Who should Toro Rosso pick? (Poll)

Which F1 drivers should Toro Rosso pick for the 2009 season?

Which F1 drivers should Toro Rosso pick for the 2009 season?

Toro Rosso will run at least three different drivers in the three-day test at the Jerez circuit starting tomorrow. Sebastien Bourdais will be in the car along with Sebastien Buemi and Takuma Sato.

But with Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Bruno Senna now potentially available, who should Toro Rosso pick for 2009? Cast your vote here:

You can pick up to two different drivers:

Which drivers should Toro Rosso choose for 2009?

  • Sebastien Bourdais (33%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (6%)
  • Takuma Sato (12%)
  • Jenson Button (30%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (6%)
  • Bruno Senna (12%)
  • Someone else (1%)

Total Voters: 1,262

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45 comments on Who should Toro Rosso pick? (Poll)

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  1. TommyBellingham said on 8th December 2008, 15:11

    Buemi and Bourdais. I don’t think Toro Rosso can learn names very well so they just buy Sebastiens :P

    I really hope Button doesn’t get the drive. He’s passed it and Toro Rosso should remain signing young new drivers.

  2. Ninad said on 8th December 2008, 15:27

    Sebastien Buemi & Sebastien Bourdais
    They should continue their trend of picking up Sebastiens.

  3. Tommy, how can you be past it at 28? Cheeky little scamp, back in my day we’d have had yer down coal mine for 2d a week.

    Rob (28 :)

  4. ajokay said on 8th December 2008, 16:03

    Button and Bourdais, both deserve at least one more go.

  5. I agree, Button and Bourdais.

  6. Alex Cooper said on 8th December 2008, 16:25

    They can’t let Button go by; I’m sure that Jenson would rather race for peanuts than sit on the sidelines waiting for a buyer at Honda.

  7. Antifia said on 8th December 2008, 16:32

    Bruno Senna and Barrichelo!!
    They are cheap, combine new talent with experience and the name Senna could well bring some new sponsor money.
    Oh, yeah, and it would make the Braziliam crowd happy.
    After 2008 finnale, some good news wouldn’t do us any harm.

  8. For the first seat, Sato. We need him back in F1.

    For the second seat, I hope Buemi doesn’t get the drive, because he doesn’t really deserve it given the performance of other GP2 drivers like Pantano and di Grassi.

  9. Alastair said on 8th December 2008, 16:46

    Sato and Rubens.

    Button’s too expensive…

  10. Too Good said on 8th December 2008, 16:57

    Bordais, Sato – Bourdais has done enough to deserve another opportunity. I honestly feel Sato has got raw deal in BAR Days where Button was driver of choice and fundamental car design was with Button’s preference in mind. Sato delivered more from the Super Aguri Car and has fared better in recent tests. Sato and Bourdais can provide better technical insights than all drivers in contention.Barichello would be another driver who can bring more technical insight to the table, but so far he has not been involved in any testing for STR so wouldn’t comment much on that.

    Button has “smooth driving style” but time and again he has proved, he can’t work around the problems of car as has been noted by lots of paddock insiders. Barichello, has beaten him hands down, driving what possibly was the worst car from Honda since BAR days, that tells a lot about the Brit’s motivation level rather the lack of it …

  11. terrie cairnes said on 8th December 2008, 17:35

    They should give the seat to Giorgio Pantano.He is a worthy GP2 champion and is skilled experienced and exciting to watch race.He should be judged solely on his skill and experience not his age
    Terrie

  12. Didn’t Giogio Pantano already have a chance at Jordon? I seem to remember him being really aweful.

    I’d go for Sato and Bourdais. I like Sato and I think he’s always been potentially very quick. He’s proved to be faster than Button on several occasions and he never fails to entertain. I think he just needs the kind of coaching Massa received to smooth out the rough edges. I like Bourdais too and it’s good to have a French driver in F1.

  13. Button is a problem. If the Honda is as good as they say, and the team is bought, then Button might be best off there, especially with Ross Brawn there. On the other hand I would hate to see someone who has shown talent be thrown away so early.

  14. Christian said on 8th December 2008, 18:05

    Sato and Bourdais.
    Sato deserves another chance after his 2 years at Super Aguri and Bourdais has been better than his results show. With a bit more luck (Melbourne, Monza, Fuji,…) he might have at least 10 points more.
    Button doesn’t deserve the seat after his poor Ralf-Schumacher-style 2008 season. They should choose Barrichello over him.

  15. _Ben_ said on 8th December 2008, 18:46

    Lets not forget that Rubens is the only driver in there who has driven F1 cars with slick tyres and low downforce. I’d go with the old boy.

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