Wheels24.co.za | 2017 F1 championship: All the teams and drivers


Wheels24.co.za | 2017 F1 championship: All the teams and drivers
  1. Wheels24.co.za | 2017 F1 championship: All the teams and drivers
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    Get all the latest statistics and profiles of teams and drivers ahead of the season-opening Australian F1 Grand…
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London - The first Formula 1 race of the year, the 2017 Australian GP, is fast approaching.

With testing complete, teams are eager to get the season underway in Melbourne behind the wheel of their new cars.

Ferrari demonstrated surprising pace during testing in Spain.

Hamilton's new team mate 

Lewis Hamilton's bid to regain his F1 title might actually prove harder without Nico Rosberg around. With Rosberg gone, a key factor this season - starting with the Australian Grand Prix (March 26) - will be how three-time champion Hamilton gets on with his new team mate.Valtteri Bottas was plucked from Williams after Rosberg's shock announcement. The calm Finnish driver is seen as the perfect foil for the tempestuous Hamilton, an outspoken driver not afraid to stand up to management.

Teams and drivers

Get all the latest statistics and profiles of teams and drivers ahead of the season-opening Australian F1 Grand Prix:

Mercedes

Base: Brackley, EnglandConstructors' Championships: 32016 Constructors' Championship: 1stEngine: MercedesTeam Principal: Toto Wolff

Valtteri Bottas No.77 Nationality: FinlandAge: 27Debut: 2013 Australian Grand PrixRaces: 78Wins: 0Pole Positions: 0Fastest Laps: 12016 Drivers' Championship: 8thBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 4th (2014)

Lewis Hamilton No.44 

Nationality: BritainAge: 32Debut: 2007 Australian Grand PrixRaces: 188Wins 53Pole Positions: 61Fastest Laps: 312016 Drivers' Championship: 2ndBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 1st (2008 with McLaren, 2014, 2015 with Mercedes)

Ferrari

Base: Maranello, ItalyConstructors' Championships: 162016 Constructors' Championship: 3rdEngine: FerrariTeam Principal: Maurizio Arrivabene

Sebastian Vettel No.5

Nationality: GermanyAge: 29Debut: 2007 U.S. Grand PrixRaces: 179Wins: 42Pole Positions: 46Fastest Laps: 282016 Drivers' Championship: 4thBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 1st (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 with Red Bull)

Kimi Raikkonen No.7 

Nationality: FinlandAge: 37Debut: 2001 Australian Grand PrixRaces: 253Wins: 20Pole Positions: 16Fastest Laps: 432016 Drivers' Championship: 6thBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 1st (2007 with Ferrari)

Williams

Base: Grove, EnglandConstructors' Championships: 92016 Constructors' Championship: 5thEngine: MercedesTeam Principal: Frank Williams

Felipe Massa No.19 

Nationality: BrazilAge: 35Debut: 2002 Australian Grand PrixRaces: 252Wins: 11Pole Positions: 16Fastest Laps: 152016 Drivers' Championship: 11thBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 2nd (2008 with Ferrari)

Lance Stroll No.18

Nationality: CanadaAge: 18Debut: (Debut season)Races: 0Wins: 0Pole Positions: 0Fastest Laps: 02016 Drivers' Championship: (Not applicable)Best performance in Drivers' Championship: (Not applicable)

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Red Bull

Base: Milton Keynes, EnglandConstructors' Championships: 42016 Constructors' Championship: 2ndEngine: Renault, branded as TAG HeuerTeam Principal: Christian Horner

Daniel Ricciardo No.3 

Nationality: AustraliaAge: 27Debut: 2011 British Grand PrixRaces: 109Wins: 4Pole Positions: 1Fastest Laps: 82016 Drivers' Championship: 3rdBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 3rd (2014, 2016 with Red Bull)

Max Verstappen No.33 

Nationality: NetherlandsAge: 19Debut: 2015 Australian Grand PrixRaces: 40Wins: 1Pole Positions: 0Fastest Laps: 12016 Drivers' Championship: 5thBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 5th (2016)

Force India

Base: Silverstone, EnglandConstructors' Championships: 02016 Constructors' Championship: 4thEngine: MercedesTeam Principal: Vijay Mallya

Sergio Perez No.11 

Nationality: MexicoAge: 27Debut: 2011 Australian Grand PrixRaces: 117Wins: 0Pole Positions: 0Fastest Laps: 32016 Drivers' Championship: 7thBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 7th (2016)

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Esteban Ocon (No.31) 

Nationality: FranceAge: 20Debut: 2016 Belgium Grand PrixRaces: 9Wins: 0Pole Positions: 0Fastest Laps: 02016 Drivers' Championship: 23rdBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 23rd (2016)

Back to #321Perform for the final prep before the test;)! #almostthere #lookingforward @f1

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Toro Rosso

Base: Faenza, ItalyConstructors' Championships: 02016 Constructors' Championship: 7thEngine: RenaultTeam Principal: Franz Tost

Daniil Kvyat No.26 

Nationality: RussiaAge: 22Debut: 2014 Australian Grand PrixRaces: 59Wins: 0Pole Positions: 0Fastest Laps: 12016 Drivers' Championship: 14thBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 7th (2015)

Carlos Sainz Jnr No.55 

Nationality: SpainAge: 22Debut: 2015 Australian Grand PrixRaces: 40Wins: 0Pole Positions: 0Fastest Laps: 02016 Drivers' Championship: 12thBest performance in Drivers' Championship: 12th (2016)

Sauber

Base: Hinwil, SwitzerlandConstructors' Championships: 02016 Constructors' Championship: 10thEngine: FerrariTeam Principal: Monisha Kaltenborn

Marcus Ericsson No.9 

Nationality: SwedenAge: 26Debut: 2014 Australian Grand PrixRaces: 56Wins: 0Pole Positions: 0Fastest Laps: 02016 Drivers' Championship: 22ndBest Performance in Drivers'…

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