How would we rank the drivers after season 1, then?
1. Alice Powell
2. Jamie Chadwick
3. Emma Kimilainen
4. Beitske Visser
5. Marta Garcia
Garcia, Koyama and Wohlwend were strange - all started the season really well then lost it towards the end.
We've seen some ups and downs throughout the season from most drivers, but my feeling after the last 2 events (3 races, incl the Assen Non-WDC race) is that if this season would have another 6 races, then either Powell or Kimilainen would become the champion. Both showed great racepace lately over everyone else incl. Chadwick and Visser, who seemed the top of the crop in the early races, but at the later races they were simply outpaced by Powell and Kimilainen.
Chadwick started great, probably due to her having the most recent experience in similar cars, and she did well to keep her consistency up to not throw the championship away in this short season, but it was telling that she struggled more and more to end up on the podium. Her racepace was often lacking.
Visser was as consistent as Chadwick and perhaps just as good as her overall, but I believe she had a few more technical gremlins that ultimately made the difference in the championship. And overall qualifying is a weakness for her compared to Chadwick. But like I said, it feels like had the season gone on, she'd be outpaced often by Powell and Kimilainen.
After Garcia's win at the Norisring I had high hopes for her becoming a regular front runner because with her young age and little experience she'd make a great prospect for the future. I thought, if she can beat Visser and Chadwick now and become the quickest girl here, she might be able to actually climb the formula ladder. But then.. no idea what happened after that, she suddenly looked lost and struggled to score points.