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In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers

  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • The World No. 1 Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel will again start as the favourite. Winning a fourth consecutive title would put Vettel in the company of F1 greats Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Missing the 2012 title by a whisker against rival Vettel, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso will aim to start off the season on a high. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Kimi Raikkonen won his 19th Grand Prix at Abu Dhabi in 2012 and finished third overall in the championship tally. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Known for his sheer speed, Lewis Hamilton will begin the new season with Mercedes. He left McLaren, his debut team, last year at the Brazilian GP and signed a three-year deal with Mercedes. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • The 33-year old Jenson Button will be McLaren's undisputed No. 1 in the absence of Lewis Hamilton. With 230 Grand Prixs to his name, Button will provide his new team-mate Sergio Perez plenty of advice and guidance. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Mark Webber will start his 12th season in Formula 1. At 36, he is the oldest driver. Webber joined Red Bull in 2007 after previously driving for Minardi, Jaguar, BMW Williams then Williams. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Felipe Massa was comprehensively outclassed by team-mate Fernando Alonso in the 2012 season. His podium finish at the Brazilian GP confirmed his seat for 2013. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Romain Grosjean clinched podium spots in Bahrain, Canada and Hungary in 2012. Grosjean was banned for one race after he caused a severe crash at the Belgian GP that sent Alonso, Hamilton and Sergio Perez off the track at the first corner. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Nico Rosberg finished higher than his legendary Mercedes team-mate Schumacher in 2012. He secured his maiden win of his career at the Chinese GP last year. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • With two second-place finishes at the Malaysian and Italian GPs and third place in Canada last season, Mexico%u2019s Sergio Perez has already made his mark. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Nico Hulkenberg drove consistently for Sahara Force India last season. He made a fifth-place finish in Valencia and fourth at Spa. Hulkenberg will get the chance this year with Sauber racing team. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Paul di Resta is the cousin of Indycar star Dario Franchitti, and sports-car racer Marino Franchitti. But he never won a race in his first two seasons and finishing 14th in the driver standings in 2012. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Adrian Sutil has been given a second chance with Sahara Force India. He was replaced by Nico Hulkenberg in 2011. Sutil was with Force India from 2007-11.(Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Pastor Maldonado is a Venezuelan driver currently with the Williams racing team. Before making his F1 debut in 2011, he won the 2010 GP2 championship. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Jean-Eric Vergne is a French racing driver who will be competing for Toro Rosso racing team. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Daniel Ricciardo is entering his second season with Toro Rosso after making his debut with HRT. Ricciardo ended the 2012 season 18th in the drivers' standings. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Charles Pic finished 21st in the drivers' standings with Marussia. The Frenchman, who will be driving for Caterham this season, is hoping a change of teams can improve his fortunes in 2013. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Jules Bianchi had a dramatic pre-season testing when he missed out on a spot with Sahara in Barcelona. He will be representing Marussia this season. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • After Perez, Esteban Gutierrez will be the second Mexican on the grid in 2013. The 21-year-old joined Sauber in 2010 as a reserve driver. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Giedo van der Garde is making his F1 debut with Caterham, after a season as a reserve driver. Garde won the World Karting Championship in 2002. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • Max Chilton will make his F1 debut with Marussia this year. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers
  • In pics: The 2013 Formula One drivers