What do you think the future holds for Di Grassi? Could he pick up a drive at HRT? Or a reserve role for another team? Which would be most beneficial to his career? Or should he maybe concentrate on other series – and if so, where?
I’d be trying to join Air Asia in GP2, because the Air Asia GP2 drivers will be the Lotus Racing third drivers in 2011. That way, if Kovalainen or Trulli go UA, I’d be able to step up to the plate. And since Trulli only has a season or two left in him, it would be easy to get back into a race seat full-time.
PM makes a really valid point there, as Fauzy was dropped from the 1Malaysia programme. Still, all the other ousted Brazilian F1 drivers are either in Fórmula Truck or Brazilian V8 Stock Cars, and di Grassi lacks an attractive wallet, so to me, Brazil seems most likely if he doesn’t return to GP2, which he’s already made a career of.
Interesting question on de la Rosa. He’s getting on a bit, and there’s not much room (if any) for none race drivers to test for the big teams, so I suspect not. If he doesn’t get the Hispania seat then he’ll be off to DTM or somewhere.
And on di Grassi- I’m not sure, but I’d be amazed if he gets another shot at F1. He falls into the ‘good but not quite good enough’ category along with the likes of Klien and Petrov and Buemi