Calado (not so young)
Frijns seems to be phenomenal. I’ve got the highest hopes for him, actually. Third in Formula BMW, first in the FR2.0 Eurocup, doing phenomenally in FR3.5 this year.
Korjus is a one year older version of Frijns. I think they will have a similar rivalry as Ricciardo and Vergne have (and I have tipped the younger of the two, Vergne, to have the upper hand this year!)
Calado I have great hopes for as well – a 50% win rate in his first four races in GP2. He seems to have lost his mojo a little bit, though.
Sainz Jr. is ridiculously young, which is great, and he’s got the backing to go with the talent. Too early in his career to really assess anything – is doing great in F3, confirming his FR2.0 results. However, it’s too early to say whether it’s down to talent or money at this time. A friend of mine raced with him in FR2.0 NEC, and said he went through a tonne of tyres and testing compared to his rivals. Not to take anything away from the guy though.
Rossi – young, having done great in all series.
Nasr I do not know – promising on paper, yet there is something which puts me off.
Talking of older drivers, I really hope Wickens and Mehri get out of DTM asap. It’s a bad series to progress from (interestingly, Vietoris is doing better than both – maybe not so much of a surprise regarding Mehri, as I think he’s both less experienced and slightly overrated, but definitely interesting regarding Wickens).
Also, considering all his experience, Bianchi is doing terribly in FR3.5 this year. So much for F1 I think.