Looks like it’s Regalia vs. Kvyat for the title at Abu Dhabi – Ellinas would have to have a perfect weekend and those ahead to have bad ones. I think Kvyat shades it for me – but they have both improved hugely over the season.
It could be down to the tyre change – I feel Ellinas would have won on the degrading tyres used at Round 1. He’s definitely worthy of driving for Marussia in GP2 next year and at the Young Driver Test. Amazing to see how he has progressed from winning his chance at funding/a racing career on TV. He is definitely on his own on the telemetry, as his two team-mates are nowhere near as competitive.
I can see Kvyat being the next Kimi Raikkonen, he looks similar in appearance! Russia should bet on him driving for Toro Rosso in 2016. Zamparelli should have just rear-ended the people in front of him – take out the midfield rather than your own title contending team-mate! Maybe his car played up – he was struggling on the parade lap and Cullen was gracious to let him get away. But this hurt Marussia in the end.