F1 » F1 Driver of the Year vote: Full results

Find out who placed eleventh and beyond, and where exactly your favourite driver fits in, as we provide a full run-down of the 2013 F1 Driver of the Year list that saw Kimi Raikkonen voted as your number one...

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January 03, 2014 1:43 PM
Last Edited 845 days ago

Interesting. It was close. If Kimi had a short wheel-base car for the whole season, he would have done just as good as Grosjean during the mid-season and later. Then he would be a worthy first. Now it is debatable. I do see that Seb had a very good car with Pirelli's help from mid-season: before the tires change, Seb, Kimi and Ferdy were separated by very few points. In all the polls from 2008, the WDC winner was never the people's choice. Weird.


January 03, 2014 4:15 PM
Last Edited 847 days ago

@ LP - That's because it is not a scientific poll conducted and participated in by people with any knowledge of the sport. It is a collection of biases put together by a website that wouldn't know good journalism if it bit them in the backside.


January 03, 2014 4:49 PM

Bit harsh there. But yes, as it is a public vote it is just as much a popularity contest as anything. Personally I think Kimi was impressive, no other word for it, but with Vettel's record-breaking season he just has to be number one. And as unimpressive as Maldonado was, was he really the worst driver on the grid? I think we're dealing with some bitter Hulk fans here...

Texas Roadhouse

January 03, 2014 5:57 PM

As this is "motor racing", any judgement of achievement will inevitably reflect on the combintion of car and driver.

If it were possible, it would be very interesting to have a test whereby all drivers had to drive all cars - for, say, 10 timed laps The results might be quite surprising.


January 03, 2014 10:57 PM

According to these polls,Vettel was the best driver on the grid only in 2008 and 2009. When he started winning titles suddenly Alonso, Button and Raikkonen became better than him. This is pathetic. Anyway the good news is that the top three were very close(despite the order between them) and all of them are very good drivers, so is nice that people does recognise their talent.


January 03, 2014 10:59 PM

lol, poor pastor. I have to admit I'm expecting him to be fast next year if the car is good, he should be able to keep up with Romain if the past is any indication. To be fair, Williams took all his money to invest in next years car, they had a dog, hard to fight in that from mid field or worse.

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