Nations in the 2013 Formula One season

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Nations[edit]

Key
Colour Meaning
Gold New country, competing in Formula One for the first time
Silver Country returning to Formula One
Country No. of drivers Drivers
Flag of Australia svg.png Australia 2 Mark Webber, Daniel Ricciardo
Flag of Brazil svg.png Brazil 1 Felipe Massa
Flag of Finland.svg.png Finland 2 Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas
Flag of France svg.png France 4 Romain Grosjean, Jean-Eric Vergne, Charles Pic, Jules Bianchi
Flag of Germany svg.png Germany 4 Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg, Adrian Sutil
Flag of Mexico svg.png Mexico 2 Sergio Perez, Esteban Gutierrez
Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands 1 Giedo van der Garde
Flag of Spain svg.png Spain 1 Fernando Alonso
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png United Kingdom 4 Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Paul di Resta, Max Chilton
Flag of Venezuela svg.png Venezuela 1 Pastor Maldonado

Trivia[edit]

  • With Michael Schumacher retiring again and Timo Glock moving to DTM, Germany will be reduced to three drivers and lose its top spot in the "Most Drivers" category to the United Kingdom, since Max Chilton will make his debut for Marussia. However, with Adrian Sutil returning to Force India and Jules Bianchi also making his debut with Marussia (after testing for the former team), Germany and France will tie top spot with the United Kingdom.
  • The Netherlands will compete in Formula One for the first time since 2007, with Giedo van der Garde being promoted to a full-time race seat for Caterham after taking part in FP1 sessions last year.
  • India, Japan and Russia are left without a driver in 2013 after Narain Karthikeyan, Kamui Kobayashi and Vitaly Petrov failed to secure a drive. This will be the first time since 2001 that Japan has failed to start the season.
  • Luiz Razia was originally selected to partner Chilton at Marussia, but sponsorship problems meant that he was dropped and replaced by Bianchi.
  • All five rookies took part in at least one FP1 session in 2012.
  • Finland stays at two drivers, with Heikki Kovalainen unable to secure a seat and Valtteri Bottas making his debut.
  • The Netherlands is the only country on the grid not to win a Grand Prix, with Venezuela winning its first Grand Prix courtesy of Pastor Maldonado at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, and Russia, India and Japan not making it to the 2013 season as shown above. However, Russia returns in 2014 with the debut of Daniil Kvyat.
  • This is the first time since 2009 that no two team-mates are from the same country.