F1: 2023/2024 Silly Season will be wild

–by Mark Cipolloni–

With 1/3 of the F1 drivers (7 in total) up for contract renewal at the end of the 2023 season, Silly Season, which begins in earnest in about 3 months, promises to be wild.

We rate their chances now, early in the season

Driver Contracts Expiring after 2023

Driver Team Discussion Prediction
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Won’t retire until he wins that 8th title Will stay with Mercedes
Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri Will still have to impress team boss Franz Tost if he wants to secure a renewal for next year and beyond. Red Bull can always replace him with Daniel Ricciardo If he does not perform well, his F1 career will be over after 2023
Logan Sargeant Williams Will still have to impress team boss James Vowles if he would like to secure a renewal for next year and beyond. Brings money and F1 wants an American driver. Predict he will be re-signed
Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri While the Japanese driver has often struggled in comparison to his previous teammate Pierre Gasly, he has shown signs of improvement He will be re-signed. As long as Honda is supplying the Red Bull teams engines, Yuki’s ride is likely secure
Kevin Magnussen Haas New Haas teammate Nico Hulkenberg is eating his lunch so far. Assuming that continues, Guenther Steiner will show him the door Will be replaced. Daniel Ricciardo is talking to the team. There are other options as well.
Nico Hulkenberg Haas Has been beating his teammate at Haas like a drum Will be re-signed
Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo The CHinese youngster has been performing well against veteran teammate Valtteri Bottas. Hopefully, Chinese GP will return in 2024 Will be re-signed



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