(Motorsport-Total.com) – What does Mick Schumacher’s sporting future appear like? Will Sebastian Vettel proceed at Aston Martin? And which drivers get cockpits which can be nonetheless open? Ahead of the 2023 Formula 1 season, there are nonetheless some unanswered questions on the driver market. We present an up-to-date overview of which teams have already booked their drivers for 2023 and which locations are nonetheless accessible!
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The 2022 Formula 1 drivers take a bunch picture in Bahrain
Incidentally, some drivers are set for years: Max Verstappen, for instance, has signed a really long-term contract with Red Bull, Charles Leclerc will stick with Ferrari in the medium time period. Other drivers, on the different hand, have to fret about persevering with their Formula 1 careers.
Here’s the full overview of Formula 1 2023 drivers and teams with all confirmed drivers – to flick through the picture gallery (see under) and as an summary in textual content type.
Mercedes: Both cockpits are assigned. In July 2021, Lewis Hamilton signed a contract extension till 2023. George Russell can even be a Silver Arrow driver in 2023 as he additionally has a multi-year contract.
Red Bull: Max Verstappen has sealed his medium-term future with Red Bull forward of the begin of the 2022 season by signing an extension – till 2028! No one else has as a lot safety deliberate on this space. Sergio Perez remains to be at the begin: he has prolonged his contract for two extra years via the 2022 season and contains 2024.
Ferrari: Charles Leclerc signed a long-term contract in 2019 till the finish of 2024 and will due to this fact even be at Ferrari in 2023. The similar applies to Carlos Sainz: throughout the 2022 Formula 1 season, he obtained a two-year contract extension. So it’s also set for 2023 and past.
McLaren: Lando Norris will stay a McLaren driver for the foreseeable future after signing a long-term contract extension into 2021. The precise time period is just not recognized, however might prolong to the finish of 2025. His present team-mate Daniel Ricciardo will go away the workforce at the finish of the season regardless of having a contract that runs till 2023. He has been changed by compatriot Oscar Piastre, who has been allowed to maneuver to McLaren after a tug-of-war with Alpine.
Alpine: Esteban Ocon will stay with Alpine past the 2022 season. In 2021 it was promised a cockpit until 2024. It is presently unclear who will pilot the second automotive. Alpine introduced the promotion of Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastre on 2 August, which he declined shortly after with the phrases “I cannot drive for Alpine in 2023”. In early September, his transfer to McLaren was confirmed.
Photo Gallery: Formula 1 Drivers 2023
Who will drive the place in the 2023 Formula 1 season? In our picture sequence we offer an up-to-date overview of confirmed drivers and teams!
Alpha Tauri: Pierre Gasly has a sound contract via the 2023 season. In late September, Yuki Tsunoda was additionally confirmed for a second season. In 2023, the former Toro Rosso workforce is anticipated to start out with the similar driver pairing for the third consecutive 12 months. Gasly is presently linked with a transfer to Alpine.
Aston Martin: The racing workforce rapidly closed the hole left by Sebastian Vettel after his retirement from Formula 1 after the 2022 season, saying the dedication of former world champion Fernando Alonso simply 4 days later. Lance Stroll will be part of him on the workforce, workforce boss Mike Craik confirmed shortly after. But that was only a formality anyway: his father Laurence Stroll, as CEO of Aston Martin, additionally holds the reins at the Formula 1 workforce of the similar identify.
Williams: Nicholas Latifi’s three-year contract with Williams expires after the 2022 season and is not going to be renewed. To this finish, Alexander Albon has signed a brand new multi-year contract and will stay with the workforce “2023 and past”. His new teammate remains to be open.
Alfa Romeo: Valtteri Bottas has signed a multi-year contract with Alfa Romeo, apparently for the 2022 season. The precise time period is just not recognized, however in any case it nonetheless contains the 2023 season. It remains to be open whether or not Guanyu Zhou can be there once more. The Chinese will drive the car in 2022 on a one-year contract, probably with an choice for one other 12 months.
Haas: Kevin Magnussen has signed a multi-year take care of Haas on his return to Formula 1. He also needs to compete for the US workforce in 2023. His Haas teammate Mick Schumacher, a Ferrari academy driver, is out of contract at the finish of 2022. Engine provider Ferrari is allowed to occupy one in every of the two Haas cockpits with an in-house junior.
Teams and drivers for the 2023 Formula 1 season:
Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton / George Russell
Red Bull: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
Ferrari: Charles Leclerc / Carlos Sainz
McLaren: Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri
Alpine: Esteban Oçon / ??
Alpha Tauri: Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda
Aston Martin: Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll
Williams: Alexander Albon / ??
Alfa Romeo: Valtteri Bottas / ??
Haas: Kevin Magussen / ??