No Formula 1 silly season drama would be complete without Daniel Ricciardo playing a big role.
When news broke of Sebastian Vettel's exit from Ferrari, Ricciardo was quickly touted as a potential replacement. He had been subject to interest from Ferrari in the past, and would bring some race winning, star quality to the team in place of the outgoing Vettel.
Ferrari quickly decided Ricciardo was not at the top of its list, instead opting to sign Carlos Sainz Jr from McLaren. It meant Ricciardo was frozen out of the 'big three' teams again for 2021.