Leimer- hasn’t impressed; is a candidate for an HRT seat in 2012 due to his money. Does he deserve that seat IMO? No.
Leal- has money, lots of it; doesn’t deserve F1 OR GP2.
Razia- too average, doesn’t deserve anything yet.
Valsecchi- slightly better than Razia. Some impressive performances, but hasn’t done enough in his long stint in GP2.
Gutierrez- showed promise and speed in ’11; needs consistency if he wants a 2013 Sauber
Bianchi- The only way for him to get an F1 seat is to win the GP2 crown; that’s how much hype he recieves.
Filippi- Yes; one may argue that he’s been at it too long, but the second half of his season was more brilliant than Grosjean’s whole season.
Rigon- I have yet to see.
Ceccon- Far too young. He will be on the GP2 grid next year for sure, but AutoGP is a completely different ballgame than GP2.
Pic- has the money and the talent to make it to F1. Give him one more year.
Van Der Garde- makes up for blistering speed with consistency and McGregor cash. Candidate for Williams and Virgin drives. I do not believe he deserves a seat based on talent, though.
Gonzalez- “AW HELL NAW”.
Ceccotto, Jr.- No, no, no, no, no.
Fauzy- No. Can’t even pronounce his name.
Herck- “N” to the “O”.
Parente- has had mixed results, but I think he is F1 material.
Bird- Over-hyped. Doesn’t deserve anything as of yet, but he is a pretty good driver.
Ericsson- Improving; I’m interested to see how he will fare in GP2 next year.
Vietoris- Top driver; I’d like to see him at Force India in 2013. Could’ve have been higher up the standings had he not missed two GP meetings.
Clos- been in the sport too long; really good, but not great.
Carroll- too old for F1, but he shows promise.
Mirocha- who? No.
Aleshin- Hasn’t impressed in GP2.
As for the drivers I expect to see on the GP2 grid next year, they are: Müller, Haryanto, Bottas, Calado, Korjus, Afansyiev, Felix da Costa, Merhi, Melker, Vergne/Wickens (depends on the FR 3.5 outcome), and Rossi. I would like to see Felipe Nasr on the grid but a lack of sponsors means that he will probably end up in the cheaper FR3.5.