George Russell: Three drivers who could rival Brit for Lewis Hamilton's F1 seat

Lando Norris

Why not? The young Brit is full of charisma and certainly someone who should be looking to make the step up to a leading team in a year or two.

The 21-year-old finished ninth in the standings this year with McLaren, including two podium appearances.

Trevor Carlin, who mentored Norris’ early career, recently tipped the youngster to replace Hamilton.

“Lando is the obvious heir to Lewis’ crown as the top British driver,” he said.

“When Lewis achieves everything he needs to achieve and steps down, Lando will be at the helm.”