Jarno and Heikki for Lotus

Lotus F1 Racing have announced their driver line-up for next year, and although not particularly brave choices, they’ve got themselves a lot of experience in Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.

Trulli was left seatless after the demise of Toyota’s Formula 1 team, and Kovalainen was put out in the cold when his former team McLaren signed the new World Champion, Jenson Button, from 2010.

Both drivers are a safe pair of hands to help develop the team, but neither are consistently fast when it comes to race pace – Heikki has been roundly thumped by Lewis Hamilton for the past two seasons.

However, the good news is that Lotus’ new logo retains the classic green with gold stripe, hinting at the colour scheme of their new cars – we all know a good looking car is a fast one, so Lotus are off to a good start.

This does throw up one interesting question though: now that Heikki’s not going to Renault, like it was believed, who’s going to partner Robert Kubica at the French squad?

I’m going for – and hoping – that they sign up the rather fantastic Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi.

He showed flashes of brilliance in his only two F1 races at the end of last season, so it would be interesting to see what he could do with a full season on track.

Comments are now closed