Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pole Position

SPA FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 30:  Lewis...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

I'm really excited about next season's Formula 1 already, Jenson Button has joined Lewis Hamilton at McLaren for an all-English line-up and Ferrari have signed Fernando Alonso. I'm fascinated to see how the two McLaren drivers perform together. Button may be the world champion, but he has not yet proved to be in the same league as Hamilton and Alonso. Both drivers will certainly be involved in the Championship, Jenson Button although the reigning world champion, I don't think he will emulate his achievements from this season. The rivalry between Hamilton and Alonso is well documented, I'm sure there will be renewed interest in this once the season starts.

The disappointment though is that Kimi Raikonnen, the 2007 world champion, will not be racing in F1 next year having failed to reach an agreement with McLaren. Raikonnen is an incredible driver and I would rate him alongside Hamilton and Alonso. Raikkonen was determined to be paid what he and his management team felt reflected that he was a former world champion but unfortunately an agreement wasn't reached. Although Raikonnen won't be competing there are several drivers that will be in contention. Sebastian Vettel has emerged as a potential champion for the future and will this be his season?! Let me know what you think in the comments!!

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