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What to expect and when in 1996

TO give you an idea of exactly what to expect from the 1996 Formula 1 World Championship, we have compiled a list of the teams entered, the drivers nominated or likely to be (with a question mark), the cars and engines and the likely date that the new machinery will be seen running.

TeamDriversCarEngineWhen

Ferrari1Michael SchumacherFerrari 410TFerrari V10Mid-January

2Eddie Irvine

Benetton3Jean AlesiBenetton B196Renault V10February 3

4Gerhard Berger

Williams5Damon HillWilliams FW18Renault V10Late January

6Jacques Villeneuve

McLaren7Mika HakkinenMcLaren MP4/11Mercedes V10Late January

8David Coulthard

Ligier9Olivier Panis?Ligier JS43Mugen V10January 20

10Pedro Diniz?

Jordan11Rubens BarrichelloJordan 196Peugeot V10January 15

12Martin Brundle

Sauber14Johnny HerbertSauber C15Ford V10January 15

15Heinz-Harald Frentzen

Arrows16Jos Verstappen?Footwork FA17Hart V8Mid January

17Takichiho Inoue?

Tyrrell18Ukyo Katayama?Tyrrell 024Yamaha V10Early February

19Mika Salo

Minardi20Luca Badoer?Minardi M196Ford ED V8February

21Giancarlo Fisichella?

Forti22Andrea MonterminiForti FG02Ford ED V8February

23???

All 11 teams will continue to use Goodyear tires in 1996, but we can expect developments from Michelin and Bridgestone for the 1997 season.

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