According to the Scuderia, they are currenty awaiting a decision from their lead driver
Even though Michael is still aparently undecided, Ferrari have been reported as saying that they are comfortable with all the options, and know what is happening with the drivers market for next year. This statement fuelled speculation that
But Kimi is holding his cards close to his chest and not giving much away. Like Michael, Kimi is willing to wait until the end the current season before announcing, but I don’t think this will please his employers, who would like to get this issue out of the way as soon as possible. Ron Dennis has already announced that
The reason why Rossi may have made the whole situation clearer is because it was often mooted that he could pair up Schumacher for a couple of years before taking the helm of the Ferrari as team leader in the wake of Schumacher’s eventual retirement. But now Ferrari need to look elsewhere for a rising star, and whilst Felipe Massa isn’t doing too badly in the sister car, I fear it isn’t enough to keep his contract.
So Ferrari 2007? Schumacher and Raikkonen. McLaren are already confirmed with Alonso, and there is a lot of talk about the young Hamilton kid who has been a McLaren prodigy since he was in nappies. Or they could keep Montoya for another season, and despite his comparably poor career with the Woking team, the Colombian has won races and did drive quite well in 2004.
At the moment, it seems as though Renault are up the creek sans paddle, and although they maybe willing to throw money at the problem, I think it is an uphill battle for the reigning world champions. I’m suspecting a Fisichella and Kovalainen mix for next year.
Anyone want to throw in their two cents?