The 2010 formula one season ended its hotness in Abu Dhabi, waving speedy goodbye to Bridgestone and welcoming newest f1 tyre supplier, Pirell.
Now all eyes are on 2011 season and those vying for the race seats. There are some drivers from the 2010 season, whose race seats are uncertain with their current teams and, or, in talks with others to secure them. Like, Hispania’s Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna, Renault’s Vitaly Petrov, Virgin’s Lucas Di Grassi and Williams’ Nico Hülkenberg all are uncertain, mainly because of money or inexperience, that mean others are waiting in the wings to replace them in 2011. Out of them we hail Chandhok and Senna at Hispania, who have had the most unenviable of seasons, driving the slowest and most
under-developed car, but still they made it at 11th place in constructor’s standings, two strong 14th place finishes from Chandhok. Chandhok is in talks with 3-4 teams with his father Vicky Chandhok making ways for him and Bernie Ecclestone is his biggest fan and will move mountains to get him back in a seat as formula 1 will move to India next season. While Bruno Senna may well remain at Hispania. Vitaly Petrov still hanging at Renault and is expected to sign for them with sponsors coming from Russia, but uncertain on if Group Lotus reduces his value when 30 million euros deal gets done.
Nico Hulkenberg, a Brazilian pole seater, confirmed departure from Williams. But he is in demand and may secure seat with any of the team. Possible options may be Renault or Force India.
Lucas di Grassi of Virgin Racing is in position to lose his seat, reasons, a very poor performance throug-out season compared to his team mate Timo Glock, and also Belgium’s Jerome di Ambrosio waiting in line with impressive practise performances.
But the real headache is the newcomers who showed some classic performances during practise. Some of them already in talks with teams, Mexico’s Sergio Perez has signed by Sauber, while Venezuala’s Pastor Maldonado is expected to get Williams seat.
The 2011 f1 grid is still unfinished and will expect to fill soon with most deserved.