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The rookies looking to make their mark on F1 in 2023

A highly-rated Australian at the centre of a contractual tug of war, a Formula E champion, and the United States' first Formula 1 driver for eight years form 2023's F1 rookie crop. But who are they, how did they get here, and how do their chances look? Here's a look at each of them.

Three young men – one perhaps not quite so young – get to realise their dream of competing in Formula 1 this year. Hype is enveloping them already, each for different but compelling reasons. One carries F1’s hopes of consolidating its US growth, another is a late starter who’s already proved his worth at the top level, while another is so highly rated that there was an ugly fight over his services. Question is, can they all live up to that hype?

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