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    Still a real shame that Dracone has more guaranteed races this year than SdS, Karam, or Justin Wilson. :\

    #294131
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    Are Comtec even going to show up? They’re on the entry list but they ran just one car for some races and skipped a handful of others.

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    DAMS are still DAMS, Marciello to Trident has looked good so far (told ya).

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    I feel like Beitske Visser is due for a breakout season. She’s been near the top of the times in every test since last season ended. Last year she was thrown into the deep end out of what is essentially Formula BMW/Formula 4 level competition. If she improves to a legitimate top 10 driver, I do hope she lands more than just a token “development driver” role at a midfield F1 team.

    Gut feeling is that Stoneman will regularly outperform De Vries and cruise to the title, Merhi will drag the Benson Hedges Jord-er, Pons cars to wins, Jafaar and Rowland will find more consistency at Fortec, and Ellinas will be a surprise title contender.

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    They left it until real late, but the field in GP3 is filling out nicely – good to see Stuvik move up the ladder as well.

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    Ghirelli and Amberg will be good. Hilmer’s testing lineup is atrocious. This is the same team that once had Frijns, Abt, Lancaster, and Regalia at some point or another right?

    #293687
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    @fixy, don’t you tear at my heart like this.

    #293640
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    Kirchhoefer is a good re-acquisition by GP3. He’ll be busy all year it seems.

    I think Ocon’s already F1-caliber, to be honest, but he’d be wasting his time at a team like Comtec in FR3.5 or Lazarus in GP2 unless they’ve suddenly hired engineers who don’t just leave the car setup at “default”.

    #293639
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    Fair game, @billyos ! Though Visoiu’s appointment was a real shock. He just said he was retiring a month ago, and honestly I have very little confidence he’ll crack the top 20 given how much he struggled to progress in GP3.

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    They also built the Corvette that Sam Schmidt drove around Indy last year.

    #293602
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    I’m getting a bit worried about GP3 this year. If Ocon goes to ART as the rumor mill seems to place him, that’s still only going to leave him, Fuoco, and Palou as the absolute standout talents this season.

    Part of that also has to do with European Formula 3 being so stacked with top talent that they may end up with 12-14 different race winners.

    EDIT: And immediately as I type that, I see confirmation that Matheo Tuscher is coming back with Jenzer. Extremely underrated, young and a quick climber.

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    Given Stoneman’s history of fighting adversity, that crash is nothing.

    Huge, huge ups for Merhi putting the Pons entry on top of the morning session, and Beitske Visser for getting 4th in the afternoon outing. Ellinas looked strong too – this may not be as strong a field as we’ve seen in WSR lately, but it’s not entirely devoid of great talent. (Now it’s GP3 that I’m worried about.)

    #293600
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    I’ve been kind of soured on the whole hype-fest around Frijns, but I’ll be a liar if I said he hasn’t got the credentials to race in F1.

    Like Alonso 2001 or Bianchi 2013-14, you’re going to be seeing some very lopsided head-to-head numbers if he’s paired with Will Stevens.

    #293360
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    Dean Stoneman and Andre Lotterer.

    #293181
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    A lot of people are picking Max Chilton yet forgetting that he’s likely going to IndyCars to become the reincarnation of 1993 Nigel Mansell.

    I’d love to see Vandoorne in that seat, at least rack up some obscene intra-team stats over Stevens, and get the car on the grid at Melbourne.

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