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Podcast: The long-term shape of the F1 driver market

by Matt Beer
1 min read

While Lewis Hamilton has committed to Mercedes and Formula 1 for at least two more years, Sergio Perez has expressed doubts about whether Red Bull is the right place for him long term.

Edd Straw, Glenn Freeman and Josh Suttill debate developments in the driver market in the latest episode of The Race F1 Podcast.

With drivers potentially resigned to Red Bull’s domination continuing for now, their thoughts are likely to be on making sure they’re well positioned for the major reset offered by the 2026 rule changes. Our panel looks at what that longer-term thinking means for both drivers and the top teams.

They also discuss everything else going on around F1 this week, from the relief that we’re not going into another cost cap controversy to Andretti’s interestingly-timed rebrand.

The Race F1 Podcast is available on all good podcast suppliers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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