Nick de Vries has chosen the number 21 for his full-time Formula 1 debut with Alfatauri next year.
His selection was confirmed in the official entry list for the 2023 F1 season published by the FIA today. As the last driver of the No. 21 in 2016, In 2016, it was Esteban Gutierrez. A rider’s number is available if it has not been used for two consecutive seasons.
Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargent, who will make their debuts next year, have already announced their chosen number.
In addition to the three newcomers, three other drivers have changed teams for next season. Nico Hulkenberg returns to F1 with Haas, while Pierre Gasly joins Alpine to replace Fernando Alonso, who left for Aston Martin.
Neither team has changed engine suppliers for the new season. However, Red Bull’s power unit supplier, which was officially called ‘Red Bull Powertrains’ last year, is now being referred to as ‘Honda RBPT’.
Haas is also officially on board with the new title sponsor name, which was announced in October.
FIA 2023 Formula 1 World Championship entry list
NumberDriverCompanyTeamChassisEngine1Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing LimitedOracle Red Bull RacingRed Bull RacingHonda RBPT11Sergio Perez MendozaRed Bull Racing LimitedOracle Red Bull RacingRed Bull RacingHonda RBPT16Charles LeclercFerrari SpaScuderia FerrariFerrariFerrari55Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari SpaScuderia FerrariFerrari63George RussellMercedes-Benz Grand Prix LimitedMercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One TeamMercedes44Lewis HamiltonMercedes-Benz Grand Prix LimitedMercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One TeamMercedesMercedes31Esteban OconAlpine Racing LimitedAlpine F1 TeamAlpineRenault10Pierre GaslyAlpine Racing LimitedAlpine F1 TeamAlpineRenault81Oscar PiastriMcLaren Racing LimitedMcLaren Formula 1 TeamMcLarenMercedes4Lando NorrisMcLaren Racing LimitedMcLaren Formula 1 TeamMcLarenMercedes77Valtteri Bottas Sauber Motorsport AGAlfa Romeo F1 Team ORLENAAlfa RomeoFerrari24Zhou GuanyuSauber Motorsport AGAlfa Romeo F1 Team ORLENAAlfa Romeo MartinFerrari18Arston GPA Limited amco Cognizant Formula One TeamAston Martin AramcoMercedes14Fernando Alonso DiazAMR GP LimitedAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One TeamAston Martin AramcoMercedes20Kevin MagnussenHaas Formula LLCMoneyGram Haas F1 TeamHaasFerrari27Nico HulkenbergHaas Formula LLCMoneyGram Haas F1 TeamHaasFerrari21Nyck de VriesScuderia AlphaTauriScuderia AlphaTauriAlphaTauriHonda RBPT22Yuki TsunodaScuderia AlphaTauriScuderia AlphaTauriAlphaTauriHonda RBPT23Alexander AlbonWilliams Grand Prix Engineering LimitedWilliams RacingWilliamsMercedes02Logan SargeantWilliams Grand Prix Engineering Limited Williams Racing Williams Mercedes
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