If it wasn't for the performance of James Calado, and that fact that he himself was paired with the driver who turned out to be the 2012 GP2 Series champion, then Felipe Nasr's maiden year in the series would be taken as an example of a truly fabulous and sparkling rookie performance. Time and again, the 2011 British Formula Three champion was the most entertaining driver on the track as he cut through the field making up position after position. But that in itself points to what proved to be the Brazilian's Achilles heel, with underwhelming qualifying laps leaving him with it all to do in the feature races; and because of having to push so hard, there were inevitably setbacks that made him have to start all over again in the sprint race as well. In the end he netted a hat-trick of third place finishes to add to a runner-up spot in the sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps as he finished in the points in all but two of the races in the second half of the year. Definitely one to watch in 2013 when he moves to Carlin.