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Changes on the Formula 1 grid: the drivers who can join the top category next year

There are six races left to finish the world championship of the Formula 1. This is how in the paddock the possible pilots who occupy the vacant

Changes on the Formula 1 grid: the drivers who can join the top category next year


There are six races left to finish the world championship of the . This is how in the paddock the possible pilots who occupy the vacant seats for the next campaign are projected. Teams such as Alpine, Haas, Williams Racing and AlphaTauri have not defined their duo for next season, so various names have emerged to take into account.

Piastri will take a seat at McLaren, Alpine’s direct rival

Oscar Piastri

The first to emerge is that of Oscar Piastri, who won F2 in 2021. The Australian driver triumphed in the run-up to the Formula 1 and then served as a reserve pilot for Alpine, pushing to enter the grid of the great circus. This is how he agreed with the McLaren team, to occupy the seat vacated by Daniel Ricciardo.

De Vries replaced Alex Albon, who suffered from health problems

Nick DeVries

Nick De Vries is possibly one of the strongest candidates on the list of applicants to occupy a seat in the Formula 1. The Dutch driver made his debut aboard a Williams at the last Italian Grand Prix, which is how he finished ninth, placing a car from the bottom of the grid in the points, a situation that earned him the driver of the day award by the hobby

Giovinazzi made a good impression at Monza

Antonio Giovinazzi

Antonio Giovinazzi was replaced by Alfa Romeo in 2022 and has been expectant about the possibility of signing with another team. In fact, at the last Italian Grand Prix he took part in free practice aboard the Haas. In addition, he revealed that the Italian driver will be one of the participants in the tests that Alpine will carry out at the Hungaroring.

Hulkenberg would seek to return to the F1 grid

Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg emerges on the list because he has been related to Haas thanks to his experience within the Formula 1. However, the former Racing Point driver has a rough relationship with Kevin Magnussen, with whom he has had incidents on the track. Hulkenberg has served as a reserve driver at Aston Martin, so his name is still related to the premier category of motorsports.

Herta suffers complications to obtain the FIA ​​super license

Colton Hertha

Colton Herta concludes the list because he is a North American IndyCar driver who is under the spotlight of the Racing structure, precisely to occupy a seat in AlphaTauri. The American would represent a possibility to have an American on the F1 grid, taking into account that in the next season three grand prix will be held there.