FIA Publish 2012 Entry List with Nine Empty Driver Spaces


The end of season photo taken last weekend in Brazil. So far, only 13 of these 24 drivers appear on the list for next season - Photo Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images
The end of season photo taken last weekend in Brazil. So far, only 13 of these 24 drivers appear on the list for next season - Photo Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

 

The FIA have today released the entry list for the 2012 Formula 1 season, showing the predicted changes in three team names, and nine empty spaces.

There are nine instances of ‘TBA’ on this first publication of the entry list, although two of those are at HRT, who have already confirmed that Pedro de la Rosa will be in one of those seats next season. It also appears as though the team are yet to select an engine supplier for next season, although this will remain as Cosworth.

Force India, Toro Rosso and Williams are also yet to confirm any drivers, and Lotus (nee Renault) have an empty space listed alongside Kimi Räikkönen, whose appointment was announced yesterday.

In the list, Renault become Lotus F1 Team, Team Lotus become Caterham F1 Team, and Virgin Racing become Marussia F1 Team and are now registered as a Russian outfit.

Here is the list in full:

No. Driver Team Constructor
1
2
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Australia Mark Webber
Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing Renault
3
4
United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren Mercedes
5
6
Spain Fernando Alonso
Brazil Felipe Massa
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari
7
8
Germany Michael Schumacher
Germany Nico Rosberg
Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes
9
10
Finland Kimi Raikkonen
TBA
United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus Renault
11
12
TBA
TBA
India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India Mercedes
14
15
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Mexico Sergio Perez
Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber Ferrari
16
17
TBA
TBA
Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso STR Ferrari
18
19
TBA
TBA
United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams Renault
20
21
Finland Heikki Kovalainen
Italy Jarno Trulli
Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham Renault
22
23
TBA
TBA
Spain HRT F1 Team HRT/TBA
24
25
Germany Timo Glock
France Charles Pic
Russian Federation Marussia F1 Team Marussia Cosworth

 

  • am i right in thinking Marussia F1 Team…is that of Virgin F1? 

  • Yes that’s right :)

  • Simon Paice

    Massa staying at Ferrari frustrates me. In my opinion he just didn’t perform in 2011 at all and his seat should be used be a younger, more hungry driver with clear talent (e.g Rosberg, Perez)