It is an end of an era in Formula One as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix brings down the circuit on what was a crazy 2020 season.
It will the final race in Ferrari colours for four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel, who makes the move to Aston Martin for the 2021 season. He will face a tough time to be back on the podium again this season but is in a good position to be getting more podiums next season.
Vettel’s aim with Ferrari was to be World Champion and unfortunately for his, it wasn’t to be, but hopefully he can finish his time with the Italian team on a high and go into next season refreshed and find his form again for next season.
The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix brings to an end the career of Kevin Magnussen, with the Danish driver moving to the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the 2021 season. His team-mate Romain Grosjean was meant to bow out of Formula One following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but after his accident in Bahrain, he has been replaced by Pietro Fittipaldi.
The bromance between Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris at McLaren will also end after the checkered flag in Abu Dhabi, with Sainz moving to Ferrari for 2021. He will be replaced by Daniel Ricciardo, in a move that many F1 fans are extremely excited for.
It may also be the final Formula One race for a while at least for Sergio Perez, who is without a seat for next season. His seat at Racing Point, soon to be known as Aston Martin, by Vettel. He is heavily linked to a seat with Red Bull, replacing Alex Albon, who has struggled in 2020. He is having to wait on Red Bull to make a decision but has said that he hopes to be back on the grid in 2022 if he can’t find a seat for next season.
Danil Kvyat is also expected to drive in Formula One for the final time as his seat is expected to be taken by Yuki Tsunoda for the 2021 season. It will bring to an end an up and down career for the Russian driver, after being promoted and then demoted from Red Bull.
The 2020 season has been crazy, and not many expecting as many driver transfers as there has been. The 2021 season will be the start of a new era in Formula One, with some new drivers making their debut in the sport. Let’s just hope that next season can be as fun as 2020.