And by tradition, for the fifth year in a row, the leaders of the racing teams almost unanimously awarded the first place to Lewis Hamilton.
The foreign edition of Autosport annually conducts a survey among the leaders of Formula 1 teams and, on its basis, makes up the top ten riders of the season. Points are awarded by analogy with the F-1 scoring system – from 25 to 1. Voting is secret.
For Hamilton this time voted eight of the nine leaders. Thus, he is the best rider of the season for the fifth time in a row. Recall that this year the Briton won 11 Grand Prix and eventually became the five-time winner of the championship.
In the second place, voters put Max Verstappen, who distinguished himself this year not only with professional skills, but also with no sports behavior. Note that the leadership of the FIA is still pondering over the punishment of the pilot “Red Bull” for the fight with Okon in the paddock of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Three leaders locked Sebastian Vettel, who made quite a few mistakes on the track. However, the driver promised to reconsider his approach to racing and in the next year show himself from the best side. By the way, last year the top three riders looked the same way.