Who Will Land The 2009 Honda Seats?

Dave BatesAnalyst INovember 25, 2008

Honda team principal Ross Brawn is faced with a somewhat problematic dilemma concerning his driver choices for next year following impressive performances from both Lucas Di Grassi and Bruno Senna.

Brawn remained coy about the situation with the BBC Sport website quoting him saying "We will take some time to carefully consider our findings."

In three days of testing, Senna proved the quicker of the two drivers by half a second; however Di Grassi's impressive showing in this year's GP2 season is likely to keep him in contention for the race seat. Senna himself remained diplomatic about the situation with BBC Sport quoting him saying "Whether what I did is good enough is for the team to decide."

Honda is yet to name either of their drivers for the 2009 season with Jenson Button and Rubens Barichello both going out of contract by the end of the year. It seems unlikely however that Brawn will be willing to risk losing a man of Button's experience. Honda will need a top driver to take the team forward, appointing two rookies would surely be a step too far.

Honda will take their time before unveiling their two drivers for next year. Until then we can only speculate who they will appoint, Senna or Di Grassi?


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