Overview: Presenting the 2017 F1 grid

Overview: Presenting the 2017 F1 grid

20 March 2017 – This weekend, the Australian Grand Prix will kickstart the 68th season in Formula 1 history. As a preview to the new campaign, GPUpdate.net has compiled a range of statistics about the 20 drivers on the grid.

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport
Chassis: F1 W08 EQ Power+
Engine: Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton
Start number: 44
Nationality: British
Date of birth: 7 January 1985 (32)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2007
Total starts: 188
Total wins: 53
Total podiums: 104
Total pole positions: 61
Total fastest laps: 31
Total points: 2,247
World titles: 2008, 2014, 2015
2016 position: 2nd with 380 points

Valtteri Bottas
Start number: 77
Nationality: Finnish
Date of birth: 28 August 1989 (27)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2013
Total starts: 77
Total wins: N/A (Best: 2 x 2nd)
Total podiums: 9
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: 1
Total points: 411
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 8th with 85 points

Red Bull Racing
Chassis: RB13
Engine: TAG Heuer (Renault)

Daniel Ricciardo
Start number: 3
Nationality: Australian
Date of birth: 1 July 1989 (27)
Grand Prix debut: Great Britain, 2011
Total starts: 109
Total wins: 4
Total podiums: 18
Total pole positions: 1
Total fastest laps: 8
Total points: 616
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 3rd with 256 points

Max Verstappen
Start number: 33
Nationality: Dutch
Date of birth: 30 September 1997 (19)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2015
Total starts: 40
Total wins: 1
Total podiums: 7
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: 1
Total points: 253
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 5th with 204 points

Scuderia Ferrari
Chassis: SF70H
Engine: Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel
Start number: 5
Nationality: German
Date of birth: 3 July 1987 (29)
Grand Prix debut: United States, 2007
Total starts: 178
Total wins: 42
Total podiums: 86
Total pole positions: 46
Total fastest laps: 28
Total points: 2,108
World titles: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
2016 position: 4th with 214 points

Kimi Räikkönen
Start number: 7
Nationality: Finnish
Date of birth: 17 October 1979 (37)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2001
Total starts: 252
Total wins: 20
Total podiums: 84
Total pole positions: 16
Total fastest laps: 43
Total points: 1,360
World titles: 2007
2016 position: 6th with 186 points

Sahara Force India
Chassis: VJM10
Engine: Mercedes

Sergio Pérez
Start number: 11
Nationality: Mexican
Date of birth: 26 January 1990 (27)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2011
Total starts: 114
Total wins: N/A (Best: 2 x 2nd)
Total podiums: 7
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: 3
Total points: 367
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 7th with 101 points

Esteban Ocon
Start number: 31
Nationality: French
Date of birth: 17 September 1996 (20)
Grand Prix debut: Belgium, 2016
Total starts: 9
Total wins: N/A (Best: 1 x 12th)
Total podiums: N/A
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: N/A
Total points: N/A
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 23rd with 0 points

Williams Martini Racing
Chassis: FW40
Engine: Mercedes

Felipe Massa
Start number: 19
Nationality: Brazilian
Date of birth: 25 April 1981 (35)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2002
Total starts: 250
Total wins: 11
Total podiums: 41
Total pole positions: 16
Total fastest laps: 15
Total points: 1124
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 11th with 53 points

Lance Stroll
Start number: 18
Nationality: Canadian
Date of birth: 29 October 1998 (18)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2017
Total starts: N/A
Total wins: N/A
Total podiums: N/A
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: N/A
Total points: N/A
World titles: N/A
2016 position: N/A

McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team
Chassis: MCL32
Engine: Honda

Fernando Alonso
Start number: 14
Nationality: Spanish
Date of birth: 29 July 1981 (35)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2001
Total starts: 273
Total wins: 32
Total podiums: 97
Total pole positions: 22
Total fastest laps: 22
Total points: 1,832
World titles: 2005, 2006
2016 position: 10th with 54 points

Stoffel Vandoorne
Start number: 2
Nationality: Belgian
Date of birth: 26 March 1992 (24)
Grand Prix debut: Bahrain, 2016
Total starts: 1
Total wins: N/A (Best: 1 x 10th)
Total podiums: N/A
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: N/A
Total points: 1
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 20th with 1 point

Scuderia Toro Rosso
Chassis: STR12
Engine: TBC (Renault)

Daniil Kvyat
Start number: 26
Nationality: Russian
Date of birth: 26 April 1994 (22)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2014
Total starts: 57
Total wins: N/A (Best: 1 x 2nd)
Total podiums: 2
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: 1
Total points: 128
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 14th with 25 points

Carlos Sainz Jr.
Start number: 55
Nationality: Spanish
Date of birth: 1 September 1994 (22)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2015
Total starts: 40
Total wins: N/A (Best: 3 x 6th)
Total podiums: N/A
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: N/A
Total points: 64
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 12th with 46 points

Haas F1 Team
Chassis: VF-17
Engine: Ferrari

Romain Grosjean
Start number: 8
Nationality: French
Date of birth: 17 April 1986 (30)
Grand Prix debut: Europe, 2009
Total starts: 102
Total wins: N/A (Best: 2 x 2nd)
Total podiums: 10
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: 1
Total points: 316
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 13th with 29 points

Kevin Magnussen
Start number: 20
Nationality: Danish
Date of birth: 5 October 1992 (24)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2014
Total starts: 40
Total wins: N/A (Best: 1 x 2nd)
Total podiums: 1
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: N/A
Total points: 62
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 16th with 7 points

Renault Sport Formula 1 Team
Chassis: RS.17
Engine: Renault

Nico Hülkenberg
Start number: 27
Nationality: German
Date of birth: 19 August 1987 (29)
Grand Prix debut: Bahrain, 2010
Total starts: 115
Total wins: N/A (Best: 3 x 4th)
Total podiums: N/A
Total pole positions: 1
Total fastest laps: 2
Total points: 362
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 9th with 72 points

Jolyon Palmer
Start number: 30
Nationality: British
Date of birth: 20 January 1991 (26)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2016
Total starts: 20
Total wins: N/A (Best: 1 x 10th)
Total podiums: N/A
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: N/A
Total points: 1
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 18th with 1 point

Sauber F1 Team
Chassis: C36
Engine: Ferrari (2016)

Marcus Ericsson
Start number: 9
Nationality: Swedish
Date of birth: 2 September 1990 (26)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2014
Total starts: 56
Total wins: N/A (Best: 1 x 8th)
Total podiums: N/A
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: N/A
Total points: 9
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 22nd with 0 points

Pascal Wehrlein
Start number: 94
Nationality: German
Date of birth: 18 October 1994 (22)
Grand Prix debut: Australia, 2016
Total starts: 21
Total wins: N/A (Best: 1 x 10th)
Total podiums: N/A
Total pole positions: N/A
Total fastest laps: N/A
Total points: 1
World titles: N/A
2016 position: 19th with 1 point

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