The 2022 Formula 1 season concluded with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit last weekend, with Max Verstappen sealing the Drivers’ Championship and his team Red Bull Racing taking home the Constructors’ title. Moreover, all teams have now already announced their line-ups for the 2023 F1 season.
Take a look at the complete 2023 Formula 1 team and driver line-ups –
1. Red Bull Racing – Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez
Red Bull Racing has obviously made no change to their Championship winning duo, with Max Verstappen the poster boy of the team, and Sergio Perez serving as the perfect wingman. Verstappen has signed the longest contract in Formula 1 to stay with Red Bull till 2028, meanwhile Perez will stay at least until 2024.
2. Ferrari – Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz
Scuderia Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are set to stay with the team until the end of the 2024 season. The two drivers ended the 2022 season at 2nd and 5th in the Drivers’ standings respectively, and Ferrari will be hoping to challenge for the Constructors’ title again next year with this strong driver pairing.
3. Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton, George Russell
Seven-time World Champion is currently on a deal with Mercedes that makes him stay with them until the end of the 2023 season. Meanwhile compatriot George Russell is on a ‘multi-year’ deal with the team. The two drivers finished 4th (Russell) and 6th (Hamilton) this year.
4. Alpine – Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly
With Fernando Alonso having moved to Aston Martin, Alpine has brought in Pierre Gasly from AlphaTauri for the 2023 season. Alpine topped the midfield this season, and that would be the bare minimum expectation from this French duo next year as well.
5. McLaren – Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri
Daniel Ricciardo was let go from the McLaren team a year earlier than what his contract stated, on a mutual agreement. The Australian has been replaced by Oscar Piastri, meanwhile Lando Norris is locked in with the team on a long-term contract.
6. Alfa Romeo – Valtteri Bottas, Zhou Guanyu
The Alfa Romeo pairing of Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu finished 6th in the Constructors’ Championship this season, and the team wants to continue without any changes. The former has a multi-year deal with Alfa Romeo, while Zhou was handed a one-year extension based on his performance.
7. Aston Martin – Lance Stroll, Fernando Alonso
Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel retired from Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 season, which opened up a seat at Aston Martin. That seat has been taken up by Fernando Alonso, who will be paired alongside Lance Stroll – the son son of team owner Lawrence Stroll.
8. Haas – Kevin Magnussen, Nico Hulkenberg
Kevin Magnussen was brought back in Formula 1 ahead of this season to replace Nikita Mazepin, and the Dane has a contract that sees him race for the team until the end of 2023. Meanwhile Mick Schumacher is left without a seat for the 2023 season after Haas decided to replace him with Nico Hulkenberg, who was the reserve driver for Aston Martin this year.
9. AlphaTauri – Yuki Tsunoda, Nyck de Vries
Yuki Tsunoda heads into his third Formula 1 season with AlphaTauri, and will be joined by rookie Nyck de Vries who was the Mercedes reserve driver in 2022. With Alex Albon unavailable for the 2022 Italian Grand Prix, de Vries drove his Williams into 9th position, scoring 2 points in his maiden F1 race.
10. Williams – Alex Albon, Logan Sargeant
Alex Albon stays put at Williams for the 2023 season, while Nicholas Latifi has been let go. American rookie Logan Sargeant joins him after picking up the required number of Super Licence points with a stellar rookie performance in the F2 championship. Source