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F1 merry-go-round: Who has seats in 2015?

Published 1526 GMT (2326 HKT) November 20, 2014
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Swapping sides: Fernando Alonso (right) is leaving Ferrari but he will be replaced in 2015 by Red Bull's four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel (left). Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Vettel has been part of the Red Bull Racing family since he was 12 years old but, now aged 27, he said the time was right to move on after "an incredible journey." Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Two-time world champion Alonso is the most highly-rated driver in F1 but the 33-year-old is keeping everyone guessing about where he will drive in 2015. Clive Mason/Getty Images
With Alonso linked to a McLaren return, the future of the team's current drivers Jenson Button (left) and Kevin Magnussen (right) lies in the hands of McLaren chairman Ron Dennis (center.) Drew Gibson/Getty Images
Russian Daniil Kvyat has been so impressive in his rookie season with Toro Rosso that he has the job of replacing Vettel at Red Bull next season. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Romain Grosjean has plenty to smile about after Lotus confirmed, just ahead of the final race of 2014 in Abu Dhabi, it is retaining its driver line-up of the Frenchman and Pastor Maldonado for 2015. Clive Mason/Getty Images
There are some new faces already signed up for 2015 including 17-year-old Max Verstappen, who will become the youngest driver in F1 history when he makes his debut with Toro Rosso. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Here's another new face to look out for. Brazilian Felipe Nasr will drive for Sauber, making his F1 debut at the age of 22. Dan Istitene/Getty Images