Spanish GP – Driver rankings

Rankings for the first race weekend of 2010.   Very different race at the end from the script originally expected.

Favorites like Jules Bianchi and Christian Vietoris failed to impress this weekend, while rookies suck as Charles Pic and Fabio Leimer were protagonists, winning a race each.   Strong season opening results from Dani Clos, Giacomo Ricci and Luiz Razia, while Pastor Maldonado seemed to be struggling with his setup all weekend long.   Apart from the race winners, the clear standout this weekend was Sam Bird, putting in 2 impressive drives.  Seems like he has the pace and he was clearly above his teammate in race pace during the two races.

Rookie Oliver Turvey was also quick at Barcelona, much faster and convincing than Asia champ Valsecchi, who seemed off during the event.  Finally, great first race from Sergio Perez, his weekend marred by a ridiculous behavior on Sunday as he sprayed the track with his blown Mecachrome’s oil.

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4 Responses to Spanish GP – Driver rankings

  1. Miguel says:

    Not sure if I would give Giedo a five, he redeemed himself in race 2 I think, but damn where Pic and Leimer impressive! Bird was very spectaculair too.
    I expected much more of Chilton and Ericsson, those two let me down the most.

  2. Fletcher says:

    I think Perez deserves more than a 6. He should have won the first race and was unlucky not to start the sprint and Bird was driver of the weekend.

  3. gp2 insider says:

    Fletcher, I thought you would say something! Though the Saturday race was definitely great, I “penalize” Checo for not stopping during his warm-up lap on Sunday. For those of us who have raced, he definitely knew what was going on and was eagerly trying to get back to the pits….

  4. Patrik says:

    It’s a shame about marcus, in the first race he broke his floor+throttle stand while avoiding the incident in the frist corner, then in the second something broke at the rear so it leaked fluid. 😦

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