The last race may only have been a few weeks ago, but Formula 1’s musical chairs have begun. With the top four teams of Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes continuing with their existing driver line-ups, most of the rumours have revolved around the two available seats at Lotus Renault GP. Today, the team confirmed that reigning GP2 champion Romain Grosjean will take the second seat alongside Kimi Raikkonen.
Neither driver raced in Formula 1 this year; former F1 champ Raikkonen did stints of WRC and NASCAR while Grosjean returned to GP2. With Renault locking out their driver line-up, three drivers are now without a seat. Will we see Bruno Senna, Vitaly Petrov or the injured Robert Kubica return in 2012?
I guess we’ll find out when the music stops.
– Charles Kha