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The 2013 Formula One season was the 64th season of the Formula One World Championship. Eleven teams and twenty-two drivers competed in nineteen Grands Prix. The season started in Australia on 17 March and ended in Brazil on 24 November.

The 2013 season was the final year for the 2.4 litre V8 engine setup.

Sebastian Vettel was the defending World Drivers' Champion. He was Champion again in 2013.

Signed teams and drivers

At the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix, Bernie Ecclestone said that the "majority" of teams in the 2012 season agreed to compete in 2013.

On 30 November 2012, the FIA published a provisional entry list for the 2013 season.

Lewis Hamilton Bahrain
Lewis Hamilton—seen here at the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix—left McLaren to join the Mercedes works team in 2013.
Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Race drivers Rounds Free Practice driver(s)
Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull–Renault RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 1–15 N/A
2 Australia Mark Webber 1–15
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari Type 056 P 3 Spain Fernando Alonso 1–15 N/A
4 Brazil Felipe Massa 1–15
United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren–Mercedes MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1–15 N/A
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez 1–15
United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus–Renault E21 Renault RS27-2013 P 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 1–15 N/A
8 France Romain Grosjean 1–15
Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P 9 Germany Nico Rosberg 1–15 N/A
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 1–15
Switzerland Sauber F1 Team SauberFerrari C32 Ferrari Type 056 P 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 1–15 N/A
12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 1–15
India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India–Mercedes VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 1–15 United Kingdom James Calado
15 Germany Adrian Sutil 1–15
United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams–Renault FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 1–15 N/A
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1–15
Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro RossoFerrari STR8 Ferrari Type 056 P 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne 1–15 N/A
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1–15
Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham–Renault CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P 20 France Charles Pic 1–15 People's Republic of China Ma Qinghua
Finland Heikki Kovalainen
United States Alexander Rossi
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 1–15
Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia–Cosworth MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P 22 France Jules Bianchi 1–15 Venezuela Rodolfo González
23 United Kingdom Max Chilton 1–15

Team changes

In November 2012, the owners of HRT F1 placed the team for sale. The team needed to find a buyer by 30 November to remain in the sport. HRT failed to find a buyer and the team was not included in the 2013 entry list.

Driver changes

In September 2012, seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher said that he was retiring from the sport for a second time. 2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton agreed to take Schumacher's place. The move ended his fourteen-year career with McLaren.

Driver Sergio Pérez left Sauber to join McLaren. Nico Hülkenberg filled the vacant seat at Sauber. Hülkenberg was joined by Esteban Gutiérrez, who was Sauber's testing and reserve driver in 2011 and 2012.

Charles Pic moved from Marussia to Caterham. Max Chilton took his place at Marussia.

Calendar

The following nineteen races appeared on the 2013 race schedule. The number of races on the Formula One calendar is dictated by the Concorde Agreement.

The calendar was originally meant to host twenty races. This would add the new Grand Prix of Jersey. The race in New Jersey was delayed to 2014.

Round Race title Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Australia Albert Park, Melbourne 17 March
2 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 24 March
3 UBS Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP People's Republic of China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai 14 April
4 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 21 April
5 Gran Premio de España Spanish GP Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 12 May
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 26 May
7 Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 9 June
8 British Grand Prix British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 30 June
9 Großer Preis von Deutschland German GP Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg 7 July
10 Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 28 July
11 Shell Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps 25 August
12 Gran Premio d'Italia Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 8 September
13 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore 22 September
14 Korean Grand Prix Korean GP South Korea Korea International Circuit, Yeongam 6 October
15 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka 13 October
16 Airtel Indian Grand Prix Indian GP India Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida 27 October
17 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi GP United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 3 November
18 United States Grand Prix United States GP United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin 17 November
19 Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 24 November
Sources:

Calendar changes

Results and standings

Grands Prix

Rd. Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Report
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Finland Kimi Räikkönen Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault Report
2 Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Mexico Sergio Pérez Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
3 People's Republic of China Chinese Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Sebastian Vettel Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari Report
4 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes Report
7 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Australia Mark Webber Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
8 United Kingdom British Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Australia Mark Webber Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes Report
9 Germany German Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Spain Fernando Alonso Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
10 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
11 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
12 Italy Italian Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
13 Singapore Singapore Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
14 South Korea Korean Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
15 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Australia Mark Webber Australia Mark Webber Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
16 India Indian Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Finland Kimi Räikkönen Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
17 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Australia Mark Webber Spain Fernando Alonso Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
18 United States United States Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
19 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Australia Mark Webber Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report

