Before the start of the French Grand Prix this weekend, Alpine announced that it would be extended until the end of 2024 with Esteban Ocon, so it was also decided that the French stable pair would remain unchanged until 2022: Ocon and Alonso would remain.
With regards to this, we’ve looked at which teams have more places to rent for next year, and where the 2022 duo has already decided. In general, we can see that there are still places to rent to the senior and junior teams, and in some places we can see long-term contracts.
At Mercedes, Hamilton and Bottas’ contracts also expire at the end of 2021, so in theory, both meetings are on rent. However, in reality, it largely appears that the seven-time world champion will remain in Formula 1 and the German stable, while Mercedes will bid farewell to the Finn driver – many independent media have already reported this George Russell It arrives, but of course it’s not official yet.
At Red Bull, Max Verstappen’s contract is valid until the end of 2023, while Sergio Perez’s contract expires at the end of 2021, but Milton Keynes has an option for another year and currently appears likely to remain Mexican.
At McLaren, the pair has been reformed, and Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris’ contracts are also valid until at least 2023, so the Woking unit has voted to settle.
At Aston Martin, the length of Vettel or Stroll’s contract is unknown, but the German has signed a multi-year contract so he will remain certain in 2022, and the Canadian rider is unlikely to be fired from his father’s stable.
Albine has a contract with Alonso until 2022, Ocon has a contract until the end of 2024, Ferrari has a contract with Sainz until the end of 2022 and Leclerc has a contract until the end of 2024, so next year’s pair is not in doubt for either team.
At AlphaTaur, rookie player Konuda’s contract is valid until the end of the season, and Gasly’s contract with Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko said his contract is valid for another two years, possibly until the end of 2023.
At Alfa Romeo, Giovinazzi and Raikkonen’s contracts will also run until the end of 2021, and the big question is what lineup will start next year. At Haas, the exact length of the contracts is not known, only that Mazepin and Schumacher are also bound by a multi-year contract, the latter according to some reports meaning two years – but they will almost certainly start the same pair next year.
At Williams, Russell’s contract expires at the end of the year, Latifi’s contract is still in 2022, and here the big question is whether Russell will stay, and if not, who can replace him – some rumors say the Russell Bottas exchange cannot. is excluded.
In general, the fate of seven sessions is still in question by 2022: Mercedes, Alfa Romeo 2-2, Red Bull, Alfa Tour and Williams have one seat available for rent for next season, which will lead to significant changes in technical rules.
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