Maybe by McLaren. Not necessarily by me!
Also by Red Bull, who've shown a very strong preference for placing their juniors in FR3.5. Partly due to it being cheaper, and partly due to the level of competition being at least as good - arguably better, especially with multiple F1 teams looking to place juniors there.
The costs involved in GP2 has increasingly made it a playground for richer pay drivers. Drivers looking to secure seats on talent alone can't.
If I was running an F1 team that needed a good driver who also brings some cash then I'd look at GP2 and grab the best performing driver with sufficient cash. If I was running a top-end F1 team that already has enough cash, I'd look at FR3.5 at and take the driver with the best results.
Forgot to add that my choice would be Magnussen. Perez hasn't done enough this year. IMO Button is only world class when he's got a good car underneath him. He struggles with a bad car. McLaren's produced a dog this year, and I suspect Button's career has been saved by two factors: 1. Hamilton left the team (HAM knows how to get the best out of a bad car) and 2. Perez has struggled just as much, if not more, than Button.
Which is why I think Perez should be moved aside (back to Sauber if that can work out). He's struggled to match (let alone beat) Button this year, and IMO neither driver has maximised the potential of that McLaren (because Button has a history of being slow in a bad car, and Perez has done worse than Button). McLaren should keep Button as a benchmark / mentor and (unless they can place him elsewhere) bring in Magnussen to give him a year to build up before the Honda engines arrive. If they can place Magnussen elsewhere (Marussia or FIndia), then I think they're stupid to not take Hulk.
Edited by GhostR, 07 November 2013 - 13:02.