I admit Kobayashi is a bit reckless, but he’s only slightly worse than Hamilton in his first season, also Steph you mention the Ferrari driver development which is all very well and good, but can you see any of their young drivers in an F1 seat in the next year or two, let alone showing Ferrari quality (Ferrari do always prefer experienced drivers)? For me there are a few pros and cons for each side;
As previously mentioned, he is still too crazy, Ferrari tend to recruit balanced/cool drivers.
Massa would seem (in this ones’ good opinion) to have earned a few extra years at Ferrari.
Kubica is on top form.
Alonso might not like the idea of an ambitious, talented and crazy young driver being his team mate for a second time.
He is driving the Ferrari engine.
Sauber could then have a spare seat for a Ferrari development driver, I for one could personally see this being a strong long term partnership.
Ferrari would love to fly the flag for Asia, and thus increase their recognition and support to unprecedented levels in the east, you know how much they love developing their brand.
Doesn’t it just sound right? Kobayashi at Ferrari…