@wsrgo He really caught my attention in 2011 because of the double campaign, but then I found it easier to understand how his performance relative to his team mates and in the field seems to shuffle a lot. Last year in GP2, he seemed to be either on it, and around p5/7, or way back. This year kind of seems to be that way again, as he end up on the podium sometimes, but other times he has an utterly unimpressive weekend. But then, I also am not sure how well Tech 1 is doing, since Aleshin isn’t doing very well either.
As for de Vries, I have to admit I don’t follow FR 2.0 as much as 3.5, but his team doesn’t seem very impressive either. Perhaps the step up from karts was too much? I honestly think that Nyck de Vries is the reason Jos is keeping Max Verstappen in karts another year and looking at a series like Formula 4 or national Formula Renault series.