After telling you about Anthony Davidson's decission to personally contact Ferrari for the job, Hulkenberg and Sebastien Bourdais also considered the posibility.
Willi Weber, who manages Nico Hulkenberg said for the German Bild newspaper he believes his client is the natural choice. "Nico would actually be the logical solution", said Weber about the current GP2 championship leader.
Bourdais, who is managed by Jean Todt's son, Nicholas, said for the French radio RMC: "It's up to Ferrari. Unfortunately for me there are many other applicants waiting at the door. Nicolas has spoken about me with the management of Ferrari but my name is not at the top of the list", continued Bourdais.
Subsequently to Luca Badoer's poor performance at Valencia, several drivers made their remarks, with only David Coulthard having a more objective and moderate take on the matter.
"If I lost two or three seconds every lap I would be staying at home", said Robert Kubica for Spanish AS newspaper. Force India's Adrian Sutil told Focus: "If Badoer is as slow at Spa as he was here then it is a safety issue".
"Two and a half seconds is impossible. I was that far behind Montoya the first time I ever sat in a formula one car, and I was 17!", bragged Nico Rosberg.
David Coulthard analyzed Ferrari's situation more objective, writing in his Daily Telegraph column "they are already looking to 2010 so the rest of this season is pretty much about testing. Who better to report back to the engineers than your regular test driver?"