• Apr 17, 2012
While the top four teams – you know, the ones that will be winning most if not all of the grands prix this year – have kept the same drivers, the same engines, the same sponsors and the same colors as last year, this year's Formula One World Championship has seen plenty of changes on the grid.

Lotus and Caterham have finally solved their naming-rights dispute, and both changed both of their drivers – including former World Champion Kimi Raikkonen coming back to F1. Scuderia Toro Rosso also dumped both its drivers, as did HRT, and Williams axed one Brazilian (Rubens Barrichello) for another (Bruno Senna). Virgin changed its name to Marussia, and Force India sold nearly half the team to Sahara.

Can't keep track of it all? Fortunately, YankeeF1 has provided us with spotter's guide for easy reference, showing each of the teams, its car and its drivers, plus a calendar of the grands prix this season and the color-coded tires. Keep it handy next race Sunday and you might just be able to make sense of it all.


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      Narom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bit late for the start of the season?
      CBJMNWLD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't they leave a blankspot next to Massa's spot at Ferrari? I mean come on...Who takes the bet that he's there by November?
        suthrn2nr
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CBJMNWLD
        lol, to be fair, alonso did get only 9th in China, at least lets give Massa one last chance when they get to Europe.
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Caterham only changed one of their drivers.
      Postcard
      • 2 Years Ago
      I suppose this would have started "While the top three..." before Sunday?
      mikeymac
      • 2 Years Ago
      Caterham didnt replace both its drivers, only 1 in Petrov.
      MiralDesai
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is the point of this? Everyone knows who drives for who. Plus we've already had 3 races so people would have figured it out. If you are going to post something like this then at least do it before the season starts. Also... "Lotus and Caterham have finally solved their naming-rights dispute". Long story short, they haven't. Plus Lotus have changed hands (sort of) so in one or two years they might not have the name.
      lorenzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty amazing how 5 of those cars don't show major sponsorship on their side pods.
        CBJMNWLD
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Its amazing how three of those five teams have barely any reason to show up every weekend...
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      True fans wouldn't need this, useful nonetheless.