Caito wrote:Am I the only one who thinks Petrov is not as bad? He must have done something to get 2nd in GP2, behind Hulkenberg.
I don't think he's bad, and he has a lot of money. Being in a position like caterham their's more time to be gain with money than with a driver. They got a combo with vitaly petrov.
I agree with you Caito.
Really Petrov's a decent enough driver - last year he made a huge improvement from the previous year, proving he can finish races and bring home points.
Caterham most likely won't have a car that's able to fight at the front - for their position in the field, a driver like Petrov is fine.
Plus Petrov has the added benefit of bringing in a lot of sponsorship money for the team.
If Caterham were letting someone clearly below standard in one of their seats just for the money (i.e. Karthikeyan), I'd be disappointed, however Petrov cannot be considered below par.
In fact I don't consider him a pay driver, I consider him a decent, reliable and still improving driver who happens to bring a lot of sponsorship money with him.
I've always liked Jarno Trulli.
He used to really impress me with some superb qualifying performances and I always used to hope he'd have a good car so that he could prove his worth.
Sadly that never happened - Jarno never seemed to be able to translate those performances to the race and his career was marred by terrible luck and unrealised potential.
I expected him to do better at Caterham and to take the lead of the team but the last 2 years for me are probably right up there with his most disappointing.
His form seems to be in decline and he seems past his best.
I don't know 100 percent what's behind the power steering problems but I can't understand why only he seemed to have a problem with it.
I just wonder if he wasn't stalling the team a bit with silly problems instead of helping to push development ahead.
It just felt in the end he was making excuses and he didn't seem to fit in with the team.
I think he's had his time, he's not going to get any better, the team needs money to get ahead and Petrov will most likely perform as well or better than Jarno in his current form.
This is a really good thing for the team IMO.