Summer is traditionally time for some changes. I only went back as far as 2004, but there hasn’t been summer without drivers being dropped and replaced.
2004 – After German GP in July Cristiano da Matta was replaced by Ricardo Zonta in Toyota
2005 – After British GP in July Patrick Friesacher was replaced by Robert Doornbos in Minardi
2006 – After US GP in July Juan Pablo Montoya was replaced by Pedro de la Rosa in McLaren, later that month after German GP Jacques Villeneuve had to make way for Robert Kubica in BMW Sauber.
2007 – Early July Christijan Albers lost his seat to Marcus Winkelhock (replaced after one race by Sakon Yamamoto) in Spyker, later the same month Scott Speed got fired by Toro Rosso and Sebastian Vettel came in …
We haven’t seen any changes this year so far. But it is July now, who will be out and who will be in before July ends ?
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