Honestly, I’d prefer it if Massa would leave F1 and create some space for new drivers. But I think he namedropped McLaren more as a ‘look, there’s still people interested in me’ and not as a serious offer. Perhaps McLaren are only talking to pressure Jenson in taking a salary cut or a longer deal.
I think I’ve seen Richard Mille appear on a couple of GP2 and GP3 cars in the past, but I don’t remember if the drivers were managed by Todt. That does give me the idea they support youngsters, though.
I do personally expect Williams to retain their line up, with unofficial reports saying Maldonado and his backing are secure until 2015. If anything, they would need van der Garde for his cash, but his stock has risen a lot since Canada and beating Pic. I think Sauber isn’t a very realistic option, but the people around van der Garde usually are very open about the teams they’re talking to, so it could be them bluffing.
Bianchi moving to Sauber would be a best case scenario for a lot of other rookies and Bianchi has been doing well. I think Kevin Magnussen would be wise to debut at Marussia, since he doesn’t seem like the kind of driver who possesses heaps of natural speed, but is a good driver. I’d hate to see him go off like his father did.
As for Chilton, I think that’s a Maldonado-ish situation; he’ll stay as long as the investment stays. He is doing a lot better in F1 than I’d imagine after seeing his junor formula results, though.
Speaking of Maldonado, I do wonder what effects the end of the creative financial management put in the place by Chavez will have on their need to sponsor an F1 team. They already found out they’re not doing as great as Chavez promised the Venezuelans, so it might be worth keeping an eye on.