Sunday, 14 October 2012

F1 2013 Drivers

Lewis Hamilton, 27, is moving to Mercedes next F1 season
A few weeks ago we found out that Michael Schumacher is retiring again and that Lewis Hamilton would be moving McLaren to take his place.
This is a ballsy move from Hamilton as Mercedes is an average team at the moment and nowhere near winning the F1 championship. Despite this, Hamilton says that he could stay at McLaren and keep winning odd races however what he really wants is a challenge and that is what Mercedes will give him. He will be partners with Nico Rosberg who has been in Formula 1 for some years now however has failed to win the World Championship.
Sergio Perez who has now spent 2 years in Formula 1 will be taking Hamiltons place at McLaren with Jenson Button as his partner. Perez is a good driver however doesn't have many race wins under his belt as he is not currently with a strong team.
Although there was rumours of Webber leaving Redbull it looks like both him and his team mate, Sebastian Vettel, will be staying in the strong team. So far in the 2012 season, Sebastian Vettel has been the only driver to win 2 races back-to-back.
The Ferrari team is also lightly to say the same with Alonso and Massa however it is anticipated that Felipe Massa's future will be announced later this week.
Lotus and Toro Rosso are also lightly to stick with their current drivers.
Bruno Senna who currently races for Williams is lightly to move to HRT with a faster new driver, Bottas, taking his place. Senna will be teammates with De La Rosa who will be the oldest driver racing next year (for HRT).
Force India is lightly to keep Scottish driver Paul Di Resta however the 2nd driver has not been confirmed yet as it could be anyone. Rumours suggest it might be Sutil or Alguersuari.
Marussia is staying with Timo Glock however he is joined by a new English driver called Chilton. Charles Pic who raced for Marussia this year is rumoured to be going to Caterham joining Heikki Kovalainen (although it is unknown if Kovalainen is actually staying there).