Drivers I think might make it into F1 in the next three years:
Antonio Felix da Costa (Toro Rosso) ’14
James Calado (Force India) ’14 – perhaps a ‘Hulk year’ before 2015.
Alexander Rossi (Caterham) ’14 – still FP1s unless a pay driver gets kicked out, unlikely without 10th in WCC.
Carlos Sainz Jr (Toro Rosso) ’15
Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) ’16
Raffaele Marciello (Ferrari) ’16 – placed at Marussia/Sauber/Ferrari satellite
Sergey Sirotkin (recent addition – Sauber) ’15 – no superlicence for 2014 (yet).
Felipe Nasr (OGX, Brasil) – surely a team will take up his backing in 2014. Sauber?!?!?! He could be a ‘new Massa’.
Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes) – along with Wickens, Vietoris in DTM. Looks like Williams testing, after Wolff.
Conor Daly (Force India) – still maturing, ’15 FP1s
Tio Ellinas (Marussia) – lack of money, still backed by Manor when possible, ’15 FP1s
Robin Frijns (Sauber) – lack of money, else a shoe in
Mitch Evans (MW Arden) – lack of money, else a shoe in – Can Webber’s backing get a connection to the grid?
Some of these could just be FP1s only in the end. Drivers who I think deserve a shot:
Wickens, Calado; Felix da Costa, Nasr; Frijns, Vandoorne; Evans, Marciello; Korjus, Ellinas; Daly, Sainz Jr, Kvyat; Coletti, Leimer, Magnussen.. I would give Stanaway another shot in mid-Formula cars too.
Drivers I think may have got a shot in the past:
Wickens, Razia (this year), Valsecchi (likely in a Minardi!), Mortara (same!), Filippi (again!), Vietoris, Ericsson, Bird, Alguersuari, Costa..