|44||HAM||Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton||GB||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport||Mercedes F1 W09 EQ Power+||Mercedes F1 M09 EQ Power+||Pirelli|
|5||VET||Sebastian Vettel||D||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari SF71H 'Lorea'||Ferrari 062 Evo||Pirelli|
|7||RAI||Kimi-Matias Räikkönen||FIN||Ferrari SF71H|
|R/T||KVY||Daniil Vyacheslavovich Kvyat||RUS|
|3||RIC||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||Red Bull RB14||TAG-Heuer RB14||Pirelli|
|33||VES||Max Emilian Verstappen||NL|
|11||PER||Sergio Pérez Mendoza||MEX||Sahara Force India F1 Team||Force India VJM11||Mercedes F1 M09 EQ Power+||Pirelli|
|34||LAT||Nicholas Daniel Latifi||CDN|
|11||PER||Sergio Pérez Mendoza||MEX||Racing Point Force India F1 Team||Force India VJM11||Mercedes F1 M09 EQ Power+||Pirelli|
|18||STR||Lance Stroll||CDN||Williams Martini Racing||Williams FW41||Mercedes F1 M09 EQ Power+||Pirelli|
|40||KUB||Robert Jósef Kubica||PL|
|27||HUL||Nicolas Hülkenberg||D||Renault Sport Formula One Team||Renault R.S.18||Renault R.E.18||Pirelli|
|55||SAI||Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro||E|
|10||GAS||Pierre Gasly||F||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||Toro Rosso STR13||Honda RA618H||Pirelli|
|8||GRO||Romain Grosjean||F||Haas F1 Team||Haas VF-18||Ferrari 062 Evo||Pirelli|
|14||ALO||Fernando Alonso Díaz||E||McLaren F1 Team||McLaren MCL33||Renault R.E.18||Pirelli|
|9||ERI||Marcus Ericsson||S||Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team||Sauber C37||Ferrari 062 Evo||Pirelli|
|36||GIO||Antonio Maria Giovinazzi||I|
|R/T|| ||Tatiana Calderón Noguera||CO|
- Since 2014 each driver has a life-time fixed start number except the current world champion who may decide to use '1' as start number.
- All engine specs in 2018 are turbocharged 1.6 litre V6
- All cars may use KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System - in 2018.
- Additional a supplementary power supply will be introduced by the heat-based ERS - Energy Recovery System - that captures waste heat and stores to an electrical unit device.
This device is connected directly to the drive train in combination with KERS and will give an additional 161 hp for thirty-three seconds per lap.
- Pirelli will be the sole tyre supplier for all cars in 2018.
|team/constructor changes in 2018|
- After the GP of Hungary the Sahara Force India went into administration and Lawrence Stroll acquired the team and renamed it to Racing Point Force India.
The name Force India needed to remain in the name, because FIA does not allow to change the name of the car during season and the name of the car MUST be part of the team name.
After some discussions they were allowed to participate the remaining season (starting with the GP of Belgium) under the new name and are also allowed to receive bonus payouts
in 2019, but ONLY for all points achieved in the remaining 9 races. Thus all already achieved points of the former Sahara Force India team have been deleted,
so Racing Point Force India starts from scratch.
|new driver in 2018|
| ||Pierre Gasly
||In 2017 Pierre already replaced Daniil Kvyat for two races in 2017 and later Carlos Sainz, who switched to Renault from race #17 to the end of the season.
Now he is committed for 2018.
| ||Brendon Hartley
||In 2017 Brendon first replaced Sainz (who switched to Renault), and then replaced Kvyat who left the team.
Now he is committed for 2018.
| ||Lando Norris
||Lando will replace Jenson Button as reserve and test driver in the McLaren team.
| ||Charles Leclerc
||After Alfa Romeo was confirmed as new title sponsor for the Sauber F1 Team Charles was announced to replace Pascal Wehrlein as second driver along Marcus Ericsson.
|driver transfer 2017->2018|
|55||Carlos Sainz Jnr.
||Switching from Toro Rosso to Renault to replace Jolyon Palmer.
| ||Daniil Kvyat
||Confirmed by Ferrari to take a test and development driver role.
| ||Pascal Wehrlein
||Confirmed by Mercedes to take a test and development driver role.
|unsigned 2017's driver in 2018|
||McLaren: In 2017 Jenson had a contract as reserve and test driver.
For 2018 he announced to drive as full-time driver in some other series.
||Felipe announced to leave Formula One at the end of 2017.
|Paul di Resta
||Williams: Out of contract, but rumoured to stay at Williams in 2018.
||Renault: Leaving Formula One.