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Alfa Audi Sauber Whatever they'll be called next year are sticking with Bottas/Zhou for another year.


Not sure how much longer Theo will want to wait for a seat, especially if he wins the F2 championship.

I suspect he won’t have to wait long. Audi will have their way for 2026 so I’d expect Sauber to get Pourchaire in the car in 2025. Could be the only shot he gets unless another team goes for him. Maybe Haas if they ditch KMag or the Hulk for 2025?
 
The amount of "news" reports and tweets about AlphaTauri's driver choice for next year have been despicable. We keep getting plenty of "Tusnoda and Ricciardo chosen" tweets when absolutely none are backed up by a source or an official announcement or anything. It's ridiculous to see this appalling attempt at journalism, as for the millionth time we are getting not-news reported as news.

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I’d be surprised if it wasn’t Tsunoda and Ricciardo tbf.
What do you mean? Clearly Ricciardo is incompetent, even breaking his hand in a normal Free practice incident. De Vries was lucky to even have a few races...

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Imo…

Ricciardo is arguably washed up, but he will get a chance in 2024 mainly because he has a lot of pull within RB.

Tsunoda is solid, but not extraordinary. RB will keep him at AT as a yardstick for Ricciardo. But he basically has no future beyond 2024/25 with RBR because of Honda leaving.

That leaves Lawson with nowhere to go, unless they give him to Williams on loan.
 
The amount of "news" reports and tweets about AlphaTauri's driver choice for next year have been despicable. We keep getting plenty of "Tusnoda and Ricciardo chosen" tweets when absolutely none are backed up by a source or an official announcement or anything. It's ridiculous to see this appalling attempt at journalism, as for the millionth time we are getting not-news reported as news.

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Confirmed now at least.

 
As much as I like Daniel Ricciardo, this move makes no sense with how Liam Lawson has been conducting himself so far. If I was Lawson and his management I’d be steamrolling through the Williams door asap.
 
That has got to be because the owners (Dorilton Capital) are based in the US so they want an American driver in that seat....otherwise, I really can't see why Logan Sargeant is good for that seat especially when you have drivers like Lawson who has more than proven himself on the side line.
 
That has got to be because the owners (Dorilton Capital) are based in the US so they want an American driver in that seat....otherwise, I really can't see why Logan Sargeant is good for that seat especially when you have drivers like Lawson who has more than proven himself on the side line.

Which is fair enough. The thing we need to remember is that maybe other drivers don’t want to go to Williams. Lawson might have had an offer and turned it down because it may hurt his position to replace Perez at Red Bull in ‘25, if he struggles in an uncompetitive car that’s unrepresentative of his real future.

Wild theories of course and wouldn’t explain Drugovich not going there which was almost a done deal apparently. (Have another theory there).
 
Taking Lawson for a single season doesn’t really help Williams in the long run either. I can see their reasoning for keeping Sargeant, they invested a lot of money to get him into F2 and F1.
 
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Helmut has been quite vocal about Perez' future at Red Bull the last couple of days.
 

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