As national stereotypes go, Fabio Leimer was the epitome of Swiss clockwork efficiency - for the second half of the GP2 season at least. Although he didn't lead the championship at the end of a race weekend until September, he'd built huge momentum by then and fended off Sam Bird's late title charge with precision - apart from crashing on the slowing-down lap in Singapore!
Leimer was 66 points in arrears of Rapax's pacesetter Stefano Coletti until they collided at Silverstone, from whence Coletti's season fell apart and he only scored again once over the remainder of the year.
It also marked Racing Engineering's second GP2 title after Giorgio Pantano's success in 2008 (100 per cent reliability it should be noted), and was Leimer's fourth full season in the category - his second with the Spanish team. Like Pantano, however, he'll find the step into F1 difficult unless he boasts major financial support.