Formula 1’s governing body the FIA has revealed the official entry list for the 2019 world championship season.
The list compiles the 20 drivers who have all been confirmed on the grid for next season, with rookies Lando Norris, George Russell and Alexander Albon on the list ahead of their debut F1 campaigns.
Robert Kubica makes the entry list for the first time since 2011, the Pole returns to the sport eight years after his near-fatal rallying accident that cut short his F1 career.
A drastic driver market has seen plenty of changes across the grid in a big shakeup to the driver line-ups for 2019.
Charles Leclerc moves to Ferrari replacing Kimi Raikkonen, who returns to Sauber 18 years after the Swiss squad gave him his debut. Pierre Gasly’s impressive first full season warranted a promotion to Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo prepares for a new challenge at Renault.
Driver numbers have also been confirmed, with McLaren’s Norris taking the number #4, Russell #63, Sauber’s Antonio Giovinazzi #99 and Kubica #88, while Albon’s choice is yet to be announced.
Notably, Force India will now be known as Racing Point F1 as the Silverstone-based outfit begins its radical overhaul under Lawrence Stroll’s ownership.
Haas’ recent acquisition of new title sponsor Rich Energy sees them enter as Rich Energy Haas F1 Team and Ferrari becomes Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow following the sponsors appearance on the team’s livery for the final races of 2018.