F1 2023 driver line-up: Full grid confirmed - which drivers join new teams?

The F1 2023 calendar is ready to begin and the grid will have new look to it, with some familiar faces in new surroundings.
(L to R): Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari and Zhou Guanyu (CHN) Alfa Romeo F1 Team, in the FIA Press Conference. Formula 1
(L to R): Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari and Zhou Guanyu (CHN) Alfa Romeo…

Lewis Hamilton (end of 2023)
George Russell (multi-year) 

Red Bull 
Max Verstappen (end of 2028) 
Sergio Perez (end of 2024)

Charles Leclerc (end of 2024) 
Carlos Sainz (end of 2024)

Lando Norris (end of 2025) 
Oscar Piastri (end of 2024)

Esteban Ocon (end of 2024) 
Pierre Gasly (multi-year) 

Yuki Tsunoda (end of 2023) 
Nyck de Vries (end of 2023) 

Aston Martin 
Fernando Alonso (multi-year)
Lance Stroll (Rolling, end of 2023)

Alfa Romeo 
Valtteri Bottas (multi-year)
Zhou Guanyu (end of 2023) 

Alex Albon (multi-year) 
Logan Sargeant

Kevin Magnussen (multi-year)
Nico Hulkenberg 

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The big three

Mercedes have George Russell tied down to a long-term deal, while seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is contracted until the end of 2023.

Reigning F1 champion Max Verstappen, who signed a lucrative new contract with Red Bull that lasts until the end of 2028. The deal is understood to be worth €50m (£40m), keeping him with the team for another six years. He will partner Sergio Perez for a further two seasons.

Ferrari will have Charles Leclerc alongside Carlos Sainz in 2023.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR), Mercedes AMG F1 Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 17, Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay Street
Lewis Hamilton (GBR), Mercedes AMG F1 Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 17,…

The chasing pack

Fernando Alonso's shock decision to leave Alpine for Aston Martin, filling the void left by the retiring Sebastian Vettel, sparked silly season. Alpine hoped Oscar Piastri would remain on their books but he instead signed a deal with McLaren, where he will replace Daniel Ricciardo.

McLaren have Lando Norris tied down until 2025 and he will now be partnered by Piastri.

Alpine eventually replaced Alonso with Pierre Gasly, who was allowed to leave Red Bull's sister team AlphaTauri. Gasly will form an all-French partnership with Esteban Ocon.

Yuki Tsunoda will stay for a third F1 season with AlphaTauri, where he will be joined by Nyck de Vries, who has replaced Gasly. 

(L to R): race winner Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing with Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari in parc ferme. Formula 1
(L to R): race winner Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing with Charles…

Who can make an impact?

Lance Stroll’s continuation at Aston Martin, alongside Alonso, has been confirmed.

Valtteri Bottas has security at Alfa Romeo with the Finn signed until the end of 2024, while Zhou Guanyu will be his teammate again in 2023 after having his contract renewed following a solid rookie campaign. 

Similarly, Kevin Magnussen has a multi-year deal following his shock return with Haas. Nico Hulkenberg has replaced Mick Schumacher.

Williams have retained Alex Albon on a multi-year deal, but he will have a new teammate after the team confirmed Nicholas Latifi's departure at the end of the season. Logan Sargeant is another rookie on the grid, representing Williams, with the extra pressure on being a US-born driver.

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