On the driver front, it’s really hotting up, now that the FIA super-licence points system has been released. Antonio Giovinazzi is the current title favourite, with the rest of last year’s top 8 unlikely to return. ‘Gio’ and Ferrari junior Lance Stroll require a top two placing, to be eligible for F1 in 2016, while the rest of the confirmed drivers so far will need to win the championship.
These are: the returning Jake Dennis, Santino Ferrucci, Gustavo Menezes and Michele Beretta; Charles Leclerc, Alessio Lorandi, George Russell, Alex Albon, Dorian Boccolacci and Mikkel Jensen. It’s looking like it will be tough to place top ten, never mind win the championship, with the amount of junior champions now joining up!
Teams-wise, it’ll be interesting to see if the new Artline chassis matches up with the established Dallara, while Motopark, Ma-con and Signature have joined/re-joined the series.