Interesting points you raise about the engine situation. It's yet another example of what FIA are doing and the direction it has been taken into. I think Red Bull will never switch to Cosworth. If you read the rumors suggesting Raikkonen was on his way to Red Bull, and Webber saying they, Red Bul could have Raikkonen, to replace him was meant to put pressure on Mclaren because they seem to have a veto of some sort on which team Mercedes supply engines to. By suggesting that Red Bull would take Raikkonen, and knowing Mclaren were interested in Raikkonen, Red Bull would use that as bargaining chip and give up on their offer to Raikkonen, in return Mclaren would not veto Red Bull being supplied with Mercedes engines. If that does not go through, Red Bull will stick with Renault i think. It would be silly to change what is a pretty good engine and with a refueling ban next year the Renault engine being the most economical on the grid might be a very good choice plus the Red Bull car has been designed around that engine. Why would they change so many things i do not know when in time they can become a works team if and when Renault pull out of F1. Mercedes is supplying quite a few teams and have a clear interest in Brawn GP. Red Bull will remain a customer engine if they go down that route with Mercedes engines.
Who would i like to see win in Abu Dhabi? Let's see, the first choice would obviously be Fernando AlonsoLaughing Last race for Renault who have been so good to him, his home where he won two world titles, what better way to leave them by winning the last race as a thank you minus his team mate crashing of course. Seeing that it's quite unlikely, I would say Raikkonen. Like you said, it is probably his last race in F1, and I have another interest in him winning. It might give Ferrari third in the constructors championship, a relatively better garage next year and it would mean Alonso driving car #5 next yearSmile It is unlikely though i would say. For one, the car is not fast enough. Second looking at the track and reading about it, it seems we might get a safety car or two which might make the race some what of a lottery, and thirdly this being a new track, a driver good at setting up their car quickly will be running at the front. Remember Singapore last year, new track and remember who was fastest all through different sessions till a fuel pick up problem destroyed his qualifying. Barrichello will be good too, he is very good at dialing a car in. Of the Red Bull drivers, i feeel it would be Webber and not Vettel who will have the upper hand, but the winner will be none of themSealed
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