F1 » Seven-up for Sauber in F1 2010; de la Rosa, Petrov tipped


Nick Heidfeld, Jarno Trulli, Pedro de la Rosa, Christian Klien, Heikki Kovalainen, Kamui Kobayashi and Vitaly Petrov are all understood to be in the frame for the two seats at Sauber-Ferrari in F1 2010 - with long-time McLaren test driver de la Rosa and well-backed GP2 Series graduate Petrov looking to be the men most likely

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JJJ

December 02, 2009 1:48 PM

I don't see the point in paying for has-beens and washed up drivers when you can put someone like Koba or Klien in that might even bring you some money (assuming Petrov has one of the seats locked).

A driver like Trulli or Heidfeld could have some value for the team I guess, but please don't go for drivers who have never shown to have what it takes in F1 like Kovalainen or De La Rosa...

I think both of them are fairly nice people, but not deserving of an F1 seat...especially without gold attached.

Cardinal

December 02, 2009 2:37 PM

Heidfeld and Koba would be my choice. Heidfeld is quick and well known to the team, and Koba is just a star waiting to happen! Petrov will probably get one of the drives if he is carrying around that sort of money, but he was GP2 runner-up and so worth a shot. The others ain't good enough. De la Rosa? How is he being seriously considered by teams, it will be Badoer all over again.

Ash Miller - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 2:42 AM

Haha so did I! I had the image of a 7-up green Jordan-like car on the grid for 2010...actually piqued my interest more than all the kerfuffle about who's driving for who!

Heidfeld/Koba would be a great blend of experience and speed.

sokudo - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 4:21 PM

if i were sauber i'd try and get heidfeld and kovalainen. they are the 2 best drivers there and even though kobayashi is very talented, with sauber coming back into f1, heidfeld and kovalainen represent 2 experienced drivers and not all that expensive.

JohnDier1

December 04, 2009 4:15 AM

James, if my memory serves me rightly from last week, Neel Jani reckoned his chance was gone for this year due to lack of funding, although it would be good to see a good driver like him get the seat. He would be worth a shot as test/reserve driver though. The Ferrari connection through A1GP might just bring his name into the frame to that end.

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