The 2018 Formula 1 season was such a great one with its highs and lows and it sure ended beautifully even though it could have been better for some drivers and some other teams.
|3rd||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||15|
|4th||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||12|
|8th||Sergio Perez||Racing Point||4|
Lewis Hamilton claimed his 5th driver’s championship driving alongside his team mate Valterri Bottas to earn Mercedes her 5th consecutive constructor’s title.
A new team name come on the Formula 1 grid – Force India is replaced by Racing Point. A consortium led by Lawrence Stroll whose son, Lance Stroll will partner with Sergio Perez in the group’s new driver line up. F1 confirms that the team will simply be Racing Point.
Ferrari and HAAS teams have new title sponsors for federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA).
Note that Formula 1 ranks 9th among professional sports leagues in the world by revenue at €1,830m and a whole lot of that goes into logistics and freight.
There were a few transfers from team to team;
|DRIVER||FROM||TO||NEW TEAM MATE|
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||Renault||Nico Hulkenberg|
|Carlos Sainz||Renault||McLaren||S. Vandroone|
|Charles Leclerc||Sauber||Ferrari||S. Vettel|
|Lance Stroll||Williams||Racing Point||*******|
|Pierre Gasly||Torro Rosso||Red Bull||Max Verstappen|
|Esteban Ocon||Racing Point||Mercedes||3rd & reserve driver|
|Kimi Raikkonen||Ferrari||Sauber||Antonio Giovinazzi|
Lando Norris moves up from Formula 2 to Formula 1 in McLaren having driven several free practice sessions with the team in 2018.
Russian Daniil Kvyal joins Torro Rosso from being Ferrari’s development driver and Alexander Albon joins him from Formula 2.
Robert Kubika returns to Formula 2 with Williams Racing. Robert left f1 in 2010. Formula 2 champion, George Russel joins Kubika at Williams. They start work on a low note because Williams had their worst season ever…arguably though as both former drivers (Lance Stroll and S. Sirotkin) finished in 13th and 15th places consecutively.
2018 had 20 race courses on the calendar and one more added to it for the 2019 race season which is Hanoi, Vietnam. With the straight stretch on that grid, we hope to have some F1 car drag races in between the race in 2019 with some interesting corners to match. We believe some fun things would be occurring into the bends after the drag races. May be Africa could have F1 soon, probably on the soil of the giant of Africa. Looking at the location of the race in Hanoi, Nigeria could have one.