The news that Fisi has signed for another year at Renault is sadly more one of desperation than good judgement. It will be very interesting to see who the other driver is but to my mind it must be Hekki not Kimi. Why hire an experienced hand if you have Kimi on the way. Unless the idea of an all Finnish team was just a little bit too scary for the sponsors?
Actually I think that’s exactly what’s happened.
My feeling is that the situation goes something like this. If Michael retires then Kimi has a water tight contract with Ferrari. But that if Michael leaves Ferrari then Kimi can chose where to go out of at least three contracts on offer to him. One from Ferrari, one from McClaren and one from Renault.
I’m pretty sure that michael is going to stay in formula one at this point. I think he has to make a decision now ish and can’t wait until the end of the season and if he had to guess right now he’d have to guess that he won’t win this year. So this leaves Kimi free to choose.
Which one he chooses will be very interesting. I don’t think he’ll stay at McClaren although it would be truely interesting to see what would happen.
So then it’s between being the new gun in an old team at Ferrari or jumping into the ultra reliable Renault.
I know who i’d pick if I was me I’d go to Ferrari thinking that there’s a team that knows winning and knows how to get back to winning.
But if I was Kimi and i’d had the unreliability that Kimi had had I’d go to Renault.
But I’d sign a one year contract and see what happened after a year.