Bird needs a solid win and podium in the sprint race to bring himself back into contention. Calado stands a good chance of catching up slightly as well. I expect Nasr to pull back and possibly be on the podium though, he always managed something.
Looks like Coletti’s season started going downhill when Leimer punted him off at Silverstone, causing a double blank weekend. At that point it looked like he had it wrapped up, as a drop off of pace was unimaginable. Trevor Carlin has said Nasr needs to be more aggressive – but why? With a solid points scoring finish here he would lead the championship. Consistency counts a lot in GP2. So with Nasr now having dropped scores it really looks close. Calado was lucky to get back to 8th after a botched pit stop – he really needs to win tomorrow to be getting back near the hunt. He’s had enough bad luck this season as is – two 9th place feature race finishes – could be a whole lot more points in the bag with 2 8th/poles instead. Looks like the break has helped Rossi catch back up again after going over what he missed in the first half of the season (i.e. pre-season).