Daniel Ricciardo’s move to Renault has spiced up the driver market with the midfield teams set to be involved in a barter of sorts, a driver exchange if you may.
Thank you @redbullracing for the last 5 years. Many amazing moments which I’ll never forget and be forever grateful for. Still plenty of 2018 left to create more memories and finish strong. pic.twitter.com/jNjnoT0hsj
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) August 4, 2018
And just when you thought that the driver market had settled, a Lawrence Stroll led consortium saved Force India, getting it out of administration by pumping money into the system.
— Autosport (@autosport) August 7, 2018
Now, with Stroll at the helm of affairs at Force India, the next logical move will be Lance Stroll making the move from Williams to Force India.
With that happening, Esteban Ocon’s seat at Force India is under threat.
Reports in Belgium state that Esteban Ocon could replace Vandoorne as early as by the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of this month.
If that ultimately pans out, Lawrence Stroll wouldn’t really have to wait until 2019 to get his son to Force India.
If in fact such a thing pans out as early as the Belgian Grand Prix, Vandoorne would consider himself absolutely unlucky, especially after it was revealed that his car had been struggling with downforce for a large part of the initial races.
While Ocon would be moving from one midfield team to the other, he would be thrilled to be part of the rich history of McLaren and possibly getting half a season with Fernando Alonso by his side(or will he?)