What does the 2025 grid look like after Oliver Bearman's announcement at Haas?

After the formalization of the tenure of Oliver Bearman at Haas, a quick overview of the grid for the 2025 season already half filled, at least on paper.

Published on 04/07/2024 à 10:56

Gonzalo Forbes

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What does the 2025 grid look like after Oliver Bearman's announcement at Haas?

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Article updated on July 4, 2024 after the announcement of Oliver Bearman's tenure at Haas in 2025.

Slowly but surely, the 2025 grid of F1 is taking shape. In a year in which the transfer market rarely comes alive, it has just experienced a new episode. Haas launched hostilities by formalizing the departure of Nico Hulkenberg at the end of the current campaign while Audi announced the recruitment of the German for 2026 who will wait at Sauber in 2025. A few weeks later, it is the turn ofEsteban Ocon to announce his departure fromAlpine of a “common agreement”. Sergio Pérez and Yuki tsunoda have, for their part, extended within the fold Red Bull while Pierre Gasly imitated them by swearing loyalty to Alpine by committing to the long term. With all these recent movements, what does the 2025 grid look like now?

Sergio Pérez extends for two years

Among the reigning world champions, alone Max Verstappen had his seat assured for the next exercise. Under contract until 2028, the Dutchman is on course to continue the adventure even if Toto Wolff dreams of him in Mercedes. The unknown woman lived on the other side of the garage with a Sergio Pérez arriving at the end of his lease.

Just before the Canadian Grand Prix, 9th round of the season, the Austrian team announced the extension of the Mexican until the end of 2026. An announcement which caused a lot of noise on social networks because this extension comes at a time when Pérez was starting to show some signs of weakness (elimination in Q1 in Monaco, 8th in Imola, etc.)

Ferrari in full force, Mercedes in search of Hamilton's successor

By securing the services of Lewis Hamilton, associated to Charles Leclerc from 2025, Ferrari forces Mercedes to explore the transfer market. Since the announcement of the Englishman's departure, several names have been mentioned to join Brackley, but we are gradually moving towards a signing of the very young driver, Andrea Kimi Antonelli. For his part, George Russell is part of the continuity since he extended his lease last summer and is stepping forward as the new leader of Mercedes.

McLaren and Aston Martin, nothing moves

McLaren don't have to worry about next year. On the Woking side, Zak Brown is in charge perfectly and is already assured of being able to count on Lando Norris et Oscar piastri in 2025, both having recently sworn loyalty to the Oranges.

At Aston Martin, status quo since Fernando Alonso extended at the beginning of April followed by Lance stroll, the same day as Pierre Gasly. It is therefore continuity that awaits the Greens, at least until 2026.

Alpine : Ocon leaves, Gasly stays

Plagued by sporting difficulties since the start of the season but in better form recently, Alpine also had to manage the Ocon/Gasly case. In the end everything happened quite quickly. A few days after the Monaco Grand Prix and the episode which marked internally, the French team announced the end of its collaboration with Esteban Ocon whose contract will simply not be renewed. Pierre Gasly for his part is part of the long term since he extended over the long term.

Haas: Bearman starts in 2025

Nico Hülkenberg expected at Sauber, Haas took advantage of the British Grand Prix to confirm what was an open secret: the tenure of Oliver Bearman for the 2025 season. Very good for his first in F1 when he had to replace Carlos Sainz at Ferrari in Saudi Arabia, the man nicknamed Ollie scored big points on this occasion. A driver from the Scuderia academy, the Briton drove in two Free Practice 1 sessions with Haas in 2023 and made a good impression. As for the identity of the second representative, Esteban Ocon could join the ranks of Gene Haas's training for a new project in his career.

Williams, Sauber and RB… Risk of movements

Sauber, for its part, must now find Nico Hülkenberg's future teammate. At the end of the contract, Valtteri Bottas et Guanyu-Zhou may not be retained. The name of Carlos Sainz has come back insistently in view of the arrival of Audi in 2026, but the Madrilenian could ultimately bounce back at Williams ou Alpine.

Indeed, at Grove, James Vowles aims to combine two world-class drivers. At least that's what he said. in our columns with the assurance that Alex Albon continue the adventure. Carlos Sainz recently announced that the outcome was very close and if everything seemed to indicate that he would indeed join Oxfordshire next year, the recent attempt toAlpine to attract someone who has already driven for enstone at the time Renault seems to have changed the situation.

Finally, Racing Bulls activated Yuki Tsunoda's one-year extension, shortly after the reappointment of Sergio Pérez to the parent team. Who will accompany him on the grid next year? It is still very early to say, but Helmut Marko's latest outing indicates that the Italian team will welcome a young driver, leaving Daniel Ricciardo on the tile. According to the Austrian, Liam Lawson is on pole to disembark at Faenza.

The 2025 F1 grid (as of 04/07/2024):

 

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

05/06/2024 at 11:04 a.m.

So in 2025: 2 forty-year-olds on the grid in 2025, Perez 35 years old, Hulkenberg 37 years old... where is the generational renewal?

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

26/04/2024 at 07:14 a.m.

Bearman at Haas in 2025, that makes a bit of sense! For the rest, F1 always brings its share of surprises...

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