What Formula One 2011 taught me part two
Michael Schumacher: A lot of people doubted his comeback, but he has just been getting stonger and stonger each race. I’m sure it won’t be long until he is back on the podium.
Nico Rosberg: Princess Nico is fabulous. Who wouldn’t want to be him? But I can’t be him so I’ll just cross out the ‘Nico’ bit and be a princess.
Bruno Senna: A lot of people compare him to his uncle, but he has acknowledged that and tried to build a repuation for Bruno, not for Ayrton Senna’s nephew.
Vitaly Petrov: So many times this season, particularly at the beginning, he has run into Fernando Alonso, but he has shown that even the little guy with a season and a bit under his belt can beat one of the greats of the sport.
Rubens Barrichello: He has been through so much in his career, but he knows so much, he understands aspects of the sport better than anyone, he rarely puts a foot wrong. Even in the past few years, he has matured so much, and in a sport with so many young drivers now, we need his maturity and experience. We see that with all drivers though (except Michael) that the older they get, the wiser they are. Jenson, for instance, has matured so much in recent years.
Pastor Maldonado: He had a tough time at the start of this season - the car was poor and most people regarded him as a pay driver. But the more his results have improved, the more people have seen him as a better, more respectable driver.