The F1 foolish season has put the drivers’ market on hearth this season with many surprises coming and a number of empty seats nonetheless remaining for the 2023 season.
Crimson Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes have confirmed that they are going to have the identical line-up for the 2023 season. McLaren and Aston Martin then again have up to date their line-up for the subsequent season.
Nonetheless, for the remaining 5 groups, the state of affairs isn’t so clear. Alfa Romeo, AlphaTauri, Alpine, Williams, and Haas all are but to announce their full line-up for 2023.
So, who’re the contenders for the remaining seats for the 2023 season for every staff?
One can argue that AlphaTauri has two empty seats as the opportunity of Perre Gasly leaving the team nonetheless looms. The Frenza-based squad’s try and get American driver Colton Herta additionally failed miserably.
Nonetheless, Crimson Bull’s sister staff nonetheless has one empty seat for the 2023 season.
Yuki Tsunoda’s contract runs out after the top of the present season. After a slightly disappointing efficiency this season, his future on the staff stays unsure.
Nonetheless, Liam Lawson being seventh within the F2 standings will help Tsunoda retain his F1 seat. We anticipate an announcement on the Japanese Grand Prix.
Alpine is arguably the worst hit staff as a result of shenanigans of the 2023 F1 foolish season. The staff misplaced the veteran Fernando Alonso to Aston Martin.
Nonetheless, Alpine now has one empty seat for the 2023 season which is but to be crammed. So, who will probably race alongside Esteban Ocon in 2023?
Daniel Ricciardo is being linked with the staff. The Aussie driver needed to endure amid all this drama as he misplaced his McLaren seat to his Aussie counterpart Piastri. The 8-time race winner has earlier additionally raced for the staff when it was known as Renault.
Mick Schumacher has an uncertain future with Haas however is being linked with Alpine for a affluent future in 2023. Rumors level in the direction of a doable take care of Schumacher. The German will run out of his contract with Haas on the finish of this season.
Lastly, Jack Doohan, the Alpine Academy F2 driver can also be appeared upon as a doable alternative for Fernando Alonso. Nonetheless, the instant promotion of the 19-year-old is very unlikely.
The subsequent staff on the checklist is Williams Racing. Nicholas Latifi has massively underperformed this season. The Canadian will run out of his contract after 2022.
Latifi was outclassed by his teammate Alex Albon fully this season. De Vries’s efficiency on the Italian GP was the ultimate nail within the coffin. After that, Latifi is all set to lose his seat for 2023.
After De Vries’ sensational efficiency on the Italian GP, the British staff will certainly go after the Dutchman for 2023. Followers want to see De Vries race for Williams changing Latifi.
Nonetheless, many different groups are additionally in-line for De Vries which embrace aforementioned Alpine and AlphaTauri.
Williams academy driver Logan Seargent additionally appears in a hunt for a similar. The American has a rising recognition and is presently third within the F2 championship.
Coming to the American staff Haas, it appears Mick Schumacher will lose his seat even after doing significantly effectively compared to his teammate.
The German has outperformed Kevin Magnussen on 10 events.
Studies have indicated that Ricciardo has talked to staff principal Guenther Steiner for a doable seat in 2023.
Furthermore, Nico Hulkenberg can also be eyeing a return to Formulation 1 with Haas. The super-sub was the substitute driver a number of instances throughout the 2020 season affected by COVID.
The German final appeared in F1 as a full driver again in 2019.
Antonio Giovinazzi has already accomplished one free follow session with the American staff. Nonetheless, the Italian appears behind Hulkenberg as the favourite for the seat.
Solely two candidates seem for the Alfa Romeo seat for 2023.
Zhou Guanyu has carried out slightly effectively in his debut season. After scoring factors in his debut race in Bahrain, the Chinese language driver has repeatedly challenged the highest 10 for factors. Nonetheless, reliability points have hindered his progress.
The 23-year-old will run out of contract after 2022.
Sauber junior driver Théo Pourchaire is one other title for the 2023 seat. French driver is presently second within the F2 standings and staff principal Fred Vasseur has repeatedly praised the younger driver.
Pourchaire deserves a seat in F1 however that will be extremely harsh on Zhou who’s having a powerful rookie season.
So, that is it, the outcomes of the F1 foolish season with simply 5 seats left to seize. What can be the last word driver lineup for 2023?
Who will drive and who can be on the outskirts of the observe? We’ll know quickly.
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