F1 entry list confirms Piastri, Sargeant and De Vries’s race numbers, as FIA reveals 2023 Grand Prix start times
Formula 1’s official entry list for the 2023 season has been released by the FIA, confirming the numbers that will be used by next year’s three rookie drivers: Oscar Piastri, Logan Sargeant and Nyck de Vries.
Former F3 and F2 champion Piastri will run the number 81 on his McLaren, F2 race winner Sargeant will use number 2 on his Williams, and De Vries – with a substitute performance in 2022 already under his belt – has taken number 21 for his AlphaTauri.
The entry list reflects a host of other moves after a particularly busy 2022 driver market, with Fernando Alonso jumping to Aston Martin, Pierre Gasly taking his place at Alpine, and Nico Hulkenberg returning to F1 with Haas.
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Meanwhile, there is also a naming tweak on the engine front, with Red Bull and AlphaTauri’s supplier now listed as 'Honda RBPT'. Last year it was simply 'RBPT' (standing for the recently-launched Red Bull Powertrains operation) but Honda will return to the official name from next season.
2023 F1 entry list
|Car number||Driver name||Team name||Make of engine|
|1||Max Verstappen||Oracle Red Bull Racing||Honda RBPT|
|11||Sergio Perez Mendoza||Oracle Red Bull Racing||Honda RBPT|
|16||Charles Leclerc||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari|
|55||Carlos Sainz||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari|
|63||George Russell||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team||Mercedes|
|44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team||Mercedes|
|31||Esteban Ocon||Alpine F1 Team||Renault|
|10||Pierre Gasly||Alpine F1 Team||Renault|
|81||Oscar Piastri||McLaren Formula 1 Team||Mercedes|
|4||Lando Norris||McLaren Formula 1 Team||Mercedes|
|77||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN||Ferrari|
|24||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN||Ferrari|
|18||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team||Mercedes|
|14||Fernando Alonso Diaz||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team||Mercedes|
|20||Kevin Magnussen||MoneyGram Haas F1 Team||Ferrari|
|27||Nico Hulkenberg||MoneyGram Haas F1 Team||Ferrari|
|21||Nyck de Vries||Scuderia AlphaTauri||Honda RBPT|
|22||Yuki Tsunoda||Scuderia AlphaTauri||Honda RBPT|
|23||Alexander Albon||Williams Racing||Mercedes|
|2||Logan Sargeant||Williams Racing||Mercedes|
Alongside the entry list, a full set of start times for the 2023 calendar has been shared, spanning the season-opener in Bahrain on March 5 to the Abu Dhabi finale on November 26.
Most races are set for early to mid afternoon starts (local time), with the exception of evening slots for Bahrain (1800 local), Qatar (1700 local) and Abu Dhabi (1700 local), and night-time slots for Saudi Arabia (2000 local), Singapore (2000 local) and Las Vegas (2200 local).
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However, F1’s return to Vegas and the famous Strip will see an exciting new weeekend format – the action kicking off with FP1 and FP2 on Thursday, ahead of FP3 and qualifying on Friday and the race on Saturday night, instead of the usual Sunday.
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