Ferrari’s decision to appoint Frederic Vasseur has an obvious parallel to the best hiring they ever made. But that is no guarantee of success.
Carlos Sainz Jnr earned a contract extension from Ferrari early in 2022, then made a myriad of mistakes. Fortunately, by year’s end, he’d done enough to win back his team’s confidence.
Valtteri Bottas left Mercedes and became a new man and driver in his first year at Alfa Romeo. A rich haul of early season points were vital as his car often let him down.
Breaking the record for most wins in a single season wasn’t the most satisfying aspect of Max Verstappen’s second world championship winning campaign, he says.
Kevin Magnussen was as surprised as anyone to see himself return to Formula 1 in 2022. He enjoyed some of his best moments of his career, but some frustrating ones also.
Alexander Albon returned to Formula 1 after a year’s absence in 2022 and quickly won over his new Williams team. But he also showed he is not yet the finished article.
Following his best season in Formula 1 in 2021, Pierre Gasly’s final year with AlphaTauri was more muted. He heads to Alpine with the risk of a ban hanging over him.
Lance Stroll’s sixth season in Formula 1 saw him produce some respectable performances but his season was marked by too many errors and questionable moves.
Williams have announced that team principal Jost Capito and technical director Francois-Xavier “FX” Demaison are both stepping down from their positions.
F1’s only rookie of 2022, Zhou Guanyu earned himself a second season with his disciplined driving – despite being frustrated by an unreliable Alfa Romeo.
Yuki Tsunoda headed into his second season in Formula 1 looking to show a marked improvement over 2021. But some silly errors did not reflect well on him.
Charles Leclerc says he has “always had a good relationship” with Frederic Vasseur, who has been tipped to take over as Ferrari team principal.
The third driver in RaceFans’ yearly countdown is another who will depart the grid at the end of the year. Mick Schumacher’s second season proved a disappointment.
The shortcomings with Mercedes’ W13 which led to their least competitive performance for a decade were detected during the car’s very first run, the team has revealed.
A new barrier at the home of the British Grand Prix promises to allow fans a better view of the track at one of Silverstone’s main action spots.
Daniel Ricciardo’s second season at McLaren was supposed to be a fresh start. But by the end, his time at the team – and possibly F1 – was cut unexpectedly short.
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto did well to last for four years as team principal at Ferrari, says Mercedes’ Toto Wolff.
When was the last time a driver rated as highly as Daniel Ricciardo joined a team and under-performed as unexpectedly as he did?
There was little to separate the Alpine pair again in 2022, but one driver suffered more from unreliability than the other.
In his second year as Sebastian Vettel’s team mate, Lance Stroll contributed a smaller share of his team’s points.