2022 F1 Silly Season Update (Update)

Table below updated:

Mercedes Formula E driver Nyck de Vries will replace Antonio Giovinazzi at Alfa Romeo with Giovinazzi demoted to Ferrari’s planned Hypercar WEC program. de Vries will partner Bottas at Alfa Romeo.

Russell is essentially ‘fact’ now at Mercedes, while Mick Schumacher is staying at Haas for another year

August 31, 2021 

It is all but certain that George Russell will drive alongside Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in 2022.  Williams has a lot of good choices to replace him, including Valtteri Bottas returning to Williams from which he came. Alex Albon, who brings money, is also a strong choice.

Look for Bottas to move to Alfa Romeo next year.  Bottas has reportedly already signed with his new team, whichever one that may be.

Last Updated August 31, 2021

2022 F1 Silly Season Page
Team Engine No. Driver Nat. Rating Comments
Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen Ferrari 77 Valtteri Bottas Finland Strong Reportedly, Bottas has already spoken with Alfa about a 2022 seat. Replaces Kimi
21 Nyck de Vries Netherlands Strong To Replace Giovinazzi
99 Antonio Giovinazzi Italy Speculation Unlikely to hold on to his seat at Alfa Romeo, with the Italian driver being moved aside by Ferrari to join their Hypercar program
53 Callum Ilott England Speculation Ilott one of many linked to Alfa Romeo
Alpha Tauri Red Bull 10 Pierre Gasly France Strong Gasly would like to go back to the senior Red Bull team but Alpha Tauri seems more likely.
22 Yuki Tsunoda Japan Strong Franz Tost seemed to suggest Tsunoda would get a second year with Alpha Tauri.
Alpine F1 Team Renault 14 Fernando Alonso Spain Fact Signed
31 Esteban Ocon France Fact Ocon re-signed with Alpine in June.
Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team Mercedes 5 Sebastian Vettel Germany Strong Vettel is all but confirmed.
18 Lance Stroll Canada Strong No confirmation, but Stroll could move to Mercedes as a Reserve Driver
Ferrari Ferrari 16 Charles Leclerc Monaco Fact Leclerc signed through 2024.
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Spain Fact Sainz all set at Ferrari for 2022.
Haas F1 Team Ferrari 9 Nikita Mazepin Russia Fact Mazepin is signed for 2022.
47 Mick Schumacher Germany Strong Schumacher is contracted to Ferrari. Do they keep him at Haas or move him to Alfa?
McLaren F1 Team Mercedes 3 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Fact Ricciardo signed for 2022.
4 Lando Norris England Fact Norris inked a multi-year deal with the team in May.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes 44 Lewis Hamilton England Fact Hamilton is signed for 2022.
63 George Russell England Strong If you believe Gunther Steiner, Russell is headed to Mercedes in 2022.
Red Bull Racing Red Bull 11 Sergio Perez Mexico Fact Signed
33 Max Verstappen Netherlands Fact Verstappen is all set for 2022.
Williams Racing Mercedes 6 Nicholas Latifi Canada Fact Signed.
27 Nico Hulkenberg Germany Speculation Hulkenberg has been linked to Williams
23 Alex Albon Thailand Strong Red Bull wants to find him a drive