After my initial post some weeks back on the driver market, there have been a few more seats confirmed. Some remain up for grabs though...
Both English drivers are contracted until 2012
Both drivers confirmed for 2011, however the reserve role remains open. Could be given to GP2 driver Sam Bird who tested with the team this week or perhaps Nico Hulkenberg who is currently out of a drive with a view to taking a race seat in the future.
Another front runner who have secured their drivers for another season. Some feel that Webber could walk away after some of the tension of this season but i think he will honour his contract for 2011.
Massa got a 2 year renewal earlier this season. Robert Kubica has been linked with the seat and is believed to be well admired within Ferrari but has a contract at Renault. Hulkenberg has also been linked with the team but it should be an unchanged line up for the Italian team
Barrichello will have a 19th season in the sport and it's almost certain that Pastor Maldonado will partner him, which will mean the first non-European driver line-up in 6 seasons for a F1 team
Vitaly Petrov is not certain of a 2011 seat but it looks like he will hang on for at least another season. His 6th place at the weekend will have helped his case. Adrian Sutil seems to have given up on a Renault seat whilst Nick Heidfeld's hopes look distant.
Paul di Resta
Adrian Sutil looked at several options but now seems set to stay at Force India. Vitantonio Liuzzi has not been confirmed and faces competition from reserve driver Paul di Resta. Karun Chandhok would slot in nicely with an Indian Grand Prix debuting next year but his only opening may be as a reserve driver.
Both men get another season to impress and will want to do just that with the likes of Daniel Ricciardo impressing in testing.
Kovalainen seems happy with the team and will probably stay onboard. Trulli has made it clear he is still motivated to continue racing. Confirmation should be soon. Senna has been linked but i'm not convinced by those reports, will be reserve driver at best i feel.
Pedro de la Rosa
This team's future remains up in the air, extremely difficult to know what will happen regarding drivers. They had 4 race for them this season so i suppose they could all have a seat next year but time will tell. Possible tie-up with Williams could affect things. Pedro de la Rosa also linked with a seat
Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez have been confirmed for 2011
Lucas di Grassi
Gio van der Garde
John Booth says Timo Glock is confirmed and the German says 'it looks like i'm staying'. D'Ambrosio has had some practice runs towards the end of the season as well as testing and looks like a viable contender to take Lucas di Grassi's seat. The Brazilian's future is looking uncertain.