If Nasr and/or Calado collect solid points early on I could see them sneaking into the title battle as they find their feet around mid-season. While Razia, Valsecchi and Chilton all did good jobs today it was the rookies who stood out for me. Could be a very interesting season as fast new drivers battle series veterans.
I’d like to echo Keith’s praise for Crestani too. I didn’t give him much hope pre-season but that was a really solid performance to take the final point – good job.
Quite liked Buxton’s comms. When Gonzalez dropped it in the wall (after bending much of his car) he and JdA were clearly amused but realised and tried to hide it! He was also quite funny as he berated the totally out of his depth Serenelli.
Oh, and I think we can already rule out Addax retaining the teams’ title with Joey and Johnny on board. Cecotto was going backwards until his wheel abandoned him and Kral was nowhere. I’m sure they’ll improve, but DAMS and Lotus ART look to have the best overall line-ups.