The spectre of the third car in 2015 is becoming more and more reality. Caterham and Marussia certainly won’t be present at Austin, within seven days in the third to last round of Formula 1 World Championship. The news doesn’t certainly stricken as a bolt from the blue, given the substantial rumors circulating especially in recent months. Even incredible the situation of the team from Norfolk. Few months later, the rescue made by people that as they’ve arrived, they’re also disappeared, is exploded like a soap bubble. Result: locations placed under seizure and structure entrusted to an administrator.
However, the crisis is not only about the two “Cinderellas”, but many other teams, which are much nobler (Sauber and Lotus). Therefore, the top teams are preparing for putting on track the “third car”, going on the hunt for new drivers. “I don’t like very much the idea of a third card, but if it’s really necessary to adopt, it should at least be entrusted to a young driver”, Gian Carlo Minardi commented this way on Saturday on his website www.minardi.it.
The name, that persistently circulates in Team Principal’s offices, is that of Sainz Jr. “Carlos Sainz Jr. is certainly in pole-position, although I still see him in Toro Rosso alongside Verstappen“. The manager from Faenza had already predicted very young scenery in the previous months within the Faenza’s team, with the Spanish alongside the Dutch Verstappen and the Russian Kvyat – upgraded in Red Bull instead of Vettel and beside Ricciardo. This scenery became reality at Suzuka Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel announces to leave Red Bull, which in turn upgraded the Russian at the side of its Australian, leaving a vacant seat in Toro Rosso. “If Red Bull were to free Sainz Jr. up, there would be Mercedes already ready to give him the third car“. Toto Wolff himself had already tried to rip Verstappen from competitors.
The market, then, get even more inflamed, along with the Fernando Alonso’s crux…