2019 Team and Driver Lineups

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2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:27 am

2019 Driver signings.
(Will be updated as confirmed)

Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
Ferrari
Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc
Red Bull
Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly
Haas
Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen
Renault
Nico Hulkenberg, Daniel Riccardo
Force India
Not confirmed, Not confirmed
Toro Rosso
Daniil Kvyat, Not confirmed
Sauber
Kimi Raikkonen, Antonio Giovinazzi
McLaren
Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris
Williams
George Russell, Not confirmed

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:56 pm

The first big seat in 2019's musical chairs has been taken by Ricciardo signing for Renault.
Now watch the signings come thick and fast as teams grab their next best options.

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by Tim » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:14 pm

Another driver going sideways .... I am not sure how long Renault will take to get up there! Would have been good to see Ricciardo in a Ferrari or Mercedes .... he beat Vettel when both were at Red Bull hence Vettel has a veto on him but can't understand why Mercedes didn't grab him.

The number of mistakes Vettel continues to make, I can't understand how and why Ferrari are still counting on him to deliver. Even Leclerc who is impressive may not have the seat and they could continue with Raikkonen! Why I wonder

I hope Sainz goes to Red Bull, should be fun with Verstappen

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:47 pm

Force India have been bought by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll.
Does this mean that Lance Stroll is going to look pretty in pink next season?

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:33 am

Fernando Alonso announced overnight that 2018 will be his last year in Formula 1.
Another seat in the F1 game of musical chairs has just become available.

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:34 pm

Following Alonso's announcement of his impending retirement from Formula 1, Carlos Sainz has been signed to his vacant seat.
There's still 12 seats to be officially filled.

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:07 am

Announced overnight is that Pierre Gasly will partner Max Verstappen at Red Bull in 2019.
11 seats to go.....

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:35 pm

Lando Norris has been signed to partner Carlos Sainz at McLaren.
The vacant seat numbers are going down.
10 to go

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:53 pm

Confirmation that Charles Leclerc and Kimi Raikkonen will switch places for the 2019 season.
Leclerc to Ferrari
Raikkonen to Sauber
8 to go (and one of these is Lance Stroll's)

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by JimGul » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:06 pm

Not sure how to feel like about Leclerc joining Ferrari. Doesn't seem like a good match. Maybe I'm wrong though.

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:08 pm

JimGul wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Not sure how to feel like about Leclerc joining Ferrari. Doesn't seem like a good match. Maybe I'm wrong though.
Welcome Jim
I just feel that the kid has shown so much potential that Ferrari isn't going to risk losing him to somewhere else that may just come back and bite them.

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by Tim » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:17 pm

Raikkonen has been at Ferrari for 2 seasons too long in my opinion. They keep catering for Vettel and Vettel isn't delivering ... too many mistakes last season and this one.

I think Ferrari finally realised that then need to get someone fresh into the team, to mix things up. I remember a young Ricciardo beating Vettel in his first year at Red Bull ... I would not be surprised if Leclerc did the same (does anyone even notice the other Sauber driver ?)

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:37 am

Antonio Giovinazzi has been signed to partner Kimi Raikkonen at Sauber for 2019.
8 seats left...
I have taken Kevin Magnussen out of the Haas seat as there has been no official confirmation of his signing.

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:54 pm

Haas announced today that both their drivers have been re-signed for 2019
6 seats left.

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Re: 2019 Team and Driver Lineups

Post by cmlean » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:46 am

Daniil Kvyat was confirmed as one driver for Toro Roso for 2019.
The question is, "Who will partner him next season?"
I don't think that Hartley will be hanging around and the out of contract Frenchman will be taking his place.
5 seats left.
And that number includes the seat that Lance Stroll is expected to be offered at Force India.

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