Drivers - Current

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is an Australian-born F1 driver with eight wins to his name. Having had his 2023 McLaren cut, he returned to the Red Bull / AlphaTauri teams to fill the role of test driver. 

Following the 2023 British GP Daniel has been promoted to drive the AlphaTauri, replacing Nyck De Vries, who has struggled with the car and failed to score any points. 

Daniel RicciardoTeam:  AlphaTauri
Licence  :  Australia
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Points  : 
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Highest race finish  :  1 (x8 – ranked on – here)
Highest grid position  : 

Debut  :  2011 British GP with HRT
Date of birth  : 
Place of birth  : 
Perth, Australia

Home race  :  Melbourne Australia

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2023 Reserve Drivers

2023 Reserve drivers

2023 Reserve Drivers, Test Drivers and Third Drivers. 

Reserve Drivers are part of the team and often in the team’s garage over a race weekend. They are race-ready should a contract driver be excluded from driving. This has been more prevalent over the last two years with covid affecting drivers. 

A driver must participate in at least one practice session to join qualifying, so if it is a touch-and-go situation, teams need to make the call as early as possible so the reserve driver can get up to speed and qualify.

Test, Third or Simulator Drivers work with the team to develop and tune the car. 

In some cases, teams share these resources, usually where there is a commonality through Power Unit supply. 

The lineup for 2023 is as follows…

Red Bull Racing (and AlphaTauri)

  • Reserve drivers: Liam Lawson, Dennis Hauger, Zane Maloney
  • Third driver: Daniel Ricciardo
  • Simulator driver: Rudy van Buren

Aston Martin

  • Test and reserve driver: Stoffel Vandoorne
  • Reserve driver: Felipe Drugovich

Alfa Romeo

  • Reserve driver: Theo Pourchaire


  • Reserve driver: Antonio Giovinazzi
  • Test driver: Robert Shwartzman


  • Reserve driver: Alex Palou and Mick Schumacher (all season), Felipe Drugovich, Stoffel Vandoorne (first 15 races of 2023)
  • Test and development driver: Will Stevens
  • Test and development driver: Oliver Turvey

Mercedes (and Williams)

  • Reserve driver: Mick Schumacher


  • Reserve driver: Jack Doohan


  • Pietro Fittipaldi

Read more about the 2023 reserve drivers on motorsport.comhere

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Liam Lawson in Super Formula

Liam Lawson in Super Formula

Lawson wins Fuji Super Formula Debut

Liam Lawson ins Super Formula makes a brilliant debut with a victory for his Red Bull sponsored Mugen team. The 21-year-old New Zealander backed up his performance by crossing the line 3rd on Sunday but was demoted to 5th with a penalty for not following Saftey Car procedure. 

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Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso (No 14) is a Spanish-born F1 driver contracted to Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team.

He has two’ World Drivers’ Championships to his name, having won in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, and. Alonso’s F1 career kicked off in 2001 with Minardi. He has also driven for McLaren,  and Ferrari.

Alonso retired from F1 at the end of the 2018 season when he went on to win the Daytona 24 Hour and unsuccessfully challenged Indy Cars Indianapolis 500. 

In 2021 he returned to F1 with Alpine and switched to Aston Martin for the 2023 season. 

Team : Aston Martin
Country : Spain
Place of birth : Oviedo, Spain
Date of birth : 29/07/1981

World Championships : 2
Highest race finish : 1 (x32)
Career Podiums : 104
Career Points : 2192
Grand Prix entered : 367
2023 Stats. : 3rd Overall with 131 Points

Bahrain 3rd (15) voted Driver of the Day, Saudi Arabia 3rd (15), Australia 3rd (15), Baku Sprint 6th (3), Baku 4th (12), Miami 3rd (15), Monaco 2nd (18), Canada 2nd (18), Austria Sprint 5th (4), Austria 5th (10)


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Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg (No 27) is a German-born F1 driver contracted to Haas for the 2023 season.

Hulkenburg followed the usual career path starting in karts and achieving notable success in the lower formulas. He secured a seat with Williams to contest the 20210 season and despite some great results, he was not able to hold onto it. he moved to Force Inda for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Then a year with Sauber before returning to Force India in 2014 and through to 2016. Over this period, Hulkenburg added a Le Mans 24-Hour cup to his trophy cabinet.

