Hulkenberg has secured the final seat, and the full F1 2023 driver lineup has been confirmed.
The announcement that Nico Hulkenberg will replace Mick Schumacher at Haas completes the 2023 Formula One puzzle.
After three seasons as a reserve driver for the Racing Point and Aston Martin teams, the 35-year-old will make his F1 debut.
Schumacher’s two-year stint at Haas is over after an underwhelming second season forced team boss Guenther Steiner to look for other options, eventually settling on the veteran German to partner Kevin Magnussen.
After public dissatisfaction with Schumacher’s performances from the Haas team, Hulkenberg emerged as a candidate for the Haas seat halfway through the season.
“I’m thrilled to be moving to a full-time race seat with Haas F1 Team in 2023.” I have the impression that I never truly left Formula One “Hulkenberg added.
“I’m thrilled to be able to do what I love most again, and I’d like to thank Gene Haas and Günther Steiner for their faith in me. We have a lot of work ahead of us to compete with the other teams in the midfield, and I can’t wait to fight again.”
Schumacher is now being linked with a reserve driver position at Mercedes, with team boss Toto Wolff expressing interest in reintroducing the Schumacher name to the team.
Grid Confirmed for 2023
All 20 seats have now been filled, with only three World Champions competing.
Half of the grid will be Grand Prix winners, with one World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, and one multiple race winner, Daniel Ricciardo, set to depart.
Three rookies will join, one from McLaren and another from Williams, while AlphaTauri will gain the most experienced ‘rookie’ driver in F1 history, as well as one of the most versatile.