The pilot Fernando Alonso He will move to a new team for the 2023 season. Aston Martin announced that the Spaniard will be his new driver, so he will leave Alpine, his current team. So here we tell you how the teams will look for next year.
Red Bull: Its two drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez they have a contract for the next seasons. The Dutchman’s deal runs until 2028 and is the longest on the grid at the moment. Sergio Czech Pérez concludes in 2024 after an extension signed this campaign.
ferrari: The future of its pilots is assured at least in the medium term. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Contracts will end in 2024.
Mercedes: Both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell They have a two-year agreement with the German team, with the possibility of extension.
McLaren: This is one of the big questions. Lando Norris is signed until the end of 2025 after a recent extension, but Daniel Ricciardo is the unknown. The aussie has an agreement that expires in 2023, but from the board they have made it clear that there is a possibility of breaking it, this due to the poor performance of the Australian exhibited in his season and a half where his only flash has been the victory in the Grand Prix of Italy of 2021.
Alpine: Esteban Ocon is the only driver with an agreement until 2024 and is waiting for his teammate after the departure of Fernando Alonso.
AlphaTauri: Red Bull made its extension over Pierre Gasly valid for 2023, but after that there are doubts as to where he will compete after the Milton Keynes team has Perez secured until 2024 and his desire is to compete in the A team.
Aston-Martin: Fernando Alonso has signed a multi-year agreement with the British team where, surely, he will be a teammate of Lance Stroll, son of owner Lawrence Stroll. The confirmation of the Canadian pilot occurs in the second half of the season, although few doubt that the father will take the seat from the son.
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Alfa Romeo: It is known that Valtteri Bottas has signed a multi-year agreement, but the conclusion of which is not clear.
Hass: Kevin Magnussen agreed to return to the American team on a multi-year deal that was not clarified by the parties, but it is understood that he will be on the grid in 2023.
Williams: For now without confirmed pilots for next year.
Who is in doubt?
Of the current driver grid there are seats that might seem available, but in reality they are not so much.
Although the second place in Alpine was left free, everything indicates that it will be given to the protégé of the French team, the Australian Oscar Piastri who won the Formula 2 championship in 2021.
In AlphaTauri, everything seems to be a procedure for Yuki Tsunoda to stay one more season due to the difficulty of the Red Bull junior drivers to ascend to the highest category with complicated seasons in Formula 2.
In McLaren there are doubts about whether Ricciardo will continue and in the face of this Patricio O’Ward, Alex Palou and Colton Herta rub their hands.
At Alfa Romeo, the permanence of the Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou seems closed, especially before the return of Formula 1 to the Chinese market in 2023 with the recovery of the race in Shanghai.
Haas hopes to close negotiations with Ferrari to keep Mike Schumacher who depends on the support of the house of Maranello for the continuity of his seat.
Williams is aiming to keep Alex Albon, but his second place is being offered to a higher bidder and Nicholas Latiffi’s permanence will depend on whether they want to keep opening the millionaire purse or not.
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