Paffett is looking really strong atm. Having said that, Audi looked good in Spielberg. Mortara’s maiden pole and win, and Ekstrom looking racy, only losing 3rd because of his ill-fated attempt around the outside of Paffett for P2 at the start.
I must say I think Ekstrom and Paffett have both driven darn well this year – it’s like a repeat of Vettel and Alonso last year. Two epic drivers – one in the quickest car, and the other in the 3rd quickest (I’m talking over a season average rather than at each race) and getting just about the maximum from their results at each race weekend. The points differences look daunting, but I think that’s just due to the blasted points system that they’ve adopted, following the FIA contrived 25-point-win system.