Joe Portlock - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images The American team has retained its line-up of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen since 2017, but it seems unlikely the pairing will last into 2021. And just to complicate things further, there are multiple reports that Verstappen will be able to work his way out of his Red Bull contract at the end of 2021 now that engine supplier Honda has confirmed its departure from the sport at the end of next year. There are still six races to do this season, and I am determined to give my all to finish off on a high.".

The team's current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean are set to part ways with Haas F1 Team at the end of the current season. That two-year deal comes to an end this year and, even before a wheel had turned in 2020, Ricciardo has signed a deal to move to McLaren for 2021. Despite showing a turn of form in recent races, Gasly's teammate Daniil Kvyat appears to be on the way out.

Who was to blame for Mugello's Safety Car pile-up? Whether he will extend his record of race starts into 2021 is not yet clear, but as recently as the Eifel Grand Prix there were stories that he had already agreed a new deal with the team. Ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix, Haas confirmed it will not retain Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, a partnership it has had since 2017. With a number of high-profile stars possibly on the move, what are each teams's options for 2021?

Hopefully it isn’t long, maybe a month or so away, and then everybody gets to know but it’s just one of the things, if you do contracts, you are obliged not speak about it.". The Ferrari-linked Haas are one of only four teams with seats still available, and two of those are Red Bull and AlphaTauri. F1 teams will carry forward their cars from this year into 2021, although there will be mandated changes to some of the aerodynamics to reduce the overall downforce. "He’s very young, I think he’s got a great future but I think he’s pretty happy where he is at the moment, and therefore we didn’t talk to him.

"I think Mick, now leading the F2 championship, says it all," Steiner said. Herta, 20, is currently third in the NTT IndyCar Series points and with revised downward points requirement for a Super License, could actually qualify for a Formula 1 seat in 2021. Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen confirm Haas exits for F1 2021 Grosjean and Magnussen's four-year Haas partnership to end with team set to look to the future with 2021 line-up You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Nevertheless, it is more likely Gasly will become a factor/bargaining chip in 2022 when Red Bull may have to switch to Renault engines to replace the outgoing Honda.

It's been a challenging year, no doubt about that, but both drivers have given their all behind the wheel of the VF-20. Movement on that deal paved the way for a happy parting of ways between McLaren and Sainz, although McLaren CEO Zak Brown claims he would have blocked the Spaniard's move to Ferrari had the Ricciardo deal fallen through. "I don’t think we need to say any more than that. But the Renault Group has since committed to F1 until 2025 and signed two-time champion Fernando Alonso to lead its charge. We value their inputs and experience to keep pushing the team forward through to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December. Grosjean joined the American-owned team ahead of their inaugural season in 2016, while Magnussen arrived the following year, but neither had been expected to stay for next year with Haas eager to make a fresh start. A three-year deal will take him to the age of 38, but a two-year deal with an option would leave a little extra flexibility for both team and driver after the first season of F1's new regulations in 2022. Was Hamilton's Russian Grand Prix penalty fair? The team is confident it can improve Vettel's current form, which has seen him score just one point in the last five races at Ferrari. When Sainz told McLaren he had been approached by Ferrari earlier this year, the British team got back in touch with Daniel Ricciardo to discuss options for 2021. "I hope I've also helped people in the team to improve themselves.

The teams with the biggest budgets are able to look at these effects in detail and are better able to deliver solutions that give them an edge over others. F1 driver market: Mick Schumacher to Haas or Alfa Romeo? Acting Williams Formula 1 chief Simon Roberts refused to confirm George Russell and Nicholas Latifi will both stay for 2021, but says “nothing has changed” with the team’s driver plans. Perez appears to offer a similar package to Hulkenberg but with the added benefit of additional sponsors. Autoweek may earn money from the links on this page. I know that he was based in Europe before and all that stuff but he’s in his second season in IndyCar and he’s with a good team there and the investors, I think they want to see him there but I haven’t spoken with him, but I have the utmost respect for him and what he’s doing there, but he will not be in our car next year.". That leaves the team with two seats to fill for 2021 and some very interesting options available. "People just need to be a little bit patient. Losing Ricciardo was a big hit for Renault and at one stage it seemed like it might be the last straw for the French car manufacturer in Formula One. "I've been with Haas F1 Team since day one. On the flip side, neither Russell, who is likely to join Mercedes in coming seasons, or Latifi, who has failed to impress in his first season with the team, appear to be long-term prospects for Williams and Dorilton may be on the lookout for a driver to help rebuild the team over several years. Herta would also give the American team an American driver that many U.S. fans would embrace. Fernando Alonso gets back behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car ahead of his return to Renault next year.

