With all of the talk increasingly based around the fight for the WDC, I thought I’d point us back down the grid to the midfield, hoping that I’m not repeating a thread (apologies if I have, I checked back several weeks).
Petrov – 19 points
Hulkenberg – 18 points
Here we have two rookie drivers in established (and previously championship winning) teams, who are both really struggling, and aren’t being helped by much more experienced team-mates who are regularly outscoring them consistently. With both of there seats looking increasingly under threat next season, I’m finding this an increasingly fascinating rookie face-off, not least because these guys were crossing swords in GP2 last season (Hulkenberg eventually won that one, but it was very close). With Hulkenberg scoring a point in Korea, Petrov’s lead is now a single point going into the last two races.
So, over to you, who do you think is going to score more points this season? Petrov? Hulkenberg? Or do you think they will draw?
My vote goes to Petrov, better car, and he has the one point lead.
Sorry Victor, what I meant by ‘it was very close’, was that over the course of the season, the two were very closely matched, and that until Belgium the championship was still very much in the balance.
@George But the Renault was much faster than Williams in Suzuka. Kubica managed to be 2nd before retiring, whilst Barrichello managed to finish in 7th. Kubica is extremely fast a driver but you can’t deny that Renault was better than Williams in Japan.