Driver “points table” from Barcelona tests
April 11, 2010 1 Comment
As we did after the Barcelona test, we prepared a points table summing the ending position after each of the 6 test sessions at the Barcelona circuit this week.
Pastor Maldonado emerges again on top, result of his clear strategy of putting his Rapax Dallara at the top towards the end of each session. Christian Vietoris pulled into second place for this test and was the top rookie, his team very strong at the Spanish track, while Jerome D’Ambrosio and Charles Pic had strong performances as well. iSport was much stronger at Barcelona, with both Turvey and Valsecchi in the top 10. Bianchi was heavily penalized by his lack of running on Thursday afternoon, as was Marcus Ericsson after his Thursday morning crash.
Six rookies in the top 10, with veterans Maldonado and D’Ambrosio clearly the best of those with some GP2 experience under their belts.
At the bottom, Giacomo Ricci was affected by his lack of running as his DPR team focused on Herck, while the rest of the drivers will probably be in those positions during most of the year. Rookies Chilton, González and Arabadzhiev should be bringing up the rear with certain regularity, with Tung also joining them as his lack of pace is clear.
Next stop: Barcelona for the first race of the season.