With only 10 races remaining in the 2023 Formula 1 season, there are a number of drivers on the grid at risk of losing their seats for 2024.
Everyone involved in Formula 1 is enjoying the month-long summer break that is currently ongoing. The break gives every driver and team employee a chance to regroup and essentially start fresh at the end of August.
But at the same time, this final portion of the season will be crucial in determining whether or not a number of drivers will continue with their current teams for 2024 and beyond.
Here are three drivers who could be at risk of losing their seats.
Formula 1 drivers at risk: No. 1 – Kevin Magnussen
It seems like Haas have made some good progress with the VF-23 this season. While the points they have scored may not support that statement, the difference in car performance and pace certainly have.
With Kevin Magnussen now in the second season of his second stint with Haas, one would think he has a good feel for the car. However, Nico Hulkenberg has simply outclassed the Danish driver this season in his full-time return to the sport.
The gap in performance between the two drivers has hurt Magnussen’s chances of continuing not only with Haas, but also in Formula 1. With the 30-year-old having been outscored 9-2 by Hulkenberg and having posted an average qualifying position four places lower than his teammate, the gap is quite visible.
Magnussen has not been able to bring out the best in the VF-23 as often as he would like to, and he could end up paying the price in the end. His performance throughout the final stint of the season will be assessed closely as Haas look to progress even further for the 2024 season.