Running out of time
Christian Klien's career is beginning to look as if it is on borrowed time.
First GP: Australia 2004
Best result: 5th
2005 position: 15th
Previous teams: n/a
Red Bull team bosses are beginning to suggest that Klien should already be starting to beat David Coulthard if he was going to be the next big thing.
It is a fair point, and one that suggests Klien will be moved aside in favour of a new partner for the Scot in 2007, when Red Bull expect big things.
The Austrian has been solid this season but has not done anything to suggest he is a world champion in the making.
The Austrian had a difficult debut F1 season with Jaguar in 2004, when he was a long way off team leader Mark Webber.
Klien was more impressive at the start of last season, being impressively close to team-mate David Coulthard.
But as the season progressed, Coulthard generally had the beating of him, and that level of performance is not enough to justify a place at a team as ambitious as this.