Formula 1 – Driver Rumours 2008 – Part 4

As the season entered its final third, the scramble for race seats in 2008 is in full swing. And that means new rumours appearing almost every day. The one quite unexepcted is Sato related. F1 Racing printed a tiny little note “Taku to switch to Williams-Toyota?”. Apparently they heard some rumours about Sato-san escaping from Honda camp to Toyota. This is sure something we haven’t heard before. But this is not all for Williams-Toyota.

Robert Doornbos is allegedly in talks with Toyota and Williams. After his impressive Champ Car season he would like to return to F1 but he is not interested in moving to the Spyker team. This is information his manager, Christian Geistdorfer gave to Dutch magazine Formule 1 Race Report.
Next to Spyker. According to Dutch newspaper AD the Spyker Formula 1 team has signed up current GP2 driver Roldan Rodriguez for next season. (download his photo here). He would reportedly come with pretty 15 million dollar fat wallet that Spyker for sure could use. Kolles however denies he signed any drivers for 2008. Christian Klien and Narain Karthikeyan are also being linked with Spyker. We only need to wait for the weekend to see how true is the next rumour. The Spanish media believe that Pedro de la Rosa is on the cusp of a return to F1 – with newcomers Prodrive. Marca newspaper claims that de la Rosa could be confirmed by Prodrive this weekend in Istanbul. Dave Richards also confirmed that he spoke with Alex Wurz, but only as a friend. De La Rosa and Wurz re-united with McLaren power in their cars?
And finally, “Alonso will stay”, says Mercedes’ Norbert Haug in German news magazine Focus. “There is a contract. And in Hungary, without being asked, he verbally confirmed that he intends to fulfil it.” – Think what you will …

Related posts:
Formula 1 – Driver Rumours 2008 – Part 3
Alonso Effect – More Driver Rumours
Driver Rumours Gather Speed

2013 Teams and Drivers

Red Bull
1. Sebastian VETTEL
3. Fernando ALONSO
4. Felipe MASSA
5. Jenson BUTTON
6. Sergio PEREZ
8. Romain GROSJEAN
10. Lewis HAMILTON
12. Esteban GUTIEREZ
Force India
14. Paul di RESTA
15. Adrian SUTIL
16. Pastor MALDONADO
17. Valtteri BOTTAS
Toro Rosso
18. Daniel RICCIARDO
19. Jean Eric VERGNE
20. Charles PIC
21. Giedo van der GARDE
24. Jules BIANCHI

2013 F1 Calendar

15-17 March - Australia
22-24 March - Malaysia
12-14 April - China
19-21 April - Bahrain
10-12 May - Spain
23-26 May - Monaco
07-09 June - Canada
28-30 June - Great Britain
5-7 July - Germany
26-28 July - Hungary
23-25 August - Belgium
06-08 September - Italy
20-22 September - Singapore
04-06 October - Korea
11-13 October - Japan
25-27 October - India
01-03 November - Abu Dhabi
15-17 November - USA
22-24 November - Brazil


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