Nine out of the twenty two available Formula One seats are still "up for grabs" after the two big market moves earlier in the season, Raikkonen moving to Ferrari and Ricciardo taking over Webber's spot at Red Bull.
Of the eleven teams only Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull have confirmed their full lineup for 2014, the others are still looking for one, or in one case, two drivers.
In bold, those confirmed so far:
Ferrari: Alonso, Raikkonen
Mercedes: Hamilton, Rosberg
Red Bull: Vettel, Ricciardo
Lotus: Grosjean, Hulkenberg, Massa, Perez
Toro Rosso: Vergne, da Costa, Massa
Sauber: Sirotkin, Gutierrez, Massa
Mclaren: Button, Perez, Hulkenberg, Magnussen
Williams: Bottas, Maldonado, Massa, Bird, di Resta
Marussia: Bianchi, Chilton, Petrov, Valsecchi
Caterham: Pic, van de Garde, Kovalainen, di Resta
Force India Sutil, di Resta, Magnussen, Massa, Calado
The premium next year will be on experience (and funding) but also, unless rules are changed to allow for a higher minimum weight, on the smallest and lightest among available drivers. This might play into Felipe Massa's hands, he has not exactly shined in the last couple of seasons but he certainly has experience and is tiny. He's in play at Lotus, Sauber, Force India and Williams.
The opposite is true for Niko Hulkenberg, everyone know he's got the speed but he's also got a good 8 inches in height over most other drivers. It would be pathetic is someone like him was denied a ride because of weight regulations. Lotus and Force India are his possibilities
Paul di Resta is in a bad place after five DNF's in a row. He has the backing of Mercedes but things are not looking good for the Scot.
When Raikkonen hurt his back, Davide Valsecchi, Lotus' reserve driver must have thought his chance had finally come but the perennially underfunded Italian driver still had to sit it out. Not looking good for him for 2014 either.
Kevin Magnussen along with Felix da Costa are two names from the minor series on every one's list. Magnussen is a Mclaren test driver but it's possible the British team will sponsor him to a Force India seat for one season to get his feet wet ahead of the Honda engine Mclaren ride in 2015.