The driver changes for 2023 are:
- Vettel retired; Alonso moved to Aston Martin; Gasly took that seat at Alpine; Nyck de Vries moves up from Formula E
- Ricciardo relegated to reserve driver at Red Bull; Oscar Piastri promoted from McLaren’s test driver role
- Schumacher relegated to reserve driver at Mercedes; Nico Hulkenberg takes the Haas seat having been Aston Martin’s reserve driver and stood in at two races in the 2022 season
- Nicholas Latifi was dropped by Williams; they replaced him with Logan Sargeant after his second season in Formula 2
|Team||2022 drivers||2023 drivers|
|Alfa Romeo||ZHOu Guanyu (24)||Valtteri BOTtas (77)||ZHOu Guanyu (24)||Valtteri BOTtas (77)|
|Alpha Tauri||Pierre GASly (10)||Yuki TSUnoda (22)||Yuki TSUnoda (22)||Nyck de Vries (21)|
|Alpine||Fernando ALOnso (14)||Esteban OCOn (31)||Pierre GASly (10)||Esteban OCOn (31)|
|Aston Martin||Sebastian VETtel (5)||Lance STRoll (18)||Fernando ALOnso (14)||Lance STRoll (18)|
|Ferrari||Charles LEClerc (16)||Carlos SAInz (55)||Charles LEClerc (16)||Carlos SAInz (55)|
|Haas||Kevin MAGnussen (20)||Mick SCHumacher (47)||Kevin MAGnussen (20)||Nico HULkenberg (27)|
|McLaren||Daniel RICciardo (3)||Lando NORris (4)||Lando NORris (4)||Oscar PIAstri (81)|
|Mercedes||Lewis HAMilton (44)||George RUSsell (63)||Lewis HAMilton (44)||George RUSsell (63)|
|Red Bull||Max VERstappen (1)||Sergio PERez (11)||Max VERstappen (1)||Sergio PERez (11)|
|Williams||Nicholas LATifi (6)||Alex ALBon (23)||Logan SARgeant (2)||Alex ALBon (23)|
Unusually there’s also been some musical chairs when it comes to team leadership, starting with Mattia Binotto resigning(?) from Ferrari. They brought in Vasseur from Alfa Romeo, leaving them without a principal as of January 2023.
|Team||2022 Principal||2023 Principal|
|Alfa Romeo||Frederic Vasseur||Alessandro Alunni Bravi*|
|Alpha Tauri||Franz Tost||Franz Tost|
|Alpine||Otmar Szafnauer||Otmar Szafnauer|
|Aston Martin||Mike Krack||Mike Krack|
|Ferrari||Mattia Binotto||Frederic Vasseur|
|Haas||Guenther Steiner||Guenther Steiner|
|McLaren||Andreas Seidl||Andrea Stella|
|Mercedes||Toto Wolff||Toto Wolff|
|Red Bull||Christian Horner||Christian Horner|
|Williams||Jost Capito||James Vowles|
*Alfa Romeo will not have a team principal in 2023; instead they have announced their “F1 Representative” will be Bravi who will also continue as Sauber Group’s managing director.
Seidl is now CEO of the Sauber Alfa Romeo company (will he also be their principal in the interim?); McLaren promoted Stella from racing director to team principal.
Williams dropped Capito and brought in Vowles who was previously Mercedes’ strategy chief.
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