Australian Grand Prix
Di Resta 6
de la Rosa 6
Even though Rosberg disappointed, that seems like a pretty harsh rating. Yes, he made two mistakes in qualifying, and his race craft was poor. Still, he made a pretty good start, and the car, which showed promise in testing and in qualifying, could not maintain the same pace throughout the race. That's not necessarily his fault, and we don't really know how well Schumacher would have done under similar circumstances. Sure, he didn't prove his genius (which, as we have said over and over again, he needs to very soon), but he wasn't just a small step above the abysmal Felipe Massa.
Grosjean too seems to be ranked a bit low for my taste. His performance in qualifying was stunning (although we have no idea how well Raikkonen would have done), and, in all likelihood, he would have beaten Raikkonen if it were not for Maldonado.
Maldonado also deserves to be ranked with Vettel, Schumacher, Ricciardo, and Vergne. Sure, there were some lairy moments (with Gosjean, in particular), and his crash on the final lap did little to boost his reputation. Still, this was a Monaco-spec Maldonado who displayed great attack and resolve. Additionally, he completely outshone his teammate and took Williams to heights it hasn't seen in a while.
Edited by hhg1, 19 March 2012 - 20:43.