Formula 1 teams are preparing for drivers market
Romain Grosjean’s signing for Haas Formula 1 team has triggered many transfer speculations about driver line-ups for next Formula 1 season.
One of those speculations says Jenson Button could become driver of new Renault team if French manufacturer finalize takeover of Lotus F1 Team. Even with a yearly wage of around 12 million pounds, former champion is not quite happy in McLaren Honda after hugely disappointing season and the team is ready to leave British driver, give a chance to somebody else and cut expenses.
Renault is making shortlist of possible drivers for 2016 and Button could be one of best short-term solutions as he can give much experience to the team and could become kind of tutor to second team’s driver.
Another interesting gossip is coming from GP2 Series. Rio Haryanto is one of the targets for Manor F1 Team. This 22-year-old Indonesian is interesting not just as a talented driver, but also as somebody who can bring financial stability to the team with his sponsor, national oil ad gas company Pertamina.
Manor F1 Team already made one drivers change during 2015 after Alexander Rossi will get a chance in most of the races in the finish of the season instead of Roberto Merhi. Will Stevens kept his place in seat and he will almost surely stay with Manor in next year and Haryanto is just one of possible new teammates.
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