We now know the full line-up for the 2019 F1 season
The second Force India seat was the last one to be officially confirmed. Now that Stroll is said to take that seat, we know the full line-up for 2019.
Yesterday, we heard that Force India (or Racing Point F1 from now on) has officially signed Lance Stroll to partner Perez. This means we now have a clear view of the entire grid that we will see for the first time in Barcelona pre-season testing. Here's how it lines up:
• Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and Valterri Bottas
• Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc
• Red Bull: Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly
• Renault: Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo
• Racing Point F1: Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez
• Sauber: Antonio Giovanazzi and Kimi Raikonen
• Williams: George Russel and Robert Kubica
• McLaren: Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz
• Haas: Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen
• Toro Rosso: Danil Kvyat and Alexander Albon
This year's "silly season" - the name given to the driver signing part of the year - has been one of the craziest in recent history. This is down to the combination of drivers retiring, Force India being taken over and most importantly, Daniel Ricciardo surprisingly moving to Renault. Therefore, next year's first race will make the sport almost unrecognisable and I can't wait to see what it's like. If like me, you're going to miss racing until the end of March, check out these races to get your Motorsport fix.