The FIA has released a provisional entry list for the 2012 F1 season

The FIA’s provisional entry list for next year’s Formula 1 season has revealed that five of the field’s twelve teams are still to officially finalise their driver line-ups.

The provisional entry list – which also confirms the new names that Renault, Team Lotus and Virgin Racing will be known by – confirms that there are still apparent full vacancies at Force India, Toro Rosso, Williams and HRT (despite it have signed Pedro de la Rosa to one seat), as well as a part-vacancy at Lotus F1 Team (nee Renault).

Also missing from the HRT entry list is confirmation of its chassis name and engine supplier, which is generally believed to be Cosworth, although rumours of a Toyota tie-in have resurfaced once again.

Team Caterham (formerly Team Lotus) has listed both Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli as its drivers, theoretically putting to bed suggestions that Trulli’s new contract did not actually stipulate he’d be racing in 2012.

Kimi Räikkönen has also been given the #9 in the Lotus F1 Team line-up, while Jenson Button gets Lewis Hamilton’s #3 entry next year, by dint of having finished ahead of Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship standings this year.

 

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2012 FIA Formula 1 World Championship Season – Provisional Entry List:

  Driver Nat Entry Nat Chassis Engine
1. Sebastian Vettel DEU Red Bull Racing AUT Red Bull Renault
2. Mark Webber AUS Red Bull Racing AUT Red Bull Renault
             
3. Jenson Button GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes GBR McLaren Mercedes
4. Lewis Hamilton GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes GBR McLaren Mercedes
             
5. Fernando Alonso ESP Scuderia Ferrari ITA Ferrari Ferrari
6. Felipe Massa BRZ Scuderia Ferrari ITA Ferrari Ferrari
             
7. Michael Schumacher DEU Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team DEU Mercedes Mercedes
8. Nico Rosberg DEU Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team DEU Mercedes Mercedes
             
9. Kimi Räikkönen FIN Lotus F1 Team GBR Lotus Renault
10. TBA   Lotus F1 Team GBR Lotus Renault
             
11. TBA   Sahara Force India F1 Team IND Force India Mercedes
12. TBA   Sahara Force India F1 Team IND Force India Mercedes
             
14. Kamui Kobayashi JPN Sauber F1 Team SUI Sauber Ferrari
15. Sergio Pérez Mendoza MEX Sauber F1 Team SUI Sauber Ferrari
             
16. TBA   Scuderia Toro Rosso ITA Toro Rosso Ferrari
17. TBA   Scuderia Toro Rosso ITA Toro Rosso Ferrari
             
18. TBA   AT&T Williams GBR Williams Renault
19. TBA   AT&T Williams GBR Williams Renault
             
20. Heikki Kovalainen FIN Team Caterham MAS Caterham Renault
21. Jarno Trulli ITA Team Caterham MAS Caterham Renault
             
22. TBA   HRT F1 Team ESP TBA TBA
23. TBA   HRT F1 Team ESP TBA TBA
             
24. Timo Glock DEU Marussia F1 Team RUS Marussia Cosworth
25. Charles Pic FRA Marussia F1 Team RUS Marussia Cosworth

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