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Profiles of teams and drivers for the 2017 F1 championship.

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MERCEDES

Base: Brackley, England

Constructors' Championships: 3

2016 Constructors' Championship: 1st

Engine: Mercedes

Team Principal: Toto Wolff

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77 Valtteri Bottas

Nationality: Finland

Age: 27

Debut: 2013 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 78

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 1

2016 Drivers' Championship: 8th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 4th (2014)

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44 Lewis Hamilton

Nationality: Britain

Age: 32

Debut: 2007 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 188

Wins: 53

Pole Positions: 61

Fastest Laps: 31

2016 Drivers' Championship: 2nd

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 1st (2008 with McLaren, 2014, 2015 with Mercedes)

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FERRARI

Base: Maranello, Italy

Constructors' Championships: 16

2016 Constructors' Championship: 3rd

Engine: Ferrari

Team Principal: Maurizio Arrivabene

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5 Sebastian Vettel

Nationality: Germany

Age: 29

Debut: 2007 U.S. Grand Prix

Races: 179

Wins: 42

Pole Positions: 46

Fastest Laps: 28

2016 Drivers' Championship: 4th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 1st (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 with Red Bull)

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7 Kimi Raikkonen

Nationality: Finland

Age: 37

Debut: 2001 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 253

Wins: 20

Pole Positions: 16

Fastest Laps: 43

2016 Drivers' Championship: 6th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 1st (2007 with Ferrari)

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WILLIAMS

Base: Grove, England

Constructors' Championships: 9

2016 Constructors' Championship: 5th

Engine: Mercedes

Team Principal: Frank Williams

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19 Felipe Massa

Nationality: Brazil

Age: 35

Debut: 2002 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 252

Wins: 11

Pole Positions: 16

Fastest Laps: 15

2016 Drivers' Championship: 11th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 2nd (2008 with Ferrari)

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18 Lance Stroll

Nationality: Canada

Age: 18

Debut: (Debut season)

Races: 0

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 0

2016 Drivers' Championship: (Not applicable)

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: (Not applicable)

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RED BULL

Base: Milton Keynes, England

Constructors' Championships: 4

2016 Constructors' Championship: 2nd

Engine: Renault, branded as TAG Heuer

Team Principal: Christian Horner

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3 Daniel Ricciardo

Nationality: Australia

Age: 27

Debut: 2011 British Grand Prix

Races: 109

Wins: 4

Pole Positions: 1

Fastest Laps: 8

2016 Drivers' Championship: 3rd

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 3rd (2014, 2016 with Red Bull)

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33 Max Verstappen

Nationality: Netherlands

Age: 19

Debut: 2015 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 40

Wins: 1

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 1

2016 Drivers' Championship: 5th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 5th (2016)

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FORCE INDIA

Base: Silverstone, England

Constructors' Championships: 0

2016 Constructors' Championship: 4th

Engine: Mercedes

Team Principal: Vijay Mallya

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11 Sergio Perez

Nationality: Mexico

Age: 27

Debut: 2011 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 117

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 3

2016 Drivers' Championship: 7th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 7th (2016)

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31 Esteban Ocon

Nationality: France

Age: 20

Debut: 2016 Belgium Grand Prix

Races: 9

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 0

2016 Drivers' Championship: 23rd

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 23rd (2016)

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TORO ROSSO

Base: Faenza, Italy

Constructors' Championships: 0

2016 Constructors' Championship: 7th

Engine: Renault

Team Principal: Franz Tost

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26 Daniil Kvyat

Nationality: Russia

Age: 22

Debut: 2014 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 59

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 1

2016 Drivers' Championship: 14th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 7th (2015)

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55 Carlos Sainz Jr.

Nationality: Spain

Age: 22

Debut: 2015 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 40

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 0

2016 Drivers' Championship: 12th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 12th (2016)

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SAUBER

Base: Hinwil, Switzerland

Constructors' Championships: 0

2016 Constructors' Championship: 10th

Engine: Ferrari

Team Principal: Monisha Kaltenborn

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9 Marcus Ericsson

Nationality: Sweden

Age: 26

Debut: 2014 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 56

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 0

2016 Drivers' Championship: 22nd

Best Performance in Drivers' Championship: 18th (2015)

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94 Pascal Wehrlein

Nationality: Germany

Age: 22

Debut: 2016 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 21

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 0

2016 Drivers' Championship: 19th

Best Performance in Drivers Championship: 19th (2016 with Manor Racing)

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MCLAREN

Base: Woking, England

Constructors' Championships: 8

2016 Constructors' Championship: 6th

Engine: Honda

Team Principal: Eric Boullier

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14 Fernando Alonso

Nationality: Spain

Age: 35

Debut: 2001 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 274

Wins: 32

Pole Positions: 22

Fastest Laps: 22

2016 Drivers' Championship: 10th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 1st (2005, 2006 with Renault)

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2 Stoffel Vandoorne

Nationality: Belgium

Age: 24

Debut: 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix

Races: 1

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 0

2016 Drivers' Championship: 20th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 20th (2016)

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RENAULT

Base: Enstone, England

Constructors' Championships: 2

2016 Constructors' Championship: 9th

Engine: Renault

Team Principal: Cyril Abiteboul

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27 Nico Hulkenberg

Nationality: Germany

Age: 29

Debut: 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix

Races: 117

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 1

Fastest Laps: 2

2016 Drivers' Championship: 9th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 9th (2014, 2016 with Force India)

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30 Jolyon Palmer

Nationality: Britain

Age: 26

Debut: 2016 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 21

Wins: 0

Pole positions: 0

2016 Drivers' Championship: 18th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 18th (2016)

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HAAS

Base: Kannapolis, North Carolina (U.S.) and Banbury, England

2016 Constructors' Championship: 8th

Engine: Ferrari

Team Principal: Gunther Steiner

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8 Romain Grosjean

Nationality: France

Age: 30

Debut: 2009 European Grand Prix

Races: 104

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 1

2016 Drivers' Championship: 13th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 7th (2013 with Lotus)

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20 Kevin Magnussen

Nationality: Denmark

Age: 24

Debut: 2014 Australian Grand Prix

Races: 41

Wins: 0

Pole Positions: 0

Fastest Laps: 0

2016 Drivers' Championship: 16th

Best performance in Drivers' Championship: 11th (2014 with McLaren)

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