F1 » Petrov linked to Glock swap

Vitaly Petrov has been linked with a move to Marussia Virgin as Renault's driver conundrum intensifies.

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December 07, 2011 3:28 PM
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Pretty sure this is just the Russian media thinking out loud. I'm sure Timo would jump at the chance of driving a competitive car again. He is undoubtedly a talent, and through no fault of his own found himself with no other option than to go to the rear of the grid. However i can't see him jumping queue in the ever increasing list of potential partners for Raikkonen next season. It is clear that Petrov's position is uncertain with or without Glock in the equation. Personally i believe it will be Grosjean in the 2nd seat (assuming Kubica does go to Ferrari), can't see them hiring Rubens over young talent from their own stable. And it seems all but certain that Sutil will take the Williams seat. I, for one, would be very interested to see how Glock would fair in Lotus Renault team...

cobalt - Unregistered

December 07, 2011 4:14 PM

It would be good to have Petrov in F1 and Marussia seat would be ideal. Petrov is not really a super fast driver so small budget team is the only option.
Grosjean would be OK for LRGP as Kubica's temporary stand in.
Kubica v Raikkonen in 2012, something to look forward!!!
I remember writing similar post in 2010 (except for the Grosjean bit).

Yiannis-Athens_Greece - Unregistered

December 07, 2011 7:08 PM

Lotus list for the second seat could be as follows..

No1.Sutil:The most logical move for a team who don't want to risk and - by far - the quickest driver among all the listed.

No2.Grosjean:Boullier's desire.Inexperienced+big risk of a duet that cannot exclude the most of the cars as Raikkonen lacked of telemetry understanding+2 years of his abscence.

No3.Senna:Not as quick as they wanted him to be.
Same problem as like this of the possible duet Raikkonen-Grosjean regarding the car.

No4.Petrov.Mostly slow as Senna and even more not-a-team-leader(the only reason why he would fit with Kimi.In contract...for the moment...

No5.Barrichello.Only if plan named "Sutil" doesn't goes on..
That would be possible only if Sutil agree terms with Williams.

and then ALL THE OTHERS...
-Alguersuari(unlikely to leave STR)
-Buemi (unlikely to leave STR)
-Kovalainen(even more unlikely to leave Caterham)
-Glock (in contract.Swap positions with Petrov unlikely+bad 2011 season)
-Jerome d'Ambrosio(not a b

David Chaste - Unregistered

December 07, 2011 7:14 PM

Glock can be considered a talent, but when the pay driver (dambrosio) in his first year in F1 is outdoing you that should be a bit of a red flag.

The Toyota in 2009 should have been a race winning car. Toyota had pulled out all the stops to build that thing.

David Chaste - Unregistered

December 07, 2011 7:32 PM

Alguersiary and Buemi are not going anywhere. Especially Alguersuari he had a good year in 2011. Besides STR pays them in full.

I personally like Grosjean. I became a fan of his when he was driving in FIA GT1.

But i think Sutil is the best bet and he has reliable sponsorship

Wade - Unregistered

December 07, 2011 9:28 PM

I don't see why everyone keeps saying Kubica is going to Ferrari in the next year or so. I think that chance has gone because of his injury. For the near future at least, and if he even drives in F1 again. From what I've heard, it sounds as though Ferrari are leaning towards an experienced driver - young driver combo. Bianchi or Perez maybe with Alonso.

Yirmin Snipe - Unregistered

December 08, 2011 4:20 PM

I think they would be better off with Rubens than Glock... Don't expect them to take either though. I full expect they will take the Frenchman and then soundly drop him mid-way through the season when it is proven once again that he just ain't that good.

Sadly the desire to put the right nationality in a car seems to trump common sense all to often in F1... Kind of makes me think the managers could use a bit of diversity training... maybe consider trying to find the best driver instead of the best Frenchman available... And if they are just need some token driver to babble in French for sponsors then go bring Jacques Villeneuve back... he should be real cheap right now and who knows he might even pay for it.... then we would have another WDC driving... I mean pretty soon we could just dump any chance of real drivers and keep pulling out old WDC from retirement homes and turn the F1 circus into a Masters class... I wonder if Mansell, Hill and Hakkinen could be pulled back in what a si

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