As has been widely speculated for some time now, ‘Aussie Grand Primo Piloto Mark Webber has announced his intentions to walk away from Formula 1 at the end of this season, as I cannot help but presume TWINKIE BOYZ (Seb Vettel) ANTICS in Malaysia tipped the scales, eh? Leaving one of the coveted Red Bull F1 Racing seats vacant for 2014 as the soon-to-be37-year old Webber will instead turn his attention to his next racing chapter as a Porsche “Factory” driver for its 2014 return to Sports Car racing with its new LMP1 project.
Obviously the speculation now shifts towards whether or not thee original ‘Iceman, nee Kimi Raikkonen will move to Red Bull or not, while thy ‘Kimster in his typical coolness has said “Leave Me Alone, I haven’t made a Decision Yet!” Although you’d have to surmise it’s a foregone conclusion, right?
Thus, if Kimi leaves, which I’d expect him to, this would potentially elevate the oft-maligned Romain Grosjean to team leader at Lotus F1; WTF? As I’m hard pressed at the moment to guess who’d fill the vacant Lotus seat? As it seems that Red bull has too many drivers on its books - as I’d personally like to see Daniel Ricciardo or Juels Bianchi move there, albeit I cannot see Lotus becoming all French unless Renault wishes so?
And perhaps the not-so momentarily Incredible Hulk, aka Nico Hulkenberg is salivating at jumping from the flagging Sauber F1 Team? Or would Force India’s Paul di Resta make the switch as he’s currently having a tough time with his current employer? Whilst I’d also surmise the long shot possibilities of young Up ‘N comers Robin Frijns,Antonio Felix da Costa or even Alexander Rossi? While I just don’t see the seat going to current “Simulator Jockey” Jerome d'Ambrosio.
As unfortunately, Grosjean has only made one list of late, being the basis for the feature rant Top-10 F1 Bad boys, Y’all know; Bad Boyz, Bad Boyz what’s Yuh gonna do? Although the names of Rene Arnoux, Carlos Reutmann, Didier Pironi, Gerhard Berger and Fernando Alonso come to mind also for Mwah...