More driver changes in the news this week, only this time it’s not quite as surprising as Button going to McLaren: Nico Rosberg has been announced as Mercedes GP’s first driver for 2010.
The move has been expected since Rosberg announced he was leaving Williams earlier in the year – not that we knew Brawn would change to Merc then though of course – and fills one of a handful of vacant seats left on the F1 lot.
Fellow German Nick Heidfeld is thought to be filling the second spot – left vacant by the departed Rubens Barrichello – although Mercedes motor sport boss Norbert Haug has hinted at some ‘surprises’ in their driver line-up, of which Heidfeld wouldn’t be one.
This has led to speculation, perpetuated by BBC Sport’s Eddie Jordan, that the other seat could actually be occupied by a certain Mr Schumacher, who’s apparently quite handy behind the wheel.
It’s all just rumour at the moment though, so we’ll have to wait and see.