Sebastian Vettel’s announcement that he is leaving Red Bull has certainly thrown the drivers market into turmoil.
Following his decision at the Japanese Grand Prix nearly two weeks ago, a degree of uncertainty has been thrown into the circus that is motorsport.
Several drivers face an uncertain future for next year’s season, not to mention Fernando Alonso, who is believed to be leaving his beloved Ferrari team after five years, following strained relations with the team since the resignation of Stefano Domenicali and a more uncompetitive car.
Many people believe he is going to McLaren, who could be more successful in 2015 as they revert back to the Honda engine.
But that move could prove costly for the grid’s most experienced driver, Jenson Button.
However, whilst Alonso is clearly one of the best drivers in the world, despite being the ripe old age of 33, McLaren have always been keen to preserve a young line-up, which could play into the hands of Kevin Magnussen, who is hoping to retain his rookie seat next year.
Although, few people have been keen to talk about Kimi Raikkonen. Could he be forced out of the team to set up a Vettel-Alonso super team? – that would be an interesting partnership to say the least!
Some have even hinted Alonso could take a year out in the hope of joining Mercedes in 2016 – who many believe will be the team to beat in the coming seasons.
But I don’t think they will be in a hurry to oust Nico or Lewis anytime soon!
In truth then, it’s all gossip and opinion at the moment, so we’ll all just have to wait for an announcement from Ferrari and McLaren to finish off the 2015 F1 puzzle.