@Pezlo2013 – Thanks for the interest in the league, first of all :) Oli has already provided most of the information you need. As you quite rightly said, even if @Alfie does leave (Which I really hope he doesn’t, as he is a great driver, and would be missed), then you would be on the reserves list, as Andrew Angus and Ashley Blakely are above you in that list. However, if either of them are unable to make the races, then you would certainly be called up to the teams needed. You should also keep an eye out here, in case there are drivers which can’t make certain races, as you would be eligible to fill in for them. However, there is also a chance that a seat may become available, as @Sam3110 is yet to make an appearance in the first two races, and we have not heard anything from him…
The Luxembourg GP is the Nurburgring :P
In other news…
All new Merc line-up?
With their lead driver suffering a major injury, possibly putting him on the sidelines for the next few races, the silver arrows have been forced into looking elsewhere for their drivers. What’s more, is that their second driver, Sam Crawford has yet to make a race appearance, leaving many speculating whether Mercedes will be looking to replace their two current drivers. There were rumours which stated that Sam’s attendance was due to his promised sponsorship falling through, though this is unconfirmed.
Most of the current drivers are settled in their teams, and it would be odd to see any of them start switching teams only two races in, but there are some that may feel that it could be an opportunity worth taking.
Our first thought would be the likes of Jamie Franklin. Jamie began his F1 career with Mercedes, before having to drop into F2 the following year. We rarely see drivers move back to teams, in which they have left, however, Jamie was set to continue with the Brackley-based team, before sponsorship let him down. With the added fact that the twenty year old Brit was considering a team switch after Singapore.
Having been given a car which was more than capable of a podium in both races it has contested in, it would seem foolish for Franklin to move to a team that has been unable to score a point.
On the other side of the spectrum, Mercedes could well use the services of a driver, whom not only took the Winter title, but was able to claim fourteen consecutive podiums. That kind of consistent point scoring could well take Mercedes to where they need to go.
Given that Mercedes is likely to have vast resources in the right circumstances, it could well be a winning combination…
If this were the case, it would leave an open space at Williams. Would Bradley Downton continue to drive for the fabled team, or would he too follow Jamie to the Silver Arrows, and continue as the longest running partnership?
Only time will tell, but Mercedes are suspected to make an announcement either tonight or in the next few days about their new line-up.