Alex Albon (end of 2024)
The big three
Red Bull appear to have a settled driver line-up for the time being, with Max Verstappen tied down to the longest-known contract on the grid – a lucrative deal running until the end of 2028, by which point the Dutchman will be 31.
Teammate Sergio Perez signed a contract extension that should see him retain his Red Bull seat until the end of 2024 although he is under pressure from AlphaTauri’s Daniel Ricciardo, who dreams of the Red Bull seat.
Mercedes have tied down Lewis Hamilton and George Russell until the end of 2025.
Confirmation of their extended time with the team ended a long saga over Hamilton’s future that saw him linked with a move to Ferrari.
Ferrari have Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz contracted for 2024. But an extension for Leclerc is a priority amid links to Mercedes, Red Bull and Aston Martin at various points this year.
The chasing pack
Esteban Ocon committed his future to Alpine back in 2021 on a deal that takes him to the end of 2024. New teammate Pierre Gasly signed an initial two-year contract when he moved from AlphaTauri at the end of last season.
McLaren tied Lando Norris down to a new long-term contract running until the end of 2025 last year to ward off rival teams. Meanwhile, the verdict from the FIA’s Contract Recognition Board revealed that Oscar Piastri’s “multi-year” deal with McLaren covers both 2023 and 2024.
Valtteri Bottas negotiated the longer contract he desired when he moved to Alfa Romeo, securing a deal that will keep him at the team until the end of 2025. Meanwhile, teammate Zhou Guanyu has been retained for a third season at the Hinwil-based outfit.
Daniel Ricciardo is signed to AlphaTauri until the end of 2023, after replacing Nyck de Vries mid-season. Ricciardo’s future beyond the end of this season is unknown – he desires a Red Bull seat, but might need to bide his time. Yuki Tsunoda has been retained for 2023 but his future beyond that will be determined by his displays this season.
Aston Martin snapped up Fernando Alonso on a multi-year deal that will keep the Spaniard in green until at least the end of 2024. Lance Stroll’s contract is unknown, but given his father Lawrence owns the team he drives for, it’s likely he’ll continue for as long as he, and his dad, wants.
Kevin Magnussen agreed a contract running until the end of 2023 when he made a surprise F1 comeback with Haas last year. If he continues his impressive performances this season he will surely be in line for a renewed deal. The Dane’s teammate is F1 veteran Nico Hulkenberg, who is signed up for two years.
It is already confirmed that Alex Albon will remain at Williams beyond the 2023 season after the British-born Thai driver agreed a multi-year contract extension last summer. Albon is joined by F1 debutant Logan Sargeant, who is on an initial one-year deal.