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The 2018 Formula One season (ME) was the 7th Formula One championship contested over 16 circuits in as many countries.

Signed team and drivers Edit

Team name Constructor Engine No. Driver Rds Test drivers
Flag of France| AusRed Bull Renault Works Team Renault Renault 0 Flag of Brazil Felipe Nasr All Flag of Indonesia Raja Harta
2 Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson 1–7, 9–16
Flag of Indonesia Raja Harta 8
Lotus Asiatec Lotus-Aisatec Aisatec 3 Flag of France Romain Grosjean All Flag of Canada Jarod Wells
4 Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen All
Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Flag of Italy Ferrari 5 Sebastian vettel Marek Nõlvak
6 sergio Perez All
Flag of South Korea Hyundai F1 Team Hyundai-Mercedes Mercedes 7 Flag of the United States Tiger Abraham All Flag of France Cyrille Paquet
8 Flag of Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne All
Flag of Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes Flag of Germany Mercedes 9 Flag of Canada Ferdinand Wells All mick Schumacher
10 Lewis Hamilton All
Flag of Italy Scuderia Minardi Minardi-Honda Flag of Japan Honda 11 Flag of Brazil Eugenio Guerrero All Flag of Japan Tarou Wakahisa
12 Flag of France Philbert Rome All
Flag of Russia Manor Marussia F1 Team Manor-VW Flag of GermanyVW 14 Flag of Mexico Godofredo Belmonte All Flag of the United Kingdom Zeke Porter
Flag of Russia Spyridon Lagunov
15 Flag of Italy Federico Piazza All
Flag of Europe Team Aethra EADS EADS-BMW Flag of Germany BMW 16 Flag of Italy Nino Magro 1–2, 11 Flag of China Zhi Jiang
Flag of the United States Gavin Sherburne
Flag of China Zhi Jiang 3–10, 12–16
17 Flag of Russia Ilya Alkaev All
Flag of the United Kingdom BAE McLaren Toyota McLaren-Toyota Flag of Japan Toyota 18 Flag of Taiwan Tu Yu All Flag of Japan Tarou Wakahisa
Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button
19 Flag of Australia Daniel Ricciardo All
Flag of Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber-Ferrari Flag of Italy Ferrari 20 Flag of Canada Bernard Babineaux All Flag of Russia Volya Alkaev
Flag of Sweden Christoffer Stigsson
21 Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta All
Flag of the United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams-BMW Flag of Germany BMW 22 Flag of Canada Jack Lawton All Flag of the United Kingdom Abner Ashley
23 Flag of the United Kingdom J. Button All
Flag of Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham-Toyota The Japan Toyota 24 Flag of the United States Alexander Rossi 1, 6–16 Flag of Mexico Carlos Perez
Flag of Mexico Carlos Perez 2–5
25 Flag of the Netherlands Giedo van der Garde All

Changes Edit

Team Edit

  • Caterham: Cosworth → Toyota engines. Cosworth announced its effective withdrawal from the sport as of 2018. It decided to reunited a lost partnership between itself and Ford. Cosworth engineers and employees, while still strictly working for Cosworth, merged with the Ford employees to work on a combined engine. Thus, the engine was officially called a Ford-Cosworth, though teams using the engines would still be labelled just -Ford.
  • Marussia: Cosworth → VW engines. Following Cosworth's announcement, Marussia announced its plans to make its own engine for the 2018 Formula One season. Being a motor company themselves, the benefits outweighed the disadvantages.
  • Com Hem Marussia → Manor Marussia F1 Team. Com Hem's sponsorship deal, signed when Marcus Ericsson was on the team, expired for the 2018 season. This, in addition to Cosworth's withdrawal, reverted them to their original 2012 name.
  • BMW resigns Williams for a further 3 years. They will have to resign or find a new engine for the 2012 season.
  • Robin Keerles And Rait Evardi made their grand prix debuts at Scauderia Ferrari their flag wasent entered for this year

Driver Edit

The only changes to the driver line-up were that Paul di Rest would replace Dieter Aeschelman at Sauber, who was fatally injured during the Spanish Grand Prix last year. The lack of other changes comes as a result of an unlimited contract durations being allowed from the 2017 season onwards, resulting in all teams resigning their drivers for two or more years. A lot more contract negotiations should occur mid-season in 2018, in time for 2019. Also Jack Lawton from Canada joins the grid to start his F1 career.