Drivers' standings

Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers using the following structure:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos. Driver Grands Prix Points
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
People's Republic of China
BHR
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
KOR
South Korea
JPN
Japan
IND
India
ABU
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
BRA
Brazil
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3 1 4 1 4 2 1 Ret 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 397
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 2 Ret 1 8 1 7 2 3 4 5 2 2 2 6 4 11 5 5 3 242
3 Australia Mark Webber 6 2 Ret 7 5 3 4 2 7 4 5 3 15† Ret 2 Ret 2 3 2 199
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 5 3 3 5 12 4 3 4 5 1 3 9 5 5 Ret 6 7 4 9 189
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 1 7 2 2 2 10 9 5 2 2 Ret 11 3 2 5 7 Ret 183
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Ret 4 Ret 9 6 1 5 1 9 19† 4 6 4 7 8 2 3 9 5 171
7 France Romain Grosjean 10 6 9 3 Ret Ret 13 19† 3 6 8 8 Ret 3 3 3 4 2 Ret 132
8 Brazil Felipe Massa 4 5 6 15 3 Ret 8 6 Ret 8 7 4 6 9 10 4 8 12 7 112
9 United Kingdom Jenson Button 9 17† 5 10 8 6 12 13 6 7 6 10 7 8 9 14 12 10 4 73
10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg DNS 8 10 12 15 11 Ret 10 10 11 13 5 9 4 6 19† 14 6 8 51
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez 11 9 11 6 9 16† 11 20† 8 9 11 12 8 10 15 5 9 7 6 49
12 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 8 Ret 8 4 7 9 7 9 11 18† Ret Ret 20† Ret 11 8 6 15 11 48
13 Germany Adrian Sutil 7 Ret Ret 13 13 5 10 7 13 Ret 9 16† 10 20† 14 9 10 Ret 13 29
14 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Ret 18† 7 16 10 Ret 15 8 12 13 10 7 Ret 19† 13 10 16 11 10 20
15 France Jean-Éric Vergne 12 10 12 Ret Ret 8 6 Ret Ret 12 12 Ret 14 18† 12 13 17 16 15 13
16 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 13 12 Ret 18 11 13 20† 14 14 Ret 14 13 12 11 7 15 13 13 12 6
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas 14 11 13 14 16 12 14 12 16 Ret 15 15 13 12 17 16 15 8 Ret 4
18 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Ret Ret 14 11 14 Ret 16 11 15 10 17 14 11 13 16 12 11 17 16 1
19 France Jules Bianchi 15 13 15 19 18 Ret 17 16 Ret 16 18 19 18 16 Ret 18 20 18 17 0
20 France Charles Pic 16 14 16 17 17 Ret 18 15 17 15 Ret 17 19 14 18 Ret 19 20 Ret 0
21 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 14 14 0
22 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 18 15 18 21 Ret 15 Ret 18 18 14 16 18 16 15 Ret Ret 18 19 18 0
23 United Kingdom Max Chilton 17 16 17 20 19 14 19 17 19 17 19 20 17 17 19 17 21 21 19 0
Pos. Driver AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
People's Republic of China
BHR
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
KOR
South Korea
JPN
Japan
IND
India
ABU
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
BRA
Brazil
Points
Grands Prix
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Constructors' standings

Pos. Constructor No. Grands Prix Points
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
People's Republic of China
BHR
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
KOR
South Korea
JPN
Japan
IND
India
ABU
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
BRA
Brazil
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 1 3 1 4 1 4 2 1 Ret 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 596
2 6 2 Ret 7 5 3 4 2 7 4 5 3 15† Ret 2 Ret 2 3 2
2 Germany Mercedes 9 Ret 4 Ret 9 6 1 5 1 9 19† 4 6 4 7 8 2 3 9 5 360
10 5 3 3 5 12 4 3 4 5 1 3 9 5 5 Ret 6 7 4 9
3 Italy Ferrari 3 2 Ret 1 8 1 7 2 3 4 5 2 2 2 6 4 11 5 5 3 354
4 4 5 6 15 3 Ret 8 6 Ret 8 7 4 6 9 10 4 8 12 7
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 7 1 7 2 2 2 10 9 5 2 2 Ret 11 3 2 5 7 Ret 14 14 315
8 10 6 9 3 Ret Ret 13 19† 3 6 8 8 Ret 3 3 3 4 2 Ret
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 5 9 17† 5 10 8 6 12 13 6 7 6 10 7 8 9 14 12 10 4 122
6 11 9 11 6 9 16† 11 20† 8 9 11 12 8 10 15 5 9 7 6
6 India Force India-Mercedes 14 8 Ret 8 4 7 9 7 9 11 18† Ret Ret 20† Ret 11 8 6 15 11 77
15 7 Ret Ret 13 13 5 10 7 13 Ret 9 16† 10 20† 14 9 10 Ret 13
7 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 11 DNS 8 10 12 15 11 Ret 10 10 11 13 5 9 4 6 19† 14 6 8 57
12 13 12 Ret 18 11 13 20† 14 14 Ret 14 13 12 11 7 15 13 13 12
8 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 18 12 10 12 Ret Ret 8 6 Ret Ret 12 12 Ret 14 18† 12 13 17 16 15 33
19 Ret 18† 7 16 10 Ret 15 8 12 13 10 7 Ret 19† 13 10 16 11 10
9 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 16 Ret Ret 14 11 14 Ret 16 11 15 10 17 14 11 13 16 12 11 17 16 5
17 14 11 13 14 16 12 14 12 16 Ret 15 15 13 12 17 16 15 8 Ret
10 Russia Marussia-Cosworth 22 15 13 15 19 18 Ret 17 16 Ret 16 18 19 18 16 Ret 18 20 18 17 0
23 17 16 17 20 19 14 19 17 19 17 19 20 17 17 19 17 21 21 19
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 20 16 14 16 17 17 Ret 18 15 17 15 Ret 17 19 14 18 Ret 19 20 Ret 0
21 18 15 18 21 Ret 15 Ret 18 18 14 16 18 16 15 Ret Ret 18 19 18
Pos. Constructor No. AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
People's Republic of China
BHR
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
KOR
South Korea
JPN
Japan
IND
India
ABU
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
BRA
Brazil
Points
Grands Prix
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

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