List: 2010 Formula 1 Preview

By John Beltz Snyder

February 22, 2010

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Team: Mercedes GP. Chassis: MGP W01. Engine: Mercedes-Benz. Drivers: Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg. Notes: Formerly Brawn GP, 2009 constructor champion. Mercedes GP sees Michael Schumacher’s return to Formula 1.

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Team: Williams. Chassis: FW32. Engine: Cosworth CA2010. Drivers: Rubens Barrichello, Nico Hulkenberg.

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Team: McLaren. Chassis: MP4-25. Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108X Drivers: Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton. Notes: McLaren is comprised of the last two years’ driver champions.

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Team: Renault. Chassis: R30. Engine: Renault RS27-2010. Drivers: Robert Kubica, Vitaly Petrov.

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Team: Red Bull. Chassis: RB6. Engine: Renault RS27-2010. Drivers: Sebatian Vettel, Mark Webber.

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Team: Force India. Chassis: VJM03. Engine: Mercedes-Benz. Drivers: Adrian Sutil, Vitantonio Liuzzi.

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Team: Toro Rosso. Chassis: STR5. Engine: Ferrari 056. Drivers: Sebastien Buemi, Jaime Alguersuari.

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Team: Ferrari. Chassis: F10. Engine: Ferrari 056. Drivers: Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso. Note: Massa Returns to racing after last season’s head injury.

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Team: Sauber. Chassis: C29. Engine: Ferrari 056. Drivers: Pedro de la Rosa, Kamui Kobayashi. Notes: Sauber purchased the team back from BMW. Kobayashi arrived late last season, and performed impressively.

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Team: Lotus. Chassis: T127. Engine: Cosworth CA2010. Drivers: Jarno Trulli, Heikki Kovalainen. Notes: After a 15-year absence, Lotus returns to Formula 1.

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Team: Virgin. Chassis: VR-01. Engine: Cosworth CA2010. Drivers: Timo Glock, Lucas di Grassi. Notes: The Virgin team is new to Formula 1.

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Team: Campos. Chassis: Unknown. Engine: Cosworth CA2010. Drivers: Bruno Senna. Notes: After financial circumstances raised questions as to the viability of the new team, investors came to Campos Meta’s rescue.

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Team: USF1. Chassis: Unknown. Engine: Cosworth CA2010. Drivers: Jose Maria Lopez. Notes: Rumors of dire financial trouble surround the new team. Some suggest USF1 Might fold into Campos.

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The beginning of the 2010 Formula 1 season is just a few weeks away, with the season opener taking place at Bahrain on March 14. This year, if all goes as planned, sees four new teams: Virgin, Campos, US, and Lotus. It also sees a ban on refueling, which has required constructors to build larger fuel tanks into the cars. Furthermore, Montreal, Canada will host the Canadian Grand Prix, which was absent from last year's schedule.

The 2010 Fomula 1 schedule is as follows:

March 14 – Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir)
March 28 – Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne)
April 4 – Malaysian Grand Prix (Kuala Lumpur)
April 18 – Chinese Grand Prix(Shanghai)
May 9 – Gran Premio de España (Catalunya)
May 16 – Grand Prix de Monaco (Monte Carlo)
May 30 – Turkish Grand Prix (Istanbul)
June 13 – Grand Prix du Canada (Montreal)
June 27 – Grand Prix of Europe (Valencia)
July 11 – British Grand Prix (Silverstone)
July 25 - Grosser Preis von Deutschland (Hockenheim)
August 1 - Magyar Nagydíg (Budapest)
August 29 – Belgian Brand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 12 – Gran Premio d'Italia (Monza)
September 26 – Singapore Grand Prix (Singapore)
October 10 – Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka)
October 24 – Korean Grand Prix (Yeongam)
November 7 – Grande Premio do Brasil (Sao Paulo)
November 14 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina Circuit)
 

Click through the gallery above to see infomormation about teams, cars, and drivers for the 2010 season.