Monday, October 17, 2016


As Nico Hulkenberg leaves Force India for Renault, 11 seats have yet to be officially confirmed for 2017. Indeed, the German, who had an existing contract with Force India for 2017, is proof that even if a contract is in place those numerous clauses contained in it mean nothing can be taken for granted until the cars line up on the grid in Melbourne, though in Sauber’s case…

While Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren have confirmed their 2017 line-ups, a number of teams have only nominated one driver thus far, while four, including Williams, have yet to officially confirm either of their drivers. Though Valtteri Bottas is likely to remain with Williams, it is known that Renault is eyeing the Finn whose rise appears to have faltered somewhat this season.

While Canadian youngster Lance Stroll is expected to fill one of the seats at Grove, due to the team's sponsorship by drinks giant Martini no announcement can be made before he turns 18 later this month, the Saturday of the Mexican Grand Prix weekend.

Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon are both in demand, and are sure to fancy their chances with Force India and Renault, respectively, more so than another season at Manor.

Daniil Kvyat is facing strong opposition from Pierre Gasly at Toro Rosso, while Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer will need to give some strong performances in the four remaining races if they are to attract the attention of the likes of Haas far less convince Renault to retain one of them.

Marcus Ericsson is likely to remain with Sauber, his backers closely linked with the finance company that bought the Swiss team in the summer, and though Haas has made it clear that it wants to keep Romain Grosjean, it remains to be seen whether the ever complaining Frenchman pushes the American team too far in the remaining races, especially next weekend's much-hyped home race in Austin.

HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamConfirmed
RosbergGERMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamConfirmed
RicciardoAUSRed Bull RacingConfirmed
VerstappenNEDRed Bull RacingConfirmed
BottasFINWilliams Martini RacingLikely
StrollCANWilliams Martini RacingRumoured
VettelGERScuderia FerrariConfirmed
RaikkonenFINScuderia FerrariConfirmed
AlonsoESPMcLaren HondaConfirmed
VandoorneBELMcLaren HondaConfirmed
PerezMESahara Force India F1 TeamConfirmed
WehrleinGERSahara Force India F1 TeamRumoured
SainzESPScuderia Toro RossoConfirmed
KvyatRUSScuderia Toro Rosso
GaslyFRAScuderia Toro RossoRumoured
HulkenbergGERRenault Sport Formula One TeamConfirmed
MagnussenDENRenault Sport Formula One TeamRumoured
PalmerGBRRenault Sport Formula One TeamRumoured
BottasFINRenault Sport Formula One TeamRumoured
OconFRARenault Sport Formula One TeamRumoured
WehrleinGERManor Racing Team
OconFRAManor Racing Team
EricssonSWESauber F1 TeamLikely
NasrBRZSauber F1 Team
GrosjeanFRAHaas F1 TeamLikely
GutierrezMEHaas F1 Team
LeclercMONHaas F1 TeamRumoured
While waiting for your seat, why not grab a couple of t-shirts and some wall art.

1. Hamilton Tees (fixed designs) is my online shop where you can get my Lewis Hamilton inspired designs printed on many different types of t-shirts and hoodies.
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2. Lewis Hamilton T-Shirt (design your own) is a designer shop where you can get the same designs on many more products - not just t-shirts but trousers, baby bibs, mugs, phone cases, whatever is available. You can adjust the size and location of the designs, add text and customize it exactly as you see fit.
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3. Lewis Hamilton Collection (fixed designs) is my fixed design shop on Redbubble where most of the phone cases are and many other products.
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Support Lewis this season by owning this collection. Thank you for your support. May Lewis win his fourth world title in 2016. We win and lose together. Go Lewis!

Here is a sample.

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