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As far as I´m concerned , there are strong rumours that Kimi could be retiring at the end of this season, and I found it interesting thinking about what Ferrari´s decision will be when it comes to finding him a proper substitute.
I would say that the main candidates are Bottas, Sainz, Ricciardo and Grosjean, but I´d like to hear from you! :)
As an Australian and Ricciardo and Ferrari Fan, I’d love to see Ricciardo in a Ferrari. Plus with his Italian heritage and ability to speak Italian, he’d be a good fit in the team in the absence of actually having an Italian driver (a small thing, but it’s something). He also got on well with Vettel in Red Bull so Ferrari would probably be avoiding creating too much tension (at least initially).
Bottas I find unlikely, I don’t know why Ferrari would go after him. Grosjean is certainly a possibility but I don’t know how long his Haas contract is for (and how readily they’d give him up, given that he’s their senior driver). Then again I’m sure Ferrari have the money to buy him out if they want, and while Haas aren’t exactly lacking funds, they won’t be rolling in prize money so I’m sure they’d take the boost.
Sainz, well I think Red Bull want to keep him and I don’t particularly see why he’d want to move (especially if he knew Ricciardo going to Ferrari meant that he could get a Red Bull seat – although I think it’s possible they’d put Kyvat back instead). Ricciardo on the other hand, being a more established driver, is more likely to be able to move if he wants – favouring what he wants in terms of a car and team over how much money they are offering him.
Ric isn’t moving, 2017 Redbull is looking too good to leave.
Bottas – good choice for Ferrari if they want to keep concentration on Vettel
Gro – under contract and Ferrari have cheaper options
Ham – he might want to leave if the next 5 races go like Spain
My post didn’t work earlier. I think Raikonnen will probably stay but if not I think it will be between Grosjean and Ricciardo with an outside chance for Sainz, Hamilton and Rosberg.
Ferrari seem to like experienced drivers but they could take a risk on a young one and have vettel as a number 1 driver.
Someone who does well in 2017.
Kimi has driven brilliant season so far and he wants to continue his career. The seat isn’t available yet. No one could’ve done better than him this year.
Grosjean, Bottas or Hulkenberg.
Of course it should have been Bianchi (RIP) Who would most probably have been a Sauber driver for the past season and a half
Would it not be a good point to bring Grosjean in, then move someone from the academy to Haas?
*had originally thought Marciello, but realised he’s not part of the squad any more…
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