Formula One’s Class of 2016

Shanghai 2010
Starting Grid F1 Shanghai” by Drew Bates is licensed under CC BY 2.0

With the announcement that Rio Haryanto will take the second Manor Racing seat, the Formula One 2016 grid is complete.

Assuming there are no driver changes from here until the Australian Grand Prix, there will be thirteen nations represented. The most well represented of those nations will be Germany who will have four drivers.

Pan” by Leo Hidalgo is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

There will be three rookies in the season. Those being the two Manor Racing drivers of Rio Haryanto and Pascal Wehrlein as well as Renault driver, Jolyon Palmer.

Kimi Räikkönen” by Michael Elleray is licensed under CC BY 2.0

So, welcome Rio to the 2016 Formula One season. We’ve got eleven teams, our twenty two drivers are confirmed and we have our twenty one races.

Now let’s go racing!

Shanghai 2011
Start of Shanghai Formula One!” by Marc van der Chijs is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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