Here’s a fun game. Predict where the current crop of F1 drivers will be in 5 years from now (by the end of the 2015 season). Don’t bother doing every driver, unless you really want to- so here are mine.
Vettel – triple or at least double World Champion. I’d like to think still driving for RBR, but I can’t see him turning down an offer from Ferrari.
Webber – depending on 2011′s car, he could still be WDC, but I’d be surprised if he’s still here by 2012, regardless of how this season pans out.
Hamilton – surely McLaren can’t go 5 years without producing a truly Championship-winning car. If Hamilton goes into the 2016 season without being a double World Champion, I’ll eat my hat. I also think that he’ll still be with McLaren.
Button – a difficult one. He won’t win another Championship, and I can’t see him anywhere other than McLaren, expect maybe unless he gets a chance to move to Red Bull. But wherever he goes in the future, I’m not sure he’ll still be driving in 5 years time.
Alonso – retired. He may win another Championship he gets a decent car, but he’s not going to move from Ferrari- this will be his last team.
Massa – he’s got plenty of years ahead of him, but I don’t think many more of them will be at Ferrari. I could see him at Renault, Williams or Sauber either in 2012 or 2013. World Champion? Doubtful.
Schumacher – I honestly think he could still win another Championship- and I sincerely hope he does. If Mercedes can put a decent car together, he’s still more than a match for Alonso, Hamilton and Vettel.
Rosberg – he’s good, but I think he’s slightly overrated. He may be World Champion one day, but I’d be surprised. And he does achieve it, it’s not going to be any time soon.
Kubica – I doubt he’ll be at Renault for much longer. This year, maybe 2012, but no longer. He’ll want something better- maybe Webber’s seat when he retires, or Button’s if he moves.
Barrichello – still driving in 5 years? If he is, I’ll be hugely impressed. But he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
I may do some more later on, once I’ve seen everybody elses’ :)