Formula 1: 5 possible Ferrari drivers for 2021

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 27: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Ferrari’s second seat is considered arguably the hottest on the market for the 2021 Formula 1 season. Will they bring back Sebastian Vettel, or will they replace him? Here are five potential drivers for the team next year.

Ferrari are one of several teams without a confirmed driver lineup for the 2021 Formula 1 season, even after extending the contract of Charles Leclerc over the offseason.

In fact, the 22-year-old Monegasque now has the longest active contract of any driver competing in the sport, as his deal, which was initially believed to run through the 2022 season when he signed it for the 2019 season back in September of 2018, runs through the 2024 season.

The contract of his four-time world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel, however, expires after the 2020 season after he extended his deal a few years ago.

Vettel’s initial deal with Ferrari, which began in 2015, was for three years, and it was extended by an additional three years back in August of 2017.

There have been rumors that Vettel may not be back with the team in the 2021 season given his recent struggles, including unforced errors that have cost him enough points to lose him two world championships.

These unforced errors nearly resulted in a suspension late in the 2019 season, and they included a completely unnecessary wreck with Leclerc.

Who will end up competing alongside Charles Leclerc at the Scuderia next year? Will Sebastian Vettel be back, or will he be replaced? Here are five possible candidates to drive for Ferrari in the 2021 Formula 1 season.

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