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Your 2013 GP2 Driver of the Year: 6th - James Calado

You voted James Calado into 6th place in Crash.net's GP2 Driver of the Year 2013 poll!
Top 10 GP2 Driver of the Year 2013:
6. James Calado

Birthplace: Cropthorne, England
Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Team: ART
2013 starts: 22
Poles: 0
Wins: 2
Podiums: 7
Fastest laps: 0
Championship points: 157
Championship position: 3rd
Crash.net GP2 Driver of 2011 position: 11th
Crash.net GP2 Driver of 2012 position: 3rd

Season summary:

Despite the fact that he clinched third place in the 2013 GP2 drivers championship - 'best of the rest' being a significant achievement given that the more experienced Fabio Leimer and Sam Bird were in a class of their own for so much of the season - there's a nagging sense that we were somehow expecting more from the 24-year-old from Worcestershire. As if claiming wins at Spa and Abu Dhabi to add to further podiums at Sepang, Silverstone, Singapore and both races at the Nurburgring somehow weren't enough? But it's clear that Force India's test and reserve driver is a man in a hurry and he too was frustrated by the ART car's performance at times, even if Calado himself never seemed to give less than his best.

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Top 10 GP2 Driver of the Year 2013 results so far:

7. Jolyon Palmer
8. Mitch Evans
9. Tom Dillmann
10. Marcus Ericsson


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James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) during qualifying at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia - March 22 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) on the second day of 2013 GP2 Series Testing at the Circuit de Jerez in Spain. Wednesday 27th February 2013. (Photo copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) on track for practice at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 1st November 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory with Dani Clos (ESP, MP Motorsport) and Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory on the podium after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory on the podium with Dani Clos (ESP, MP Motorsport) and Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory on the podium after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his victory on the podium with Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) and James Calado (GBR, ART) after the Singapore feature race - Saturday, September 21 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) during practice at Monza - Friday, September 6 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) during qualifying in Monza - Friday, September 6 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory after the Sunday sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday August 25. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) - with Julian Leal (COL, Racing Engineering) in the background - celebrates his victory on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday August 25. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) leads the field into turn one during the Sunday sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday August 25. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)

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