Formula 1 drivers reveal their top 10 lists

Date published: December 16 2019 - Mark Scott

Lewis Hamilton expects the Honda-powered Red Bull to be in a three-way battle with Mercedes and Ferrari.

Lewis Hamilton has come out on top of yet another poll after being voted the best Formula 1 driver of 2019 by his fellow peers.

15 out of the 20 drivers that made up the 2019 grid cast their votes anonymously, with Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc,  Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton himself not taking part.

Hamilton had already been voted the best driver in a team principals’ poll and now the other drivers have agreed with that verdict.

Max Verstappen was runner-up to Hamilton with Charles Leclerc rounding off the top three.

Sebastian Vettel did not feature as high on the drivers’ list compared to the team principals’ top 10 as Carlos Sainz, Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris were all deemed to have had better seasons than Vettel.

It is clear that George Russell is very highly regarded as he made the top 10 even without scoring a single point throughout the 2019 World Championship season.

Completing the top 10 was Pierre Gasly, who was able to show signs of bouncing back straightaway from his demotion at Red Bull.

Drivers’ top 10 in full:

1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Max Verstappen
3 Charles Leclerc
4 Carlos Sainz
5 Valtteri Bottas
6 Daniel Ricciardo
7 Lando Norris
8 Sebastian Vettel
9 George Russell
10 Pierre Gasly

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