Formula 1 2019: All you need to know about the teams

All you need to know about the teams in 2019 (all facts correct as of the start of the season).

Alfa Romeo - Kimi Raikkonen (7), Antonio Giovinazzi (99)

The unveiling of the new Alfa Romeo
Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will be racing for Alfa Romeo this season

Taking over from Sauber, the Alfa Romeo name returns to Formula 1 for the first time since 1985. All of Alfa Romeo's 10 wins came in the first two years of the Formula 1 championship - 1950 and 1951 - with Giuseppe Farina becoming the world champion in 1950 and Juan Manuel Fangio a year later.

For 2019 they have the most experienced driver in F1 in the form of 39-year-old Kimi Raikkonen, partnered by 25-year-old Italian Antonio Giovinazzi, who starts the season with only two grands prix to his name as he replaces Marcus Ericsson.

Races started: 130Pole positions: 12
Wins: 11Podium places: 26Championships: 2
2018 position (as Sauber): 8th2018 wins/podiums (as Sauber): 0/02018 best (as Sauber): 6th - Azerbaijan (Leclerc)

Ferrari - Sebastian Vettel (5), Charles Leclerc (16)

Charles Leclerc in testing
Charles Leclerc has the daunting task of trying to keep up with Sebastian Vettel this season

The 2018 season promised so much for Ferrari, but in the end Sebastian Vettel finished 88 points behind world champion Lewis Hamilton with the team 84 points adrift of Mercedes in the Constructors' Championship.

They have a new pairing for 2019 as 21-year-old Charles Leclerc swaps seats with Raikkonen, who is now at Alfa Romeo, to partner four-time world champion Vettel.

Races started: 989Pole positions: 224
Wins: 236Podium places: 764Championships: 16
2018 position: 2nd2018 wins/podiums: 6/242018 best: 1st - six races (5 Vettel, 1 Raikkonen)

Haas - Romain Grosjean (8), Kevin Magnussen (20)

Romain Grosjean (left) and Kevin Magnussen took Haas to fifth place in the Constructors' Championship in 2018

It is the same again for American team Haas as Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen keep their places for 2019. Magnussen got the bragging rights in 2018 as he came ninth in the championship, with Grosjean 14th.

Races started: 82Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0Championships: 0
2018 position: 5th2018 wins/podiums: 0/02018 best: 4th - Austria (Grosjean)

McLaren - Carlos Sainz (55), Lando Norris (4)

Carlos Sainz
Spaniard Carlos Sainz will be one of McLaren's new drivers for 2019 following the retirement of Fernando Alonso

A frustrating year for McLaren in 2018 saw Fernando Alonso retire from F1 as his car was not competitive enough. He is replaced by compatriot Carlos Sainz, who moves from Renault, with the Spaniard joined at the team by 19-year-old Briton Lando Norris, the runner-up in the 2018 Formula 2 Championship.

Races started: 862Pole positions: 155
Wins: 182Podium places: 485Championships: 8
2018 position: 6th2018 wins/podiums: 0/02018 best: 5th - Australia (Alonso)

Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton (44), Valtteri Bottas (77)

Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes are looking to win the Constructors' Championship for the sixth year in a row

Once again Mercedes were supreme in 2018 with Lewis Hamilton winning the world title again and the team becoming the constructors champions for the fifth successive season.

But question marks remain over his team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who faced team orders in Russia and was told to give the race lead to Hamilton, before the Finn had a disappointing end to the campaign, coming only fifth in each of the final four races of 2018.

Races started: 209Pole positions: 110
Wins: 100Podium places: 201Championships: 6
2018 position: 1st2018 wins/podiums: 11/242018 best: 1st - 11 races (all Hamilton)

Racing Point - Sergio Perez (11), Lance Stroll (18)

Racing Point car driven by Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez finished eighth in the 2018 Drivers' Championship, including a podium finish in Azerbaijan

Racing Point is the new name for the team formerly known as Force India, who were bought out by a consortium led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll.

Despite the off-track turmoil, Force India still did remarkably well in 2018, ending seventh in the standings, despite having the 59 points in the Constructors' Championship they earned in the opening 12 races of the season wiped from the records after going into administration. They would have come fifth overall if they had been able to keep all their pre-administration points. Lawrence's son Lance moves over from Williams to join Sergio Perez at the team.

Races started: 21Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0Championships: 0
2018 position (as Force India): 7th2018 wins/podiums (as Force India): 0/12018 best: 3rd - Azerbaijan (Perez)

Red Bull - Max Verstappen (33), Pierre Gasly (10)

Max Verstappen driving the 2019 Red Bull car
Max Verstappen will be partnered with Pierre Gasly for the 2019 season following Daniel Ricciardo's departure

A season of what might have been for Red Bull in 2018. The pairing of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo won four races between them, but at least one of their cars (sometimes both) failed to finish in 10 of the 21 races, with Ricciardo not finishing eight times.

The Australian has now gone to Renault with Pierre Gasly getting a promotion from Toro Rosso to join Verstappen.

Races started: 285Pole positions: 63
Wins: 62Podium places: 169Championships: 4
2018 position: 3rd2018 wins/podiums: 4/132018 best: 1st - 4 races (2 Ricciardo, 2 Verstappen)

Renault - Daniel Ricciardo (3), Nico Hulkenberg (27)

Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo
Can the Renault pair of Nico Hulkenberg (left) and Daniel Ricciardo break into the established top-three of teams - Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull?

There is a new face at Renault this year as Daniel Ricciardo - having tired of reliability issues at Red Bull and also playing second fiddle to Max Verstappen - moves to the French team to join up with Nico Hulkenberg.

Races started: 382Pole positions: 51
Wins: 35Podium places: 100Championships: 2
2018 position: 4th2018 wins/podiums: 0/02018 best: 5th - 2 races (Sainz, Azerbaijan and Hulkenberg, Germany)

Toro Rosso - Daniil Kvyat (26), Alexander Albon (23)

Toro Rosso
Daniil Kvyat and Alexander Albon both have points to prove in 2019

A surprise pairing for 2019 as Russian Daniil Kvyat, who dropped out of Formula 1 during the 2017 season, is back in the sport and partnered by 22-year-old newcomer Alexander Albon, the London-born and Suffolk-educated Thai who finished third in the Formula 2 Championship in 2018.

Races started: 267Pole positions: 1
Wins: 1Podium places: 3Championships: 0
2018 position: 9th2018 wins/podiums: 0/02018 best: 4th - Bahrain (Gasly)

Williams - George Russell (63), Robert Kubica (88)

Can the new pairing of Robert Kubica (left) and George Russell revive Williams' fortunes?

Last season was a disaster for Williams as they finished bottom of the constructors' championship after picking up only seven points, with their drivers finishing in the top 10 in just two of the 21 races.

This year they have a completely new line-up. Robert Kubica is back racing in F1 after a nine-year absence and is joined by Formula 2 champion George Russell, a 20-year-old Englishman.

Races started: 726Pole positions: 128
Wins: 114Podium places: 312Championships: 9
2018 position: 10th (last)2018 wins/podiums: 0/02018 best: 8th - Azerbajian (Stroll)