2017 Formula 1 grid starting to take shape

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This week two major seats on the 2017 Formula 1 grid have been filled, with Renault confirming that Jolyon Palmer will remain with the team and Force India signing Esteban Ocon.

Both seats were highly desirable with several candidates knocking on the doors of both Force India and Renault for the past few months.

Haas are expected to retain Romain Grosjean for another season and several reports claim that Kevin Magnussen has signed a deal to join the American team.

Sauber and Manor have yet to provider any indication regarding their drivers for next season. The Swiss team are entertaining pay drivers of which Marcus Ericsson seems likely to stay with the Swiss outfit.

Felipe Nasr was expected to move away to either Force India or Renault, but with those doors now closed the Brazilian is fast running out of options. Although another season with Sauber is not out of the question.

Ditched by Haas, Esteban Gutierrez has become a Sauber option and in the end it is sure to come down to who has the biggest cheque book: Nasr, Ericsson or Gutierrez.

Mercedes backed Pascal Wehrlein will almost certainly remain with Manor for another year, with several candidates vying for the garage space next to him.

Lining up for the drive are the likes of Alfonso Celis, Antonio Giovinazzi and Jordan King, with Gutierrez and Nasr also in the frame should a Sauber deal not transpire for either of them.

2017 Teams & Drivers

No. Driver’s Name Team Name Engine
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes
3 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing TAG-Heuer
33 Max Verstappen Infiniti Red Bull Racing TAG-Heuer
77 Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing Mercedes
?? Lance Stroll Williams Martini Racing Mercedes
5 Sebastien Vettel Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari
7 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda Honda
47 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda Honda
 31 Esteban Ocon Sahara Force India F1 Team Mercedes
11 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team Mercedes
26 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari
55 Carlos Sainz Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari
27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Renault
 17 Jolyon Palmer Renault Renault
TBC Sauber F1 Team Ferrari
TBC Sauber F1 Team Ferrari
TBC Manor F1 Team Mercedes
TBC Manor F1 Team  Mercedes
TBC Haas F1 Team Ferrari
TBC Haas F1 Team  Ferrari