Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Rutherford, Sep 17, 2017.
Big wows. Did not see Kimi staying to go to a smaller team. I'm a bit shocked.
Log in or Sign up to remove all adverts.
So just Haas, Torro Rosso and Williams to go then. Torro Rosso won't be until at least after F3 finishes, Haas will probably stick with what they have and I imagine Williams will be Sirotkin with either Russell or Ocon.
Publius Cornelius Scipio Agree, pressure on young Monégasque will be immense, but just take a minute and imagine in what kind of trouble Arrivabene is potentially going to be, if media begin question strategy choices, and decide that Leclerc is not treated well. I think Mauricio is facing potentially difficult life in paddock, especially should Charles start complaining.
The pressure on Vettel will be immense too, if he wants to maintain his status in the team. He's four time WC, but as of late he has been making too many mistakes and his contract is coming to an end next year. How will he deal with an inter-team battle and an external one against Hamilton. He truly will face three opponents, if Leclerc can keep up.
Clay, next season is huge for Vettel. Another year goes by without a championship (maybe), he's not getting any younger and it doesn't seem that he's getting any better. But whether his bad run continues remains to be seen. It could be just more of the same, with Vettel outclassing his opponent but not getting the results to beat Hammy.
1. Mercedes (Hamilton, Bottas)
2. Ferrari (Vettel, Leclerc)
3. Red Bull (Verstappen, Gasly)
4. Renault (Hulkenberg, Ricciardo)
5. McLaren (Sainz, Norris)
6. Sauber (Raikkonen)
1. Force India (Perez, Stroll)
2. Ericson at Sauber
3. Sirotkin at Williams
1. Haas #1 seat: Ocon? or Grosjean?
2. Haas #2 seat: Magnussen? (option for 2019, has not been exercised yet)
3. Williams #1 seat: Another paying Russian driver?, Kubica?, Ocon?
4. Toro Rosso #1: Hartley or someone in the Red Bull system?, Kvyat?
5. Toro Rosso #2: Ticktum?, Buemi?
2. Many others
Lost to F1:
Anyhow, the Leclerc/Raikkonen swap was, I gather, at the expense of Giovanazzi. There are still three seats open for Ocon, Grosjean, Magnussen, Kubica, etc. So....we shall see how it sorts itself out.
Also saw this on twitter & i can really see this happening. As i can 2007 saga all over again
Doesn't Williams need paying drivers to cover their budget shortfall? Granted Kubica is paying ( I remember the figure of $8 million) but I gather Sirotkin paid more ($14 million comes to mind). How much is Ocon/Mercedes going to pay?
they should make him a proper seat, maybe he'll manage to drive the car for the whole duration of a race
I believe it could be the same arrangement as bottas, with free engines for ocon
Publius Cornelius Scipio he has has the BACKEND of luck on that front. A real BUMmer for him.
Separate names with a comma.