The 2023 Formula 1 season is drawing ever closer. And with it, new challenges and high expectations. These five drivers are under the most pressure in 2023. Who can handle this pressure and come out the hero, bet on the best racer at 22Bet!
The first Grand Prix of Formula 1 2023 is just a few days away when the premier class will once again be doing the rounds in Bahrain and the annual trial of strength will begin. Which seats wobble more than others? Which driver has to prove himself? We summarize which drivers are under the most pressure in 2023.
Oscar Piastri: huge expectations after Alpine-McLaren drama
Formula 1 rookie often turn a blind eye and the odd crash is forgiven. But Oscar Piastri was highly touted. His path to the top class was impressive. The young Australian won both the F3 and F2 titles on the first attempt. It was not for nothing that Alpine invested heavily in his F1 preparation and then lost him to McLaren. The drama surrounding his signing raised expectations of Piastri to dizzying heights. According to the motto: If two teams are fighting over a driver, there must be great potential in him.
In his rookie season, the Australian will compete alongside Lando Norris. The last young talent to join McLaren before him, and is already firmly established in the team. Piastri will have to face comparisons as well as high expectations. In the 2023 Formula 1 season, Piastri will undoubtedly be haunted by one question: Will he live up to the hype?
Yuki Tsunoda: Must convince in 2023
Yuki Tsunoda will be entering his third season in Formula 1 in 2023. So far, the Japanese driver has not been completely convincing. He’s always had to take his place behind teammate Pierre Gasly. With Gasly’s departure, Formula E champion Nyck de Vries joins the racing team. A rookie who – according to AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost – is not a rookie. Nevertheless, the expectations are clear: Tsunoda must stand out from de Vries with his experience advantage in the 2023 F1 season. An easy challenge? Only time will tell. Fortunately for Tsunoda, the Red Bull talent machine has been working a little slower of late. But the Bulls’ production of young talent is not standing still. If the Japanese driver fails to deliver a convincing performance in 2023, the next Red Bull junior could already be pushing for his cockpit.