Torquing Point: What next in the driver market for the Formula 1 2023 season?

Torquing Point driver market 2023.

Torquing Point driver market 2023.

A special episode of Torquing Point takes you to the heart of what is left to be decided in ‘silly season’ as the grid in Formula 1 for 2023 begins to take shape.

Henry Valantine is joined by PlanetF1’s Jon Wilde and Sam Cooper to talk all things driver market, with five uncontracted seats yet to be filled for next year at the time of recording.

Pierre Gasly is the name being mentioned loudest to drive alongside Esteban Ocon at Alpine next year, with details discussed around the opportunities facing the Frenchman should the move take place.

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko was also less than cryptic when it came to the topic of IndyCar’s Colton Herta potentially replacing Gasly next season, with Red Bull seemingly looking outside their current stable for the next talent to come into their ranks.

The team also chat through what possibilities Daniel Ricciardo has left to stay on the grid next year, or if he will opt to take a season away from Formula 1 before trying a comeback in 2024.

Mick Schumacher’s future is still up for discussion, with several contenders to take his place at Haas if his becomes available, with drives also yet to be decided at Williams and Alfa Romeo – although Zhou Guanyu is hot favourite to keep his seat alongside Valtteri Bottas as things stand.

Watch the video above and we hope you enjoy an episode of Torquing Point with a difference, with plenty yet to be decided ahead of next year.