Fernando Alonso – Do not like him that much, but have to give it to him. Champ twice in the Schumi era. McLaren does not look too bad so far, so he may have a shot at the third one.
Lewis Hamilton – Rookie rookie rookie … Good to see young blood in the top team.
Car – Looks great and fast as always and reliable (unlike in recent years). Should be back in fight for both championships.
Giancarlo Fisichella – Won few races but never really matched Alonso. Will not be easy for him with a rookie as a team mate. This may be his last season if he does not pull off something big.
Heikki Kovalainen – Another rookie in a top team. I would not be surprised if he outperforms Fisi in the course of the season.
Car – Seems to be a bit behind the pace setters at the moment.
Kimi Raikkonen – He is quick, he is fun (after his post race interviews) and now he may get some reliable equipment finally …
Felipe Massa – He needs to beat Kimi early in the season to avoid No. 2 status. I think he is pretty equal with Kimi and may actually benefit from his Ferrari experience and beat him regularly.
Car – Pretty much out there at the top – fast and reliable.
Jenson Button - Finally broke his race-win duck in 2006 Hungarian GP, so no more pressure there. He may be thinking about fighting for the title, but that depends more on the car than on himself.
Rubens Barrichello – Move to Honda does not seem to be the lucky move for him…
Car – Seems slow but somehow I feel that it is better than it looks. I think it will be among the very close top 4.
Nick Heidfeld – First win from the team may come from him.
Robert Kubica – Star of the future say many. He knows how the podium tastes already. If he can handle the pressure he should manage few more this year.
Car – Looks fast and reliable but also low on fuel. They will be much more competitive than 2006 but I think that at the end, they will finish season behind Honda and whoever is ahead of Honda.
Ralf Schumacher – Top earner, not a top driver. This may be his last season, because to finish 10th and be happy does not have to cost Toyota this much $$$ … One of my candidates for early departure this season.
Jarno Trulli – He had good 2005 season, horrible 2006. Regular points will probably be his goal, anything else will be a bonus. But those bonuses may be needed to keep him in F1.
Car - Will this be the year ? Probably not, again …
>David Coulthard – Could be a good year for him. 3rd year I the team, car so far does not look too bad. And he may not even have to dress up like Superman this year.
Mark Webber – Maybe he is finally lucky and landed in the right team in the right time.
Car – Will not be fighting for the Championships but regular points and few podiums should be realistic. With some luck perhaps also an odd win.
Nico Rosberg – Started 2006 great, then lost his spark. Here comes the second chance.
Alex Wurz – Great as a test driver, back in race seat after long break. Wins may be out of reach for both Williams drivers, but podiums may be more likely from Alex then from Nico.
Car- Fast so far, will see how they manage to keep it competitive during the season. The team needs to reverse its slump or risks to go down the way of Jordan…
Vitantonio Liuzzi – Finally he knows he has the seat. If he wants to keep for the whole season and beyond, he must start performing. Another candidate for early departure, same as his yet to be confirmed team mate Scott Speed ….
Car – So, it looks like it is a Red Bull proper only with Ferrari engine … This may lead up to some messy moments in Melbourne…
Christijan Albers – With the Ducth owners all the Dutch sponsors his seat is safe. He may find it tough racing along fired up rookie team mate.
Adrian Sutil – Rookie season, beating Albers will be the first target. This is his chance to showcase his talent to bosses of the top teams.
Car – Not too much can be expecetd. Not being beaten way too often by Super Aguris is probably the main goal for the first full F1 season for Spyker.
Takuma Sato – I think he was great last year, especially his 10th place in Brazil. He made Schumi mad on at least one occasion in 2006, may make many mad this year. If he managed to get that close to points last season in such an inferior car, some point scoring finishes this year may be realistic target. Target number one however will still be beating Spykers.
Anthony Davidson – Finally he got his race seat after all those years of testing. It will be pretty even between him and Sato.
Car – Another sticky matter … Car looks fine, because it is Honda dressed as Super Aguri … If they survive all the attempts to stop them using it, they should be way ahead of Spyker.