Daniel Ricciardo is going to Mercedes, Kimi Raikkonen is out of Ferrari, Max Verstappen is leaving Red Bull for Sauber, Formula 2 leader Lando Norris is headed to Toro Rosso, Charles Leclerc is moving to Renault and Artem Markelov is joining Force India.
Something akin to this would be happening were the Formula 1 driver market as exciting as what's going on in MotoGP for 2019. Well, it is if you allow a few broad-brushstroke correlations to be drawn between certain drivers/riders and teams.
Four of the six drivers in F1's big three teams are out of contract at the end of this year, yet right now the smart money is on all of them being in the same place in 2019. The big three's line-ups will probably be the same for a third consecutive season. There's a word for that: stagnation.