We have an interesting batch of rookies this year so I thought I'd revive the rookie championship to keep an eye on them statistical. The rules are the same as I've done the previous times I've done it: - Any driver having done less than 4 Grand Prix at the commencement of the 2019 Australian Grand Prix is eligible for the championship - Points will be awarded in the classic 10-6-4-3-2-1 format - Points will be awarded for the order in both qualifying and the race at every Grand Prix effectively making two rounds on each weekend. - Unlike the actual racing you don't get points for just turning up. A driver will not be awarded points for a DNF/DQ or if they do not set a qualifying time within the 107% time - All points will be awarded before any technical penalties are applied - e.g. before a grid penalty for an engine or gearbox change. The same does not apply for driver penalties - e.g penalty for blocking in quali or dangerous driving in the race (whether I agree with them or not). - drivers joining mid-season who meet the rookie criteria are eligible for points. - The driver with the most points at the end of the season is the CTA rookie championship winner. So with the rules set out let's take a look at our current runners and riders - Antonio Giovanazzi / Alfa Romeo - Lando Norris / McLaren - Alexander Albon / Toro Rosso - George Russell / Williams It's a very interesting batch this year as it consists of the top 3 in last year's F2 championship and the runner up in F2 two years previous. You could say Giovanazzi has an advantage having already competed in two Grand Prix already but the other 3 have had plenty of track time in testing over last few years as well and probably come higher rated. Having said that I've under rated Giovanazzi in every series he has ever been in so I'm reluctant to knock him now. Until the last few days I would have tipped Russell to be last due to the Williams but today's times in testing suggest they will be at least with the pack come race time and Russell is more than capable of getting in the mix. The main reason I revived the championship for this year is how close they all will be car wise meaning it will be a really good gage as to who is doing the best job. I'll update the thread with the results after each round but if you'd like to comment/predict/debate/add stats/tell me it's pointless on the thread then you are more than welcome to as would be interested to see what you all think. My prediction? Really hard to tell but I'm going Norris.