He is a good racer & definitively a future WC in making but I doubt that he will end up in Ferrari as soon as 2012. I think the best can be if he can then join Red Bull or Mercedes some time in the future when Webber or Schumacher leaves their respective team.
I like him far better this year than last year. He seems to have stopped going for videogame plunges down the inside of a car (like he did with Alguersuari in Suzuka). He’s become far more sensible, both while attacking and defending. I’m unsure about his qualifying pace, but he’s certainly one of the more attractive racers of this generation.