* There will be at least one French in F1 since Charles Pic has signed his contract for 2012 at Virgin!
* Another French Jean-Eric Vergne has extended his contract for a period of 3 years with Red Bull which means he is guaranteed to get a steering wheel holder by the end of his contract in one of the two teams run by the multinational but it is rumored that Vergne could replace one of the two Toro Rosso drivers in 2012.
* The Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa has surprised everyone by signing a 2 years contract with the team HRT, which was just looking for a Spaniard to get more sponsors.
* Pastor Maldonado was confirmed in Williams as well as the young Finn Bottas as third driver. As against this, we still do not know if Rubens Barichello will always be his partner in 2012.