Friday, October 29, 2010

Will The Incredible Hulk have to go back to his Day Job next year?

Although I don’t think he’s actually done anything super spectacular to earn the moniker The Incredible Hulk, nevertheless 2010 Formula One German Rookie Nico Hulkenberg has done a very decent job for Team ‘Willie this season.

Thus it’s somewhat disappointing to read the current scuttlebutt suggesting he’ll be dropped by Williams Grand Prix Engineering next year in favour of another Rookie named Pastor Maldonado, the 2010 GP2 Champion. As reputedly Maldonado has precious wheelbarrows ‘O Dinero from his Venezuelan state oil company (PDVSA) connections which will serve Williams well next year when key sponsors RBS, (Royal Bank of Scotland) Phillips and Air Asia all walk away, with Mr. Pastor rumoured to possess a staggering cheque written for $15m...

Maldonado to test for Williams

Yet, I’ll guess that the younger Hulk (Hulkenberg) will remain in Formula 1 next year as there appears to be a few seats still available, i.e.; Renault, Lotus, Mercedes and Virgin. But I’d expect Vitaly Petrov to retain his Renault drive for the same reasons as Williams taking on Maldonado, while if I were Tony Fernandes I’d snap-up the young German as ‘KOVY’s (Heikki Kovalainen) teammate for 2011... Although I’d be happier to see him replace the sports elder Statesman DER TERMINATOR, nee M. Schumacher... As I find it hard to fathom that Mercedes wishes to invest three years in the 41yr old multiple World Champion. I mean, isn’t the whole concept of F1 to win either the Drivers or Constructors Championships – preferably both! As I’d love to eat Decklen’s ‘Kangaroo Hat if Herr Schumacher mythically captured his eighth Drivers Crown... But I simply don’t think he’s as hungry for success as Messer Hulkenberg is...

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