The 2019 Formula 1 grid #10YearChallenge

What were you doing and what did you look like a decade ago? That's the latest social media craze, which sees people upload a photo of them ten years ago alongside a present day photo, whilst explaining in the caption what they were doing then vs now.

So we thought we'd did through the archives and try and create a #10YearChallenge for each of the drivers on the 2019 Formula 1 grid. We'll admit, a couple of photos might be a year or two off, but with such a young grid, it's not easy finding photos of a nine-year-old Lando Norris!

Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton was already an F1 World Champion in 2009 at 24 years of age, having won the crown in 2008 with McLaren. Now, the Briton is a five-time champion driving for Mercedes.

Valtteri Bottas

Bottas hasn't changed much from the days of Formula 3! He won the championship in 2009 at the age of 19. Now the Finn is a three-time F1 race winner driving for Mercedes.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel was just 21 in the first photo, driving for Red Bull, finishing runner-up behind champion Jenson Button in the 2009 standings. Now he's a four-time champion racing for Ferrari.

Charles Leclerc

Leclerc will race for Ferrari in 2019 at the age of 21, but when he was 11 he was racing in the French karting series and became the French Cadet champion.

Max Verstappen

Red Bull driver Verstappen was the Belgian Championship (KF5) champion in 2009 at the age of 11; now he's leading the Red Bull team.

Pierre Gasly

At the age of 12, Gasly was racing in the CIK-FIA World Cup (KF3), fast forward 10 years and the Frenchman will make his Red Bull debut in 2019, replacing Daniel Ricciardo.

Daniel Ricciardo

At the age of 19, Ricciardo made his F1 debut behind the wheel of a Red Bull during a young driver test. The following year he'd become Toro Rosso's test driver. Now the ex-Red Bull F1 driver is set make his Renault debut in just over a month's time.

Nico Hulkenberg

In 2009, the then 21-year-old Hulkenberg had just won the GP2 series; now the German races for Renault.

Kevin Magnussen

Magnussen was the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC runner-up in 2009 at 16 years of age. A decade later he races for the Haas F1 team.

Romain Grosjean

You wouldn't think it, but Grosjean is classed as one of the elder racers on the F1 grid at 32. A decade ago the Frenchman made his F1 debut with Renault, replacing Nelson Piquet Jr.

Sergio Perez

28-year-old Perez is now an established podium-scoring midfield racer, but 10 years ago he was competing in GP2 and finished a lowly 12th in the standings.

Lance Stroll

Stroll was just ten when he raced in the Canadian National Karting Championships, where he finished runner-up, but won both the Coupe de Quebec - Mini Max and the Coupe de Montreal - Mini Max in 2009. Now he's set to race for that team his father bought.

Carlos Sainz

McLaren racer Sainz was just 14 a decade ago, where he raced in the Spanish Karting Championship, CIK-FIA European Championship and won the 13e Monaco Kart Cup CIK-FIA.

Lando Norris

The youngest driver on the grid is McLaren's Norris. At just 19, we struggled to find a photo of the nine-year-old Brit, so this is one of him when he was 11!

Kimi Raikkonen

The grid's oldest driver at 39, back in 2009 Raikkonen was racing for Ferrari and took its sole win in a disappointing campaign, before being shown the exit door. He returned to F1 with Lotus in 2012, returned to Ferrari two years later, and in 2019 will re-join Sauber.

Antonio Giovinazzi

In 2009 Giovinazzi was a 15-year-old in karting and doing quite well. The Italian finally makes his full-time F1 debut with Sauber this year at the age of 25!

Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso to Red Bull, then dumped and now back to Toro Rosso driver was just 14 in the first photo when he raced karts in the South Garda Winter Cup and 20th Trofeo Andrea Margutti, both of which he won.

Alexander Albon

Toro Rosso newbie Albon is actually 11 in the first photo which was taken in 2007, in which Hamilton presented him with a karting trophy at a promotional event for Vodafone. At 22, he will make his F1 debut this year.

Robert Kubica

The second oldest driver on the grid, Kubica, now 34, will make his return to F1 with Williams, but rewind a decade and he was racing for the BMW Sauber F1 team, finishing 14th overall.

George Russell

Formula 2 champion Russell also makes his F1 debut this year with Williams, but in 2009 he was racing in karts. He was the British Open Championship - Comer Cadet champion.