F1′s top teams seem to be going out of their way to crush mindless transfer speculation which is frankly unsporting. An it seems the top four teams are all on their way retaining their line ups. Especially now that Massa and Webber have re-signed.
However further down it might get interesting. How much movement do you see in the driver market next year? Who to were?
Personally I think Renault are going to ditch Petrov, he’ll be an unnecessary weight to carry if they start challenging for championships. His seat could well go to either Glock or Sutil.
@ Scribe – I don’t agree, I think Petrov has done a fine job and he is only going to get better. If teams start switching drivers every year we’ll never get to see the true talent of the younger drivers.
The only change I can see is Vitantonio Liuzzi will be out and Paul Di Resta will replace him.
I think the sillyness may begin to get going toward the lower end of the grid, will Buemi keep his drive? Trulli could well retire, there might be two new places at any new team triggering fevered speculation about a Jaques Villeneuve return. Di Resta may well be a sensation when he gets the Force India drvie some point this year. Schumy may give up for good after he has a bit of a scary accident opening up a place at Merc.
At the moment everything is quite Sensible, but its still early days. Be patient there’s plenty of time for some sillyness yet.
PS. I think Petrov is very likely to keep his seat at Renault, he’s been doing a pretty good job. Not sensational, but a good number two to Kubica.
Well if there is any steam to the story that STR will be taken over by Paris Mullins and his squad would you expect them to retain the current drivers? And the new team taking the 13th spot if they are smart and take over the Toyota design and build from there they have the chance of being in the middle of the new teams?