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Formula 1 season 2013

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Formula 1 season 2013
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Points allocation

The 2013 season saw a stability in the regulations that we hadn't seen for a long while. Driver changes were to provide the initial intrigue, with Lewis Hamilton's much-anticipated move to Mercedes. The calendar missed the European GP at Valencia, whilst the successful US race in Austin returned for its second outing. Red Bull were searching for a fourth consecutive championship, but McLaren and Ferrari were both fired up to try and stop them.

Season overview

There was plenty of action to behold long before the season itself got going, with team movements (Toto Wolff moving to Mercedes), the long-awaited car launches (to stepped nose, or not to stepped nose), and of course, the pre-season testing (Mercedes having Lotus-style issues). With the significant lack of regulation changes, and the desire of most teams to balance their forward development this year with the need to pool resources for 2014, there weren't a lot of startling differences to be noted upon the cars.

Late signings plus two new drivers saw both Caterham and Marussia with a lot of team-building to do, whilst Force India left it until the very last minute to complete their lineup.

Learn more about the 2013 Formula 1 season with the Pocket F1 Handbook.

Season calendar

Australian Grand PrixAustralia17 Mar
Malaysian Grand PrixMalaysia24 Mar
Chinese Grand PrixChina14 Apr
Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain21 Apr
Spanish Grand PrixSpain12 May
Monaco Grand PrixMonaco26 May
Canadian Grand PrixCanada09 Jun
British Grand PrixUnited Kingdom30 Jun
German Grand PrixGermany07 Jul
Hungarian Grand PrixHungary28 Jul
Belgian Grand PrixBelgium25 Aug
Italian Grand PrixItaly08 Sep
Singapore Grand PrixSingapore22 Sep
South Korean Grand PrixSouth Korea06 Oct
Japanese Grand PrixJapan13 Oct
Indian Grand PrixIndia27 Oct
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixAbu Dhabi03 Nov
United States Grand PrixUnited States17 Nov
Brazilian Grand PrixBrazil24 Nov

Driver standings

10Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing397
20Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari242
32Mark WebberInfiniti Red Bull Racing199
4-1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team189
5-1Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team183
60Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team171
70Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team132
80Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari112
90Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes73
101Nico HülkenbergSauber F1 Team51
111Sergio PérezVodafone McLaren Mercedes49
12-2Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team48
130Adrian SutilSahara Force India F1 Team29
140Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso20
150Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso13
160Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team6
170Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team4
180Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1
190Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team0
200Charles PicCaterham F1 Team0
212Heikki KovalainenLotus F1 Team0
22-1Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team0
23-1Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team0
F1 driver championship3970AUSMALCHNBHRESPMONCANGBRGERHUNBELITASINKORJPNINDABUUSABRASebastian VettelFernando AlonsoMark WebberLewis HamiltonKimi RäikkönenNico RosbergRomain GrosjeanFelipe MassaJenson ButtonNico HülkenbergSergio PérezPaul di RestaAdrian SutilDaniel RicciardoJean-Éric VergneEsteban GutiérrezValtteri BottasPastor MaldonadoSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

Constructor standings

10Infiniti Red Bull Racing596
20Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team360
30Scuderia Ferrari354
40Lotus F1 Team315
50Vodafone McLaren Mercedes122
60Sahara Force India F1 Team77
70Sauber F1 Team57
80Scuderia Toro Rosso33
90Williams F1 Team5
100Marussia F1 Team0
110Caterham F1 Team0
F1 constructor championship5960AUSMALCHNBHRESPMONCANGBRGERHUNBELITASINKORJPNINDABUUSABRAInfiniti Red Bull …Mercedes AMG Petro …Scuderia FerrariLotus F1 TeamVodafone McLaren M …Sahara Force India …Sauber F1 TeamScuderia Toro RossoWilliams F1 TeamSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

Fastest laps

Australian Grand PrixKimi Räikkönen1:29.274
Malaysian Grand PrixSergio Pérez1:39.199
Chinese Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:36.808
Bahrain Grand PrixEsteban Gutiérrez1:270202
Spanish Grand PrixEsteban Gutiérrez1:26.217
Monaco Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:16.577
Canadian Grand PrixMark Webber1:16.182
British Grand PrixMark Webber1:33.401
German Grand PrixFernando Alonso1:33.468
Hungarian Grand PrixMark Webber1:24.069
Belgian Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:50.756
Italian Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:25.849
Singapore Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:48.574
South Korean Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:41.380
Japanese Grand PrixMark Webber1:34.587
Indian Grand PrixKimi Räikkönen1:27.679
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixFernando Alonso1:43.434
United States Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:39.856
Brazilian Grand PrixMark Webber1:15.436

F1 test schedule

Circuito de JerezSpain05 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain06 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain07 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain08 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain19 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain20 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain21 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain22 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain28 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain01 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain02 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain03 Mar

F1 team launches

Lotus F1 TeamEnstone, England28 Jan
Vodafone McLaren MercedesWoking, England31 Jan
Sahara Force India F1 TeamSilverstone, England01 Feb
Scuderia FerrariMaranello, Italy01 Feb
Sauber F1 TeamHinwill, Switzerland02 Feb
Infiniti Red Bull RacingMilton Keynes, England03 Feb
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamJerez, Spain04 Feb
Scuderia Toro RossoJerez, Spain04 Feb
Caterham F1 TeamJerez, Spain05 Feb
Marussia F1 TeamJerez, Spain05 Feb
Williams F1 TeamBarcelona, Spain19 Feb