Who will compete in Formula 1 next year?

The F1 driver line-up for 2023 is slowly but surely coming together, but not without the usual drama and uncertainty of a summer slump.

formula 1 The summer slump always creates a kind of madness as teams and drivers play their own version of music chairs.

This year, Sebastian Vettel has vacated a seat by retiring, while Fernando Alonso has caused a stir by swapping Alpine for Aston Martin.

Alpine leaned into the embarrassment by releasing a statement claiming they signed Oscar Piastri just for the driver to tweet that he wouldn’t be driving for Alpine.

Plenty of seats are still reserved for 2023, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

F1 driver line-up for 2023: Who will be on the Formula 1 grid next year?

(Confirmed drivers for 2023 in bold)

  • Alfa Romeo
    • Valtteri Bottas
      • Bottas has a contract until 2023
    • Zhou Guanyu
      • Zhou has a one-year contract and no return guarantee, but things are looking good for him
  • AlphaTauri
    • Pierre Gasli
      • AlphaTauri confirmed Gasly will drive for the team ahead of the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix
    • Yuki Tsunoda
      • Tsunoda doesn’t have an official deal for 2023 and there are mixed reports on his chances of getting one
  • alpine
    • Esteban Ocon
      • Ocon signed a three-year contract extension in 2021, keeping him at Alpine until 2024
  • Aston-Martin
    • lance walk
      • Stroll has not been confirmed to retain his seat, but as the team owner’s son, it’s hard to imagine him losing it
    • Fernando Alonso
      • Alonso’s contract with Alpine was only for a year and he jumped at the chance to leave the team to join Aston Martin for his next season in Formula 1
  • Ferrari
    • Charles Leclerc
      • When Leclerc joined Ferrari in 2019, he signed a long-term contract and then an extension to hold it until at least 2024
    • Carlo Sainz
      • Sainz was given a two-year contract extension earlier this year, meaning he will drive for Ferrari until 2024
  • haas
    • Kevin Magussen
      • Magnussen’s contract to succeed Nikita Mazepin was a multi-year deal, so he’ll be back in 2023
    • Michael sSchumacher
      • Schumacher is racing for his place next season with no guarantee of return
  • McLaren
    • Lando Norris
      • Norris is tied to McLaren until 2025 thanks to the five-year deal he signed in 2021
    • Daniel Ricciardo
      • There are rumors that the disappointing Australian’s contract could be terminated early, but that would mean bearing a financial burden, leaving Ricciardo and McLaren at an impasse at the moment
  • Mercedes
    • Lewis Hamilton
      • There was speculation Hamilton could retire before or after the 2022 season, but he signed a two-year deal to drive for Mercedes until 2023
    • George Russell
      • When Russell joined Mercedes from Williams, he signed a multi-year contract and will remain with the team in 2023
  • red bull
    • Sergio Perez
      • Perez has received an extension until 2024 from Red Bull
    • Max Verstappen
      • Verstappen will stay with Red Bull in the long term with a mega contract until 2028
  • Williams
    • Alexander Alban
      • Albon signed a new deal after the Hungarian Grand Prix to keep his seat at Williams in 2023
    • Nicholas Latifi
      • Latifi risks losing his seat if he doesn’t get results
  • Drivers who could break into F1
    • Felipe Drugovich
      • Drugovich leads the F2 standings and could take a championship to an F1 spot, but his journey is more complex than others
    • Liam Lawson
      • Already slated to be Red Bull’s reserve driver for 2023, Lawson will train in an AlphaTauri at the Belgian Grand Prix, making himself an option should AT decide to move away from Tsunoda
    • Logan Sargeant
      • The American, third in the F2 standings, will complete his first F1 practice session ahead of the United States Grand Prix to prove to Williams he’s ready to take Latifi’s place
    • Oskar Piastri
      • The Australian driver denied a statement from Alpine that he would join their team and is instead reportedly on course to replace Ricciardo at McLaren
    • Theo Pourchaire
      • Pourchaire has a connection to F1 through Alfa Romeo and sits second in the F2 standings when they want to call him instead of Zhou
  • Drivers leave F1
    • Sebastian Vettel
      • Vettel announced his forthcoming retirement ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix

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John Verrall

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