Driver market archive

2009 F1 driver rumours 13th June 2008, 15:00

An interesting new rumour about the 2009 F1 driver line-up puts Fernando Alonso at Honda alongside Jenson Button next year. Do you believe it? And what should we make of these other rumours about who goes where in 2009?

How do the new Alonso-Ferrari rumours affect the 2009 F1 driver market? 27th May 2008, 7:00

Fernando Alonso?s prospects of joining Ferrari in the near future appeared to have been killed off earlier this year when Luca di Montezemolo said in public that he did not want Alonso to partner Kimi Raikkonen in the future. But the rumours re-surfaced over the Monaco Grand Prix weekend with sources claiming Alonso had signed […]

The Ben Evans column: Piquet, Moto GP, and the star F1 driver of 2009 21st May 2008, 15:00

Only a handful of races into the season and already the doom mongers are out for the scalp of Nelson Piquet Jnr The Renault driver?s erratic start to the year is, in some people?s view, enough to cost him his seat should he disappoint again at Monaco. Now, though I have never been the greatest […]

2009 F1 drivers – early predictions 30th April 2008, 7:00

It’s early days, but Luca di Montezemolo’s comments last week about Ferrari not needing Fernando Alonso started me thinking about which drivers might be on the move for 2009. On the face of it Montezemolo doesn’t seem to want to change his pairing of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. And after three driver changes in […]

Renault confirm Alonso and Piquet Jnr for 2008 10th December 2007, 18:58

Renault has confirmed its driver line-up for the 2008 season with Fernando Alonso making a widely-anticipated return to the team.

Ron Dennis doesn’t want a seat filler in 2008 5th December 2007, 7:00

I’ve read a lot of remarks by people who think that Ron Dennis will just stick any old driver in the second McLaren seat next year. The assumption seems to be that he’s already got Lewis Hamilton and all he needs and wants to do is stick a loyal but not super-quick number two in […]

Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jnr at Renault in 2008? 19th November 2007, 20:52

As speculation grows over Fernando Alonso’s future, Renault’s Flavio Briatore had this to say about his driver pairing for 2008: Renault will certainly have different drivers next year. Alonso has a 60% chance of coming to us. Alonso moving to Renault has been tipped for some time. His most likely partner there – assuming it […]

Timo Glock finally confirmed at Toyota for 2008

Timo Glock has been confirmed as Jarno Trulli’s team mate at Toyota in 2008 following a lengthy dispute with BMW. Glock, who won the GP2 championship this year, was BMW’s test driver and the Munich marque became involved in a tug-of-love for Glock’s services with Cologne-based Toyota. The Contracts Recognition Board ruled last week that […]

2008 testing round-up 1 18th November 2007, 17:58

The 2008 winter testing got under way at Barcelona this week as the teams prepared for the first race without traction control since 2001. This was the first of two tests before the break, the second at Jerez next month. Here’s what the teams were all up to.

F1 in the news 58: Everyone’s going green 9th November 2007, 7:00

In the F1 news this week a look at F1′s steps towards a green future and the radical plan to freeze engine specifications for a decade. Plus an intriguing new candidate joins the list of drivers vying for Fernando Alonso’s vacant seat at McLaren, Michael Schumacher goes bike racing and the Australian Grand Prix could […]