2016 Australian F1 Grand Prix: Drivers, teams and cars

For those new to Formula One, we break down the team so you know who’s who at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.

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Formula One cars aren’t like your average fast cars. The single-seat cars have no roof, and have the engine behind the Formula One driver. The cars are used only for F1 racing events and must adhere to strict regulations, including the racing team constructing the vehicles themselves – kind of like the old days of go-kart street racing – with some outsourced help for design and manufacturing.

Read about the top nine F1 cars ever made here.

For enthusiasts, the build of the car is part of the fun. But for the rest of us, we just want to know who drives what colour car.

HERE IS YOUR GUIDE ON WHO IS DRIVING WHAT AT THIS WEEKEND’S RACE

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One

Car colour: grey and green
Lewis Hamilton #44 (our pick for podium finish)
Nico Rosberg #6 (our pick for podium finish)

Mercedes-AMG PetronasCredit: Formula One World Championship Limited

Scuderia Ferrari

Car colour: red and white
Sebastian Vettel #5 (our pick for podium finish)
Kimi Raikkonen #7

Scuderia-FerrariCredit: Formula One World Championship Limited

Williams Martini Racing

Car colour: White, red and blue
Felipe Massa #19
Valtteri Bottas #77

Williams Martini F1Credit: Formula One World Championship Limited

Red Bull Racing

Car colour: Dark blue, yellow and red
Daniel Ricciardo #3
Daniil Kvyat #26

Red Bull RacingCredit: Formula One World Championship Limited

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Car colour: White, black and orange
Sergio Perez #11
Nico Hülkenberg #27

Team Force India F1Credit: Formula One World Championship Limited

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Car colour: Royal blue and red
Max Verstappen #33
Carlos Sainz #55

Toro Rosso F1Credit: Formula One World Championship Limited

Sauber F1 Team

Car colours: blue and yellow
Marcus Ericsson #9
Felipe Nasr #12

Sauber F1Credit: Formula One World Championship Limited

McLaren Honda

Car colour: red and black
Fernando Alonso #14
Jenson Button #22

McLaren Honda F1Credit: Formula One World Championship Limited

Haas F1 Team

Car colours: Silver, black and red
Romain Grosjean #8
Esteban Gutierrez #21

Hass F1Credit: Formula One World Championship Limited

Manor Racing

Car colour: Blue, orange and white
Pascal Wehrlein #94
Rio Haryanto #88

Manor racingCredit: Formula One World Championship Limited

Renault Sport Formula 1 Team

Car colour: Black and yellow
Kevin Magnussen #20
Jolyon Palmer #30

Renault F1Credit: Formula One World Championship Limited

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