During the 2022 Formula One season, there will be a total of twenty drivers competing. After a thrilling race against Lewis Hamilton in 2021, Max Verstappen emerged victorious and is now the holder of the Formula One World Championship. But who will emerge victorious in the new age of Formula One?
Max Verstappen is the current Formula One World Champion going into the rule reset that will take place in 2022. He won the title by defeating Lewis Hamilton in a tense championship duel in 2021 that erupted both on and off the track and was decided in a contentious manner in Abu Dhabi at the season’s end.
It is possible that the established hierarchy may seem quite different in 2022. Ferrari, McLaren, and Alpine will be attempting to make a significant push ahead of Red Bull, who will be hoping that their efforts and resources were sufficient to keep them at the top of the standings. Meanwhile, Red Bull and Mercedes will be hoping that their efforts and resources were sufficient to keep them at the top of the standings.
Guanyu Zhou will make the jump from Formula 2 to Alfa Romeo in 2022, while Alex Albon will make his comeback to the grid with Williams after sitting out the 2021 season since he was unable to retain his place with Red Bull. Both Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi have retired from active participation in motorsports.