Since the shocking move of Ricciardo to Renault the F1 driver market is now wide open. The questions now are about the future of Ocon, Stroll and Sainz? And who will partner Verstappen in 2019?
Ricciardo's switch to Renault scuppers expectations that Esteban Ocon was on the cusp of moving to the French team in 2019 from Force India.
And that, in turn, has seemingly put a block on predictions Lance Stroll will leave Williams for Force India at the end of 2018 - although that could still happen if, as suggested, Sergio Perez leaves Force India.
Renault have confirmed Nico Hulkenberg will stay for 2019 season. That means that Carlos Sainz will move out of Renault to either join Mclaren or return back to Red Bull.
Stoffel Vandoorne could lose his place at Mclaren after his not so promising first half of 2018.
Pierre Gasly is another driver that comes into the picture as he could jump from Toro Rosso to partner Verstappen next season after his impressive performance in first half of 2018 season.