Liuzzi? The guy badly underperformed in a Force India last season. Can't believe they'll go with him!
Well, it's normal you find Boullier choices weird, because what the British press has been publishing is wrong. What really happened is that a journalist asked Boullier:To narrow down the poll a little
- BBC article
For my money:
1 Heidfeld is experienced, and could claim the greater track record of the 3. He has also at times matched Kubica before at BMW.
2 Senna has some level of commitment from the team, and is also a great PR stunt.
3 Liuzzi I can't see bringing much different from Heidfeld, just worse. I can only see him being picked if they decide Senna isn't the way forwards and also there are contractual problems in hiring Heidfeld.
I'm surprised no mention of Hulkenburg, but it would be a very sensitive issue to start talking about breaking other teams contracts - for that reason anyone currently in a team may also be on the list...
...so this possibly doesn't shed any light on the matter at all. Woops, sorry folks!
Who'd have thought it?Well, it's normal you find Boullier choices weird, because what the British press has been publishing is wrong.
Why did they ask Liuzzi?What really happened is that a journalist asked Boullier:
“Heidfeld, Liuzzi, Senna?”
Apparently, Anthony Davidson has ruled himself out of contention for the Renault seat....Therefore you can not rule Hülkenberg, or Grosjean, or Klien or any other driver out.
He also insisted the team is considering Nick Heidfeld and Tonio Liuzzi as possible replacements.
"Yes, there are no vetos: those two for sure are in the list of the drivers we are looking at now," he said.
He added: "We must wait for the Jerez tests now, and thankfully the Barcelona ones too, and see how the car is going, and how the driver - who will start the season and maybe ending it too - is doing. We don't know.
"There are drivers who have had good races, for example Nick Heidfeld. We all know that Nick is rather good, but we don't know what level he is in now, we don't know how he does with our car. Same goes for Vitantonio Liuzzi, same goes - I don't know -for Bruno Senna, who last year was in a team with a car that could do nothing.
"It's very difficult to say, because it's a combination between car and driver. With Robert, since we know him very well, we were sure we could do something this year. Without Robert we don't know. Should Robert not come back this season, I think we'll take the decision to go for a driver that can win... but we don't know yet."
Kimi has hit back at fans that have suggested he will drive a "shitty Renault" as he delicately put it. "All i did was phone Bullier and beg to drive it" reports the Fin. He added, "in no way does this constitute my intent to return to formula 1 with a crap team that isn't Ferrari"Your all wrong.According to all the Kimi fans he is driving it.He will drive the Lotus Renault in F1.
He will fulfil his WRC obligations as well.Appently Citroen who supply his rally cars don't mind as they said as its unclear what the Renault Lotus car actually is since no one can understand they don't care.The WRC organisation say as long as he fulfils his contract with then they don't care what he does in his spare time.
Red Bull his sponsors in WRC can't make head nor tail of it all and when asked said said "buggered if we know owt about it"
Yeah, I'm surprised DavidsApparently, Anthony Davidson has ruled himself out of contention for the Renault seat.
"According to Mirror correspondent Byron Young on Twitter, Davidson said Kubica’s replacement this year has "big shoes to fill and must be a title contender".
Young said Davidson had therefore ruled "himself out of (contention for the) Renault Lotus drive having signed Peugeot Le Mans deal"."
Nextgen Auto.com webpage - Davidson says no to Kubica Seat
I wondered about that too, it is odd. I wonder if it means Senna would have been involved in the test either way, such a Paffett is for Mclaren?Its interesting they say they will "give mileage" to Senna, and that Heidfeld is "a potential replacement for Robert Kubica".
Seems to me that Quick Nick is First Choice.