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2006 driver line-up taking shape 07 Nov 2005

Christijan Albers (NED) Minardi.
Formula One World Championship, Rd15, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, 2 September 2005 Nico Rosberg (GER) BMW Williams FW27. Formula 1 Testing, Silverstone, 13-15 September 2005. World ©  Capilitan/Sutton Scott Speed (USA) Red Bull Racing Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, United States Grand Prix, Practice Day, Indianapolis, USA, 17 June 2005 Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Red Bull Racing RB1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd18, Japanese Grand Prix, Practice, Suzuka, Japan, 7 October 2005

With the recent announcements of Christijan Albers at Midland and Nico Rosberg at Williams, the details of who will be on the grid next season are really coming together.

We will have at least two rookie drivers - Rosberg, plus either American Scott Speed or Swiss driver Neel Jani at Squadra Toro Rosso. Notably, all three men are graduates of this season’s inaugural GP2 series.

And, if ex-Formula One driver Aguri Suzuki has his championship entry accepted and can make it to the grid on time, then we will have 11 constructors present when the 2006 campaign gets underway in Bahrain next March. So, with just a handful of seats still to be confirmed, this is how the line-up is looking so far:

Fernando Alonso
Giancarlo Fisichella

Kimi Raikkonen
Juan Pablo Montoya

Michael Schumacher
Felipe Massa

Ralf Schumacher
Jarno Trulli

Mark Webber
Nico Rosberg

BAR Honda (exact team name TBC)
Jenson Button
Rubens Barrichello

Red Bull Racing
David Coulthard
Christian Klien or Vitantonio Liuzzi

BMW (exact team name TBC)
Nick Heidfeld

Christijan Albers

Squadra Toro Rosso
Christian Klien or Vitantonio Liuzzi
Scott Speed or Neel Jani

Super Aguri (entry and exact team name TBC)