Friday’s official confirmation of Mahindra’s deal with Lucas di Grassi is the first in what’s expected to be a quick-fire series of 2023 Formula E driver announcements.

The Race has already revealed details of all those that are signed and sealed over recent months, but many teams are choosing to wait until after the conclusion of the 2022 season in Seoul this weekend to make their driver deals public.

Formula E fans should be poised for things to move quickly once this weekend is done, though.

Here’s what to expect in the weeks ahead as the 2023 grid takes shape:

MASERATI (CURRENTLY VENTURI)

formula e 2023 driver line-up: all the deals and gaps

Edoardo Mortara is expected to retain his seat with the Monaco based outfit that’s currently Venturi but will become Maserati, while 2021 champion Nyck de Vries is expected to take up an offer to join him there in the coming weeks, as first reported by The Race in June.

DS PENSKE

formula e 2023 driver line-up: all the deals and gaps

De Vries’ current team-mate and champion elect Stoffel Vandoorne is expected to be confirmed at a new-look DS Penske operation alongside Jean-Eric Vergne, as what’s currently Dragon Penske takes over the DS deal that achieved multiple championship successes with Techeetah and gets long-time DS man Vergne along with it. Both de Vries and Vandoorne needed new FE employers given Mercedes is pulling out after this weekend.

PORSCHE

formula e 2023 driver line-up: all the deals and gaps

Vergne’s current DS Techeetah team-mate Antonio Felix da Costa will join Pascal Wehrlein at Porsche, as revealed by The Race in March, and could be announced shortly after the final races in Seoul this weekend.

JAGUAR AND ENVISION

formula e 2023 driver line-up: all the deals and gaps

Jaguar has long since confirmed fresh deals for Sam Bird and Mitch Evans, while its new customer partner Envision will race with current driver Nick Cassidy and Sebastien Buemi – whose long relationship with the e.dams-run Nissan operation will end after South Korea.

NISSAN

formula e 2023 driver line-up: all the deals and gaps

Nissan will race with Formula E rookie Sacha Fenestraz and one of either current driver Maximilian Guenther or this weekend’s Bird replacement Norman Nato – a race winner for Venturi last season.

ANDRETTI

formula e 2023 driver line-up: all the deals and gaps

Jake Dennis will stay with Andretti Avalanche into Gen3 as it switches to Porsche kit and is set to be joined by present works Porsche driver Andre Lotterer in place of Oliver Askew, although this is believed not to be contractually signed-off yet.

ABT

formula e 2023 driver line-up: all the deals and gaps

The returning Abt operation is understood to be finalising deals with current Envision driver Robin Frijns and sometime Dragon driver Nico Mueller.

McLAREN

formula e 2023 driver line-up: all the deals and gaps

The question marks concern the new McLaren squad being created from what’s currently Mercedes EQ, and NIO 333.

Rene Rast is set to return to Formula E with McLaren but the identity of his team-mate remains unclear.

Current NIO 333 driver and long-time McLaren tester Oliver Turvey, potential Nissan departure Guenther and sometime Formula 1 racer Will Stevens (another McLaren simulator and test driver) are believed to be in a pool of interested drivers, with 2022 Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 class winner Stevens having been introduced to team principal Ian James at the London E-Prix last month.

The chances of Felix Rosenqvist returning to Formula E in that McLaren seat have declined considerably despite McLaren announcing earlier this year that it could place him there if it moved him out of its IndyCar team.

Rosenqvist and McLaren recently clarified to The Race that if the team doesn’t activate its IndyCar option on Rosenqvist, he is free to chase his own drive elsewhere – and he’d prefer to stay in IndyCar.

NIO 333

formula e 2023 driver line-up: all the deals and gaps

NIO 333 could keep both current drivers Turvey and Dan Ticktum but was also known to be speaking to Mercedes reserve Jake Hughes and Dragon driver Sergio Sette Camara.

TECHEETAH

formula e 2023 driver line-up: all the deals and gaps

It’s not yet clear if Techeetah can continue racing into the Gen3 era even after parting ways with long-time manufacturer partner DS Automobiles, or who might compete for it if it does so.

