Discussion in 'Drivers' started by RasputinLives, Nov 26, 2012.
I think Sauber will be looking through the "Mexican Racing Drivers 2013" brochure as we speak.
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I do wonder if his up turn in form might have something to do with Sauber reserve driver Frinjs rockinf up in GP2 and blitzing it though.
Its a shame really because his junior record was good and he probably needed another year or two in GP2 before he hit the spotlight (something he said himself). People think he's a pay driver but actually he has no personal sponsors and was only thrust into the Sauber seat because Telmex said they'd only sponsor them if they had a Mexican driver!
Now with Telmex seemingly pulling out if F1 old Esteban is left with no backer and a worse rep than he deserves.
Maybe take the Grosjean route and go back to GP2.
I'll be cheering him on to get a points finish tomorrow even if no one else will.
He seems a level headed chap and admitts it didn't click until Singapore. He's keeping a positive attitude on whether he'll be in F1 next year but if you read between the lines I think he knows its likely he'll miss out. He has no personal sponsors as backing and with the whole Sauber/Telmex relationship seemingly dead they have no reason to keep him.
I think its a shame because his second half of the season performances and his junior record prob earned him the right at a second season but thats F1 at the moment.
As he's not a GP2 champion he can re-enter the series. I wonder if he'll go.down that route. It worked for Grosjean.
) Hulkenberg was always there doing an even better job in a higher place. He just doesn't cut the mustard as an F1 driver for me.
You may very well be right about him not cutting the mustard no-FIAt-please but I still think he's shown enough to at least get a second bit of the cherry to prove different. This is a guy who has won junior catogries after all and not just around because of his budget.
I'd rather see Sauber give him a second chance than give the seat to Sutil who's been around long enough for us to know he's getting no better or Sirotkin who has hardly run in single seaters at all.
I'd honestly rather have Chilton than Gutierrez, same chance of points but at least I wouldn't have any repair bills.
Good god Sauber are in trouble.
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