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How top drivers could shake up F1 2021's driver market

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F1's 2021 rules shake-up is intended to do exactly that - shuffle the order. For three drivers at the front right now, making a call on where they start the new era in the competitive order will be based on blind faith as much as it is on next year's results.

While teams should finally have clarity about Formula 1's 2021 rules later this month, and can therefore get on in haste in preparing their cars, the competitive uncertainty the new era brings opens up a fascinating dynamic for the championship's top drivers.

When rules are stable and performance does not swing much from one season to the next, there is a fairly straightforward magnetic attraction between the top drivers and the top seats.

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