The 2020 season is going to be unusual not only because of the many difficulties caused by the Coronavirus, but also because of the many drivers that will join this season knowing though that their future next year will be with other teams.
What we already know is that first of all the bigger switch of seat of next year will be Carlos Sainz's move from McLaren to Ferrari, where he will take the car of the departing Sebastian Vettel, still without a team for 2021.
Vettel's 2021 is still unknown. The only teams that could give him a contract seem to be Mercedes and Williams. The two Mercedes drivers, Hamilton and Bottas, are out of contract at the end of this season. Hamilton will probably go on with the Silver Arrows, since his dream of driving for Ferrari now seems impossible because of the choice by the Italian team to get Sainz.
Bottas, on the other side, is probably going to really lose his seat at the end of this season. Toto Wolff indeed wants to bring George Russell to his team, also because Mercedes needs a young and talented driver for the next years, when Hamilton will leave the Circus. Ferrari has Charles Leclerc, Red Bull has Max Verstappen, Mercedes at the end of this 2020 will probably give Russell the seat of Vallteri Bottas, who will probably replace Ricciardo at Renault.
And this is the next big move of 2021. Daniel Ricciardo is going to leave Renault because of his really poor competitiveness and will land to Mclaren. The English outfit is expected to keep growing between this season and even more next year, when it will begin to receive the engines from Mercedes.
And yeah, of course, we are all thinking that, Ricciardo-Norris will be a really enjoyable duo.
So all the pieces of the puzzle seem to be set up in their places. There is only one left behind. The Williams's seat. And the only driver that still does not have a team for 2021 is Sebastian Vettel. But maybe, in face of this situation, the four time world champion could choose to say goodbye to the Great Circus.