Only two places open on the 2012 grid

Date published: December 18 2011

With Force India confirming their driver line-up, there are only two places yet to be filled on the 2012 F1 grid…

With Force India confirming their driver line-up, there are only two places yet to be filled on the 2012 F1 grid.

This past week saw both Toro Rosso and Force India confirming their driver line-up for next year’s Championship.

Toro Rosso have made a clean sweep, dropping Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi in favour of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne.

Force India, meanwhile, confirmed that Paul di Resta would remain with the team for a second season, partnering Nico Hulkenberg.

That decision means Adrian Sutil is without a 2012 drive, however, the German is expected to move to Williams where he would partner Pastor Maldonado.

Should the rumours of Sutil’s pending move be on the money that means there is just one race-seat available and that is with HRT.

2012 Entry List
RED BULL RACING (AUT)
Red Bull Racing Renault
1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Mark Webber

VODAFONE MCLAREN MERCEDES (GBR)
McLaren Mercedes
3. Jenson Button
4. Lewis Hamilton

SCUDERIA FERRARI (ITA)
Ferrari
5. Fernando Alonso
6. Felipe Massa

MERCEDES GP PETRONAS F1 TEAM (DEU)
Mercedes
7. Michael Schumacher
8. Nico Rosberg

LOTUS F1 TEAM (GBR)
Lotus Renault
9. Kimi Raikkonen
10. Romain Grosjean

SAHARA FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM (IND)
Force India Mercedes
11. Paul di Resta
12. Nico Hulkenberg

SAUBER F1 TEAM (CHE)
Sauber Ferrari
14. Kamui Kobayashi
15. Sergio Perez Mendoza

SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO (ITA)
STR Ferrari
16. Daniel Ricciardo
17. Jean-Eric Vergne

AT&T WILLIAMS (GBR)
Williams Renault
18. Pastor Maldonado
19. TBA

TEAM CATERHAM (MAL)
Caterham Renault
20. Heikki Kovalainen
21. Jarno Trulli

HRT F1 TEAM (ESP)
22. Pedro de la Rosa
23. TBA

MARUSSIA F1 TEAM (RUS)
Marussia Cosworth
24. Timo Glock
25. Charles Pic