The 2010 Formula 1 World Championship Grid

Well, pre-season testing is completed and all the teams have unveiled their cars and, of course, it has been confirmed that the USF1 squad will not make it to Bahrain for first practice in nine days or for the rest of the season – I cannot wait for that book to be written.  The final driver for the 2010 Formula 1 grid was unveiled earlier on today as Karun Chandhok was announced as the second HRT driver – on a separate note, I can barely tell the new Lotus and HRT apart as both are an odd shade of green with touches of yellow.

Other than that, the Mercedes Petronas’ initial launch was the 2009 car with an updated livery with the 2010 machine first displayed at the second test test in Jerez. The Toro Rosso team is the official “junior” team of Red Bull Racing and as such share reserve drivers, while for some bizarre reason (and against popular consensus), I find the Renault R30 to be very, very sexy. Virgin F1 and Force India have launched their cars exclusively online with both running for the first time at Jerez.
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25
1. Jenson Button
2. Lewis Hamilton
Reserve: Gary Paffett

Mercedes Petronas MGP-W01
3. Michael Schumacher
4. Nico Rosberg

Red Bull Racing RB6
5. Sebastian Vettel
6. Mark Webber
Reserves: Brendon Hartley and Daniel Ricciardo

Scuderia Ferrari F10
7. Felipe Massa
8. Fernando Alonso
Reserves: Luca Badoer, Giancarlo Fisichella and Marc Gene

Williams F1 FW32
9. Rubens Barrichello
10. Nico Hulkenberg
Reserve: Valtteri Bottas

Renault F1 R30
11. Robert Kubica
12. Vitaly Petrov
Reserves: Jan Charouz, Jerome d’Ambrosio and Ho-Pin Tung

Force India F1 VJM03
14. Adrian Sutil
15. Vitantonio Liuzzi
Reserves: Paul di Resta

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5
16. Sebastien Buemi
17. Jaime Alguersuari
Reserves: Brandon Hartley and Daniel Ricciardo

Lotus F1 Racing
18. Jarno Trulli
19. Heikki Kovalainen
Reserve: Fairuz Fauzy

20. Karun Chandhok
21. Bruno Senna

BMW Sauber F1 C29
22. Pedro de la Rosa
23. Kamui Kobayashi

Virgin Racing VR-01
24. Timo Glock
25. Lucas di Grassi
Reserves: Andy Soucek and Luiz Razia

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