Teams and Drivers:
Red Bull Racing:
Car 1: Sebastian Vettel
Car 2: Mark Webber
Car 3: Fernando Alonso
Car 4: Felipe Massa
Car 5: Jenson Button
Car 6: Sergio Perez
Car 7: Kimi Raikönnen
Car 8: Romain Grosjean
Car 9: Nico Rosberg
Car 10: Lewis Hamilton
Car 11: Nico Hulkenberg
Car 12: Esteban Gutierrez (rookie driver)
Car 13: Paul di Resta
Car 14: Adrian Sutil
Car 15: Pastor Maldonado
Car 16: Valtteri Bottas (rookie driver)
Car 17: Jean-Eric Vergne
Car 18: Daniel Ricciardo
Car 19: Giedo van der Garde
Car 20: Charles Pic
Car 21: Luiz Razia (rookie driver)
Car 22: Max Chilton (rookie driver)
2013 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Race Calendar
Race Venue / Country Dates 01. Melbourne (Australia) 15 - 17 Mar 02. Sepang (Malaysia) 22 - 24 Mar 03. Shanghai (China) 12 - 14 Apr 04. Sakhir (Bahrain) 19 - 21 Apr 05. Catalunya (Spain) 10 - 12 May 06. Monte Carlo (Monaco) 24 - 26 May 07. Montréal (Canada) 07 - 09 Jun 08. Silverstone (Great Britain) 28 - 30 Jun 09. Nürburgring (Germany) 05 - 07 Jul 10. Budapest (Hungary) 26 - 28 Jul 11. Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) 23 - 25 Aug 12. Monza (Italy) 06 - 08 Sep 13. Singapore (Singapore) 20 - 22 Sep 14. Yeongam (South Korea) 04 - 06 Oct 15. Suzuka (Japan) 11 - 13 Oct 16. New Delhi (India) 25 - 27 Oct 17. Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi) 01 - 03 Nov 18. Austin (United States of America) 15 - 17 Nov 19. São Paulo (Brasil) 22 - 24 Nov
Rule Changes for 2013:
For safety reasons, in 2013 drivers are only be able to utilise the Drag Reduction System (DRS) overtaking aid within the designated DRS zones during practice and qualifying. Previously drivers had been free to deploy the system as they pleased in these sessions.
Active double-DRS systems outlawed
In 2012 Mercedes developed a clever concept whereby air was channelled through an opening in the rear-wing endplate when DRS was activated and then fed through the car to help stall the front wing. For 2013 active drag reducing systems involving the DRS, such as this, have been banned.
Teams have the option of tidying up the aesthetics of their cars in 2013 with the introduction of new regulations aimed at improving the look of ‘ugly’ stepped noses first seen in 2012. A small piece of laminate - nicknamed a ‘modesty' or 'vanity' panel - may now be used to smooth the nose section.
To make F1 cars ever safer, tougher new tests on roll structures and the survival cell have been introduced for 2013. Furthermore, every chassis that a team produces, as opposed to just one, will now be subject to a static load test of the survival cell.
The team personnel curfew - which prevents team members from being in the paddock during specified periods - has been extended from six to eight hours on Thursday nights for 2013. The number of exceptions allowed during a season has also been reduced from four to two.
Front wing tests
For 2013 front wing deflection tests will be more stringent to lessen the possibility of flexible bodywork being used to enhance aerodynamic performance. The test involves a 1,000N (100kg) load applied at two different points on both the longitudinal and transverse axes. The amount the wing may deflect has been reduced from 20mm to 10mm. This is to prevent teams from using front wings that automatically change their aerodynamic properties when the air-speed (and thus the weight-load) on the Wing changes (less drag at high speed, higher downforce at lower speeds).
The minimum weight of the car and driver has been increased from 640kg to 642kg to compensate for the slightly increased weight of Pirelli's 2013 tyres. The mandatory weight distribution has also been adjusted accordingly (292kg:343kg front to rear, 7kg room to play with).
The ‘force majeure’ allowance relating to when a car stops on the track during qualifying has been deleted from the regulations. For 2013 any car that stops on the track must have enough fuel for the mandatory one-litre minimum sample plus an additional amount proportional to the amount of fuel that would have been used in returning to the pits (determined by the FIA).
Not an actual regulation change, but as the official 2013 entry list comprises 22 cars - two fewer than in 2012 - six cars rather than seven will now be eliminated at the end of both Q1 and Q2.
Championship entry fees
Championship entry fees have been revised. Red Bull, as constructors’ champions, were required to pay US$500,000 plus US$6000 for each point gained in the 2012 World Constructors’ Championship to enter the 2013 championship. Every other team was required to pay a basic fee of US$500,000 plus US$5000 for each point scored in 2012.
Sourced from the Formula 1 website
Most of the teams aim to present their new car to the press in the first week of February.
HAM to Mercedes GP
PER to McLaren
MSC retired at the end of last season.
Hispana Racing Team (HRT) failed to sign-up for the season, they shall not be competing this year.
Will be wrapped in [spoiler] tags for the first few hours after a race ends
Race Venue / Country P1 P2 P3 01. Melbourne (Australia) RAI ALO VET 02. Sepang (Malaysia) VET WEB HAM 03. Shanghai (China) ALO RAI HAM 04. Sakhir (Bahrain) VET RAI GRO 05. Catalunya (Spain) ALO RAI MAS 06. Monte Carlo (Monaco) 07. Montréal (Canada) 08. Silverstone (Great Britain) 09. Nürburgring (Germany) 10. Budapest (Hungary) 11. Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) 12. Monza (Italy) 13. Singapore (Singapore) 14. Yeongam (South Korea) 15. Suzuka (Japan) 16. New Delhi (India) 17. Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi) 18. Austin (United States of America) 19. São Paulo (Brasil)