Quality and quantity oozed from the FIA's revived Formula 3 European Championship in 2013. A tense championship fight between Raffaele Marciello and Felix Rosenqvist kept that side of things simmering nicely, and there was even some good racing - something that's never guaranteed in F3!
Referring to the quality, one veteran engineer was even moved to describe it as the best field he's seen since British F3 2001, when Sato, Davidson, Courtney, Lotterer, Priaulx, Bruni, Kiesa, Dalziel, Gurney, Kerr, Doornbos (and BTCC folk hero Rob Austin!) featured on their way to F1 or lengthy careers.
That's why, looking back at the season just gone, it is as hard a selection job as this writer has ever had to choose the top 10 drivers - and move them into the right slots. In any usual year, an extra five or so would have done enough to justify inclusion. Look back at this lot in five years' time, and it'll be interesting to see what they've gone on to achieve...
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