What Vettel's surprise means for the F1 driver market

What Vettel's surprise means for the F1 driver market

Sebastian Vettel's latest contract takes one of the major players out of the driver market equation for some time. But there's still plenty to be resolved for next season and beyond

The news Sebastian Vettel had chosen to re-sign for Ferrari was not a surprise. But the fact it was for three years, tying him to Ferrari until the end of 2020, certainly was.

Come the end of 2018, both Mercedes seats are potentially on offer, with Lewis Hamilton's deal having just one year remaining and the team yet to confirm who will be alongside him next year. Daniel Ricciardo's contract at Red Bull will be up too, while there will also be opportunities at McLaren and Renault.

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