I think the signing of one experienced driver is a good thing and out of the two names that have been spoken of, Jarno is the most obvious candidate. I think Lotus may view the signing of Kovi and Trulli as a sign that the team is able to attract existing names with a track record to the team and not the pay per drive racers that we though may end up in some seats. I think that they would have been better off signing an experienced man like Trulli and put a young charger alongside him. That way you get the best of both worlds much in the way the Williams have for next season with Rubens and Hulkenberg.
While I can't say I'm over joyed it's better than having JV in the team.
I really can't wait for first practice in Bahrain now.
Yes, but all Sutil's accidents are not Sutil's fault. Kovalainen was overtaken clean by Sutil at Suzuka, and perhaps because he wasn't used to overtaking being in F1, Kovalainen decided to tip him off. And I defy you to blame Sutil for that mess with Trulli in Brazil!
Lotus would have been better off offering shorter contracts so they have the option of getting racers/race winners in after next season, once the team is established.
I don't think Lotus will be at the front of the grid after 3 years, tbh, so maybe its not too bad. Then again, even if they are at the front of the grid they're not gonna be winning anything with this lineup. cat, Sundays are going to be hard going next year!