The F1 2023 grid is already complete, with both new and returning drivers expected to compete. A number of drivers were expected to completely quit Formula 1 at the end of the 2022 season.
Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes, the top three teams in the Constructors’ Championship, as well as Alfa Romeo, all have established driver lineups.
But Haas will also be a new player in the mix for McLaren, Alpine, Aston Martin, and AlphaTauri.
The American team announced its lineup on the night before the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. At the time Williams was the only team with an open slot, but it is one where Logan Sargeant’s name had previously been noted. As soon as Sargeant completed the necessary steps in the F2 season finale to obtain his Super Licence, the pencil turned into a permanent marker.
Mercedes F1 2023 drivers
The Mercedes driver line-up of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will be in place again for another season in 2023 after first joining forces ahead of the 2022 campaign.
With Russell set to be part of the Mercedes Future driver for many years to come, all eyes will once again be on Hamilton and whether he will extend his stay with the Silver Arrows beyond 2023 and win his 8th title…or decide to bring his legendary career to an end and pursue other interests.
Lewis Hamilton – #44
George Russell – #63
FERRARI F1 2023 DRIVERS
Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz teamed together for the first time in 2021, they created Ferrari’s youngest-ever driver lineup for the F1 season of 2023. Because Sainz joined on a two-year initial contract, Leclerc’s long-term future was already set.
Since Sainz finished ahead of his teammate in the points race last year and has been rewarded with two more seasons with the Scuderia, both drivers’ contracts will expire at the same time.
Charles Leclerc: Long-term contract already in place till the end of 2024
Carlos Sainz signed an extension to his contract that runs until 2024.
Charles Leclerc – #16
Carlos Sainz – #55
REDBULL F1 2023 DRIVERS
Perez staying at Red Bull has shut a few doors on others looking to partner Verstappen at the head of the field, but it is a settled partnership next season for the Milton Keynes squad.
Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen have developed a sort of collaboration at Red Bull, with the Mexican keeping up with his teammate’s performance in a way that Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon could not. The pair originally secured a contract extension for 2022 before agreeing to additional terms through the end of 2024.
Max Verstappen: Signed mega contract at Red Bull, keeping him there until 2028
Sergio Perez: Penned a two-year extension until 2024 in Monaco
Max Verstappen – #1
Sergio Perez – #11
2023 McLaren F1 drivers
The very last day of the summer break brought the news that no one was surprised by: Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren will split ways at the end of 2022. Although the decision was taken by the team, even Ricciardo acknowledged that it was formally by “mutual consent.”After a hearing before the Contract Recognition Board, where McLaren was found to be the only team with a valid contract for Oscar Piastri’s services, his successor was ultimately revealed.
Lando Norris has secured a four-year contract with McLaren that, given his ascent, apparently places him among the top three Formula 1 earnings. He will be driving alongside his new teammate rookie Oscar Piastri.
Lando Norris – #4
Oscar Piastri – #81
ALPHINE F1 2023 DRIVERS
Alpine F1 driver Esteban Ocon earned a multi-year extension with Alpine last year after a strong start alongside Fernando Alonso.
Two-time World Champion Alonso stunned the Formula One world by abruptly announcing his intention to join Aston Martin for 2023
Only for the driver to announce that he will not be driving for the team. In search of a new driver, Alpine targeted Pierre Gasly but needed AlphaTauri to agree to release him from his current contract. They did so confirming Gasly at Suzuka.
Esteban Ocon: Signed a three-year contract extension to take him through to 2024.
Pierre Gasly: Signed a multi-year deal starting 2023
Pierre Gasly – #10
Esteban Ocon – #31
Drivers for Aston Martin F1 2023
Both Aston Martin drivers were out of contract at the end of the year, and there was a lot of speculation in the paddock when Sebastian Vettel announced he will retire from F1 when his contract expires at the end of 2022.
Rumors swirled about who would replace the four-time World Champion, but the team moved quickly to secure Fernando Alonso from Alpine, completing a key piece of the F1 2023 puzzle.
As part of the Alonso confirmation, Lance Stroll was also confirmed as the other half of the Aston Martin line-up.
Fernando Alonso – #14
Lance Stroll – #18
DRIVERS FOR F1 ALPHA TAURI
The situation with the drivers at AlphaTauri was intriguing. Pierre Gasly had already been signed, confirmed, and confirmed again to the Red Bull program until the end of 2023, but Helmut Marko had a change of heart and said it was fine if he left if AlphaTauri could find the right driver to replace him.
They did just that, signing Nyck de Vries, a 2022 Italian GP points-scoring debutant, who was confirmed as Gasly’s replacement just moments after Alpine announced the signing of the Frenchman.
Yuki Tsunoda – #22
Nyck de Vries – TBC
DRIVERS FOR ALPHA ROMEO F1 2023
Valtteri Bottas, one of the Alfa Romeo F1 2023 drivers, left Mercedes when George Russell was brought in to replace him alongside Lewis Hamilton, moving to Alfa Romeo on the first multi-year contract of his career, providing the 10-time race winner with the security he has craved in Formula 1.
In the run-up to the Singapore Grand Prix, Alfa Romeo announced that their lineup will remain unchanged for the 2023 season, thanks to Zhou Guanyu signing a one-year contract extension.
DRIVERS FOR WILLIAMS F1 2023.
Alex Albon, one of Williams F1 2023 drivers, has been confirmed for a second season with the team, signing a multi-year contract after scoring all of the team’s points before the summer break in 2022.
Nicholas Latifi has primarily played second fiddle to Albon, and his F1 career will now come to an end at the end of the 2022 season. Logan Sargeant, a Williams Academy driver, is now set to replace Latifi in 2023, with team boss confirming his seat I after he obtained the required Super Licence points at the end of the Formula 2 season.
Logan Sargeant – #2
Alex Albon – #23
DRIVERS FOR HASS F1 2023.
Kevin Magnussen, a Haas F1 2022 driver, was drafted back into Formula 1 after the abrupt dismissal of Nikita Mazepin, and he has slotted seamlessly back into the sport, and his future is secure beyond the end of the year.
He’ll have a new teammate next season, as Haas announced that they will not renew Mick Schumacher’s contract and have instead signed the “solid, reliable racer” Nico Hulkenberg. After three seasons without a full-time race seat, he’ll be on 2023
Kevin Magnussen – #20
Nico Hulkenberg – #27.
Kevin Magnussen: Rejoined Haas on a “multi-year deal”
Nico Hulkenberg: He’s back on the F1 grid for 2023