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Anxiously awaiting the launch of the 2018 cars? Here is the schedule:
Team Chassis (Engine) Date Venue
Haas VF-18 (Ferrari) 14 February 2018 Online
Williams FW41 (Mercedes) 15 February 2018 London
Red Bull RB14 (TAG Heuer) 19 February 2018
Sauber C37 (Ferrari) 20 February 2018 Online
Renault R.S.18 (Renault) 20 February 2018 Online
Ferrari (Ferrari) 22 February 2018 Online
Mercedes W09 (Mercedes) 22 February 2018 Silverstone
McLaren MCL33 (Renault) 23 February 2018
Toro Rosso STR13 (Honda) 26 February 2018 Barcelona
Force India (Mercedes)

It had to happen sooner or later. 2017 sees F1 saying farewell to Bernie Ecclestone as a new era in Formula 1 begins with Liberty Media.

Bernie transformed F1 into one of the largest sports in the world over the last 40 years and will be missed. He was often criticised for not doing more to embrace social media and digital entertainment platforms to reach a wider and younger fanbase, but perhaps that was part of making F1 attractive to a buyer such as Liberty Media.

Under the leadership of Chase Carey we wait to see what innovations Liberty Media will bring to enhance F1 and if the much talked about opportunity in the US market can become a reality.

In recent years the sport of Formula 1 has seen young drivers make their way onto the grid. This year Max Verstappen is planned to make his debut in Australia at the age of 17 Years, 5 Months, 13 Days.

Of the current generation a number of drivers have proven that teenage drivers are capable of establishing themselves with in the sport. The following list of drivers all started their F1 careers while still teenagers, not a bad list!

  • Fernando Alonso
  • Filipe Massa
  • Sebastian Vettel
  • Jaime Alguersuari
  • Daniil Kvyat

Irrespective, the FIA has now deemed that drivers have to be 18 years or older to qualify for a super licence, all drivers in F1 require such a licence. Additionally the driver must have competed in at least 2 full seasons in feeder series.

So lock the name Max Verstappen away for trivia nights as it appears he will have the honour of being the youngest driver to start a Formula 1 race, for eternity.

Testing will shortly start for the 2018 season. We wait to see if Mercedes can maintain the advantage with the rule changes or if RedBull or Ferrari can catch up.
Date Venue
26 February 2018 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
27 February 2018 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
28 February 2018 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
1 March 2017 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
6 March 2018 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
7 March 2018 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
8 March 2018 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
9 March 2018 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

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2018 Calendar

RaceGrand PrixRace Day
1AustraliaSunday 25 March
2BahrainSunday 8 April
3ChinaSunday 15 April
4AzerbaijanSunday 29 April
5SpainSunday 13 May
6MonacoSunday 27 May
7CanadaSunday 10 June
8FranceSunday 24 June
9AustriaSunday 1 July
10Great BritainSunday 8 July
11GermanySunday 22 July
12HungarySunday 29 July
13BelgiumSunday 26 August
14ItalySunday 2 September
15SingaporeSunday 16 September
16RussiaSunday 30 September
17JapanSunday 7 October
18United StatesSunday 21 October
19MexicoSunday 28 October
20BrazilSunday 11 November
21Abu DhabiSunday 25 November

2018 Driver Leaderboard

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PlaceDriverTeamPoints
1Hamilton408
2Vettel320
3Räikkönen251
4Verstappen249
5Bottas247
6Ricciardo170
7Hulkenberg69
8Perez62
9Magnussen56
10Sainz53
11Alonso50
12Ocon49
13Leclerc39
14Grosjean37
15Gasly29
16Vandoorne12
17Ericsson9
18Stroll6
19Hartley4
20Sirotkin1

2018 Constructor Leaderboard

PlaceTeamPoints
1655
2571
3419
4122
593
662
752
848
933
107