ISLAMATRON wrote:This Di Resta kid is good guys, I'm telling you... He will jump into F1 and Surpise alot of people, maybe to the same degree Hamilton did. Paffett looks like going back to DTM has rejuvinated him, Hope he gets a F1 ride soon. Hulk has allways been impressive... the rest are years away from ready or will never be.
Good to see Kubica there trying to get aquanted with the team, smart.
Do you have any idea who 'the rest' are? Hartley missed out on the 2008 BF3 title through few minor mistakes. I think it was pretty much widely known he was quicker than JA.
As for Ricciardo I never rated him as highly as the others from the Carlin lineup of 2008. Speaking to a few people within Carlin they had similar thoughts.
Bianchi, not ready? He seems right quick and wasn't slow in Euro Series. And Ferrari, who know the full deal with exactly what they're working with seem to reckon his times look nice. They've already presented him with a contract. After all, even in experienced hands the F60 hasn't been the fastest car.
Marcus Ericson is quick too. Japanese F3 Champ, a brief, yet very successful BF3 cameo this summer. Not to be over looked. After all, Kenny Brack saw enough in him to become his manager.
As I alluded to the other main factor here is we don't know what the teams were testing. This is one of the rare times teams are allowed to test. I'd expect some possible 2010 ideas were tested. The ever present question of fuel loads remains too. The times are really only meaningful for the teams.