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F1 2022

Every F1 driver's New Year's resolution for 2023

It's time for some New Year's resolutions for the F1 class of 2023 as RacingNews365 takes a look at what each driver must do in the coming year.

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We all have New Years Resolutions, whether its to pick up an instrument or start going to the gym.

For F1 drivers they can often be related to their performances on track, as the new season brings an opportunity to start fresh and improve on any mistakes that have been made in the last 12 months.

RacingNews365.com takes a look at what each driver much accomplish and how they can do it.

Max Verstappen

Resolution: To avoid radio outbursts that could cause lengthy debates.

How to do it: Keep frustrations firmly private so they don't boil over onto the track.

Sergio Perez

Resolution: Finish closer to Verstappen in the standings and avoid Ricciardo replacement chatter.

How to do it: Close the gap in qualifying.

Charles Leclerc

Resolution: Start acting like the team leader he is meant to be.

How to do it: Be assertive and ruthless when it comes to strategy especially - and cut out the silly crashes.

Carlos Sainz

Resolution: Be there at the end of races to score points more consistently

How to do it: Avoid incidents in the opening laps - of which he was forced to retire four times.

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Lewis Hamilton

Resolution: Re-assert his position as Mercedes team leader - and regain that World Championship.

How to do it: Continue performing at the level from the mid part of 2022 onwards.

George Russell

Resolution: Prove that beating Hamilton in 2022 wasn't a flash in the pan.

How to do it: More of the same consistent, clean racing and maximising opportunities when they come. Avoid tangles similar to Zhou collision at Silverstone, and Sainz collision at Austin.

Esteban Ocon

Resolution: Ensure that Alpine's lead driver status is firmly his by the end of 2023.

How to do it: Use the three years' experience he has at the team to make it his and not his new teammate's.

Pierre Gasly

Resolution: Ensure that Alpine's lead driver status is firmly his by the end of 2023.

How to do it: Come in, ruffle a few feathers and put one over his old karting rival.

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Lando Norris

Resolution: Prove he is capable of becoming team leader, and continue the standout form of 2022.

How to do it: Ensure performance levels don't drop and keep being in the position to capitalise if the big teams have an off day.

Oscar Piastri

Resolution: Become a capable Grand Prix driver - and be closer to Norris than Daniel Ricciardo was.

How to do it: Be consistent in hauling points and try to beat Norris on the odd occasion, must be considerably closer than Ricciardo (who was 85 points behind in the standings).

Valtteri Bottas

Resolution: Assert himself as number one against an improving Zhou. Stake a claim to be part of the Audi future.

How to do it: Keep the rookie 'in his place', starting with more qualifying victories.

Zhou Guanyu

Resolution: Take advantage of improved form in second half of 2022 and finish in the points more consistently.

How to do it: Hit the ground running in 2023 and start to unnerve the more-experienced teammate.

Fernando Alonso

Resolution: Ensure a harmonious start to the Alonso-Aston Martin partnership and profit from positive car development in the future.

How to do it: Keep a strong relationship with Lance Stroll whilst making sure he doesn't become number one.

Lance Stroll

Resolution: Be there when the big points are available in a tight midfield battle.

How to do it: Avoid clumsy incidents, like versus Alonso at COTA or qualifying in Baku.

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Kevin Magnussen

Resolution: Don't fuel any 'Magnussen vs Hulkenberg' fires by getting involved in too many team-based battles.

How to do it: Keep the team player image and focus on dragging Haas back into a consistent midfield battle.

Nico Hulkenberg

Resolution: Make a comeback after being F1's temporary super-sub, show Haas that he can get them into the midfield battle.

How to do it: Good performances in the races and beat Magnussen every other race weekend.

Yuki Tsunoda

Resolution: Make the 'next steps' with AlphaTauri and be the consistent results-getter than Gasly was.

How to do it: Make no unforced errors or mistakes in practice sessions that result in reprimands and penalty points.

Nyck de Vries

Resolution: Beat Tsunoda and assert himself at the front of the 'Red Bull queue'.

How to do it: Ensure a clean year with minimal penalties, finish as regularly as possible in the top ten.

Alex Albon

Resolution: Build on a rebuilt reputation by clinging onto the Williams 'number one' status.

How to do it: More Q3 appearances won't hurt (and dye hair red).

Logan Sergeant

Resolution: Be much closer to Albon than Latifi was.

How to do it: Clean year as F1's only rookie, stay out of trouble.

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