|Romain Grosjean at Monza. Glenn Dunbar/Lotus F1 Team.|
In the wake of Raikkonen's hiring there have been a couple of interesting "buzz" news that go like this:
The engine manufacturer, tired of having low R.O.I. in F1 with Vettel, Newey and Red Bull Infiniti getting all the credit would exchange a free engine supply to the Enstone team for naming rights.
Certainly a return to the Yellow and Blue/Black liveries would be welcomed by fans but I cannot imagine Renault would tie its name to a team that has just lost its star driver and engineering talents.
Massa might end up at Williams:
Petrobras dollars would replace PDVSA dollars. I would think Williams would jump at that and with Mercedes engines coming to the team it could be a good ride for Massa. More buzz is that Rob Smedley would follow "Philip" to Sir Frank's team.
Ferrari has poached more Lotus talent:
This is not a rumor, along with James Alison, the Scuderia hired long time lotus aero man Dirk de Beer. See above.