This content is imported from {embed-name}. If you had committed to either of (Grosjean or Magnussen) longer than this it would be at least for the next two or three years and at some stage we need change as well, and we need to put our focus where we want to be in the mid-term. I have had a great time with the team for four years and I look back at a great journey. The Australian Grand Prix would then take place in October. "The last chapter is closed and the book is finished," said Grosjean.

I would like to thank Gene [Haas, team owner], Guenther [Steiner, team boss] and all of the race team for their loyalty and trust in me over the past four years. One driver not ready for Formula 1, according to Steiner, is rising IndyCar star Colton Herta. Schumacher, Ilott and Schwartzman complete Ferrari test at Fiorano.

Mazepin Jnr currently races in Formula 2 and has bought private tests with Mercedes (in two-year-old cars) in recent years, so has more F1 experience than many of his F2 rivals. Do we honestly thing he doesn't have at least a verbal agreement with his 2021 drivers? "I am still working on my plans for the future, which I will announce in due course. "If you can find a driver that brings sponsors, it’s fantastic or a driver that costs less. The switch seems unlikely given Ocon has a deal for 2021, but Perez's situation at Racing Point has shown how little a contract can be worth in F1. As of the last race at the Nurburgring, Kimi Raikkonen became the most experienced driver in Formula One history. Money, on the other hand, might, and the latest rumour is that Russian billionaire Dimitry Mazepin is keen to get his son, Nikita, a place on the F1 grid in 2021. Premier League predictions: Man Utd too strong? "I mean, it is driven by the financial," Steiner said. The Hulkenberg rumours gained traction after the Eifel Grand Prix when it emerged Marko had approached the German driver ahead of the race weekend when Albon returned an inconclusive COVID-19 test.

Valtteri Bottas will partner Hamilton in 2021, but was only able to negotiate a one-year deal. "He’s one of the drivers I watch when I watch IndyCar and I’m back in the States, actually. Has F1's engine 'party mode' ban actually helped Mercedes? Since those deals were announced, Williams has been sold to Dorilton Capital, leading to speculation that the new owners might want to unpick the contracts in place. In the short term obviously it would maybe have been best to keep them but now that we signed the Concorde Agreement going forward we need to look a little bit further ahead and see what maybe in three, four years is coming towards us.". Gasly has made a case to be promoted back up to Red Bull next year, but with senior figures playing down such a move, he could be set for another year at AlphaTauri. Formula 1 has had "real" interest from prospective new teams that could join the grid if Liberty Media's 2021 overhaul makes grand prix racing more attractive competitively and financially. Alfa Romeo makes more sense (and it was the team Schumacher was due to drive for during first practice at the Nurburgring before the session got rained off) but Haas does have a history of offering tests to FDA members and ran Esteban Gutierrez as a race driver in 2016 when he was a Ferrari-contracted driver. (1:02). F1 test session with Minardi back in 2002. But as the poor results continue to pile up, there are signs -- mainly from Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko -- that the team could look elsewhere for a replacement. Aguero joins City injury list with hamstring issue, Leeds players pledge £25k to Rashford campaign, 'Fury stick to your word - and fight me! Now Albon is the driver struggling and Gasly, who recently secured a remarkable win at the Italian Grand Prix at AlphaTauri, is proving he still deserves a place in F1. Is Alex Telles the real deal for Man Utd? By Matt Morlidge. "But we are not at that point because we haven’t got signed contracts yet, so it would be no point to say something. Herta's dad Bryan has some experience with Formula 1, as he participated in an F1 test session with Minardi back in 2002. He denied a deal was done in a press conference on the same day, but it seems the door is open for him to stay. As ever, AlphaTauri (the team formerly known as Toro Rosso) is dependent on the senior Red Bull team making up its mind on its drivers before committing to a line-up for 2021. If it doesn’t happen, then you have to again explain it. "We are not looking only at the short term.

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