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F1 entry list confirms Piastri, Sargeant and De Vries’s race numbers, as FIA reveals 2023 Grand Prix start times

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ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 04: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red

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 numberDriver nameTeam nameMake of engine
1Max VerstappenOracle Red Bull RacingHonda RBPT
11Sergio Perez MendozaOracle Red Bull RacingHonda RBPT
16Charles LeclercScuderia FerrariFerrari
55Carlos SainzScuderia FerrariFerrari
63George RussellMercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One TeamMercedes
44Lewis HamiltonMercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One TeamMercedes
31Esteban OconAlpine F1 TeamRenault
10Pierre GaslyAlpine F1 TeamRenault
81Oscar PiastriMcLaren Formula 1 TeamMercedes
4Lando NorrisMcLaren Formula 1 TeamMercedes
77Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo F1 Team ORLENFerrari
24Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo F1 Team ORLENFerrari
18Lance StrollAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One TeamMercedes
14Fernando Alonso DiazAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One TeamMercedes
20Kevin MagnussenMoneyGram Haas F1 TeamFerrari
27Nico HulkenbergMoneyGram Haas F1 TeamFerrari
21Nyck de VriesScuderia AlphaTauriHonda RBPT
22Yuki TsunodaScuderia AlphaTauriHonda RBPT
23Alexander AlbonWilliams RacingMercedes
2Logan SargeantWilliams RacingMercedes

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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