Wednesday, August 22, 2007

One less seat for Alonso

As I’d previously speculated, BMW Sauber has announced that it will retain both Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica as its drivers for 2008. With Timo glock most likely remaining the teams Test & Reserve Driver.

Thus the only two “Top” teams for Fernando Alonso to seek refuge from his supposedly unsatisfying situation at McLaren would be either Renault or Toyota.

The most obvious suitor is Flavor Flav and Renault. Ferdi’s previous employer with whom he achieved all of his current glory. And rumours suggest Flavio is attempting to get ex-sponsor Telefonica to bankroll the Spaniard’s return…

As I highly doubt that Alonso would dare jump to Toyota as Ralfanzo’s replacement, since the Colone based squad has done nothing to date in regards to showing winning potential.

BMW’s announcement leaves five current teams without finalized 2008 Driver pairings; Renault, Spyker, Super Aguri, Toyota, Williams. As well as the expected debut of Prodrive next season as Mclaren’s “B” Team.

Renault will most likely either “poach” Ferdi or insert current tester Nelson Piquet Jr into “Fishy Fella’s” seat. While I’d expect Vitantonio Luzzi to take over Alex Wurz’s seat at Williams. Spyker and “Super Best Friends” are both looking for Pay Drivers and who knows what Toyota’s thinking?

The only wildcard seems to be Prodrive. Would Alonso dare go there as partner to Anthony Davidson in order to show up the Ronster’s Big Brother outfit? Or will David Richards go for the unlikely pairing of Fisichella and Tomas Enge? Oh goody, its Silly season time once again…