I have seen lately that there have been some not-so-nice posts about various things, so I thought we could have a bit of fun. There are 17 drivers on the grid who have not won the driver’s title, and many more in junior categories who certainly have the potential to reach the very top. I was wondering, who will be the next 3 new World Champions, in order? Had, 5 years ago, anybody had said Hamilton, Button and Vettel, they probably would have been laughed at, so let’s go!
I think it will be: Nico Hulkenberg, Valtteri Bottas, and James Calado. Hulkenberg is the most experienced of these 3 and showed some impressive front-running form towards the end of last season, and is sure to be in a top car sooner rather than later. Bottas, though we cannot see exactly what he can do yet, has a lot of expectation on his shoulders, and I’m sure he will deliver eventually, but perhaps not for a few seasons. James Calado impressed massively in his rookie GP2 season, and is backed by Lotus, so surely he could end up there at some point, and with a good car, I’m sure he’s capable of becoming champion eventually.