A quick look at the 19 drivers who have been confirmed for this year’s Formula 1 World Championship…
The reigning World Champion is entering his sixth season as a Mercedes driver, chasing his fifth F1 World title.
A race winner in the 2017 campaign, Bottas will be looking to become a genuine title challenger as he tackles a second season with Mercedes.
Losing out on the 2017 crown after a wretched latter half of the season, Vettel will be out to right some wrongs this season.
Another season, another one-year Ferrari extension for Kimi Raikkonen. But can the Finn become more than Vettel’s back up?
As he contemplates his future in Formula 1, Ricciardo is determined to put his name into the hat for this year’s World title.
F1’s young sensation, Verstappen will be out to excite the fans – and win the title – in 2018.
Missing out on a podium in 2017, Perez and Force India will be looking to cement their place as best of the rest – or even challenge for a top-three showing.
With lessons learned in his first season in F1, Ocon is chasing another solid season and perhaps a podium as he knocks on Mercedes’ front door.
Entering his second season in Formula 1, Williams will be hoping that Lance Stroll’s curve continues on the up and up.
Robert Kubica was reportedly the man set to get the Williams drive but now reports claim it will go to Sergey Sirotkin. Watch this space…
This season Renault believe they will take a massive stride forward with Nico Hulkenberg hoping that means he can finally get that much-awaited podium result.
Much is expected from Carlos Sainz in his first full season with the manufacturer team.
Finally a Formula 1 driver, Gasly will be looking to cement his place in the Toro Rosso line-up as he competes in his first full season in the sport.
It has been a long road for Hartley into Formula 1 but he has finally made it!
Tackling a third season with Haas, Grosjean will be hoping that a solid showing puts him in the running for a 2019 Ferrari seat.
2017 wasn’t a year for making friends for Magnussen, will this season be any different?
With a goodbye to Honda and a hello to Renault, could this be the year Alonso returns to the F1 podium?
Vandoorne is entering his second season in Formula 1 looking to prove that his class shown in earlier series prevails.
Perhaps saved by the money, 2018 could be Ericsson’s last shot to prove he deserves a place in F1.
As yet the only full rookie on the 2018 grid, Leclerc enters F1 with much promise – and the dream of a Ferrari drive.