kleefton wrote:Come on. Wherlein has done 2 full seasons already and he has shown he can get good results in the worst car on the grid. I agree he probably isnt going to set the world on fire in a Williams and I am no fan of his but he’s a much better option than Sirotkin next year, who would be a rookie and doesnt have any real highlights on his resume.
I have never been a fan of the mantra "better a mediocre experienced driver than a rookie". For what it's worth, I don't think Wehrlein has set himself apart enough from Ericsson, a driver I don't rate at all.
It is telling that Mercedes are not walking their talk when it comes to Wehrlein: sure they say he should be in F1 next year, but then again they wouldn't give him a seat last year, and they're not making sure he has one next year. It would be very easy for them to give Williams a good deal on the engines in exchange for giving Wehrlein a seat, but they don't. That does tell me they do not value him as much as they say they do.
As for Sirotkin, his junior resume is OK and he did well in GP2 (as was indicated somewhere above here). It's hard to compare his with Wehrlein, but Wehrlein wasn't the immediate standout either. And I refuse to consider DTM results as, in my view, they're not relevant towards an F1 seat.