7/1/85Races started: 210Pole positions: 74
Wins: 64Podium places: 121World titles: 4
2017 position: 1st2017 wins / podiums: 9/132017 best: 1st -nine times

Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) - Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo
Ricciardo is always smiling, unless being run out of road by his aggressive team-mate
Date of birth: 1/7/89Races started: 128Pole positions: 1
Wins: 6Podium places: 28World titles: 0
2017 position: 5th2016 wins / podiums: 1/82016 best: 1st - Malaysia

Max Verstappen (Netherlands) - Red Bull

verstappen
The son of former F1 driver Jos, Max Verstappen became a star in his own right in his debut season
Date of birth: 30/9/97Races started: 59Pole positions: 0
Wins: 3Podium places: 12World titles: 0
2017 position: 6th2017 wins / podiums: 2/42017 best: 1st - Malaysia, Mexico

Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) - Renault

Nico Hulkenberg
Hulkenberg is one of F1's biggest talents - but still hasn't finished on the podium
Date of birth: 19/8/87Races started: 134Pole positions: 1
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2017 position: 10th2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 6th - four times

Carlos Sainz (Spain) - Renault

Carlos Sainz
Sainz - with far less experience - could beat Hulkenberg to it this season
Date of birth: 1/9/94Races started: 59Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2017 position: 9th2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 4th - Singapore

Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) - Sauber

Marcus Ericsson
Ericsson will hope for better result this season...
Date of birth: 2/9/90Races started: 75Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2017 position: 20th2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 11th - Azerbaijan, Spain

Charles Leclerc (Monaco) - Sauber

Charles Leclerc
...Chiefly because he has Ferrari protege Leclerc in his mirrors
Date of birth: 16/10/97Races started: 4Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2017 position: N/A2017 wins / podiums: N/A2017 best: N/A

Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) - Toro Rosso

Brendon Hartley
Hartley is the ninth New Zealander to compete in F1
Date of birth: 10/11/1989Races started: 8Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2017 position: 23rd2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 13th - United States

Pierre Gasly (France) - Toro Rosso

Pierre Gasly
Gasly is the 75th Frenchman - so he wins that battle
Date of birth: 07/02/1996Races started: 9Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2017 position: 21st2017 wins / podiums: 0/02017 best: 12th - Brazil

Sergey Sirotkin (Russia) - Williams

Sergey Sirotkin
Sirotkin is this season's only rookie - but last season his then-rookie team-mate Lance Stroll finished 3rd in Azerbaijan
Date of birth: 25/08/1995Races started: 4Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0World titles: 0
2017 position: N/A2017 wins / podiums: N/A2017 best: N/A

Lance Stroll (Canada) - Williams

Lance Stroll
Can Stroll improve on his podium finish and win in 2018? Stranger things have happened...
Date of birth: 29/10/98Races started: 20Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 1World titles: 0
2017 position: 12th2017 wins / podiums: 0/12017 best: 3rd - Azerbaijan

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