F1 2010

Posted: December 13, 2009 in Misc Thoughts

Oh how quickly things change. All of these places looked secure when I wrote this back in July. Who would have thought that Mercedes Benz would buy the Brawn team outright and that McLaren would no longer be the official Mercedes team? Who would have thought that the 2009 World Champion Jenson Button would not be with the Brawn team for 2010, but be in a McLaren to team with Lewis Hamilton? Who would have thought that Kimi Raikkonen would be left without a drive for 2010 and that Fernando Alonso would have taken his place at Ferrari? BMW Sauber announced that they were leaving F1 but thankfully Peter Sauber has found funding to keep the Sauber name, without BMW backing, but I did say that both Toyota (who are now gone) and Renault (who looks to be in the process of being sold off) were on shaky ground, so I got that right. As of December 13 2009 this is what the 2010 F1 grid will probably look like.

McLaren Mercedes

1 Jenson Button & 2 Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes Grand Prix (Brawn)

3 Nico Rosberg & 4 Nick Heidfeld

Red Bull Racing Renault

5 Sebastian Vettel & 6 Mark Webber


7 Felipe Massa & 8 Fernando Alonso

Williams Cosworth

9 Rubens Barrichello & 10 Nico Hulkenberg

Renault (hopefully)

11 Robert Kubica & 12 Heikki Kovalainen

Force India Mercedes

14 Adrian Sutil & 15 Antonio Liuzzi

Toro Rosso Ferrari

16 Sebastian Buemi & 17 Jaime Alguesuari

Lotus Cosworth

18 Jarno Trulli & 19 Takuma Sato

Campos Cosworth

20 Bruno Senna & 21Nelson Piquet Jnr

USF1 Cosworth

22 Pedro de la Rosa & 23 José María López

Virgin Cosworth

24 Timo Glock & 25 Lucas di Grassi

Sauber Ferrari

26 Giancarlo Fisichella & 27 Kamui Kobayashi

  1. Millsie says:

    Already things have changed. Sato is out of the picture for Lotus, where Kovalainen looks set to join Jarno Trulli. There are also rumours surrounding the 2nd Mercedes seat saying that it could be filled by M. Schumacher, which I really doubt as that could be disatrous all round. I think (hope) that Ecclestone (or his associates) is spreading this rumour in order to get some much needed good publicity for F1.

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  3. Millsie says:

    Huh! What does this have to do with the post?

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