One seat is available for next year, but it could be that two seats will be available, and there is a possibility that Stroll will hang up his helmet while Sargeant turns 25, with two candidates for the event of Stroll and Sargeant leaving.
– One seat is available for next year
– Lance Stroll‘s motivation has been discussed often
– Stroll neither confirms nor denies Aston Martin contract for 2024
– Ways fellow driver could take over their seats
The 2023 Formula 1 season is coming to a close and with it the anticipation for the 2024 season. There are currently several drivers waiting to secure their seats for the upcoming season. Williams has yet to confirm their second 2024 driver but it appears that current driver, Logan Sargeant, is under performance review. James Vowles, the former Mercedes chief strategist, is quoted in RaceFans as saying that last years’ debut driver, Sargeant, was not mentored well enough in his debut season in Formula 1.
Lance Stroll is rumored to be closing his career as a F1 driver, as his motivation and performance have come under speculation. Stroll’s contract with Aston Martin runs until the end of the 2023 season and the question remains whether he will stay for the 2024 season. In response to this, Stroll has said, “The plan is to stay next year”. However, rumors persist that Stroll may be replaced by Felipe Drugovich, the Formula 2 champion who has previously filled in for him at testing.
Another driver whose future in Formula 1 is uncertain is Mick Schumacher. Even though he is currently without a permanent F1 seat, as a Mercedes’ reserve driver, Schumacher would be available to step into the Williams alongside Alexander Albon if the opportunity arises. Liam Lawson, who was the Red Bull Racing reserve driver, has also been suggested as a candidate to replace Sargeant if he fails to secure his seat for the 2024 season.
2024 promises to be an interesting season with potential driver changes in several teams. The fate of several drivers rests on their performance in the final races of the 2023 season. The upcoming season could see newer talent like Lawsoon or Schumacher take the wheel, while veteran drivers like Stroll may need to weigh their career options. Fans will have to wait and see who will take the final seats at Williams and other teams, but until then, the excitement of the upcoming season is palpable. “