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Here we have everything that is said and told about the pilots’ contracts during these summer holidays.
It is known that the Formula 1 It never rests. If there is no activity on the track, there is on the desks where the lineup of each team will be shaped for the 2024 season, so, From the Paddock we have everything we know about the pilot market.
Daniel Ricciardo was replaced by Liam Lawson after suffering a fracture in his hand, after participating in only two races, which were enough for the ‘Smile of F1’ to secure his seat for 2024 with AlphaTauri.
We have to see if Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will continue wearing red and those that Audi plans for its entry into the ‘Great Circus’ in 2026.
Rumors in Formula 1
|Pilot / Crew Chief/team
|Team to which he would arrive
|What do the rumors say?
|Albon has joined the shortlist of candidates to take Lance Stroll’s place at Aston Martinin case the Canadian decides to leave Formula 1.
Albon’s contract with Williams ends in 2024.
|At Aston Martin they are already preparing the renewal of Fernando Alonso until 2025 and with the option to extend it until 2026, as long as it has the same performance that it demonstrated in 2023.
Alonso’s current contract expires at the end of the contract. season 2024.
|Lawrence Stroll He flatly denied that he had any intention of selling. Aston Martin and there is no sales agreement, so, The Strolls will stay in the Great Circus.
Lance with the place that assures him that he is the son of the owner and Lawrence with the millions he has invested in the team.
|Ferrari wants to keep the Monegasque for at least 5 more years, so They offer him a new contract until 2029with which it would become the longest on the grid, surpassing Max Verstappen’s with Red Bull until 2028.
|The Spaniard will also remain at Ferrari, however, his contract will be for a couple of more years, until 2026 in order to have the option of find a place at Audi.
|At Red Bull They are in no hurry to let Checo Pérez go, so much so that They are thinking about renewing the contract until 2025.
And the rumors could be well founded, because A few months ago Christian Horner, head of Red Bull, stated that the team is happy with Checo’s work and that if everything goes well, the extension of his contract until 2025 will be a reality.
The Mexican’s current contract is valid until the end of the 2024 season.
|With everything and the 7 abandonments that Sargeant recorded In the 2023 season, Williams boss James Vowels announced that the American will remain with the team until end of 2024. The American had a series of ups and downs in his first season in F1 with just one point.
|Audi will officially enter F1 in 2026 and that is why it is already looking among the grid for its new pair of drivers, one of those who is on the radar is Nico Hülkenberg, who ends his contract in 2024 with Haas.
|Esteban Ocon’s contract with Alpine ends in 2024 and he is another option that is being considered to occupy a seat at Audi.
|Official: Ricciardo, with everything and his broken wrist, managed to leave Liam Lawson without a seat, who was looking to take the Australian’s place in AlphaTauri, however, the team kept the experienced driver for 2024 and Lawson will be a reserve.
|Official: After many rumors, the Japanese secured his place in F1 until 2024 with AlphaTauri, with this he says goodbye to becoming a Red Bull reserve.
|Official: Liam Lawson’s good work as Ricciardo’s replacement has paid dividends, and in order not to leave him off the grid in 2024, the New Zealander was named reserve driver
|Official: Piastri secured his seat at McLaren until 2026, the team extended his original contract for two years after the good results he has given the team in his first season.
|It is said from the Paddock that Lance Stroll could consider leaving Formula 1 in the very near future.
Lawrence Stroll stays in F1
“I have no intention of ceasing to be a shareholder. majority of this team for a long time. That is very far from reality. The same goes for the street car company. I’m not going anywhere. I plan to run these businesses for many years. I am only at the beginning of the journey in both”
Lawrence Stroll for The New York Times.
Czech stays at Red Bull?
There has been much speculation about Checo’s continuity at Red Bull and it was Checo himself Christian Hornerwho declared that Checo’s renewal with the ‘Toros’ until 2025 could be a reality and it all depends on the performance of the Mexican. So, ‘Chequito’ is the Austrian team’s first option.
Logan Sargeant safe in Williams
Logan Sargeant’s first season with Williams cost a total of $4,333,000 in repairs to the American’s car alone and the best result he achieved was tenth place in the United States Grand Prix after the disqualification of Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc. for the blessed plank.
Even so, James Vowels, head of Williams, decided to bet on Sargeant for one more season; “The expanded partnership with Logan underlines our commitment to fostering and developing young talent in the world of Formula 1 as students of our prestigious Driver Academy.“.
McLaren renews Oscar Piastri’s contract
At 22 years old, Piastri managed to convince McLaren, in fifteen races he has added 42 points and is in eleventh place in the Drivers’ Championship, his best result so far was that second place in the Sprint of the Belgian Grand Prix.
“I am delighted to continue our partnership with Oscar until the end of 2026. He’s an incredible talent and an asset to the team, so it’s great to have a long-term commitment to each other.“
McLaren CEO Zak Brown on Oscar Piastri
Alex Albon’s future in Formula 1
Eye with Alex Albon, who is shaping up to be one of the most sought-after drivers by several teams, despite the fact that he has a contract for one more year at Williams.
Is Carlos Sainz preparing to leave Ferrari?
There are many questions surrounding the future of Carlos Sainz, since It is not a secret that at Ferrari it is not the ‘consent’, What’s more, the Spaniard has to see how all the attention on and off the track is for Charles Leclerc, something that doesn’t make him so happy.
For this reason, it has put in its negotiation equal conditions for both pilotsOnly then could he renew his contract with the ‘Prancing Horse’ that ends until 2024 the same as Leclerc’s and although it has been speculated that there is a pre-agreement between Sainz and Audi, Carlos’ desire is to remain at Ferrari with everything and its bad strategies.
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