Just talking of worst case scenario here. In case Kubica proves to be off the pace after his tests, or incapable of racing again, it will be a real shame. But who do you think will get that 2nd seat?
I think the other seat is almost a Petrov shoe-in. As for the ex-Kubica seat, I think, actually, Hamilton would be a good fit. He could have a chance to build a team around himself; and he could really rally the team I think. They’re lacking a leader figure this year, I think, and also their lack of a good developer shows this year. Given he seems to be quite unhappy about McLaren at times I think it’s a good “number one” slot.
I think Hulkenberg would be great in that slot as well; or Glock. These are 2 guys I rate quite highly and I felt very bad when Glock didn’t take up the rumored 2010 Renault option, and when Renault skipped Hulkenberg in 2011 after Kubica’s off.