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Confirmed driver line-up for the 2022 Formula 1® season

10/09/21

See which drivers will be racing for each team next year.

The driver line-up for the 2022 Formula 1® season is nearing completion, with most teams having confirmed their two drivers for the upcoming season.

The silly season kicked off with the retirement announcement of the Formula 1® World Championship driver Kimi Raikkonen. This led to Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas announcing his move from Mercedes to Alfa Romeo on a multi-year deal. Bottas will take on a new challenge as the lead driver in the team.


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Bottas’ departure quickly led to the worst kept secret in the paddock being confirmed - George Russell’s promotion to Mercedes. The British driver will drive alongside Lewis Hamilton.

Red Bull reserve driver Alex Albon will return to the grid in 2022. The Thai-British driver spent 2021 in the German-based touring car series Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM). Albon will be taking Russell’s seat at Williams alongside Canadian Nicholas Latifi.

Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Alpine, AlphaTauri, Aston Martin and Haas will all retain their same drivers for the upcoming season.

The final seat to be confirmed on the grid belongs to Alfa Romeo. Antonio Giovinazzi currently holds the position alongside Raikkonen, although he is yet to sign a new deal. Will the Italian racing driver retain the place, or will we see someone new in the seat? Australian Oscar Piastri is leading the F2 Championships and will be looking for a place in F1®. Or will we see new faces in F1®, such as Guanyu Zhou or Nyck de Vries.


Below is a list of the current teams and their drivers for the upcoming season.

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell

Red Bull: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez

Ferrari: Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz

McLaren: Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo

Alpine: Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon

AlphaTauri: Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda

Aston Martin: Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll

Alfa Romeo: Valtteri Bottas and TBC

Williams: Nicholas Latifi and Alex Albon

Haas: Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher