I do think Gutierrez will earn a 2013 Sauber promotion, and he’s a clear favourite for the title. I think that this will be an unfortunate case of experience versus speed; the grid isn’t as competitive as GP3′s or WSR’s, but there are some talents to be found. Nasr, Calado, and Dilmann (assuming he gets a seat) are all quick and promising; and sophomores Coletti and Gutierrez can challenge the veterans for the title.
Compare that to Auto GP’s grid, which boasts Ayrton Sennas such as Adderly Fong, Max Snegirev, Giuseppe Cipriani, and Matteo Beretta. (Although Sirtokin and Quaife-Hobbs are really good).