Mercedes Grand Prix announced their first driver yesterday and few were su[prised to discover it was Nico Rosberg.
Who will end up in the second car run by the championship-winners is a much more interesting question as it’s probably the most coveted vacant seat in F1. Who do you think should get it?
Who should drive the second Mercedes?
- Michael Schumacher (15%)
- Kimi Raikkonen (26%)
- Nick Heidfeld (11%)
- Adrian Sutil (4%)
- Robert Kubica (41%)
- Someone else (3%)
Total Voters: 5,959
Michael Schumacher – Does Michael Schumacher really want a comeback with the team that gave him a leg-up towards F1? When he missed out on his chance with Ferrari this year it was clear how badly he desired a return. But this would be for a full championship season, requiring more commitment than just filling in for a few races.
Kimi Raikkonen – Raikkonen’s only realistic hope of staying in F1 next year, assuming Mercedes aren’t after an all-German line-up.
Nick Heidfeld – Many would like to see Heidfeld get the seat purely because despite being quick he doesn’t attract attention the likes of Robert Kubica do. And he’s been passed over for top-line drives before – notably when McLaren picked Kimi Raikkonen over him for 2002, despite Heidfeld’s history with the team.
Adrian Sutil – Shown some promise at Force India but has been erratic.
Robert Kubica – Could well end up back on the market as Renault weight up their future in F1.
Which of these drivers should get the second seat at Mercedes? Or should it go to someone different? Cast your vote above and leave a comment below.
Mercedes Grand Prix in 2010