There Were Massive Driver Changes in the Off-Season
Names and liveries weren't the only thing the teams changed in the off-season. Many driver changes took place. The most noteworthy being the return of 2007 world champion, Kimi Räikkönen. The former Ferrari and McLaren driver left F1 to try his hand at rally racing with the WRC, but has returned to drive with Lotus F1.
Everyone will be checking to see if the once prodigious driver still has the talent to win a championship. Pedro de la Rosa is also making his return to the story with HRT-Cosworth. At 41-years-old he'll be on of the oldest drivers in the league.
Other big shake-ups include the F1 retirement of Rubens Barrichello who raced for a record 19 seasons. A former teammate to Michael Schumacher, Barrichello will me heading to the U.S. to race in IndyCar. Red Bull's second factory team, Scuderia Toro Rosso cut both of their drivers, Jamie Alguersauri and Sebastian Buemi, the latter joining Red Bull Racing as a testing driver.