The field might not be as large as other series’ such as GP2 or Formula Renault 3.5, but the talent on show is exciting. We have previous race winners and championship contenders in the series such as Kimiya Sato (who is running a partial schedule due to his GP2 commitments) and Sergio Campana, plus exciting rookies coming through the ranks.
Here are five drivers that in my opinion are ones to look out for during the 2014 edition of the Auto GP World Series.
Sam Dejonge – Belgium – Virtuosi UK
The Belgian was fastest in the final pre-season test in Valencia, setting the quickest ever lap time in an Auto GP car around that circuit. Exciting prospect from Belgium, and joins a team who will be hoping for a good season having joined the series last year.
Markus Pommer – Germany – Super Nova International
The German has made the return to single-seaters for 2014 having raced in the Porsche SuperCup last year. Joins one of the best teams around in Super Nova, and should be hoping to fight for race wins and the championship.
Tamas Pal Kiss – Hungary – Zele Racing
The Hungarian made his Auto GP debut in 2013 and never finished outside the top eight, but will want to build on his season-high of third place in 2014. One of the best racers on track, and should be one to watch as the season progresses.
Kevin Giovesi – Italy – Puma 3 M-Sport by Eurotech
One of eight Italians in the field for the opening round, Giovesi is another driver who joined the series mid-season last year but impressed virtually every time he drove, taking five podiums. Will want to win races and should be a championship contender this time around.
Sergio Campana – Italy – Zele Racing
Another Italian, and is the highest full-time returnee from 2013 having finished third in the championship last year, winning three races along the way. Joins Pal Kiss in Zele Racing, and should be a contender again for the title. Expect big things from this Italian, not just this year, but in the future, he is a talent.