Italian GP – driver rankings
September 12, 2010 5 Comments
Not one of the most exciting races of the year, though it did produce 2 key highlights: the crowning of Pastor Maldonado as the deserved champion for 2010 and the spectacular weekend from Sam Bird, who we hope will be back for a second season in 2011.
The weekend was dominated by drivers we are used to seeing in the top-10 but not necessarily on the podium this year, as Bird, Vietoris, D’Ambrosio, Chilton and Tuvey were protagonists in both days. Maldonado’s races were both quite short, and we are sure he would have preferred to celebrate his title from inside the car rather than in the Rapax truck.
Sergio Pérez, though unlucky after an over-anxious Herck destroyed his title hopes at Ascari yesterday, should have qualified better on Friday to seriously challenge for the crown. Thus, the reason for such a low rating on our ranking for the weekend. Pérez needed to dominate the weekend and he did not pull through.
Strong debut weekend from Edoardo Piscopo, though he was rear-ended by Valsecchi today, while Hartley’s first GP2 races will be easy to forget. Returnees Parente and Grosjean had quite messy weekends, with neither really having the chance to openly race without getting tangled up in traffic and small on-track incidents.