F1 in 2013 could be epic. Five rookies (Bottas, Gutierrez, Van der Garde, Chilton and Bianchi) and five World Champions (Vettel, Alonso, Button, Hamilton and Raikkonen). Find out who the oldest, youngest and most experienced drivers on the new season’s grid are, which country has the most representatives and more.
YOUNGEST AND OLDEST
Oldest driver – Mark Webber (36 years old; August 1976).
Youngest driver – Esteban Gutierrez (21 years old; August 1991).
Average age of the grid – 26.6 years.
Drivers in their 30s – Six.
Drivers in their 20s – Sixteen.
Oldest driver line-up – Alonso and Massa (62 years; Ferrari).
Youngest driver line-up – Chilton and Bianchi (44 years; Marussia).
Most experienced – Jenson Button (228 starts).
Rookies – Five (Bottas, Gutierrez, Van der Garde, Chilton and Bianchi).
World Champions – Five (Vettel, Alonso, Button, Raikkonen, Hamilton).
Grand Prix winners – Nine.
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
Number of countries represented by drivers – Ten (Great Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Finland, Brazil, Spain, Netherlands, Venezuela).
Host GP countries with a home driver – Five (Spain, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, Australia).
Countries most represented – Germany, France and Great Britain (four drivers each).
Drivers from Europe – Sixteen.
Drivers from South America – Two.
Drivers from North America – Two (Mexico).
Drivers from Australia – Two.
TOP OF THE POPS
Most championships – Sebastian Vettel (Three).
Most race wins – Fernando Alonso (30).
Most poles – Sebastian Vettel (36).
Most podiums – Fernando Alonso (86).
Most fastest laps – Kimi Raikkonen (37).
Most seasons with current team – Felipe Massa (Eighth season at Ferrari).