A new set of rules means new cars for 20 drivers on the F1 grid, with changes to Alfa Romeo and Mercedes plus one rookie. This is how the 2022 F1
2022 F1 DRIVER LINE: All drivers and teams compete this season
A new set of rules means new cars for 20 drivers on the F1 grid, with changes to Alfa Romeo and Mercedes plus one rookie. This is how the 2022 F1 grid will line up.
Lewis Hamilton – # 44
George Russell – b. 63
George Russell is a partner of seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, as Valtteri Bottas has left the team after five seasons, having helped the Silver Arrows clinch an eighth consecutive constructors’ championship. Another former Williams driver, Russell, takes a long-awaited step toward the team that has mastered the turbo-hybrid era.
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Russell is preparing for his full-time Mercedes debut, having previously intervened for the team in 2020
Max Verstappen – # 1
Sergio Perez – # 11
They’re everyone in Red Bull cars this season, as 2021 drivers’ title winner Max Verstappen sports the champion’s # 1 (instead of the usual # 33) and Sergio Perez is with him. The couple continues their successful partnership, as it was confirmed that Mexican runner Pérez will stay in August 2021.
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It’s an unchanged lineup for Red Bull as Sergio Pérez and Max Verstappen pair up again
Charles Leclerc – n. 16
Carlos Sainz – # 55
Carlos Sainz is gearing up for his second season with Ferrari, which took third place in the constructors’ standings in 2021 as the team aims to battle the pioneers. Charles Leclerc continues his successful management with the team, looking forward to his first win since 2019.
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Carlos Sainz enters his second season with the Scuderia alongside Charles Leclerc
Daniel Ricciardo – # 3
Lando Norris – # 4
Lando Norris continues alongside Daniel Ricciardo with McLaren, who narrowly missed P3 to Ferrari last season, but showed that they too are struggling to get back on top. After all, his double at Monza was the only finale to the 2021 season.
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Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris pick up where they left off in 2022 for McLaren
Fernando Alonso – # 14
Esteban Ocon – # 31
An unchanged lineup for the official Alpine team, which had an undeniably strong season in 2021 with veteran Fernando Alonso taking the podium and helping teammate Esteban Ocon to a brilliant Hungarian Grand Prix victory. The pair aim to bring Alpine to the rhythm of McLaren and Ferrari and beyond.
Two-time champion Fernando Alonso continues with Esteban Ocon in 2022
Pierre Gasly – # 10
Yuki Tsunoda – No. 22
Yuki Tsunoda is no longer a rookie as he prepares for a second season with AlphaTauri. Pierre Gasly, who had an excellent 2021 season and finished ninth in the standings, continues with the Faenza team formerly known as Toro Rosso.
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Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda are AlphaTauri’s unchanged couple this season
Sebastian Vettel – # 5
Walk Lance – # 18
Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel continues with Aston Martin, the brand preparing for its second full Formula 1 season. Lance Stroll is left with the team, which will aim for a position higher than in 2021, finishing seventh in the standings.
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Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel continue for Aston Martin
Nicholas Latifi – # 6
Alex Albon – # 23
Williams changes his lineup for 2022, with former Red Bull running back Alex Albon stepping in to replace Russell, who will head to Mercedes. Albon is the partner of Nicholas Latifi as Williams comes out of a 2021 season that saw them score 23 points and finish ahead of Alfa Romeo and Haas in the standings.
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Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi are Williams’ lineup when Russell leaves for Mercedes
Zhou Guanyu – # 24
Valtteri Bottas – # 77
Alfa Romeo is the only team to introduce a completely new lineup for 2022, Bottas joins the Mercedes team, while Zhou Guanyu will be the only rookie on the grid, and the first full-time Chinese F1 driver in history, when graduate from F2.
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Nikita Mazepin – # 9
Mick Schumacher – # 47
It’s the same lineup for Haas this season, but neither driver has rookie status in 2022, with Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin entering their second F1 season, and both targeting their first F1 points as well.
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Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin begin their second season with Haas