PortuGoose – It would be great to have Winkelhock back, but on the other hand, let’s be honest, he wasn’t good enough, but if he never comes back the legend and the statistics will remain intact!
Maldonado deserves a shot, Clos has progressed a lot and impressed me this year, Perez has the speed. Bianchi probably needs another year in GP2 to improve his consistency. For more long term prospects, Ricciardo, Gutierrez… Aleshin and Vasilauskas will probably have good sponsorship potential in the vein of Petrov.
I’d also like to see Jani get a chance – maybe at Force India, what with his Indian connections? Soucek as well, after his middling GP2 performances but great F2 form I’m not sure how good he is. But Grosjean and Kobayashi last year, and Senna vs. Chandhok this year, have showed that GP2 form is by no means a clear indication of F1 potential.
I always thought it was a shame Ernesto Viso never got into F1, and now I can’t see it happening to be honest.