Full 2023 Formula 1 entry list revealed
By Mat Coch
Friday 16th December, 2022 - 10:58am
The full entry list for next year’s Formula 1 championship season has been released by the FIA.
It confirms all 20 drivers set to compete in the (currently) 23-event competition along with formal details of the 10 teams.
That includes changes to the official name of the team, which in some parts suggests changes in title sponsorship.
Haas, for instance, will formally be known as MoneyGram Haas F1 Team going forward.
The three rookie drivers joining the grid have also had their race numbers confirmed.
Drivers, at the start of their F1 career, choose a number they will carry throughout their spell at the sport’s peak.
Not all numbers are available – 17 has been retired in memory of Jules Bianchi while numbers used by drivers no longer on the grid cannot be selected for two years, and 1 is reserved for the world champion.
Daniel Ricciardo will, therefore, retain his traditional 3 until the end of 2024.
His replacement at McLaren, Oscar Piastri has opted for 81, a number that has significance to him from his karting exploits.
Williams’ new recruit Logan Sargeant will race with 2, which was previously Aston Martin Reserve Driver Stoffel Vandoorne’s race number, while Nyck de Vries’s permanent selection is 21.
The Dutchman made his Formula 1 debut in a substitute role for Williams at the Italian Grand Prix, where he raced in the team’s nominated reserve number of 45.
The list also shows which driver will carry the dayglo yellow T-bar in 2023, typically assigned to a team’s ‘second’ driver, but in some instances used for styling reasons.
That was the case of Lewis Hamilton in 2022, and will continue into next season.
Lando Norris will also remain in the ‘second’ McLaren with Piastri effectively slotting in as a direct replacement on what was Daniel Ricciardo’s side of the garage.
On the engine side, Red Bull and Scuderia AlphaTauri will be powered by what are officially Honda RBPT power units.
Honda withdrew from Formula 1 at the end of 2021, with Red Bull Power Trains stepping into the void.
However, the Japanese manufacturer never really stepped away and remained involved in maintaining the power units.
That saw its name reappear on the cars in the latter part of the year, though officially the power units were branded RBPT – referred to by this publication as RBPT Honda in acknowledgement of the ongoing relationship.
From 2023, they will officially be known as Honda RBPT.
2023 Formula 1 Entry List
|Num||Driver||Company Name||Team Name||Chassis Name||Engine Make|
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Limited||Oracle Red Bull Racing||Red Bull Racing||Honda RBPT|
|11||Sergio Perez||Red Bull Limited||Oracle Red Bull Racing||Red Bull Racing||Honda RBPT|
|16||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari Spa||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|55||Carlos Sainz||Ferrari Spa||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari||Ferrari|
|63||George Russell||Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team||Mercedes||Mercedes|
|44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team||Mercedes||Mercedes|
|31||Esteban Ocon||Alpine Racing Limited||BWT Alpine F1 Team||Alpine||Renault|
|10||Pierre Gasly||Alpine Racing Limited||BWT Alpine F1 Team||Alpine||Renault|
|81||Oscar Piastri||McLaren Racing Limited||McLaren Formula 1 Team||McLaren||Mercedes|
|4||Lando Norris||McLaren Racing Limited||McLaren Formula 1 Team||McLaren||Mercedes|
|77||Valtteri Bottas||Sauber Motorsport AG||Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari|
|24||Guanyu Zhou||Sauber Motorsport AG||Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari|
|18||Lance Stroll||AMR GP Limited||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula 1 Team||Aston Martin Aramco||Mercedes|
|14||Fernando Alonso||AMR GP Limited||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula 1 Team||Aston Martin Aramco||Mercedes|
|20||Kevin Magnussen||Haas Formula LLC||MoneyGram Haas F1 Team||Haas||Ferrari|
|27||Nico Hulkenberg||Haas Formula LLC||MoneyGram Haas F1 Team||Haas||Ferrari|
|21||Nyck de Vries||Scuderia AlphaTauri||Scuderia AlphaTauri||AlphaTauri||Honda RBPT|
|22||Yuki Tsunoda||Scuderia AlphaTauri||Scuderia AlphaTauri||AlphaTauri||Honda RBPT|
|23||Alex Albon||Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited||Williams Racing||Williams||Mercedes|
|2||Logan Sargeant||Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited||Williams Racing||Williams||Mercedes|