F1: What will the grid look like in 2023?
While the 2022 Formula 1 season is currently on hiatus, it is still far from over. The duel between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc has not yet delivered its verdict for the title of world champion. Nevertheless, all eyes are already on the 2023 season and the composition of the starting grid for this exercise. If several teams already have their duo for the future, things are moving a lot with other teams. This is what it could look like in 2023.
Things are not moving at Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes
For 2023, we take the same ones and we start again at Red Bull, Ferrari and mercedes ? In the biggest stables, this should not change during the months to come. And for good reason… On the side of Red Bull, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez recently signed a new contract. The Dutchman and the Mexican are now linked until 2028 and 2024. So there is nothing to worry about for them. It is similar in Ferrari where Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. are under contract until 2024. We will therefore leave with the same duo next season for the Scuderia. On the side of home mercedesthe current duo Lewis Hamilton-George Russell should also be renewed. If doubts have arisen over the future of the seven-time world champion, he should indeed continue in F1. There is even talk of an extension for the Briton. And as for Russellhe made a strong impression for his first season with mercedesso it shouldn’t stop there for him.
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Who to accompany Ocon and Norris?
As for the other teams, it’s much more vague. Starting with at Alpine and McLaren. Within the French team, the question is who will accompany Esteban Ocon. Whether Fernando Alonso is here today, it has already been announced that the Spaniard will join Aston Martinthus compensating for the retirement of Sebastian Vettel. It will then pair with Lance Stroll. Who will replace Alonso at the house of Alpine ? The arrival ofOscar Piastri had been announced, but the main interested party denied. The name of Daniel Ricciardo keeps coming back. The Australian is currently at McLaren, but it has now been several weeks since a departure has been mentioned. And the future of Ricciardo could therefore be written on the side of at Alpine.
Ricciardo on leaving home McLarenthis could then free up a place alongside Lando Norris. Who will then be the Briton’s teammate? It is this tub that could come back to Oscar Piastri. Following the imbroglio of his true-false arrival at Alpinethe Australian could then replace his compatriot at McLaren and thus make his debut in F1.
A new Frenchman in F1?
The 2023 Formula 1 season could also see a new Frenchman on the starting grid. In addition to Pierre Gasly and Esteban Oconit is Theo Pourchaire who could disembark. The latter is currently shining in F2, but his arrival at the top level would be imminent. Pourchair could then take place at the wheel of a Alfa Romeo. He would then pair up with Valterri Bottassubstitute Guanyu-Zhoucurrent team-mate of the Finn.
Gasly continues at AlphaTauri, but with whom?
Pierre Galsy So go and stay with him Alpha Tauri. While the Frenchman found himself at the heart of many rumors about his future, announcing his return to Red Bull or in another stable, it has been recorded, he will continue within his current team. But with ? Currently, Gasly pair with Yuki Tsunoda. For the moment, the future of the Japanese pilot is uncertain. Nothing says he’ll always be home Alpha Tauri in 2023, but the team boss had recently explained: » If he continues to work as he has since the start of the season, apart from his accidents, he has a good chance of continuing with us. « .
Albon extends at Williams, what about Latifi?
At the house of williamsthe announcement recently fell: Alexander Albon extended. A new contract for obviously two seasons, which therefore ensures the Thai his place for the 2023 season. But the question is whether Nicholas Latifi will always be his teammate for this future exercise. Nothing is less certain about the Canadian. Which could then free up a place on the side of home williams.
What future for Schumacher?
Within the stable Haasthe duo Magnussen-Schumacher may not necessarily be renewed. If the first city will continue where he is now, the unknown concerns the son of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion. In recent weeks, Mick Schumacher found itself at the heart of many rumours. Continue to ? Won’t continue with Haas ? So that will be the question in the weeks to come.