Horner tips Mercedes driver for 2014 title
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Nigel Mansell, who was still a grand prix winner at 41, thinks Michael Schumacher could keep racing beyond his 44th birthday.
Whether the seven time world champion signs a new contract with Mercedes is regarded as probably the key to the 2013 driver market. 1992 world champion Mansell said of the great German: “He seems to still be having fun driving, he’s been on pole, he was third in Valencia — he still has the speed.
With the F1 world now returned from Bahrain, the sport is assessing the fallout of one of the most controversial grands prix in history.
Two young chargers are waiting in the wings, but Mark Webber insists he intends to extend his formula one career beyond 2012.
Among the top names at Red Bull, however, the Australian veteran is the odd one out, with only a one-year contract in his pocket. At the same time, the energy drink company has appointed two young rookies – Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne – to its junior team Toro Rosso.
Nick Heidfeld remains committed to returning to the formula one grid in 2011
After holding out for a competitive seat with an established team in the wake of BMW’s withdrawal at the end of last season, the veteran of 167 grands prix found himself without a drive at all. German Heidfeld, 33, has therefore attended the grands prix this year as Mercedes’ reserve driver, but on Tuesday he revealed that he does not think he will graduate to a race seat with the Brackley based team in 2011.