Today will be the last race of the season in Formula 1, but meanwhile there are already many eyes on 2021. For example, some names are missing from the F1 entry list for next season.
Every year the FIA comes with an official entry list. On this list are all teams and drivers that are registered for the next season. The governing body of Formula 1 has now published the 2021 entry list, but some names are missing. This can be seen on the blog of journalist Joe Saward.
For example, under the name of Max Verstappen we only see a TBA – To Be Announced – at the place where Alexander Albon’s name should be. The British Thai still doesn’t have a contract extension for next season and Red Bull Racing will decide after the GP of Abu Dhabi who will be Verstappen’s teammate in 2021. This seems to be between Albon and Sergio Perez, who will have to make way for Sebastian Vettel at Racing Point.
Another name missing from the list is Daniil Kvyat. It has not yet been officially confirmed, but it is almost certain that the Russian will be replaced by Red Bull and Yuki Tsunoda. The Formula 2 driver has finished third in his debut season and has also obtained a super licence.
One of the places where we are expecting a TBA is however a name registered: Lewis Hamilton. The Brit has no official contract for next year and negotiations are still ongoing between the world champion and Mercedes. This seems to confirm that Hamilton will be driving for the team again next year, as the majority of onlookers expected.