Driver Market :
F1 Drivers are private entities, with their own managers, trainers and support personnel, contracted to a team for a year or more.
As the season progresses, those with contracts ending will begin to consider their options for a seat to secure their future in the sport.
Teams and Drivers will engage in discussions to try and find the best fit for their overall strategy, which may mean a one-year deal or a multi-year contract.
This process is referred to as the driver market, attracting huge speculation and debate amongst pundits
Andrew Burden

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