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Your Fantasy F1 Grid: Part 1

Have your say on who should be in each team to form DriveTribe's Fantasy F1 Grid

1y ago

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The 2019 grid is going to look quite different to this year's and not all of the changes have been met with cheer. Drivers making unexpected moves and some unexpectedly finding themselves sidelined. Some are happy, some are not, and the grid isn't even complete yet!

With that, we thought you should have your say as to which driver should rightfully be in each seat next year.

How it works:

Choose your first driver from the list. The listed drivers are those who are associated with the team, either officially or who have been in talks with them - realistic prospects (mostly!).

Then leave a comment with which of the drivers you would give the second seat in each team to. Simple!

Ferrari

Out with the old and in with the new, Ferrari have relegated Kimi to the unofficial B team and, to partner Sebastian Vettel, have taken on youngster Charles Leclerc. In just his second season in F1, this is a pretty uncharacteristic move from the Scuderia. With Seb faltering on a few occasions this year, do you thing they replaced the correct driver?

Renault

Did anyone see Renault filling the Carlos Sainz shaped hole in the team with Daniel Ricciardo? Really? Bit of a curve ball but do you think he is the right man to partner Nico Hulkenberg? Would you have kept Nico at all?

Force India

These guys have had a hell of a year. Rescued from the brink of administration, they are a brand new team with brand new owners with their own plans for driver lineup. Checo has been confirmed and it would be bold to suggest anyone other than Lance Stroll will be in the other car. Since thats seen as all about the money, this is one of the more controversial appointments so who you would have in those positions.

Haas

Just when you thought Romain Grosjean was becoming a liability, be pulled his socks up in the second half of the season and managed to retain his seat. This is despite the fact that Haas have access to the whole Ferrari Driver Academy and then some! Then there is the ever present accusation of Kevin Magnussen being a hazard to himself and all around him. One of the most controversial pairings on the grid so would you leave it as it is?

Williams

With the apparent departure of Lance Stroll confirmed with the announcement that young Brit, George Russell, would replace him, floundering Williams need a strong team leader to drive the team forward and show their rookie the ropes. Is Sergey Sirotkin the man for the job and do you think two experienced drivers may have been the way to go?

Dont forget to tell us your second drivers in the comments!

Look out for part 2 where you can have your say on the other 5 teams and we'll collect your votes to determine DriveTribe's Fantasy F1 Grid!

[All images are official team images, sourced from each team]

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Comments (16)

  • I would do it differently

    Ferrari - 1 Kimi Raikkonen 2 Dan Ricciardo

    Renault - 1 nico Hulkenberg 2 Esteban Ocon

    Force India - 1 Sergio Perez 2 Lance Stroll

    Haas - 1 Kevin Magnussen 2 Charles Leclerc

    Williams - 1 Sergey Sirotkin 2 George Russel

    I know that you weren’t looking for both drivers but this is how I would put forward these 5 teams 😊😊

      1 year ago
  • Why are people in support of ocon over Perez? Yes, ocon is a talented and very consistent, but Perez has gotten numerous podiums and had more points than ocon.

      1 year ago
    • I think people see Ocon’s potential and Checo’s attitude. Just from what I’ve heard

        1 year ago
  • Ferrari fan checking in, I wanted Danny Ricc in a bad way. Seb staying on, and Leclerc as the 1 for Haas.

    FWIW, I also would've handed the #1 seat to Kimi around late spring.

      1 year ago
    • I doubt you’re alone in that, Dan at Ferrari would have been quite something. I’m not sure it was even an option though, sadly.

      Controversial about Kimi, but I get it. As much as he came second and that’s a great result, Seb had some shockers...

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        1 year ago
  • I'd have kept Kimi for another year at Ferrari, and given Charles more experience. Then 1 year with Ferrari until the 2021 regulations to learn the team, then he can go boom.

      1 year ago
    • Would you have left him at Sauber or moved him on to Haas?

        1 year ago
    • I'd leave him at Sauber, because they're becoming a really good team, plus Haas doesn't have such a good environment.

        1 year ago
  • Ferrari ricciardo, Renault hulkenburg, haas giovinazzi, Williams Russell, force India Ocon

      1 year ago
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