Bernie Ecclestone suggested few days ago that should there be only 9 teams ready to race in 2009, some manufacturers could end up running three cars. I am not sure if such a scenario would be possible for 2009 season in case the team formerly knowns as Honda does not make it. But let’s say that Bernie asks Ferrari and McLaren to race three cars and these two top teams from 2008 season agree. Whom would they race ? Would this get the drivers market moving again ?
Would they want to reward their long time test drivers with a race drive perhaps alternating them ?
Or would they try to go for some young talent now on the grid (like Vettel) and secure their sevices for the time one of the current regular 2 race seats becomes available ?
Or would they try to lure some big guns (likes of Alonso) ?
The other question may be: Would any of the drivers currently with other teams actually want to move to a top team where they would however have to prove themselves against not one but two team mates ?
I think the safest bet would probably be Messrs Badoer, Gene, de la Rosa and Paffet, but who knows . What do you think ?