2011 F1 entry list confirms Sauber name change

2011 F1 season

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Abu Dhabi, 2010

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Abu Dhabi, 2010

The FIA has published the drivers and teams entry list for the 2011 F1 season as it stands.

The list shows 14 drivers confirmed in the 24 places available on the grid next year.

Among the few changes are Sauber changing their official name from “BMW Sauber” to “Sauber”.

The list indicates Lotus will retain the same driver line-up of Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.

Neither of Toro Rosso’s drivers are confirmed despite the team announcing in July that Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari would be retained.

2011 F1 entry list as published by the FIA

1 Sebastian Vettel (DEU) Red Bull Racing (AUT) Red Bull Racing Renault
2 Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing (AUT) Red Bull Racing Renault
3 Jenson Button (GBR) Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes (GBR) McLaren Mercedes
4 Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes (GBR) McLaren Mercedes
5 Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro (ITA) Ferrari
6 Felipe Massa (BRA) Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro (ITA) Ferrari
7 Michael Schumacher (DEU) Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team (DEU) Mercedes
8 Nico Rosberg (DEU) Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team (DEU) Mercedes
9 Robert Kubica (POL) Renault F1 Team (FRA) Renault
10 TBA Renault F1 Team (FRA) Renault
11 Rubens Barrichello (BRA) AT&T Williams (GBR) Williams Cosworth
12 TBA AT&T Williams (GBR) Williams Cosworth
14 TBA Force India F1 Team (IND) Force India Mercedes
15 TBA Force India F1 Team (IND) Force India Mercedes
16 Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) Sauber F1 Team (CHE) Sauber Ferrari
17 Sergio Perez Mendoza (MEX) Sauber F1 Team (CHE) Sauber Ferrari
18 TBA Scuderia Toro Rosso (ITA) STR Ferrari
19 TBA Scuderia Toro Rosso (ITA) STR Ferrari
20 Jarno Trulli (ITA) Team Lotus (MAL) Lotus Renault
21 Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Team Lotus (MAL) Lotus Renault
22 TBA HRT F1 Team (ESP) HRT Cosworth
23 TBA HRT F1 Team (ESP) HRT Cosworth
24 TBA Marussia Virgin Racing (GBR) Virgin Cosworth
25 TBA Marussia Virgin Racing (GBR) Virgin Cosworth

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141 comments on 2011 F1 entry list confirms Sauber name change

  1. Chippie said on 30th November 2010, 17:19

    Wow, Luizzi hasn’t been registered yet! After all of his claims that he has a contract for 2011 you would think that both he and his agent would be getting a bit worked up over this list!

    • Prisoner Monkeys said on 1st December 2010, 7:34

      It’s not actually that uncommon for a driver to not appear on the entry list even when he has a contract in place. There were a few this time last year who had signed agreements with various teams that were omitted from the entry list. There will be another one released ahead of the winter testing season that will include more detail.

  2. Why is der DEU next to German drivers instead of GER?
    This is not a Deutsch speaking forum, is it? :)

    • David-A (@david-a) said on 30th November 2010, 17:47

      Well, who cares. It’s like “ESP” for Spain.

    • Feynman said on 30th November 2010, 17:50

      ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 Country Codes.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-3

      A bit of a weird mix, DEU and ESP, fair enough, using native spellings, cool, but then Red Bull AUT suddenly lurches back to English, surely OST would be more correct, and avoid Australia aswell.
      You then find the Swiss Saubers using Latin – Confoederatio Helvetica, CHE, so by that point, all bets are off. It’s just take your pick.

      • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 30th November 2010, 19:37

        That is a bit bizarre. Nice one spotting the Latin!

      • I guess the countries that were involved in actually defining the standard (mostly West European and North America) choose their own. From there on it’s a lot about Anglocentric choises. And as a lot of codes are given, it is not always possible to change, if coutries request such a change.

        Switzerland might have taken the latin one, as it would be hard to agree on another language (take your pick from German, French, Italian and Retro Romanian as official languages in the federation!)

      • The problem with Austria is that it technically would be ÖST, which QWERTY keyboards obviously cannot handle quite as easy.

  3. John H said on 30th November 2010, 18:46

    Any ideas on when the top 4 teams retained both their drivers last? Must be quite a while ago.

  4. J3NSON BUTTON
    LEWIS H4MILTON

    ;)

  5. HounslowBusGarage said on 30th November 2010, 19:42

    I thought Williams were losing their AT&T sponsorship, or did I just dream that?

  6. 6 of each engine, nice balance, sorry if mentioned – I skimmed :)

  7. Prisoner Monkeys said on 30th November 2010, 23:09

    I find it interesting that Jenson Button is #3 and Lewis Hamilton is #4. Hamilton finished ahead of Button in the drivers’ standings, so normally you’d expect McLaren to give him the higher-priority number. But they apear to have gone alphabetical.

  8. sumedh said on 1st December 2010, 0:41

    When I first saw 100 comments, I thought some major controversy had happened. But reading the comments made for an amusing read. Names, numbers – all banal things. Keith, its about time the drivers’ ratings or the top teams’ season review started coming.

    Next year we are going to have each engine manufacturer power exactly 3 different teams. If only Cosworth decide to make one of their supplier as their works team, the symmetry would be complete.

  9. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 1st December 2010, 1:49

    Technically Roseberg still haven’t singed any official agreement with Mercedes for 2011.I am surprised that they retain Trulli probably for his experience.Renault will have Petrov while Williams will go for Maldonado. The
    most interesting will be the line up for Force India, I think Sutil alone with Hulkenberg or Di Resta will be great with Karun their third driver.Good to see Sauber getting it’s original name back.

  10. antonyob said on 1st December 2010, 9:07

    Actually Ferrari has a technical base in the UK as well. And Torro Rosso are still getting tech support of some level from RB Technology. So it would mean only Sauber is completely non british (except for the ECU)!

    and the chief engineer of williams, Sam Michael is Australian so are Williams part Australian?

  11. antonyob said on 1st December 2010, 9:15

    Chapman is just one in a long line of British engineering geniuses who are brilliant at making everything except money. Apart from a brief period in the Victorian era, we always have been.

    If we’d invented the ipod it wouldve been twice as good but looked like a cabbage with about the same lifespan.

  12. Team update:

    And for those that got overly peed-off about Hamilton not being #3:

    http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pressreleases/f1releases/2010/Pages/f1_2011_entry.aspx

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