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Who was the best driver of F1 2009?

Jenson Button lifted the laurels, Sebastian Vettel ran him closest, Rubens Barrichello and Mark Webber both had their days in the sun and Lewis Hamilton helped to produce the turnaround of the season - so who was the real star of F1 2009...?
Jenson Button wound up as F1 World Champion, but was he the best performer over the balance of the campaign – or would Sebastian Vettel have been a more deserving winner, or how about Lewis Hamilton for McLaren-Mercedes' second half turnaround? Here's your chance to have your say...

Button was untouchable during the early stages of the year – with six victories from the opening seven grands prix – but the Brawn GP star's mid-season wobble at one point looked like costing him the crown, and led some to uncharitably suggest that he is perhaps not the worthiest champion in the sport's history.

Red Bull Racing rival Vettel was brilliant for much of the year, but a number of errors conspired to dash his title bid, whilst respective team-mates Rubens Barrichello (Brawn) and Mark Webber (RBR) performed the perfect back-up job, and on occasion stole the headlines all for themselves.

And that is not forgetting, of course, Hamilton, who entered the year as defending F1 World Champion, found himself on the starting grid in Melbourne with a car almost three seconds shy of the pace and in the media spotlight afterwards for being caught lying to Albert Park stewards – and by the end of the campaign was arguably the man to beat once more.

2010 is already shaping up to be a classic, but just for a moment let's reflect on 2009. To pick your stars of the season, click here



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