Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber finally broke his winners duck in F1 2009 after triumphing in Germany and Brazil.
Webber was a title contender too - and all this despite his pre-season preparations being severely hampered after he sustained a broken leg and fractured shoulder whilst competing in his own charity event in Tasmania.
Webber was soon up to speed however, and scored his first points finish of the year in Malaysia, the second round in the championship.
He then followed that up with a runners-up spot next time out in Bahrain - one of eight rostrum results he would notch up during the course of the year.
In the end he finished the season, his eighth at the top level, fourth in the drivers' championship, having scored 69.5 points, 14.5 less than his team-mate and eventual vice champion, Sebastian Vettel.
It was his best year to date in F1 and his performance earned him third spot in your poll for the top driver of the 2009 season.
Statistics in 2009:
8 (including wins)
Top ten grid positions: