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.
TOP INS AND OUTS
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
FORMULA ONE DRIVERS LINEUP – 2016