F1 » Lotus Renault GP revises Jerez driver line-up

Lotus Renault GP amends its driver line-up for the forthcoming second pre-season F1 2011 group test at Jerez in southern Spain this week - as the search narrows for Robert Kubica's replacement...

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Juice - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 7:27 PM

I think Heidfeld is a better choice than Bruno for the seat for 2011, if Kubica can't make it back. With the current Renault seeming strong, Nick has the potential to get podiums but I think Senna will be in midfield.

Jimmy - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 7:40 PM

Seriously what the hell is the point in employing and calling Bruno Senna as the official Lotus Renault GP Reserve driver if your going to give the drive to someone who isn't even a test driver for the team, Heidfeld isn't in the team, Senna is. The only reason people think Senna is crap is because of his results last year, and wake up for crying out loud the Hispania is 5 seconds a lap slower anyway

James - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 8:01 PM

@Jimmy, putting Senna at the wheel would make sense if Kubica could be ready in a few races, but since it seems that he may be out for the whole season, then Heidfeld is the safest bet if the team wants to get results soon.

Mark _

February 09, 2011 8:09 PM

Jimmy, reserve drivers are meant for tempotary stand ins. Given that it is likely that this will be for the entire season they are correct to look for the best driver possible.

One name that has not been mentioned is Bourdais. Even he would be preferable to Senna.

renegade - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 8:32 PM

I don't think Senna has had a real chance in a decent car. He missed out big time in '09 when Honda pulled out but had done enough to probably take Rubens seat until then. I think it is fair to try him out against Nick and whoever else is in the frame and see who is the most consistent over the next couple of tests before deciding who gets the seat.

Dizzy - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 8:43 PM

Have they got Heidfeld in simply because he was the Pirelli test driver and they think that might give them an advantage over the other teams?

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