F1 » Poker faces win amid transfer talk

Six drivers, six undecided futures, but no-one was giving anything away during the Thursday press conference in India.

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Oli - Unregistered

October 25, 2012 6:07 PM

Ha, poor Karthikeyan has a job in the sales industry when his F1 days are over.

"HRT have a new factory and so they're the best option for me".....

By "best option", I think you mean 'only option' fella!

JJJ - Unregistered

October 25, 2012 6:19 PM


Everyone has options. For a race seat in F1 HRT is probably his only option bu there are 3rd driver roles (like he had for Williams for some time), other categories, spokesperson for TATA...

Concerning Hulkenberg I don't really see why his deal with Sauber hasn't been confirmed yet. It's been pretty much a done deal for several weeks now. I understand his sponsors want to have a good moment to get maximum exposure but it's getting a little bit silly now...

Josh - Unregistered

October 25, 2012 6:32 PM

"Nothing has changed from the last time I was here and you asked me the same question"

Ha, Senna is beginning to sound just like the beleaguered Felipe Massa of old!

jake - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 6:23 AM

As a Finn I sincerely hope Kovalainen will be out of a job with Caterham! That should wake him up and he'd have to look for something outside F1, where at least he could hope to fight for wins and actually achieve something. For a former McLaren driver toiling in a Malaysian team was always going to be a waste of time. Heikki has now lost possibly the best years of his career, but could still make a career in sports cars or Indy.

Amigo - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 4:40 PM

After Japan GP, Sauber has told Kobayashi he needs to find sponsor for 2013 and explain him about Sauber financial situation for 2013.
Nico Hulkenberg doesn't sign with Sauber yet.
If Kobayashi can find sponsor which match Nico Hulkenberg's Sponsor and then he can retain his seat for 2013.
Currently Sauber has very difficult situation regarding to 2013 budget. Sauber has to lose some of Mexican sponsor money in 2013. So their car developing for 2013 is also questionable.
No one can predict about can they build the car like 2012 for 2013 with lesser budget than 2012.
If the car wasn't competitive like 2012 car and then Nico Hulkenberg will be broken heart. Also other Mexican driver is rookie and he is new driver to Sauber. Sauber will be a little bit struggling in 2013. I don't know it good idea to replace both drivers.
I don't think Force India has poor car.

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