Vettel could complete the cycle by slotting in here, but there are some other options available (and not too much indication of what will happen yet):
- Fernando Alonso - a famous name from the team's past, a proven champion, but perhaps rusty, expensive, and unwilling to drive for a midfield team?
- Nico Hülkenberg - a Massa-esque recall?
- A Renault junior driver - Guanyu Zhou, Christian Lundgaard and Max Fewtrell are all at F2 level, but this would also depend on SuperLicence points. Could also be risky with Ocon being relatively experienced himself and new to the team.
- Any other options from rival teams?