What use is being quick if you crash every other race? Maldonado is a poor man's JPM, and as for Bruno...he's improved, but will it keep up?
Maldonado was easily one of the three most exciting drivers to watch in todays race. He had great duels and almost each one of them could easily result in a crash... but didn't. His defense against Alonso was particulary impressive.
Also, he had a great race in Australia, right till the very end. So, give the guy some credit, he is rough but he is a fighter, always trying to overtake and pushing to the limit. And he defintelly has speed. And I really don't like his personality. But he has added to the excitement of every race this season.
And as for Senna, he was so badly bashed, but still managed to get a 6th and 7th place in two races, despite damaging his front wing (and bumping into fellow colleague) in both races. It seems that starts are his worst part of the races, he should practice that. Other than lousy starts he is doing a very good job, I get the feeling that he is less aggressive than Maldonado, but he manages to walk away with points. And he seems like a nice guy.
Anyway, great season for Williams thus far, and a great season overall. the WDC and WCC is almost everybody's race this year.