The tides of change have hit Formula One® hard going into 2019, with the entire landscape of the sport looking to shift. Young drivers from Formula Two are being called up at rapid rates, and teams are hectically changing drivers in an attempt to thwart Mercedes' recent monopoly at the top of the sport.
If one thing is certain, there's very little that we can predict going into the 2019 season.
With so many changes to the teams and driver line ups, here's how everything will look on the grid going into next year.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
- Lewis Hamilton — No.44
- Valterri Bottas — No.77
- Both Hamilton and Bottas return under the Mercedes banner for 2019. Hamilton is looking for World Championship number six, while Bottas will try and help Mercedes take the points lead at the end of the year.
Scuderia Ferrari Mission Minnow
- Sebastian Vettel — No.5
- The No.5 car competes for Ferrari for the fifth straight season.
- Charles LeClerc — No. 16
- The hottest prospect in F1, LeClerc makes the jump from Sauber to Ferrari at just 21-years old.
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
- Max Verstappen — No.33
- The Flying Dutchman takes the number one car for Red Bull for the fourth consecutive year.
- Pierre Gasly — No.10
- The 22-year old Frenchman makes the move from Toro Rosso to Red Bull to team up with Verstappen.
Renault F1 Team
- Daniel Ricciardo — No.3
- The Australian leaves Red Bull to join the team at Renault for the 2019 season.
- Nico Hulkenberg — No.27
- Hulkenberg enters his third season under the Renault flag.
Rich Energy Haas F1 Team
- Romain Grosjean — No.8
- Kevin Magnussen — No.20
- The duo of Grosjean and Magnussen is the only tandem outside of Hamilton and Bottas to stick together in 2019. Haas is coming off of its most successful year in history, and didn't want to mess with the chemistry it created.
McLaren F1 Team
- Lando Norris — No.4
- Norris enters a multi-year contract with McLaren after spending two seasons in Formula 2.
- Carlos Sainz — No.55
- The lone Spaniard in F1 joins McLaren after two years with Renault.
Racing Point F1 Team (formerly Force India)
- Sergio Perez — No.11
- Perez enters his sixth season with the Racing Point/Force India team.
- Lance Stroll — No.18
- Stroll moves over to Racing Point after spending two years in the driver's seat for Williams.
Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team
- Kimi Raikkonen — No.7
- The Iceman joins Sauber after a five-year tenure with Ferrari.
- Antonio Giovinazzi — No.99
- Giovinazzi joins the Sauber team after graduating from the Ferrari Driver Academy.
Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda
- Alexander Albon — No.23
- Albon makes the move to F1 after finishing in third place in the 2018 Formula 2 standing.
- Daniil Kvyat — No. 26
- The Russian is back for his third stint with Toro Rosso after spending the 2018 season as Ferrari's development driver.
- George Russell — No. 63
- The 20-year old joins Williams after winning the 2018 Formula 2 Championship.
- Robert Kubica — No.88
- The first Polish driver in the history of F1 will make his return in 2019 after nine years away.
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