F1 drivers sit among the highest level of motorsport, many wannabe F1 drivers don’t make the cut but are still able to have a career in other top line motorsport series. All of this seasons F1 drivers can be viewed below.
Formula One in 2014 features 11 teams with 22 of the finest drivers motorsport has to offer. Sebastian Vettel is hoping to defend his championship against four other world champions on the grid. This year the drivers are able to select their own numbers for their entire F1 driving career.
There were a number of high profile transfers on the grid before the start of the season. View the full F1 transfer list or check out the F1 driver profiles below.1st Nico
Rosberg Wins4 Podiums9 Points202 2nd Lewis
Hamilton Wins5 Podiums9 Points191 3rd Daniel
Ricciardo Wins2 Podiums5 Points131 4th Fernando
Alonso Wins0 Podiums2 Points115 5th Valtteri
Bottas Wins0 Podiums3 Points95 6th Sebastian
Vettel Wins0 Podiums2 Points88 7th Nico
Hulkenberg Wins0 Podiums0 Points69 8th Jenson
Button Wins0 Podiums1 Points60 9th Felipe
Massa Wins0 Podiums0 Points40 10th Kevin
Magnussen Wins0 Podiums1 Points37 11th Sergio
Perez Wins0 Podiums1 Points29 12th Kimi
Räikkönen Wins0 Podiums0 Points27 13th Jean-Eric
Vergne Wins0 Podiums0 Points11 14th Romain
Grosjean Wins0 Podiums0 Points8 15th Daniil
Kvyat Wins0 Podiums0 Points6 16th Jules
Bianchi Wins0 Podiums0 Points2 17th Adrian
Sutil Wins0 Podiums0 Points0 18th Marcus
Ericsson Wins0 Podiums0 Points0 19th Esteban
Gutiérrez Wins0 Podiums0 Points0 20th Pastor
Maldonado Wins0 Podiums0 Points0 21st Max
Chilton Wins0 Podiums0 Points0 22nd Kamui
Kobayashi Wins0 Podiums0 Points0
Off season transfers
Alongside the biggest engine regulation change for several decades there has been a power struggle within the teams as drivers and technical expertise became a key currency.
Some of the biggest transfers were:
- Mark Webber will be replaced by Daniel Ricciardo. Webber will leave F1 for LMP1 racing with Porsche in the WEC.
- Sergio Perez has switched to Force India after losing his McLaren race seat to be replaced by junior driver and Formula Renault 3.5 champion Kevin Magnussen.
- Kimi Raikkonen returns to Maranello to replace Felipe Massa, who in turn will take up a team leading race seat with Williams reuniting a classic lineup of Brazilian drivers under the Williams logo.
- Nico Hulkenberg was finally announced at Force India after months of speculation and potential moves including Ferrari, Red Bull and Lotus.