2017 presented the opportunity to join Renault, a manufacturing team where he put in three solid years before being dropped in favour of Esteban Ocon. 

Hulkenburg was called in as a “Super Sub” for Racing Point’s Sergio Perez, who was ruled out of two Silverstone races due to Covid. He then replaced Sebastian Vettel in the Aston Martin for the opening two races of 2022. With no full-time seat for three years, Hulkenberg has shown his mettle by matching his teammate in the 2023 Haas VF-23.

He is yet to achieve that elusive podium…

Nico Hulkenberg

Team : Haas F1 Team
Country : Germany
Place of birth : Emmerich, Germany
Date of birth : 19/08/1987

World Championships :
Highest race finish : 4 (x3)
Career Podiums :
Career Points : 530
Grand Prix entered : 193
2023 Stats. : 12th Overall with 9 Points

Bahrain 15th (0), Saudi Arabia 12th (0), Australia 7th (6), Baku Sprint 15th (0), Baku 17th (0), Miami 15th (0), Monaco 17th (0), Spain 15th (0), Canada 15th (0), Austria Sprint 6th (3), Austria DNF (0)


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Kevin Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen (No 20) is a Danish-born F1 driver contracted to Haas F1 Team in 2023. 

A Mclaren development driver, Magnussen tested for the team in 2012 and & 2013, securing him a seat in the Mclaren-Mercedes for the 2014 season. Where he put the car in the second row of the grid and then the podium at his Albert Park debut.

In 2016 he drove for Renault and turned down a 2017 contract in favour of Haas, where he spent the next four years. He was dropped for the 2021 season in favour of Mick Schumacker and Nikita Mazepin, who were both said to be paid drivers. Nikitas’ father’s business, Uralkali, become the principal sponsor. 

The travesty of the Ukrainian war had a lucky spinoff for Magnussen when the FIA and Liberty ruled the Russian driver out of the completion. Magnussen stepped backing the car and immediately set a bar above Schumacker. In 2023, he drives alongside Nico Hulkenberg. 

Team : Haas F1 Team
Country : Denmark
Place of birth : Roskilde, Denmark
Date of birth : 05/10/1992

World Championships :
Highest race finish : 2 (x1)
Career Podiums : 1
Career Points : 185
Grand Prix entered :151
2023 Stats. : 18th Overall with 2 Points

Bahrain 13th (0), Saudi Arabia 10th (1), Australia 17th(0), Baku Sprint 11th (0), Baku 13th (0), Miami 10th (1), Monaco DNF (0), Spain 18th (0), Canada 17th (0), Austria Sprint 14th (0), Austria 18th (0)

Listen to Kevin’s interview with Tom Clarkson on Beyond the Grid – here – it’s a great listen with Kevin talking about his break from F1, racing with his dad, former F1 driver Jan Magnussen, and being a dad himself

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Alex Albon

Alex Albon

Alexander (Alex) Albon (No 23) is a British-born, Thai, F1 driver contracted to Williams Racing in 2023. 

A strong F2 season in 2018 resulted in Albon securing a drive with Toro Rosso in 2019. Over the summer break, it was announced that he would be promoted to Red Bull as a replacement for Pierre Gasly, who hadn’t managed to get the performance from the car. 

He lost the seat for 2021, filling the Red Bull Reserve driver role before taking a multi-year deal with Williams at the start of the 2022 season. 

Alex AlbonTeam : Williams
Country : Thailand
Place of birth : London, England
Date of birth : 13/06/1995
Home Race  :  Silverstone 

World Championships : –
Highest race finish : 3 (x2)
Career Podiums : 2
Career Points : 208
Grand Prix entered :68

2023 Stats. : 13th Overall with 7 Points

Bahrain 10th(1), Saudi Arabia DNF, Australia DNF, Baku Sprint 9th (0), Baku 12th (0), Miami 14th (0), Monaco 14th (0), Spain 16th (0), Canada 7th (6) voted Driver of the Day, Austria Sprint (13th (0), Austria 11th (0). 