Mid-season Edit

  • Caterham: Alexander Rossi → Carlos Perez → Rossi. Following American Rossi's injury at the first race of the season, Australia, he was replaced by Mexican Sergio Perez's brother and test driver, Carlos, for four rounds.
  • EADS: Nino Magro → Zhi Jiang. Nino Magro was seriously injured at the Monaco Grand Prix. The seriousness of his injuries prompted the singing of Zhi Jiang to full driver for the rest of the season, though Magro was able to replace him as test driver for the Belgian Grand Prix. He would take place in his home Grand Prix, at Italy.
  • Renault: Marcus Ericsson → Raja Harta → Ericsson. Ericsson was injured during a crash in the Canadian Grand Prix. Test driver Raja Harta took his seat for the British Grand Prix, the first time an Indonesian would race.
  • Mercedes: Jean-Eric Vergne → Sebastian Vettel → Vergne. Former Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel stepped up to replace Jean-Eric Vergne, who was injured during the Spanish Grand Prix. The German will race only at his home Grand Prix.

Calendar Edit

The calendar will be reformed for the 2018 season onwards. It will feature three different "calendars", which will alternate every year. Each season will now consist of 16 races, with notorious races on all three calendars as "jewel races", and less important races featuring once every three years as "feature races" (which, despite the name, are exactly the same in format to jewel races). There will be 7 jewel races and 9 feature races, meaning a total of 34 different circuits over the course of three years. Jewel races are always on the same round of the season.

Rd First cycle Second cycle Third cycle
1 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Australia Australia
2 Flag of Monaco Monaco Flag of Monaco Monaco Flag of Monaco Monaco
3 Flag of Sweden Sweden Flag of Turkey Turkey Flag of Germany Germany
4 Flag of France France Flag of Bahrain Bahrain Flag of Hungary Hungary
5 Flag of the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Flag of India India Flag of Spain Spain
6 Flag of China China Flag of Thailand Thailand Flag of Russia Russia
7 Flag of Singapore Singapore Flag of Austria Austria Flag of Egypt Egypt
8 Flag of Canada Canada Flag of San Marino San Marino Flag of South Africa South Africa
9 Flag of the United Kingdom British Flag of the United Kingdom British Flag of the United Kingdom British
10 Flag of Belgium Belgium Flag of Belgium Belgium Flag of Belgium Belgium
11 Flag of Italy Italy 🇫🇷France Flag of Italy Italy
12 Flag of the United States United States Flag of Portugal Portugal Flag of South Korea Korea
13 Flag of Spain Spain Flag of the United States United States Flag of Malaysia Malaysia
14 Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Mexico Mexico Flag of the United States United States
15 Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Brazil Brazil
16 Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Japan Japan

In cycle one, the United States Grand Prix will be held in Austin, the Spanish in Catalunya, and Germany in Hockenheim. In cycle two, the United States will be in Indianapolis. Finally, in cycle three, the German Grand Prix will be in Nurburg, the Spanish in Valencia, and the United States in New Jersey.

