Five of the Most Significant Transfers in F1 History

Five of the Most Significant Transfers in F1 History

Max Verstappen won the drivers’ title with Mercedes at the end of the 2022 Formula One World Championship; until March 5, the official start date of the world champion circus’s 2023 season, the focus will be on the news and rumors circulating on the driver market, which is unlike the market for football players in many ways.

Let’s take a look at the five most sensational transfers in the history of Formula One, with an ear always attentive to the voices that would like a sensational interest from Ferrari for the British world champion for the 2023 season. Don’t forget to place live bets with GSB on the Formula 1 race!

  1. Michael Schumacher, Benetton-Ferrari 1996:

    When Schumacher makes the decision to pursue a new adventure, he is convinced by Jean Todt’s ambitious plans. At the time, Schumacher had not yet won his second world title while driving for Benetton. After Jody Scheckter’s victory in 1979, the Frenchman is determined to have Ferrari win the world championship again, and he plans to do so by recruiting a new driver. Because Schumacher believes in and selects the Maranello red, he will go on to become the most successful driver in the history of Formula One.
  2. Ayrton Senna, Lotus-McLaren 1988:

    The Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna is able to overcome the challenges presented by his Lotus automobile and stays in contention for the world championship for the whole of the 1987 Formula One season. This is despite the fact that the Williams has a large technical advantage over the Lotus. Senna makes the switch to McLaren in the season that follows, and it is there that he meets Alain Prost, the man with whom he will spark one of the most intense rivalries in the chronicles of both the history of motorsports and sports in general.
  3. Alain Prost, McLaren-Ferrari 1990:

    Both Prost and Senna were able to reside in the same team for two seasons, during which time they both won a driver’s title in addition to two constructors’ crowns. During this period, the team was able to win both the World Championship and the European Championship. However, in 1990, the Frenchman took the decision to leave McLaren after the sad incident that occurred at the Japanese Grand Prix. At the time, he had just won the world championship. Because of this event, tensions between him and the Brazilian got even worse, and ultimately, that’s what led to him taking up Ferrari on their offer to drive for their team.
  4. Niki Lauda, McLaren 1982: 

    Niki Lauda, an Austrian driver, announced his retirement from racing in 1979 at the age of thirty, after having won two world championships with Ferrari. He made the decision to launch his own airline, which he called Lauda Air, and he devoted his time to expanding the business.

On the other hand, on September 30, 1981, he announced his decision to come back to racing the next season, which completely shocked the entire world. After signing a contract with McLaren and making his debut in the 1982 World Championship, he went on to win another world title in 1984.

  1. Fernando Alonso, McLaren 2015:

    It was in November 2014 that rumors first started to spread. Seven years after Kimi Raikkonen won the title, Ferrari is hoping against hope that four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel would reclaim his crown and win again. There has been speculation regarding a potential trade involving Fernando Alonso, in which the Spaniard would take over for the German at Red Bull. When everything appeared to be in place, however, Alonso turned down the offer from the Austrian team and decided to rejoin McLaren, with whom he had competed in Formula One in 2007.