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2013 Driver Changes - Early Predictions?

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Chris Jenkins, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    OK so we're at the half-way stage of the 2012 season and speculation is flying around everyone as to who will be going where.

    So now's your chance to make your early predictions.

    Here's the line-up so far.
    Drivers in Red are already contracted for the 2013 season. (there may be 1 or 2 that I've missed)

    Red Bull Racing:
    1. Sebastian Vettel
    2. Mark Webber

    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes:
    3. Jenson Button
    4. Sergio Perez

    Scuderia Ferrari:
    5. Fernando Alonso
    6. Felipe Massa

    AMG Mercedes Petronas:
    7. Lewis Hamilton
    8. Nico Rosberg

    Lotus F1 Team:
    9. Kimi Raikkonen
    10.Romain Grosjean

    Sahara Force India:
    11. Paul Di Resta

    14. Esteban Gutierrez
    15. Nico Hulkenburg

    Scuderia Toro Rosso:
    16. Daniel Ricciardo
    17. Jean-Eric Vergne

    18. Pastor Maldonaldo
    19. Valteri Bottas

    20. Charles Pic

    22. Timo Glock
    23. Max Chilton
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  2. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    My predictions:

    Kovalainen replaces Kobayashi at Sauber
    Di Resta replaces Massa at Ferrari (as I don't think Schumacher will retire yet)
    Buemi to Force India
    Kobayashi to Caterham
    Ma Qing Hua replaces Karthikeyan at HRT
  3. Kovalainen to Ferrari
    Massa to Sauber
    Perez to Force India

    But these are all in my world. :)
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  4. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Who would leave Force India then? :D
  5. Schumacher to re-retire
    Petrov to be replaced by Chandok
    Massa to be replaced by a snail
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  6. Dear to say that I see Hamilton changing team for 2013 :confused:, if the team keeps does the same small mistakes like pit stops or giving him wrong info about the clutch.
  7. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    McLaren had improved that in the past couple races, I think they're over that now.
  8. Timo Glock has a contract until 2014

    My predictions:
    Kubica replaces Massa (hope dies last)
    Kovalainen swaps with Kobayashi
    Bottas replaces Senna
    Senna replaces Petrov
    Petrov replaces Karthikeyan

    Edit: Oh, and there will be some random new Marussia driver of course.
    Edit 2: Come to think of it, Petrov will be the random new Marussia driver and, as Chris said, Karthikeyan will be replaced by Ma Quing Hua instead.
  9. Man i wish Kubica replaces Massa....what a driver pair that would be.
  10. Well i don't think Kubica will be able to race by the start of 2013 season :(
    He still needs to recover a lot..
  11. How bad is it Dr.Kartik?
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  12. I've read 2 or 3 months ago some where about Kubica's condition he Needs at least another 10 Months to Drive perfectly as his hand still had some problems
    Edit: I'm not a Doctor
  13. Do you have a link? I know he was going to do one last operation but that was before the summer i believe.
  14. No i checked in my History I remember He will be able to race after April 2013
    as he Undergo for Surgery in end of August Month
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  15. I think you got the Answer Dr.Hampus
  16. I reckon that Massa will be out of a job at the end of this season and Grosjean will go to Ferrari
  17. Eric already told that he don't want to change the Driver line up
  18. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    The Grosjean/Bouillier/Renault/French link is too strong for that to happen.