Results and standings Edit

See also: Results sheet
Rd Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning Championship leaders
driver constructor engine Driver Lead Constructor Lead Engine Lead
1 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta Flag of Italy Ferrari Flag of Italy Ferrari Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta 7 Flag of Italy Ferrari 3 Flag of Italy Ferrari 38
2 Flag of Monaco Monaco Flag of France Jean-Eric Vergne Flag of France Jean-Eric Vergne Flag of France Romain Grosjean Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus Flag of the United States Ford 4 Flag of France Renault 7 23
3 Flag of Sweden Sweden Flag of France Romain Grosjean Flag of France Philbert Rome Flag of France Romain Grosjean Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus Flag of the United States Ford Flag of France Romain Grosjean 13 2 8
4 Flag of France France Flag of France Jean-Eric Vergne Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of France Jean-Eric Vergne Flag of Germany Mercedes Flag of Italy Ferrari 5 Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus 2 22
5 Flag of the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Flag of Germany Timo Glock Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Germany Timo Glock Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus Flag of Italy Ferrari 17 17 25
6 Flag of China China Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen Flag of France Romain Grosjean Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus Flag of Italy Ferrari 11 31 44
7 Flag of Singapore Singapore Flag of China Ma Quinghua Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen Flag of China Ma Quinghua Flag of Italy Ferrari Flag of Italy Ferrari 2 25 62
8 Flag of Canada Canada Flag of France Romain Grosjean Flag of Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Flag of France Romain Grosjean Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus Flag of Italy Ferrari 15 36 67
9 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag of China Ma Quinghua Flag of Australia Daniel Ricciardo Flag of Germany Timo Glock Flag of Italy Ferrari Flag of Italy Ferrari 16 28 89
10 Flag of Belgium Belgium Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus Flag of the United States Ford 17 61 76
11 Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Canada Ferdinand Wells Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta Flag of Switzerland Sauber Flag of Italy Ferrari 6 45 132
12 Flag of the United States United States Flag of China Ma Quinghua Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Flag of Brazil Fabiano Cruz Flag of France Renault Flag of France Renault Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen 1 29 148
13 Flag of Spain Spain Flag of Brazil Fabiano Cruz Flag of Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Flag of Brazil Fabiano Cruz Flag of France Renault Flag of France Renault 1 19 159
14 Flag of Germany Germany Flag of China Ma Quinghua Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen Flag of China Ma Quinghua Flag of Italy Ferrari Flag of Italy Ferrari Flag of Brazil Fabiano Cruz 0 5 181
15 Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Brazil Fabiano Cruz Flag of Brazil Fabiano Cruz Flag of Brazil Fabiano Cruz Flag of France Renault Flag of France Renault 10 15 193
16 Flag of Japan Japan Flag of China Ma Quinghua Flag of France Romain Grosjean Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta Flag of Switzerland Sauber Flag of Italy Ferrari Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen 5 8 233

Final standings Edit

Driver Constructor Engine
1 Flag of Finland Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) 1 Red Bull 1 Flag of Italy Ferrari
2 Flag of Brazil Fabiano Cruz (Renault) 2 Flag of Italy Ferrari 2 TAG-Heuer
3 Flag of China Ma Quinghua (Ferrari) 3 Flag of FranceRed Bull Renault 3 Flag of France Renault
4 Flag of Germany Timo Glock (Ferrari) 4 Flag of Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 4 Flag of Germany BMW
5 Flag of France Romain Grosjean (Lotus) 5 Flag of Germany Mercedes 5 Flag of Germany Mercedes
6 Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta (Sauber) 6 Flag of Italy Minardi-Honda 6 Flag of Japan Honda
7 Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson (Renault) 7 Flag of South Korea Hyundai 7 (Germany)VW
8 Flag of Canada Bernard Babineaux (Sauber) 8 Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW
9 Flag of France Jean-Eric Vergne (Mercedes) 9 Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Honda
10 Flag of France Philbert Rome (Minardi) 10 Flag of Europe EADS-BMW
11 Flag of Brazil Eugenio Guerrero (Minardi) 11 Flag of Russia Marussia
12 Flag of Canada Ferdinand Wells (Mercedes) 12 Flag of Malaysia Caterham-Toyota
13 Flag of Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne (Hyundai) N/A
14 Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Williams)
15 Flag of the United States Tiger Abraham (Hyundai)
16 Flag of Canada Jack Lawton (Williams)
17 Flag of Indonesia Raja Harta (Renault)
18 Flag of Taiwan Tu Yu (McLaren)
19 Flag of Australia Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
20 Flag of Italy Nino Magro (EADS)
21 Flag of Italy Federico Piazza (Marussia)
22 Flag of Russia Ilya Alkaev (EADS)
23 Flag of Mexico Godofredo Belmonte (Marussia)
24 Flag of China Zhi Jiang (EADS)
25 Flag of the Netherlands Giedo van der Garde (Caterham)
26 Flag of Mexico Carlos Perez (Caterham)
27 Flag of the United States Alexander Rossi (Caterham)
28 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel (Mercedes)