2024 F1 Season: Top 5 Exciting Features to Anticipate in the New Year

Despite Red Bull Racing’s dominance in the 2023 Formula 1 season, the 2024 season is anticipated to be exciting with potential challenges from teams like McLaren, Aston Martin, Mercedes, and Ferrari, and the performance of Max Verstappen‘s teammate, Sergio Perez, will be closely watched, along with the possibility of a big seat swap in 2025 due to many expiring contracts.

Highlights

‣ Red Bull Racing’s dominance in the 2023 Formula 1 season has led to speculation about which teams might challenge them in 2024.
‣ The performance of Max Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez, will be closely watched in 2024, as his contract with Red Bull Racing runs until then.
‣ The 2025 Formula 1 season could see a significant seat swap, with many drivers’ contracts expiring and potential changes in team lineups.
‣ The rivalry between Andrea Kimi Antonelli and Oliver Bearman in F2 is expected to be a highlight of the 2024 season, with both drivers vying for a potential seat in F1 in 2025.


F1 in 2023? Dominated by Red Bull Racing. But, let’s face it, dominance doesn’t last forever. Ferrari, Mercedes, and even Red Bull have had their moments of glory over the past quarter-century. But, another team always rises to the challenge.

So, what’s in store for 2024? Who’s gonna step up and give Red Bull a run for their money?

McLaren? Aston Martin? Mercedes? Ferrari? Who knows! But wouldn’t it be thrilling if they did? Adrian Newey and his crew would have to up their game. And that, my friends, would only make the sport more exciting.

But what if the competition doesn’t heat up? Well, all eyes will be on Max Verstappen’s teammate. For three years, the Dutchman has been the star of Red Bull Racing. But, don’t count out Sergio Perez. He’s got his sights set on the world title.

Remember 2023? Perez boldly declared his ambition to become world champion. But, he didn’t win a single race. Now, he’s starting 2024 with renewed determination. Will he end up like Valtteri Bottas, always trying but never quite making it? Or could he pull a Nico Rosberg and surprise us all in 2024?

And what about 2025? Who’s gonna be Verstappen’s teammate? Perez’s contract is up in 2024. He’ll be 34 in January. Red Bull will have to think hard about renewing his contract. It’ll all depend on how well he performs.

But, there are plenty of other drivers who’d love to join Red Bull. Fourteen of the 20 drivers on the grid have contracts expiring. And with Red Bull as the reigning world champions, who wouldn’t want to switch teams? Alexander Albon, Carlos Sainz, Nico Hulkenberg – could one of them be Verstappen’s new teammate in 2025?

Now, let’s talk about 2025. The same 20 drivers will be on the grid in 2024. But, 2025 could be a whole different story. It could be the year of the big seat swap.

And what about the teams? Ferrari’s contracts with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are expiring. Sainz looks set to leave. But where to? And what about Aston Martin? They’ve got two seats up for grabs.

And then there’s the battle within the teams. Who’s gonna come out on top? And who’s gonna be packing their bags?

At Ferrari, Leclerc seems to be the favorite. But Sainz has proven he’s not far behind. When will the sparks really fly between these two?

And what about Mercedes? Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have contracts until 2025. But they’ve already had a few clashes. And what about McLaren? Things were smooth in 2023, but what if Oscar Piastri starts to challenge Lando Norris?

At Alpine, it’s a ticking time bomb. Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon have been at each other’s throats. And with their contracts expiring in 2024, things could get ugly.

And finally, let’s not forget about F2. Andrea Kimi Antonelli and Oliver Bearman are the ones to watch. Antonelli is a rising star, and Bearman made a big impression in his rookie year. Who will come out on top and secure a seat in F1? Only time will tell.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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