Alex Sims – 2
One of GP3’s oldest drivers, Alex had a great start to the season by winning the sprint race at Istanbul from reversed pole. He also took the fastest lap. Immediately he went downhill at Barcelona, retiring from both races. Valencia was a return to form with sixth and second, before at Silverstone he came second and third to claim the championship lead. That lasted throughout the Nurburgring round, when despite not picking up points in the feature race he came second in the sprint. At Hungary, he was disqualified from the first race, but pushed back in the sprint to come ninth. By missing out on the points, however, he gave up the championship lead to Valtteri Bottas. He should continue to do well in the remaining races and is a strong challenger for the lead.
Best qualifying: 5
Worst qualifing: 16
Best finish: 1 (Istanbul sprint)
Worst finish: 12 (Nurburgring feature)