F1 » F1 2011 POLL: Who should replace Robert Kubica?

Vote in our latest F1 2011 poll and let us know who you think Lotus Renault GP should draft in to replace the injured Robert Kubica.

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watch_that_spring - Unregistered

February 11, 2011 10:07 AM

Motorsport is reporting that Raikkonen has not yet ruled out replacing Kubica at Renault when asked directly by reporters at rally sweden.

Love him or hate him, adding Raikkonen to the grid for next year would definitely make things more interesting. Heidfield is a mid pack "also ran".

HartleyF1 - Unregistered

February 11, 2011 10:56 AM

Raikkonen would be a good replacement but if he was not available...... Take this perspective:

I have a formula one team, my star driver has just been injured before the new car has been fully developed by him, this leaves me with a car that is critically under developed and not yet ready to race, and even if it was ready for the first race which it aint, it will still need massive development over the course of the season till my star driver returns..... so i have a problem... do i go with a inexperienced driver pairing with only a couple of seasons between them or a 'Has been' who has proven his ability in developing a very good car and scoring consistent points over the course of a season even though his star has never really shone that bright? well didnt kubica challenge for the championship a couple of years back in a car which had been developed by both heidfeld and kubica? ... No contest really... its gotta be the 'Has been' every time because at least he has been proven to hav

HartleyF1 - Unregistered

February 11, 2011 10:58 AM

No contest really... its gotta be the 'Has been' every time because at least he has been proven to have it!. Experiance in this situation should win every time!!! it's gotta be Heidfeld for the drive!

Mojo Jojo

February 11, 2011 11:02 AM
Last Edited 1699 days ago

Couldn't agree more that Kimi would be the best choice to take Robert's place. He will bring the kind of attention and aggression to the team that Kubica did. And a new budding entry like Lotus needs Kimi's profiule to get some buzz and talk going their way.

Also agree that given Kimi's unavailability that Heidfeld will be the next best thing. Can't argue that he is a solid driver (just not that buzz-worthy.

(Edited Team Lotus to Lotus - can get confusing, eh? Thanks to andagain for the head's up)

andagain - Unregistered

February 11, 2011 11:35 AM

I would be very excited to see kimi if he went to "Team Lotus" but who would he replace Jarno or Heikki.

But I expect Kimi has does every thing he wanted out of F1 and I doubt he'll end up in Lotus Renault.

Also back when Robert and Nick were racing alway thought Nick was better driver, Last year he held out to long for mercedes drive.

mario - Unregistered

February 11, 2011 11:39 AM

Raikkonen would be useless for this drive simply because he never bothers to pass anyone on track and he spent a year in rallying which means he wouldn't have touched an F1 car in a year.

Oli - Unregistered

February 11, 2011 12:46 PM

Will people forget about Kimi please? He was / is a wonderful talent, but the guy is quite open about the fact he dislikes the F1 lifestyle and has no motivation to go back to it. Kimi doesn't want to come back to F1, and Renault are not going to want someone lacking motivation - the last thing they need.

There are two drivers on that list that deserve an F1 seat - Heidfeld and Hulkenberg. Nico was so unlucky to get the boot from Williams (only due to £££) but the issue for him is he has a contract with FIF1, and he lacks Heidfeld's development experience.

Got to be fast Nick IMO.


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