If you were Lotus F1 and you had already secured the unique driving stylings of Pastor Maldonado and perhaps more importantly his PDVSA sponsor money, who would you tip as your second driver?
That’s question being thrown about with lots of recommendations. however, if you were Lotus F1 and were close to being bought out by Renault, who would you tip now? If you were Lotus F1 and still needed cash for your operation and help paying your outrageous Mercedes power unit supply bill, who would you choose?
The rumor mill has Jean-Eric Vergne or Joylon Palmer tipped as possible Maldonado teammates but are there other drivers you feel could be a better fit? Keep in mind that they must have a super license too.
The American is currently driving for Manor/Marussia this weekend and has the license to do it. While many would like to see him at Haas F1, the thought is that Ferrari will dictate that seat.
Having just been released by McLaren, perhaps K-Mags would be a good fit? The question is, if Lotus F1 are looking for a second pay-driver, I’m not sure how much cash K-Mags can raise and I assume it wouldn’t be anywhere neat the Maldonado-type money.
I’m assuming Carmen doesn’t have a super license so that may answer that unyielding question.
One would presume that Palmer has his feet on the desk as a reserve driver and I have to believe he has the financial backing to make him very appealing but you have Maldonado, keep in mind, and if you were looking to maximize your Mercedes power unit, would a top-shelf proven driver be a better option? Sort of what Haas F1 went for with their Grosjean signing?
Who would you pick?