Sidepodcast - All for F1 and F1 for all

Two weeks to go and a full F1 entry list at last - Adrian Sutil completes the picture, despite Marussia's last minute switches

Published by Christine

Sutil confirmed at Force India for 2013
Credit: Force India

It's been a long time coming, but we finally have a full line up for the 2013 season. 22 available seats, and every one of them filled by one driver. It was Force India that held us up for most of the time, keeping their options open between Adrian Sutil and Jules Bianchi. The announcement that Sutil got the drive took most by surprise, and for all of 24 hours we were feeling bad for the ousted Frenchman.

Today, however, Marussia gave Bianchi a lifeline - signing him up after sponsor payments failed to come through on behalf of Luiz Razia. Now we can extend our sympathies in the Brazilian's direction, as Bianchi gets a go at F1 in the Anglo-Russian team, and Razia has to console himself with just two days of testing experience instead.

Way back at the end of November, I set up a table to track the driver comings and goings, and for the longest time there were a disheartening number of TBCs. Finally, the table is complete, so here it is, once more, in all its glory.

Red Bull RacingSebastian VettelMark Webber
Scuderia FerrariFernando AlonsoFelipe Massa
Vodafone McLaren MercedesJenson ButtonSergio Pérez
Lotus F1 TeamKimi RäikkönenRomain Grosjean
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamLewis HamiltonNico Rosberg
Sauber F1 TeamNico HülkenbergEsteban Gutiérrez
Sahara Force India F1 TeamPaul di RestaAdrian Sutil
Williams F1 TeamPastor MaldonadoValtteri Bottas
Scuderia Toro RossoJean-Éric VergneDaniel Ricciardo
Caterham F1 TeamCharles PicGiedo van der Garde
Marussia F1 TeamJules BianchiMax Chilton

Whether this is the same list that will turn up to Australia though, I would not like to put money on.