I haven’t done this for a while, because my Wednesdays are completely crazy with uni work. Beyond that, there wasn’t much to say with only Renault’s addition of several young drivers to their reserve squad. And then came last Sunday, with Robert Kubica‘s terrible accident. Thankfully, he seems to be recovering well, but he has more surgery tomorrow.
It didn’t take long for people to start speculating over who would replace the Polish driver. Bruno Senna was the natural choice to take the second seat temporarily, but whether he gets the permenant position is another matter considering Renault were hoping for a championship-winning car this year. Eric Bouiller has narrowed the options down to Senna, Nick Heidfeld (the ‘sensible’ option) and Tonio Liuzzi.
Elsewhere, Karun Chandhok will be testing for Lotus in Jerez and Barcelona, and his performance will help decide whether he will become the team’s reserve, though there are also other drivers waiting in the wings.