F1 » Klien: Talented drivers missing out

Christian Klien says the driver situation at Caterham and Marussia is an indication of how top drivers are missing out on chances in F1

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KleinonF1 - Unregistered

January 24, 2013 1:19 PM

Couldn't agree more Christian. Di Resta was already getting on top of Sutil towards the end of '11 so I would imagine Bianchi would, in the second half of the year, push Di Resta harder. He's been consistent in F3, GP2 and WSR and is more deserving of a seat than Gutierrez or Chilton. If Ferrari are pushing for him to land the drive, that's a pretty handsome vote of confidence.

JJJ - Unregistered

January 24, 2013 1:36 PM

Klien may have been the 1st 'victim' of the RB program being thrown into F1 at the age of 20 before having had the chance to prove himself in F3000. In his 3rd year in F1 he was usually faster than DC and would have scored RB's 1st podium at Monaco if it weren't for technical issues (ironically DC inherited the spot). That said, beating DC still doesn't mean he's a great driver...

The 'decisions' to stick with Kova and Timo seem to be given in by his identification with these two as sacking Kova is a no-brainer while Glock...well maybe they should have kept him but I can see why they didn't.

@KleinonF1: Bianchi is the crashkid to end all crashkids. Fast sure, but a humongous crashkid.


January 24, 2013 1:39 PM

When you have a sport where teams like Ferrari, Mclaren and Red Bull are spending with impunity, it become necessary to have pay drivers, the end result is that talented drivers are shut of the game.

Folks, this why a budget cap is needed in F1..it restrains and keep teams like Ferrari, Mclaren and Red Bull from having too much control of the sport and allow other teams to become competitive without having to rely on the money of pay drivers. Sadly though these big teams don't like the idea budget caps because they know it pose a challenge to their power.

KleinonF1 - Unregistered

January 24, 2013 3:36 PM

@JJJ The last driver I remember being labelled 'Crashkid', a certain S. Vettel, didn't go on to do too badly... Bianchi was far less accident prone last year in WSR than either of his years in GP2.

asa - Unregistered

January 24, 2013 4:39 PM
Last Edited 1193 days ago

LOL! Di Riesta is the worst driver in the grid after Bruno Senna. Both have been out performed by their teammates all year round.

Riesta got rusted by Hulkenberg completely..

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