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GP2 Driver of the Year vote: 6th

26 December 2013

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.

Is sixth about right for Calado? You can share your opinions simply by clicking on 'Post your comments'. And don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who has been ranked in fifth place!

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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