Formula 1 drivers

In 2022 there will again be 20 drivers on the grid in Formula 1. For the start of the 2021 season, many teams opted to bring in new drivers, but that's not the case this year. Only a few teams have changed their line-up.

At Red Bull Racing, World Champion Max Verstappen steps into the RB17. On the other side of the garage will be his teammate Sergio Perez. Both will be back in the race for the title with the British-Austrian team.

Mercedes has made perhaps the most eye-opening change. After five years, they have put an end to the iconic duo with whom they won five Constructors' Championships with. George Russell will get the chance at Mercedes to drive alongside Lewis Hamilton. Valtteri Bottas will drive for the Alfa Romeo Racing team in 2022.

Bottas will take over the seat from the retired Kimi Raikkonen. Alfa Romeo have also said goodbye to Antonio Giovinazzi. The Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou replaces the Italian. He is the first Chinese Formula 1 driver ever. The Swiss team are using a totally new driver duo.

After the departure of Russell at Williams Racing, they have been looking for a replacement. With a little help from Russell himself, and Red Bull, the British-Thai Alexander Albon gets the chance at Williams. With this they opt for a driver with experience at a top team and they will try to make a comeback with the new regulations.

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