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F1 2016 – TOP Ins and Outs



F1 2016 - TOP Ins and Outs

Formula 1 2016 – TOP Ins and Outs

Not many changes in the drivers’ line-ups for 2016 F1 season, the essential appearance in this season US based Haas F1 team joining the grid with Ferrari powered engine.

Also back-runner Manor (Previously known Marussia) adapted Mercedes power and made some key changes in their all section – freshly they announced that Wehrlein would make his F1 debut with Manor. It is understood that Manor will get access to Mercedes’ wind tunnel in exchange for hiring Wehrlein.

Major modifications happened at Renault F1 — Pastor Maldonado way out, Kevin Magnussen was joined as Jolyon Palmer’s team-mate, with Esteban Ocon appointed reserve driver, while Frederic Vasseur was presented as the team’s new boss under the title of racing director. Bob Bell will take on the role of chief technical officer.


IN: Renault: Kevin Magnussen – Race driver; Esteban Ocon – Reserve driver; Frederic Vasseur – Racing director; Bob Bell – Chief technical officer
IN: McLaren: Jost Capito – Chief executive officer
IN: Ferrari: Jock Clear – Head of engineering
IN: Manor: Pascal Wehrlein – Race driver; Dave Ryan – Racing director; Nikolas Tombazis – Chief aerodynamicist; Pat Fry – Engineering consultant
IN: Force India: Alfonso Celis and Nikita Mazepin – Development drivers
IN: Williams: Lance Stroll – Development driver

OUT: Renault: Pastor Maldonado – Race driver
OUT: Williams: Susie Wolff – Test driver
OUT: McLaren: Kevin Magnussen – Reserve driver
OUT: Manor: John Booth – Team principal; Graeme Lowdon – Sporting director


MercedesLewis Hamilton (Contracted till 2018)
Nico Rosberg (signed a contract extension last year till 2017)
FerrariSebastian Vettel (into the second year of his three year contract with Ferrari)
Kimi Raikkonen (Signed an extension to remain with Ferrari in 2016)
Williams F1Valtteri Bottas ( (signed 1 year extension to remain with Williams in 2016 season)
Felipe Massa ( (signed 1 year deal to remain with Williams in 2016)
Red BullDaniel Ricciardo (Has a multi-year contract with Red Bull)
Daniil Kvyat (Highly rated driver to remain with Red Bull)
Force IndiaSergio Perez(recently signed 1 year extension to remain with Force India)
Nico Hulkenberg (has two years left on his current contract)
RenaultKevin Magnussen (former McLaren race driver)
Jolyon Palmer (Palmer set to replace Romain Grosjean who joined HAAS F1)
Toro RossoMax Verstappen (1 year deal for 2016)
Carlos Sainz (1 year deal for 2016)
SauberFelipe Nasr (signed 1 year extension back in July)
Marcus Ericsson (is confirmed for 2016)
McLarenFernando Alonso (second year into his three year with McLaren)
Jenson Button (signed a 1 year extension to remain with McLaren)
Haas F1 Romain Grosjean (Confirmed for 2016)
Esteban Gutierrez (Confirmed for 2016)
ManorPascal Wehrlein (former Mercedes, Force India test driver)


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