@prisoner-monkeys I get how you think about the Hulk. Altough I think you are passing judgement on him to early and far too harsh, as it was the management he parted with shortly after that pushed the “Hulk is no paydriver” lines in the media. Why hold it against him now that he has been going a different route for close to a year now?
As far as I understand Hulk is pretty good with his feedback in car development, probalby stemming from his cooperation with Williams as a test driver for several years. I guess that would mean he offers a bit more. Its good for FI as well, because Sutil is not that good in this aspect.
Maldonado, I think shows how much it really is a 2 year minimum to adequately judge drivers. He is doing a good job in qualifying and did quite solidly in the races, apart from having bad reliability and people crashing into him when he was on course for points. But his relentless streak showed up when cutting off in front of Hamiltons car. I think he is OK, but Hulk would have done better.