rko281 wrote:Pyper wrote:Who knows - i reckon until we hear from Red Bull re the contract extension or from Kimi on his future anything can happen.
I would be surprised if Red Bull were to rush to sign him after two good races, and essentially when his stock is at the highest allowing him to dictate terms rather than the other way around. I think they'll wait a bit.... they would be foolish not to.
On another note - this is the perfect example of how fickle F1 is - a few weeks ago Webber was definitely going to be retired from Red Bull, now he apparently has not only Red Bull but Ferrari after his signature - how things change
This is valid for the media and fans on forums. Believe me that the teams know very well the situation. For example, Webber is known quantity for RedBull, he's been driving for them for 3years already.
So, what you said about how fickle F1 is, goes only for the media and fans. The teams with so many specialists and investing so much money, know exactly each driver's abbilities.
So was Kimi too, wasn't he? Remember the things about: If Kimi doesn't lift up his performance in the end season 2009 then he will be shown the door.
His performances had nothing to do with the fact that he was already going out no matter what.
They say that it's Dieter who makes the calls alone. He will listen to Marko but Horner has nothing to say. We don't know what Dieter has in mind, only that he wanted to sponsor Kimi and Leo Turrini said that it's a long contract and he will be in Red Bull in 2011.
Then there's last season's champion Jenson Button. He wasn't exactly the hottest name on the market in 2009 but he won with the good car.
All and all, we don't know if Mark's performances have any bearing. They might not matter at all. Then again now it looks as if Webber and his engineer won't share the data with Vettel - something isn't right within the team if that happens.
How can Horner for example allow it? Unless he is satisfied with Dieter's plans, perhaps?
Bottom line is that there might well be going on something that we don't see at all. Ferrari gave their 'it's a definite maybe' when asked about Kimi's contract during season 2009 too, didn't they