I just think it makes sense for both to have a change of scene, and will be cool to see them simply swap each others team.
I have a feeling Maldonado will perform very well & not crash that much if he has a strong team-mate with him. Having a World Champion alongside will do wonders for Maldo, as he sure is a very confident guy on his own. At the moment, Williams expect him to perform as their No.1, which is a bit unfair me thinks. He just needs less pressure, more freedom and a very good and intelligent teammate to grow into a very classy driver.
As for Grosjean, Having a Race stats of 15-2 in favour of Kimi is too much, considering Romain started most of the races in front of Kimi. It basically shows poor race craft, but great one lap pace when the pressure is lesser on Saturday. So Grosjean is overall a good bet for any team, who just need him to stop competing with his teammate & simply focus on his own race.
On top of that, "", he just cannot understand how Kimi beats him in the races every single time. So what does he do at Race starts... he tries to overtake and get away as far as possible from Raikkonen... with the added effect of crashes along the way because of his hurry. Since Kimi caught up & passed him in Bahrain GP from 11th position, Rogro has been trying too hard to finish races in front of Kimi, forgetting the bigger picture.
The problem with Grosjean looks like he started to believe he was better than Kimi Raikkonen after qualifying in front of him a few times. Big Mistake as Kimi was on an F1 comeback year. Anyways, I think Grosjean will suit Williams as he does seem to have the mentality of being the best, so might as well try leading a team instead of getting overshadowed by a driver he can't match, both in Race Performances as well as Media/Fan/PR Fever.
I am in favour of a Team swap.
Lotus + Maldonado:- Gets another race winning driver, with million of development funds. Lopez will be stupid not to grab him if Maldo's manager is still fishing around. Unlike Boullier who is Grosjean's manager as well, Gerard Lopez has no particular fondness for him. In any case, Lopez would have directed Parmane to listen to everything Kimi has to say about car dev for 2013, as he needs results not crashes.
Williams + Bottas/Grosjean:- gets away from the comfort of his "manager", and will be held accountable for performances on track. At least Williams are sure to get a very good Qualifier Will love to see a Bottas/Grosjean slugging it out... as basically it'll be Grosjean's Total money that gets Bottas the second seat in the first place.
In any case, I just hope Valtteri Bottas gets a drive next year, even if it means one of the crash kids are out of F1 for a year or so to get their heads together.
Grosjean confused by lack of Lotus contract - http://www.thef1time...s/display/06909
Maldonado wants Williams stay- http://en.espnf1.com...tory/91382.html
Edited- The 'F' Word.
Edited by BackOnTop, 02 November 2012 - 11:32.