The 2023 Formula 1 grid is finally complete!
The 2023 grid is (almost) complete! The last seat available at Haas was taken by Nico Hulkenberg, who will replace Mick Schumacher next season. We now know all the drivers for the 2023 season, including three rookies (Oscar Piastri, Nyck de Vries and Logan Sargeant) and one ghost (Nico Hulkenberg).
On the other hand, Mick Schumacher, Daniel Ricciardo and Nicolas Latifi will not be on the grid next year, while Sebastian Vettel will retire after the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi. The two main transfers for the next financial year concern Fernando Alonso and Pierre Gasly: the former leaves Alpine to join Aston Martin, the latter replaces him and will join Esteban Ocon in 2023.
Red Bull: #1 Max Verstappen – #11 Sergio Perez
The 2022 world champion team will continue the adventure with the driver duo. Max Verstappen, who won the crown twice with Red Bull, has a contract with the team until 2028. The contract of Sergio Perez, who is still fighting for the title of vice world champion, has been extended until 2024.
Ferrari: #16 Charles Leclerc – #55 Carlos Sainz
Like Red Bull, Ferrari will retain its two current drivers in 2023. After a lackluster season filled with disappointment, the Scuderia will be looking to challenge for the championship next year with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. A pure product of the Ferrari Driver Academy, the Monegasque is also under contract until 2024, just like the Spaniard.
Mercedes: #44 Lewis Hamilton – #63 George Russell
The Mercedes team is also showing stability and will return with the British duo of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. Increased momentum and continued progress this season, culminating in a double in Brazil. The seven-time world champion wants to stay with the Silver Arrows for a few more years, alongside rising F1 star and eventual winner George Russell, who is out of contract in 2023.
Alpine: #10 Pierre Gasly – #31 Esteban Ocon
Franco-French duo for 2023 at Alpine. After the terrible upheavals of the summer, between the shock departure of Fernando Alonso and the turmoil of the Oscar Piastri affair, the French team has made a nice coup by signing Pierre Gasly. Another Normand will join Esteban Ocon within the Normand brand … Norman. Hell of a bet from the team of Laurent Rossi and Otmar Szafnauer.
McLaren: #4 Lando Norris – #81 Oscar Piastri
The Australian hunts down another in the McLaren. Frustrated by Daniel Ricciardo’s very mediocre performances, the British team decided to terminate his contract and recruit the services of one of the great talents of the new generation, Oscar Piastri. The young Aussie has been plucked from the Alps and will make his Formula 1 debut in 2023 alongside Lando Norris, who is tied to McLaren until 2025.
Alfa Romeo: #24 Guanyu Zhou – #77 Valtteri Bottas
Satisfied with its 2022 squad, Alfa Romeo has decided to continue with two drivers next season. Valtteri Bottas, the author of an excellent start to the season, is engaged in the Italian-Swiss structure until 2024. In his first year in Formula 1, Guanyu Zhou lived up to expectations and was extended for an additional year.
Aston Martin: #14 Fernando Alonso – #18 Lance Stroll
Big hit silly season Credit to Aston Martin. After Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement, Aston Martin was able to compensate for his departure by replacing the four-time world champion with Fernando Alonso. Dissatisfied with negotiations with Alpine, the Spaniard left for Lawrence Stroll’s English team. Son Lance Stroll is comfortably settled in Silverstone…
Haas: #20 Kevin Magnussen – #27 Nico Hulkenberg
Electric duo at Haas in 2023. Kevin Magnussen, the last pole-sitter who took an incredible pole at Interlagos, will join Nico Hulkenberg next season. The German is making a spectacular return to F1 after three seasons on the sidelines despite a handful of Grand Prix appearances as a posh replacement at Aston Martin (formerly Racing Point). Two friends with a sulphurous past will bring all their experience to develop the car and the team in 2023, thanks to the financial contribution of the new title sponsor MoneyGram.
AlphaTauri: #22 Yuki Tsunoda – Nyck de Vries
Great staff at AlphaTauri! To replace Pierre Galsi when he heads to the Alps, the Red Bull family has hired 27-year-old Nyck de Vries, the 2021 Formula E champion and retained by the Mercedes team. More than three years after his Formula 2 championship, the Dutchman will finally have the opportunity to prove himself in Formula 2. He will join Yuki Tsunoda in 2023. The Japanese will enter their 3rd season with the Italian team, which is often fatal for their predecessors. when performance is low…
Williams: #23 Alexander Albon – Logan Sargeant
That was the last question on the 2023 grid. If Alexander Albon was confirmed at Williams in the summer of 2023, the doubt was still on Logan Sarceant’s side. The American driver, who currently competes in Formula 2 with Carlin, has been announced as the title driver for Williams next season… provided he obtains his Super Licence. Now finished with 4th place in the Formula 2 championship! The Floridian will become the first American to compete in a Grand Prix since Alexander Rossi in 2015.
ALSO READ > OFFICIAL: Nico Hulkenberg returns to F1 to replace Mick Schumacher at Haas