Yuki Tsunoda extended, Max Verstappen locked… what about Pierre Gasly? F1’s starting grid in 2023 and beyond


Summary. After Japanese Yuki Tsunoda’s extension on Thursday at AlphaTauri, here’s what the Formula 1 starting grid looks like for next season, driver commitments for future exercises and possible transfers for 2023.

Red Bull

Dutchman Max Verstappen (24), reigning world champion and on his way to a probable double, is engaged until the end of 2028 and Mexican Sergio Pérez (32) until the end of 2024.

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Ferrari

Monegasque Charles Leclerc (24) and Spaniard Carlos Sainz (28) are under contract until the end of 2024.

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mercedes

Briton Lewis Hamilton (37) is under contract until the end of 2023. His compatriot George Russell (24) has signed a « long-term contract » from 2022.

Alpine

Frenchman Esteban Ocon (26) is under contract until 2024. Alpine is still looking for its second driver, after the surprise announcement of Fernando Alonso’s departure for Aston Martin. The French team notably targets the Frenchman Pierre Gasly, currently under contract with AlphaTauri.

McLaren

Briton Lando Norris (22) is signed until 2025. Australian Oscar Piastri (21) has signed until 2024 and will replace his 33-year-old compatriot Daniel Ricciardo, who is currently without a steering wheel.

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Alfa Romeo

The Finn Valtteri Bottas (33) has a « multi-year » contract. Zhou Guanyu (23), the first Chinese in F1, is under contract until the end of 2022.

Haas

Dane Kevin Magnussen (29) has signed for « several years » from 2022. German Mick Schumacher (23), son of Michael, is under contract until the end of 2022. His future in F1 beyond is threatened.

Alpha Tauri

Frenchman Pierre Gasly (26) and Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (22) are under contract until the end of 2023. But Gasly therefore remains courted by Alpine for the 2023 season. If the Frenchman leaves the team, AlphaTauri could, according to the specialized press, turn to the 27-year-old Dutchman Nyck de Vries, world champion of Formula E (electric) in 2021.

Aston Martin

The Spaniard Fernando Alonso (41) has signed a contract for several years and will replace the German Sebastian Vettel (35), who is retiring at the end of 2022. He will team up with the Canadian Lance Stroll (23), son of owner Lawrence Stroll, under contract for 2023.

williams

Thailand’s Alexander Albon (26) is under contract for 2023. Canadian Nicholas Latifi’s (27) contract expires at the end of 2022 and Williams is reportedly looking for a replacement. The 21-year-old American Logan Sargeant, engaged in Formula 2 and reserve driver for Williams, would be particularly targeted.

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