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Vacant seats and unknowns: the Formula 1 grid for the next season

The premier category of motorsport lands at the Spa Francorchamps circuit to compete in the Belgian Grand Prix. After the summer break, the Formu


The premier category of motorsport lands at the Spa Francorchamps circuit to compete in the Belgian Grand Prix. After the summer break, the returns to action with date 14 of the world championship. In this context, we must highlight the transfer movements in the current European summer.

The grid of Formula 1 for the 2023 season has not been confirmed. With nine races to go, the teams begin to define their line-up for the next season of the great circus. However, some have strengthened the link with their current drivers, so there are few seats that remain to be defined.

The Asturian driver ensured his continuity in F1.

The last confirmed move was the departure of Daniel Ricciardo from McLaren. The Australian driver will leave the British team at the end of the season, so his continuity in the Formula 1. This is how it is necessary to point out the teams that have vacant seats next year and that could represent the destiny of the driver who won eight grand prizes.

The Red Bull Racing team has its two seats occupied at least until the end of 2024, the date on which Checo Pérez’s contract expires, while Max Verstappen is linked until 2028. insured its two drivers, Leclerc and Sainz, until the end of the 2024 campaign. While Mercedes will have Lewis Hamilton until the end of the 2023 campaign and Russell is insured on a “Multi-year” basis.

Lando Norris is linked to McLaren until the end of the 2025 season. Alpine is another slot with a vacancy as Esteban Ocon is linked to the team until 2025 and Fernando Alonso left for Aston Martin following Vettel’s retirement announcement at the end of season.

Ricciardo took a victory with McLaren, but his performance took a nosedive.

vacancies

At Alfa Romeo, Zhou Guanyu does not have a contract for next season and Valtteri Bottas is committed until the end of the 2023 world championship. While AlphaTauri will have to define the future of Yuki Tsunoda, who does not have a contract for 2023 and Gasly will end their relationship at the end of next year.

At Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso is confirmed for next year and Lance Stroll has not renewed his contract. The same is happening to Mick Schumacher at Haas, with whom he has a contract until the end of this season, the same scenario faced by Albon and Latifi and .