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Sirotkin receives support from Marko
Much have been said about the young Russian that have joined Sauber. And should he be able to get his super license we will see Sirotkin in a Sauber next year.
Sauber is adamant he will be able to deliver the goods and it is not fair to criticise him as he deserves a chance, “You can’t cut him down just because of his age and his father,” said Kaltenborn. She admitted there are drivers that pay for drives but “many who came with backing have very quickly got rid of the ‘pay driver’ accusation. Look at Raikkonen“.
Marko believe Sirotkin is already good enough to have a shot at F1. “Sirotkin is still young but he is already very good. I am of the view that it is not a mistake to promote him.”
Now Sauber just needs to convince the FIA and get him a super license.
A load of rubbish – Steve Robertson
In an interview with Finnish broadcaster MTV3 Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson flatly denied having an agreement with Ferrari. “It’s a load of rubbish. We are in the same place as we were a month ago in Hungary; we do not have an agreement.”
The Finnish broadcaster claims Raikkonen will stay at Lotus next year and this is supported by Ecclestone who wants to see the top drivers spread across the teams.
Kimi however wants guarantees the team can provide him the cash and competitive package to challenge for wins and a chance to fight for championships. Lopez however does not want to give any guarantees but believes they are competitive and have given Kimi what he wants and they should be more competitive next year.
“We do not need to give any guarantees, we are very competitive. Rather, the question is about next season. We are very close to reaching an agreement with Renault. I believe that we have very good chances. We’ve done a good job to give Kimi what he wants.”
Steve Robertson will be able to give Bernie Ecclestone a class in negotiations.
Ricciardo deal already done (James Allen on F1)
Speaking to James Allen in the build up to Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix on Australian Network 10, 10 Webber said,
“The decision is made. We all know who it is. I’m happy with that decision. It’s good for him and it’s good for Australia.”
Why is Red Bull taking so long to make the announcement. Are they seriously considering Alonso… or someone else or are they just playing the game?