I think Lotus will definitely score some points next year. They’ve got two good drivers and a strong package, so I definitely think they’ll be up there fighting for 9ths and 10ths with Toro Rosso, Sauber, Force India etc.
Virgin are unlikely to score one, but I wouldn’t rule out Glock getting a 9th or 10th in a wet race.
Anyway, I’ll guess Australia – as that is often a race with high attrition.
Er well Lotus where just so damn impressive getting a car built in no time at all last year that I really don’t care to judge where they might be with all the time they’ve had to develop the new machine. They could well be up there with the back of the midfeild, remember the tyre changes and regs for next year are going to be a great leveler.
Not sure about Virgin, are HRT even going to have a car?
Lotus should get some points and Virgin should get 11ths and 12ths finishes. I will be more disappointed with Lotus if they don’t score any points than Virgin if they don’t get any low teen finishes.
Lotus should be getting points in dry races, with the package there looking at getting, and the engine, gearbox etc. they should be around the STR pace, which means they’ll be quick in some places, and back to the back in others.
HRT, if they remain in there current predicament, wont see out the season.
My guess, they’ll be quicker in the first 4 races than in early Europe (Spain etc.), first points maybe Budapest/Spa way. Or Korea, and it will basically be a new track again, well the surface and conditions, as well as India.
I’d be surprised if one of the new teams – probably Lotus – don’t score points next year. Glock could be one to watch though and if there’s a crazy race then he’s the man to watch.
With HRT I think it depends on the drivers. If they’re forced to go with a couple of paydrivers then I think they’ll be merely propping up the back,but if they can secure someone with a bit of experience then they could well be there to secure a fluke result in a race of high attrition.