The announcement that Guanyu Zhou will race for Alfa Romeo in the 2022 Formula One (F1) season has accomplished the grid for the next marketing campaign. Out of the 10 groups that will line up on the grid, a couple of have opted to stay with their current driver line-ups whereas others will have contemporary faces on board.
Ferrari, Red Bull, Alpine, Haas, Alpha Tauri, Aston Martin and McLaren will have the similar lineup as the 2021 F1 season, whereas Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, and Williams are all set to welcome new drivers.
The Mercedes lineup for the 2022 F1 season will comprise Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, with the latter transferring up from the Williams F1 group. Current Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will be part of Alfa Romeo, the place he will companion with newly signed rookie Guanyu Zhou.
The Williams driver lineup will comprise Nicholas Latifi and the returning Alexander Albon. While Albon raced with Red Bull in the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Latifi is in his second season with the Grove-based group.
Seven groups will proceed with their current driver lineup for the 2022 F1 season
Ferrari’s line up for the 2022 F1 season will comprise Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, whereas Red Bull have retained Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. McLaren have opted to stay with Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris, whereas Aston Martin will proceed with Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll for the 2022 season.
The Alpine group have retained each Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon for the 2022 F1 season, whereas Alpha Tauri will proceed with drivers Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda. Haas, who’ve didn’t safe a single level in the 2021 season, will proceed with Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin next yr.
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When in comparison with the 2021 season, which was extensively thought of a transition yr, there has not been a lot of a shuffle in the grid for next season. Hiring in 2021 was primarily executed with a view to offer drivers a yr to settle into their new environment earlier than the new guidelines are applied for the 2022 season.