The FIA has published the entry list for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship season, which confirms the rookie drivers’ race number choices and new names for several teams.

The season’s two rookies, Sauber’s Charles Leclerc and Williams’ Sergey Sirotkin, will race with numbers 16 and 35 respectively.

Following its announcement that Aston Martin has joined as its title sponsor, Red Bull Racing will be officially known as ‘Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’.

Another outfit with a new carmaker association is Sauber, which has added the Alfa Romeo brand to its team name. It is yet to be seen whether the Swiss team’s customer Ferrari engines will be re-badged in deference to the FIAT-owned car company.

Scuderia Toro Rosso has also had a name change. The Italian team will now be known as ‘Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda’, including its parent company and new engine partner in its entry name.

Honda’s former partner McLaren has changed its name to ‘McLaren F1 Team’.

The Force India team is still listed with its Sahara Force India moniker, although it is expected to apply and be approved for a formal name change before the start of the season.


2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship Season Entry List
No. Driver Team Chassis Power Unit
2 Stoffel Vandoorne au McLaren F1 Team uk McLaren Renault
3 Daniel Ricciardo au Aston Martin Red Bull Racing it Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer
5 Sebastian Vettel de Scuderia Ferrari it Ferrari Ferrari
7 Kimi Räikkönen fi Scuderia Ferrari it Ferrari Ferrari
8 Romain Grosjean fr Haas F1 Team us Haas Ferrari
9 Marcus Ericsson se Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team ch Sauber Ferrari
10 Pierre Gasly jp Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda it Toro Rosso Honda
11 Sergio Pérez mx Sahara Force India F1 Team in Force India Mercedes
14 Fernando Alonso es McLaren F1 Team uk McLaren Renault
16 Charles Leclerc mc Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team ch Sauber Ferrari
18 Lance Stroll ca Williams Martini Racing uk Williams Mercedes
20 Kevin Magnussen dk Haas F1 Team us Haas Ferrari
27 Nico Hülkenberg de Renault Sport Formula One Team fr Renault Renault
28 Brendon Hartley nz Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda it Toro Rosso Honda
31 Esteban Ocon fr Sahara Force India F1 Team in Force India Mercedes
35 Sergey Sirotkin ru Williams Martini Racing uk Williams Mercedes
33 Max Verstappen nl Aston Martin Red Bull Racing it Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer
44 Lewis Hamilton uk Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport de Mercedes Mercedes
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. es Renault Sport Formula One Team fr Renault Renault
77 Valtteri Bottas fi Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport de Mercedes Mercedes

Image via Alfa Romeo

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