The countdown is almost finished. The first race of the 2015 Formula 1 is on 15 March in Australia. Lewis Hamilton is aiming to become the first Briton to maintain the world title. Nico Rosberg will go well now, because he lost out to his Mercedes team mate in the final race which was in Abu Dhabi. The most experienced driver line-ups are at McLaren. The former world champions Jeneson Button and Fernando Alonso have started 500 grand prix between them. Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz Jr and Max Verstappen have yet to start F1 race.
Now we are going to present you 18 drivers which will contest in 2015 Formula 1 season:
1. Lewis Hamilton
His team is Mercedes. British nationality. Born on 7th January, 1985. His previous team was McLaren. Grand Prix début in Australia, 2007. He has 148 races and 2 world championships (2008 and 2014). Thirty three career wins and thirty eight Career pole positions. This guy is probably fastest in the world. Confident, immense talent, tough to beat and brilliant racer. Favourite for a third title in 2015.
2. Nico Roseberg
His team is Mercedes. German nationality. Born on 27th June 1985. His previous team was Williams. Grand Prix début in Bahrain, 2006. He has 166 races. 8 career wins and 15 career pole positions.
3. Daniel Ricciardo
His team is Red Bull. Australian nationality. Born on 1st July 1989. His previous team was HRT, Toro Rosso. Grand Prix début in Britain, 2011. He has 69 races. 3 career wins and 0 career pole positions.
4. Daniil Kvyat
His team is Red Bull. Russian nationality. Born 26tg April, 1994. His previous team was Toro Rosso. Grand Prix début in Australia 2014. 0 career wins and 0 career pole positions. He finished 9th in his best race.
5. Felipe Massa
His team is Williams. Brazilian nationality. Born 25th April, 1981. His previous team was Sauber, Ferrari. Grand Prix début in Australia 2002. He has 212 races. 11 career wins and 16 career pole positions.
His team is Williams. Finnish nationality. Born 28th August, 1989. Grand Prix début in Australia 2013. He has 38 races. No career wins and no career role positions. He finished second in his best race.
7. Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari team, German nationality. He has 139 races and world championships in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. 39 career wins and 45 career pole positions.
8. Kimi Raikkonen
9. Fernando Alonso.
His team is McLaren. Spanish nationality. His previous teams are: Renault, Minardi, Ferrari. Grand Prix début in Australia 2001. He has 236 races and world championships in 2005 and 2006. 32 career wins and 22 career pole positions.
10. Jenson Button
11. Nico Hulkenberg
12. Sergio Perez
13. Max Verstappen
14. Carlos Sainz Jr
15. Pastor Maldonado
16. Romain Grosjean
17. Felipe Nasr
18. Marcus Ericsson
These are the 18 drivers which will contest in 2015 formula season on 15 March. As we can see all of these racers are pretty good, so we will see who will be the first. The most likely is Lewis Hamilton. But maybe we can see something new. Let us wait until March.