The 2024 Formula One season kicks off with the first race in Bahrain in 37 days, and here are three things to look forward to this year.
2023 has been an exciting season full of great on-track battles with F1
teams more closely matched than ever before. That being said, Red Bull Racing
still won 21 out of 22 races of the season, which brings us to the first point.
#3 - Closer Battle For The Championship
While it is not certain, it is generally expected that some of the four teams that were closely trailing Red Bull in 2023 will close the gap significantly this year.
In an ideal scenario, it would not only be one team. In that case, we could potentially see quite a few Grand Prix winners in 2024 as opposed to the most recent season, where we only saw 3.
Last year provided us with many exciting battles, but many fans still missed a proper battle for the race win or the Championship. That is something we might likely see this year and that we look forward to.
#2 - Even More Racing
Next season is set to feature a record-breaking 24 Grand Prix weekend that would provide us with 30 races overall (including sprint races).
While F1 teams and drivers are starting to complain about the increasing number of races and schedules that are busier than ever before, it is a good thing for fans who can't get enough of F1.
#1 - Driver Market
Last season was not particularly interesting in terms of driver transfers, as every single driver retained their seat from 2023 to 2024.
However, 14 drivers (more than half of the grid) have their contracts expiring at the end of the 2024
season, and it is expected we might start seeing some wild moves even before the 2024 season begins.
Some seats in the top teams like Red Bull, Ferrari
, or Aston Martin
are up for grabs at this point, and it remains to be seen which driver can secure them.
So, in 2024, look out for wild moves not only on track but also in the driver market because, in 2025, the grid might look completely different than it does now!