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2010 F1 Season – Who Drives Where? Rumors, Rumors, Rumors

by F1Fan on July 15, 2009

The 2009 Formula One Racing season is only just over half way through and already the rumors are starting on who will be driving at which team for the 2010 season.

While many of the big name F1 drivers have contracts through 2010 with their current teams that doesn’t mean that they will necessarily stay where they are.

One of the most persistent rumors that has been circulating for the past few weeks is that Fernando Alonso will move to Ferrari, and that this move will be officially announced following the Monza Grand Prix. However the CEO and President of Renault doesn’t believe this to be so, and has stated that he sees no reason why Alonso won’t be driving for Renault in 2010.

The Alonso rumor has gained even more steam with the new rumor that Kimi Raikkenon will retire from F1 at the end of this year and will enter full time as a WRC rally driver. If that doesn’t happen their are also rumors that he is in talks with Brawn GP, so it looks as though Kimi may well be leaving Ferrari at the end of the season.

If Alonso does move to Ferrari, where does that leave Renault. Renault’s second driver Piquet has been less than effective so far this season and may not even be on the team for Hungary. It is rumored that the team is unhappy with Piquets performance and may be looking at replacing Piquet with the reserve driver Romain Grosjean who drives in GP2. Team principal Flavio Briatore has been non committal in regard to Piquets position, so we will have to wait and see. So Renault may be faced with finding two new drivers, who would they choose fresh blood or some proven talent such as Nico Rossberg or Robert Kubica?

The German Grand Prix had been widely anticipated as Sebastian Bourdais last drive for Toro Rosso his most likely replacement being current F3 champion, Red Bull and Toro Rosso reserve driver Jamie Alguesuari.

So, even if the new Teams (Campos GP, Manor GP and Team USF1) don’t actually make it to the 2010 season it seems their will be a bunch of new drivers on many of the teams.

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