Team bosses’ top 10 driv­ers

Autosport (UK) - - CONTENTS - Jonathan Noble

Lewis Hamil­ton’s charge to a fifth For­mula 1 world cham­pi­onship marked him out as the stand­out driver of the year. So it’s no real sur­prise that he ended up dom­i­nat­ing Au­tosport’s team prin­ci­pals’ top 10 driv­ers of 2018.

But what was al­ways go­ing to be more in­ter­est­ing was how the or­der stacked up be­hind him, with a host of driv­ers hav­ing had sea­sons of var­i­ous highs and lows.

Se­bas­tian Vet­tel had some bril­liant wins but also made some big er­rors. Max Ver­stap­pen starred at the end of the cam­paign but had a real strug­gle at the be­gin­ning.

And then there was Fer­nando Alonso, who again dragged his Mclaren to places that oth­ers may have strug­gled to reach.

Here, then, is the ver­dict of F1’s team bosses. In what has now be­come an Au­tosport tra­di­tion, we asked each team prin­ci­pal to give us their top 10 driv­ers in se­cret. By do­ing it anony­mously, it en­sures that we can get a more hon­est opin­ion about what they re­ally think, rather than feel­ing that they have to toe the PR line.

Points were then awarded to each driver us­ing the F1 struc­ture (25-18-15-12-10-8-64-2-1), and the re­sults col­lated to de­liver the fi­nal ver­dict.

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