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Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas (No 77) is a Finnish-born F1 driver contracted to Alfa Romeo in 2023.

Bottas stepped into Williams in 2012 and a full time seat driving the FW35 in 2013.

In 2017 after Nico Rosbergs shock retirement, Bottas secured a seat in the Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton. He notched up his first pole and first win early that same season. Several tough seasons followed where the highly talented driver was up against one of the sports greatest and doing so on a year-by-year contract. 

In 2022, Bottas’ contract was not renewed as his seat was given to the up-and-coming young talent George Russell. Bottas appeared to relish the opportunity this provided him to take on the senior role in a more relaxed Alfa Romeo (if there is any form of ‘relaxed’ in F1). 

Team : Alfa Romeo
Country : Finland
Place of birth : Nastola, Finland
Date of birth : 28/08/1989

World Championships :
Highest race finish : 1 (x10)
Career Podiums : 67
Career Points : 1792
Grand Prix entered :209
2023 Stats. : 15th Overall with 5 Points

Bahrain 8th (4), Saudi Arabia 18th (0), Australia 11th(0), Baku Sprint 16th (0), Baku 18th (0), Miami 13th (0), Monaco 11th (0), Spain 19th (0), Canada 10th (1), Austria Sprint 20th (0), Austria 15th (0)

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2023 F1 Rookies

2023 F1 Rookies

Three rookies make up the class of 2023 – Oscar Piastri, Nyck de Vries and Logan Sargent. 

2023 F1 Rookies are the ‘new kids on the block’. The young talent who are lucky enough to secure a coveted F1 seat and an opportunity to prove their worth alongside the sport’s best. 

Before we meet the drivers, what is a rookie? 

A rookie is a driver participating in their first season of a particular class. So a driver’s first full year in F1 is their rookie year.

So who are the 2023 F1 Rookies? 
Oscar Piastri (81) driving for Mclaren alongside Lando Norris
The Australian-born driver was the Winner of the 2019 Formula Renault Eurocup with R-ace GP, the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship and 2021 Formula 2 Championship with Prema Racing.
An Alpine Academy driver, his appointment to Mclaren in 2022 was controversial and triggered a number of 
Nyck de Vries (21) driving for AlphaTauri alongside Yuki Tsunoda 
The Dutch Born racer is the oldest of the Rookies at 27 years. de Vries raced in F1 before, subbing for Alex Albon in Sept 22, at the Italian GP, where he finished ninth and collected two points. 
De Vries lifted the Formula E title with Mercedes in the 2020-21 season, adding to his trophy cabinet that already displays his F2 and Formula Renault titles.
Logan Sargeant (2) driving for Williams alongside Alex Albon.
Logan Sargeant is the first driver out of the USA in nearly eight years so with three home races to his name he will have a huge fan base to cheer him on. 
Another to start in karting and work his way up with good results in F2 & F3. Sargeant was part of the Williams Driver Academy.
Read more and follow their progress throughout the season on The Athletic – here
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George Russell

George Russell

George Russell (No 63) is an English-born F1 driver contracted to Mercedes in 2023.

Russell had a strong showing in F3 before doing the same in F2, which led to the signing of a multi-year deal with Mercedes customer team Williams. During his time at Williams, Russell remained a Mercedes Junior driver and was handed the opportunity to prove his worth while subbing for Hamilton, who was down with Covid in 2020.

In 2022 George Russell was promoted to Mercedes to drive alongside Lewis Hamilton.

George Russell

Team : Mercedes
Country : United Kingdom
Place of birth : Kings Lynn, England
Date of birth : 15/02/1998

World Championships :
Highest race finish : 1 (x1)
Career Podiums : 10
Career Points : 365
Grand Prix entered :91
2023 Stats. : 7th Overall with 72 Points

Bahrain 7th (6), Saudi Arabia 4th (12), Australia DNF, Baku Sprint 4th (5), Baku 8th (5) plus Fastest Lap (1), Miami 4th (12), Monaco 5th (10), Spain 3rd (15), Canada DNF (0), Austria Sprint 8th (0), Austria 7th (6),

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George Russell

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