Driver “points table” from Paul Ricard
March 26, 2010 6 Comments
Since comparing times in a test at Paul Ricard is not possible due to the different track configurations run each day, I have assigned points (from 24 to 1) for the standings on each session that was run.
As could be expected, Pastor Maldonado was the top driver at Paul Ricard, though followed very closely by rookie Jules Bianchi and sophomore Dani Clos. Maldonado was especially penalized due to the limited running the Rapax team decided to carry out during the initial morning session.
Other notable rookies include Sam Bird (4th), Christian Vietoris (5th) and Josef Kral (6th). In total, 6 rookies (counting Cecotto as one too, even if he contested some races in 2009) in the top-10 point to a very strong crop of new drivers in GP2 this season… a welcome breath of fresh air no doubt. A total of 11 rookies are confirmed so far for the season – pending the final signing of the second seat at Arden and Trident.
Apart from Maldonado, the “veterans” did not fare so well, with D’Ambrosio 9th, Valerio 13th, Valsecchi 15th and Herck 17th.