We have had one qualifying session and 3 practice sessions… I think its really to early to be judging either driver.
I must admit I was impressed with Petrov last season, no he wasn’t a rookie like Lewis, but he also did much better against a great team mate than many a rookie driver has done in the past. Lets see how they both do in the race, I am hoping for a points finish for Petrov and if Nick can get himself solidly into the points he will silence many critics.
It bugs me that given the thinking and strategic sport that is F1 how people are already savaging drivers (yes I mean EJ) before anyone has even taken a race start this season.
Great drive and great result for Petrov, just want to know WTF happened to Nick… he had a stinker of a weekend…. How long before EJ starts talking about getting him out of that seat and bringing in some other driver…. or will he continue to pour scorn on Massa.
Heidfeld’s never been that good at getting a good result after starting out of position. In 2008 when he was going out in Q1 and Q2, he rarely scored points in the race. If Heidfeld makes Q3 in Malaysia, I think he will be able to get a solid result.
I doubt Kimi and Renault will happen… but I do expect there to be a lot of noise in the media about the possibility, the chances of him returning to Ferrari to partner Alonso…. I suspect that would happen the race (or maybe 3 given how long they kept Badoer in the car) after they give up Jackie Stewart’s return.
Nick has done himself no favours this weekend, and his stock within the media is going to freefall… he needs a strong result in Malaysia if he wants to stop everyone calling for his head.