Lawrence Stroll and a consortium buying Force India has spiced up the driver market, as Lance Stroll’s move to Force India is all but confirmed because of it.
The move would have some trickle down effect in the driver market, as Ocon will have to leave Force India and find shade elsewhere.
Sergio Perez’s gesture of saving Force India will go a long way in determining his employment for this year and the next few seasons, and the Hungarian Motorsport report reveals that he is almost certain to stay put at Force India.
According to the La Derniere Heure’s report, Force India want to have Stroll before the Belgian GP, so as to help him work with the team for the development of the 2019 car.
He’ll also get a feel for the team dynamics before the 2019 season kicks off and that seems to be in the best interest of everyone involved.
Villeneuve too in a recent interview admitted that Stroll moving to Force India this year would help the team for the future.
Now, with Stroll’s move, Hungarian Motorsport predicts that Ocon will move to McLaren.
With Stroll moving out, Kubica could make his way to being a Williams driver and could very well be on the grid in Belgium.
Williams’ largely ‘unresponsive’ car could use a talented and experienced driver like Kubica.
The great challenge here would be for McLaren, as they might have to do away with Vandoorne, as early as Belgium.
Alonso will want to finish the season especially if he decides this is his last one in F1.
A tricky and exciting fortnight awaits us.