3) Markus Pommer
Markus Pommer re-joined the single-seater ranks after a year away racing in the Porsche Supercup, and immediately was on the pace from the get-go.
Driving for Super Nova International, Pommer took two race wins during the season, including race two at the season opener in Morocco. He was also the best qualifier in the field, taking four of the eight pole positions on offer.
Unfortunately, Pommer could only take the advantage of pole position and convert it into a win once during 2014, winning race one at Monza. He lost his advantage at Imola when his car failed on the opening lap, while a pit stop miscommunication cost him a good result at the Hungaroring.
The fact that Pommer took five podium finishes alongside his two race wins shows he had the pace to run at the sharp end of the field, and he only lost second place in the championship to Tamas Pal Kiss after the Hungarian driver had by far the better end of season results.
Pommer also competed in the German Formula 3 Championship in 2014 with amazing results, taking the title in dominant fashion. He should be eyeing up a drive in GP2 or World Series by Renault for 2015, although a title challenge in Auto GP wouldn’t be out of the question. Expect big things for Markus Pommer.