The 2013 season is underway for Formula 1 racing and there have been some changes from last year.
In the 2012 season RedBull won everything again but only by the smallest margins. Kimi Raikkonen had a strong season in his welcome back and Lewis Hamilton was really close to winning another title, closer than people have thought and if you take into consideration some accidents he had plus team f*ups then he might have been the 2012 World Drivers Champion.
Fernando Alonso almost won and he did this on a bad car that the team struggled with all season. That just shows how great of a driver he is.
In 2013 one of the biggest changes is Lewis Hamilton drivers for team Mercedes, which is a team that has struggled in the past few years. With the move we now see McLaren struggling to score points and this also comes as the team launched a new car and are struggling to get the most out of it, similar to Ferrari last season. Lewis Hamilton is no doubt one of the best drivers in the sport so he is already helping Mercedes and McLaren are struggling with Button as the #1 guy with a young Sergio Perez struggling to show he is worthy of being their driver.
RedBulls are fast as expected and this isn't a surprise. Team Lotus are doing not bad and they seem to have a consistent yet fast car.
So the teams and drivers that will do the most in 2013?
Ferrari: Alonso & Massa
RedBull Racing: Vettel & Webber
Mercedes: Hamilton & Rosberg
Lotus: Raikkonen & Grosjean
The popular McLaren team most likely won't do better than these 4. That means your champion for the 2013 season is going to be either one of the big 4: Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel or Raikkonen.