Formula 1: Driver lineup changes from 2022 to 2023

Fernando Alonso, Alpine, Formula 1 (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
Fernando Alonso, Alpine, Formula 1 (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Six of the 10 Formula 1 teams have made changes to their driver lineup for the 2023 season, though all 10 teams retained at least one of their drivers from 2022.

While this past Formula 1 silly season was a chaotic one on many levels, the full driver lineup has been set for the 2023 season for quite some time. Now the start of the 23-race campaign is right around the corner.

Just four of the sport’s 10 teams are set to move forward with the same two drivers they had last year.

Reigning world champions Red Bull are set to retain reigning world champion Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez while Ferrari are set to retain Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr., Mercedes are set to retain George Russell and Lewis Hamilton, and Alfa Romeo are set to retain Valtteri Bottas, and Guanyu Zhou.

However, of the six organizations that changes their driver lineups, none did a complete lineup overhaul like we saw one team do a year ago. All made just a single change.

Two drivers switched teams while four drivers who did not compete in the sport last year are set to join. Three of those four drivers are rookies while one has competed in the sport before. Four drivers who competed in 2022 are no longer set to do so in 2023.

Here’s a rundown of the changes to the Formula 1 driver lineup for the 2023 season.

NOTE: (R) means rookie.

AlphaTauri, RBPT

  • IN: Nyck de Vries (R)
  • OUT: Pierre Gasly

Alpine, Renault

  • IN: Pierre Gasly
  • OUT: Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin, Mercedes

  • IN: Fernando Alonso
  • OUT: Sebastian Vettel

Haas, Ferrari

  • IN: Nico Hulkenberg
  • OUT: Mick Schumacher

McLaren, Mercedes

  • IN: Oscar Piastri (R)
  • OUT: Daniel Ricciardo

Williams, Mercedes

  • IN: Logan Sargeant (R)
  • OUT: Nicholas Latifi

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The 2023 Formula 1 season is scheduled to get underway on Sunday, March 5 with the Bahrain Grand Prix, which is set to be broadcast live on ESPN from Bahrain International Circuit beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET. Start a free trial of FuboTV now and don’t miss it!