Bruno Spengler's name is back in the Formula 1 rumours mill this week as two usually well informed sites (grandprix.com and autoracing1.com) both linked the French Canadian to Fernando Alonso's empty seat at McLaren Mercedes.
Earlier this year, rumours sent him to the new ProDrive F1 team but as David Richard's project dimmed, hopes to see Spengler in an F1 soon followed the same path.
All stars seemed aligned as he been a Mercedes official driver for the past couple of years, finished runner-up twice in the very competitive DTM championship (beating on his way names like Mika Hakkinen, Jean Alesi and Heinz-Harald Frentzen). Spengler's manager, Didier Coton, is also the manager of F1 stars Mika Hakkinen and Olivier Panis.
Spengler also speaks fluent French, English and German and is much appreciated by the European motorsport fans.
Finally, Spengler would also meet Norbert Haug's criteria for Hamilton's teammate as quoted this Saturday : "He will have to be fast... and cheap"