Be interesting to see how the Alonso/Piquet Jnr relationship develops at Renault. Nelson Piquet was a great driver!
BMW could spring a suprise or two - huge resources!
Half right there Kev.
BMW will be the suprise of the season, very close last year and they will close the gap again this year to the big two. Kubica is going to be a dark horse this year.
Piquet on the other hand is there because of PR and Daddies pennies. Sure he can drive but he doesn't have the hunger for it- silver spoon springs to mind.
I must admit, this is the first time in 20 years I have got excited about F1 season. The politics, Ferrari V McLaren, BMW and Williams catching up, Brawn at Honda (with Carte Blanche to do what he likes and the chequebook too!) lots of talent coming through, some dead wood removed (Ralf!). Its going to be a classic year.
My prediction? Kimi and The Scuderia. Kimis driving style will suit a lack of driver aids. Massa will struggle early on. Button will shine in the wet with a (still) crap car (too late for Brawn to do anything with that dog of a car this year)- remember he is probably the best wet driver now zer german has left*
McLaren will take time to recover from Spygate- look at mistakes that team made late last year- will take time to recover and get their heads straight again. Don't get me wrong the car will be superb but the team???? Hammy and Kovalainen- well thats just going to be interesting and I think the Finn will suprise us all.
Whatever happens its going to be a cracker of a season!
*Zer German has been doing a lot of testing this week with next years aero package and slicks on a red car.mmmmmmmmm interesting
Oh and Max Mosley is going to get the chop too this year!!!