On Thursday, Alpha Tauri enacted Yuki Tsunoda’s renewal for 2023. And this Friday, Williams announced that Nicholas Latifi will be leaving at the end of this season. Two market moves that freed five midfielders for next season. We’re reviewing different options to fill these vacancies for teams that haven’t set their roster yet:

Alp: Esteban Ocon has a contract until 2014 but Fernando Alonso He goes to Aston Martin and backup Oscar Piastri goes to McLaren. The French team held a casting at the Hungaroring Magyar circuit to evaluate the different drivers, although the strongest looking candidate is Frenchman Pierre Gasly, who will come on loan from Red Bull. Alpine also considers Antonio Giovinazzi, Nyck de Vries and Jack Doohan.AlphaTauri: Confirmed Tsunoda, remains to be known With a contract until the end of 2023, will Gasly stay with the team or go to Alpine?. Helmut Marko teamed up with Nyck De Vries after he had the FIA ​​give up on IndyCar and signing American Colton Herta without a super license in F1.

Alfa Romeo: Valtteri Bottas signs multi-year contract, but Guanyu Zhou ends at the end of this season. If the Chinese can’t beat it, the F2 skill can replace Théo Pourchaire.

Williams: After making Latifi’s departure official, they focused mainly on test driver De Vries and more, after the Dutchman dazzled in the first race of the Formula E champion in 2021 and the F2 champion in 2019. The team that replaced Alex Albon, who had to have emergency surgery due to appendicitis during the Italian GP. De Vries embarrassed Latifi on her debut as the Canadian fell in Q1 while qualifying for Q2 and finished ninth in the race, adding two points while Latifi’s score remained zero. F2 driver Logan Sargeant would become ‘Plan B’ if De Vries failed.

Has: Mick Schumacher is having a tough time replenishing Haas and continuing in F1 after two undercover seasons. Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Hülkenberg and Giovinazzi could take their places to form a tandem with Magnussen next year.