In 2018, the junior single-seater scene was full of exciting talent, shown best by Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren each bringing an F2 star into Formula 1. Motorsport.com ranks the top 20 youngsters of the year.
Mick Schumacher's surge to the European Formula 3 title was astonishing, but it came with question marks that made judging the 2018 field difficult - though it didn't obscure the presence of a 'new Keke Rosberg'.
DTM chief Gerhard Berger says Mick Schumacher reminds him of his father Michael in many ways, and believes Mick can make it to Formula 1 if he continues to show the form that took him to the European F3 title.
Approaching the halfway stage of the 2018 European Formula 3 season, no driver has yet emerged as a dominant favourite, as Lando Norris did in 2017. Instead a trio of rookies are sharing the limelight.
Pau might not be the most representative round of the Formula 3 European Championship, but it's the ideal place to assess which of the rookies is the next Lando Norris - and the answer is someone with a lot in common with last year's champion