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2010 driver line up update
Therefore the 2010 grid looks like this so far
(an other Klein, Senna or soemone with Cash)
Buemi (just for the required Sebastian)
Jaime Alguesuari Jr.
Sutil (german driver merc engines sorted)
No clue (bernie questions if they're gonna be on the grid so no idea)
Some young American (Summerton, Hildebrand, Rozenwieg, Rahal, Marco Andretti)
Someone Spanish (Gene, Da La Rosa
Been talking to
Lotus F1 Team
Someone with cash
someone experienced, who hasn't got a drive elsewhere. Heikki?
Anybody heard any other rumours? This list is based on what BBC commentators were saying during the Singapore weekend.
[Edited on 28-9-09 by steamdrivenhammer]
Now we wait for Kimi back to Mclaren and Rosberg to Brawn + Hulkenberg to Williams.
And what if Massa is found to have lost his edge? What if ...
I want to see if USF1 and "Lotus" will be really on the grid in Bahrein 2010.
QADBAK have the lack to have the plans for next year's car already done by BMW, otherwise I would seriously doubtful on them as well......
Driver wise USF1 have admiited they may not field an American driver in its 1st season.
Team Lotus. Favourite line up is apparantly Trulli and Fauzy.
Loads of Brits have been mention for the Manor drives.
QADBAK looks as though they wont be allowed to race cause no-one knows where the cash is coming from.
Oh according to last weeks Autosport Bruno (Senna) Lalli is closing in on a Campos seat alongside Pedro De La Rosa. The only stumbling block could be Vitaly Petrov who has £15million of backers trying to get him a seat.
Legohead may get a drive at Toyota alongside Kamakazi Kobaiyashi.
Which means Heidfeld will go to Mercedes as third driver, ready to replace M$ at the end of the season, to keep the "all-German" team.
M$ rejected n. 4, and asked to race with n.3, for scaramancy reasons: he always preferred the odd numbers, and he's won with them all of his titles: n.1 (95, 01, 02, 03, 04), n. 3 (00) and n. 5 (94). So, Rosberg will have n. 4.
With Pedro joining, the average age of this year's drivers' line-up will be unusually higher than the trend in the last 15 years: there will be M$ (41, first over-40 after Mansell in 1995), De la Rosa (39), Barrichello (38), and Trulli (36), plus there is Fisichella (37) who may replace Massa in the first races should Felipe not be fit yet plus there is still a remote possibility to see Jacques Villeneuve (39) joining USF1. I'll believe it only when I see it, but then again I said the same also about M$ joining Mercedes.
Apparently Carlos Reutemann has used his political connects to get Lopez some government backing.
I kind of like USF1. Their website is fun, it has a bunch of youtube videos on it that give you a real insight into the team. I get a good feeling about the team of watching them and I'm kind of wondering why Ecclestone has so many doubts about them. Maybe he knows something we don't.