Winter breaks serve as a time to relax for everybody who is working hard or not that hard in the teams during the whole season. But it’s the worst time for us – the fans. Three more months to go, till the first 2011 GP. I don’t know how I’ll survive it.
Thank God every sport is mainly about money. Actually, everything is about money on this Earth. To be honest, I am really sick of it, but in the world of Formula 1 it creates an opportunity to entertain the fans. When the motors don’t roar, then the team bosses and drivers do.
Williams-Cosworth said goodbye to Nico Hülkenberg right after the final race in Abu Dhabi. Poor, Nico. He did an amazing job during the whole season and scored some points. I’ll never forget the moment when he won the Qualification for the first time. If Williams thought about improvement, Hülkenberg would be better to help out the team in the future. Rubens Barrichello is too old to stay in Formula 1 in the future. He definitely is not Michael Schumacher. Actually, Michael didn’t achieve such good results either. He seemed to be struggling whole season. I guess Rubens won’t stay in F1 more than a year or maybe two. I don’t think he will not be there in 2013. On the other hand Nico Hülkenberg is a young, talented and predaceous driver. I’m not afraid he would get lost in this big motorsport world, I’m just sad, that Williams behaved as they behaved. They replaced Nico Hülkenberg with Pastor Maldonado, a Venezuelan GP 2 driver.
A nice turnover occurred in the team Toro Rosso. Since Jaime Alguersuari has come into this team, he was criticized and underrated. Nowadays, it’s him, whom about are the talks and who is complimented.
Kamui Kobayashi is the best newbie for the season 2010. This 24 years old Japan “kamikaze” proved he deserves to be treated as a pro. I took a statistic look at his season and he beat Pedro de la Rosa 7 times and Nick Heidfeld 4 times. Comparing him to these his two teammates Kamui scored 21 points while Pedro 6, and in a comparison to Nick – Kamui scored 11 points and Nick 6 points. So it’s not a surprise that Sauber is keeping this little Japan diamond in their team.
Yesterday, another new driver has been announced. Jérôme D’Ambrosio, a young Belgian driver will be Timo Glock’s teammate for 2011 in the Team Virgin. He won the International Formula Master series in 2007. I don’t know tis driver that much, all I know is what I’ve read. But I also heard he’s a pretty good driver, so I cannot wait to see him racing. Personally, I think he’ll be more prosperous for the team than Lucas di Grassi was. I’ve almost forgot, HRT F1 Team can afford only drivers who will pay for their seats. Does the talent and work of drivers mean to them anything at all??
Well, I have written down the already known drivers, who will be racing in 2011. Here’s the list:
- Red Bull Racing – Sebastian Vettel (GER) ; Mark Webber (AUS)
- Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton (GBR) ; Jenson Button (GBR)
- Scuderia Ferrari Malboro – Fernando Alonso (ESP) ; Felipe Massa (BRA)
- Mercedes GP Petronas Team – Micheal Schumacher (GER) ; Nico Rosberg (GER)
- Lotus Renault GP Team – Robert Kubica (POL) ; Vitaly Petrov (RUS)
- AT&T Williams – Rubens Barrichello (BRA) ; Pastor Maldonado (VEN)
- Force Inda F1 Team – ??
- Sauber F1 Team – Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) ; Sergio Peréz (MEX)
- Scuderia Toro Rosso – ??
- Team Lotus – Jarno Trulli (ITA) ; Heikki Kovalainen (FIN)
- HRT F1 Team – ??
- Team Virgin F1 Racing – Jérôme D´Ambrosio (BEL) ; Timo Glock (GER)