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The 2024 Formula 1 grid
Top row: Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Team, Nico Hulkenberg, Haas F1 Team, Daniel Ricciardo, Visa Cash App RB F1 Team, Yuki Tsunoda, Visa Cash App RB F1 Team, Esteban Ocon, Alpine F1 Team, Pierre Gasly, Alpine F1 Team, Logan Sargeant, Williams Racing, Alex Albon, Williams Racing, Zhou Guanyu, Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber, Valtteri Bottas, Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber
Bottom row: Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin F1 Team, Lance Stroll, Aston Martin F1 Team, Charles Leclerc, Scuderia Ferrari, Carlos Sainz, Scuderia Ferrari, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, Sir Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 Team, George Russell, Mercedes-AMG F1 Team, Oscar Piastri, McLaren F1 Team, Lando Norris, McLaren F1 Team
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How the F1 driver market situation sits for each team with 2025 openings

It seems early to be talking about who goes where for next season, but even following Fernando Alonso committing to Aston Martin, several key pieces of the puzzle are yet to fall into place after Lewis Hamilton's shock Ferrari switch. With the F1 paddock full of intrigue about potential shock driver moves for 2025, here's how things currently look

There’s no chance of Formula 1 heading into driver transfer dullness for next season. In 2024, for the first time ever, the same drivers that completed the previous campaign lined up in the same seats for the season opener. For 2025, we already know that won’t happen.

Lewis Hamilton’s debut in Ferrari red tops the bill, but there is now set to be significant switching elsewhere too, with 11 other drivers facing an expiry of their current deals at the end of 2024. Add in the shock instability at Red Bull and the very real possibility that Max Verstappen could leave before his contract expires in 2028, and the 2025 silly season is instead seriously interesting. Thanks to Hamilton’s move, it’s unfurling at a surprisingly early stage too.

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