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F1 2023: Confirmed drivers and team lineups for Formula One season – Sporting News

McLaren’s announcement on August 24 in which the team explained their decision to mutually terminate their partnership with Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo is the most recent change to the Formula One driver line up for the upcoming 2023 season.  
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso’s switch to Aston Martin on a long-term deal had arguably been the most high-profile move made so far ahead of the 2023 Formula One season, though Ricciardo’s departure will have, in the eyes of many, topped that. 
Elsewhere, Alpine appeared to have signed Oscar Piastri before he publicly denied joining the team, and Williams have tied Alex Albon to a multi-year deal.
How does that leave the F1 lineups for 2023? Which places are yet to be decided? Here’s what we know for sure.
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The latest on Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton for 2023 is that all three are staying with their teams, as is Sergio Perez, who partners Verstappen at Red Bull.
George Russell will still be alongside seven-time champion Hamilton at Mercedes, and Carlos Sainz will continue to be Leclerc’s accomplice at Ferrari.
Hamilton considered retiring after the controversial end to the 2021 season but has now hinted that he could agree new terms with his team.
There are questions to be answered across the field — most notably at Alpine. They believe they have signed Piastri, but he’s been linked with McLaren which makes sense given Ricciardo’s now announced departure.
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Williams Driver Academy star Logan Sargeant could replace Nicholas Latifi if he leaves the team, although Nyck de Vrie is thought to be in pole position to step in.
Mick Schumacher’s position is likely to come under scrutiny at Haas and Zhou Guanyu or Theo Pourchaire are thought to be the options for Alfa Romeo.

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