LIKELY 2023 FORMULA E DRIVER LINE-UP

Maserati: Edoardo Mortara/Nyck de Vries DS Penske: Stoffel Vandoorne/Jean-Eric Vergne Jaguar: Mitch Evans/Sam Bird Envision: Nick Cassidy/Sebastien Buemi Porsche: Antonio Felix da Costa/Pascal Wehrlein Avalanche Andretti: Jake Dennis/Andre Lotterer Nissan: Sacha Fenestraz/Maximilian Guenther or Norman Nato Mahindra: Lucas di Grassi/Oliver Rowland NIO 333: Options – Oliver Turvey, Dan Ticktum, Jake Hughes, Sergio Sette Camara McLaren: Rene Rast/Will Stevens or Oliver Turvey or Maximilian Guenther
Techeetah: Future unclear

Keyword: Formula E 2023 driver line-up: All the deals and gaps

CAR'S NEWS RELATED

Rosenqvist deal revelation creates new Mc Laren driver twist

IndyCar teams have been put on high alert by the news that Felix Rosenqvist reportedly hasn’t signed a contract for 2023 with McLaren Racing, despite the team announcing he had in June. On Thursday a key player in the silly season, Rinus VeeKay, took himself out of the market ...

View more: Rosenqvist deal revelation creates new Mc Laren driver twist

Injured Bird’s Formula E streak over as Jaguar calls up Nato

Norman Nato will make his return to Formula E in Seoul next weekend for Jaguar. He will deputise for Sam Bird, who injured his hand in an early race incident at last Sunday’s London E-Prix. Nato, who has attended every round this season in his capacity as test and ...

View more: Injured Bird’s Formula E streak over as Jaguar calls up Nato

Formula E excelled in London but F1 clash was an own goal

Formula E delivered perhaps its best ever E-Prix event at London’s monolithic ExCeL Arena last weekend. And, after another season of calendar disruption, frankly it had to. The reason it had to deliver was that the disruption, image issues and embarrassment of postponing and then cancelling the much heralded ...

View more: Formula E excelled in London but F1 clash was an own goal

Details of two large Formula E Gen3 test crashes emerge

Formula E’s new Gen3 car has already had two real-time crash tests, with a pair of unrelated and sizeable, previously unreported, crashes having occurred during private testing in recent months. The Race has uncovered that Oliver Rowland and Theo Pourchaire suffered significant accidents in testing at Mallory Park in ...

View more: Details of two large Formula E Gen3 test crashes emerge

Nissan picks rookie for first 2023 Formula E seat

Nissan is set to give Sacha Fenestraz his Formula E debut next season after recently agreeing a deal for the 23-year-old Franco-Argentine to join its team for the start of the Gen3 era in 2023. He currently races in Super Formula, sitting third in the championship in his fourth ...

View more: Nissan picks rookie for first 2023 Formula E seat

How Giovinazzi’s first good Formula E race fell apart

Antonio Giovinazzi lamented the loss of his “big chance” to claim his first ever Formula E points after a breakthrough London race went dramatically awry. Prior to Sunday, Formula 1 convert Giovinazzi had qualified on the back two rows for the majority of his Formula E starts so far, ...

View more: How Giovinazzi’s first good Formula E race fell apart

Buemi, Wehrlein involved in London Formula E post-race dust-up

Sebastien Buemi and Pascal Wehrlein had to be separated following an angry discussion at the end of Sunday’s London E-Prix after their battle for seventh place. Witnesses saw the pair push each other and then square up to each other in the altercation, which lasted just a matter of ...

View more: Buemi, Wehrlein involved in London Formula E post-race dust-up

Winners and losers of Formula E’s London double-header

Jake Dennis Lucas di Grassi Stoffel Vandoorne Sergio Sette Camara Edoardo Mortara Jean-Eric Vergne Mitch Evans The penultimate round of the 2022 Formula E season will likely be remembered for deciding the fate of the drivers’ championship. Stoffel Vandoorne raced into a 36-point lead while his three closest title ...

View more: Winners and losers of Formula E’s London double-header

The failure that’s probably ended Jaguar’s Formula E title bid

De Vries defends ignoring ‘silly’ Mercedes team order

‘Completely unfair’ – Di Grassi’s fury with Formula E stewards

Is the Formula E title now in Vandoorne’s pocket?

‘I look like a clown’ – A new low for Formula E’s wasted hero

The full extent of Mahindra and Abt’s new Formula E tie-up

Formula E’s lost 2022 title contender

The Spa-style fix for hated part of London Formula E track

Mc Laren needs a Formula E Plan B – but its options are scant

Formula E slashes London energy limit to avoid messy race

Where Formula E will ‘make things more simple’ in Gen3 era

Deposed Formula E points leader’s misplaced penalty anger

OTHER CAR NEWS

; Kênh kiến thức kỹ năng, phát triển bản thân, hướng nghiệp, blog nhân sự