Max Chilton

Welcome to the new Formula One drivers for 2013

It has been pointed out to me that there are a series of new Formula One drivers in 2013, five new entrants to be precise. We have had a chance to see them all run in Winter Testing so far, and I have posted a welcome to Jules Bianchi, but it seems only polite to mention each of them, and share some pictures of them from Winter Testing, as has been pointed out by fellow Twitter user, Kate Hewitt. Particularly interesting is the Marussia team, with two rookie drivers, in the form of the aforementioned Jules Bianchi, and also British driver Max Chilton racing. That should be an interesting team through 2013.  Just as 2012 seemed to have an unusual number of former world champions driving – Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, so 2013 seems to be the year of the rookie.

So, for all you fans of the new drivers, here are the pictures that I captured of each of them in testing. I hope that the future is bright for all of them.


Esteban Gutierrez, driving for Sauber



Valterri Bottas, driving for Williams



Geido van der Garde, driving for Caterham



Jules Bianchi, driving for Marussia



Max Chilton, also driving for Marussia