2010 F1 line-up nears completion

The line-up for the 2010 Formula 1 season took another step towards completion on Tuesday with the news that Pedro de la Rosa will drive for the BMW Sauber team, the Spaniard securing one of the most coveted seats left

2010 F1 line-up nears completion

With the Sauber line-up complete, all eyes will be now on Renault, which is yet to announce who will partner Robert Kubica at the team this year.

There will be no shortage of candidates for the vacant seat, with drivers like Nick Heidfeld or Romain Grosjean yet to find out if they will be on the grid again this season.

Another team yet to finalise its line-up is Campos Meta, which has only signed Brazilian Bruno Senna so far and has one of the four empty slots ahead of the start of the season in March.

US F1 remains the only team yet to confirm any drivers, with Argentinean Jose Maria Lopez linked with one of the seats for several months.

2010 driver line-up:

Mercedes GP

Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg

Red Bull Racing

Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber

McLaren-Mercedes

Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari

Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa

BMW Sauber

Pedro de la Rosa
Kamui Kobayashi

Williams-Cosworth

Rubens Barrichello
Nico Hulkenberg

Renault

Robert Kubica
TBA

Force India-Mercedes

Adrian Sutil
Tonio Liuzzi

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

Sebastien Buemi
Jamie Alguersuari

Lotus-Cosworth

Jarno Trulli
Heikki Kovalainen

Campos-Cosworth

Bruno Senna
TBA

Virgin-Cosworth

Timo Glock
Lucas di Grassi

US F1-Cosworth

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