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CLICK HERE to rate the various drivers to take part in this year's F1 world championship - from Sebastian Vettel to Karun Chandhok - for their performances during 2011.
After the five-way scrap that concluded the 2010 F1 world championship, 2011 could have been something of a damp squib but, thanks to the efforts of those on-track, it remained compelling viewing.

Although Sebastian Vettel ensured that the road to the title was largely one-way traffic, the German breaking hearts and records in equal measure, the supporting cast did their bit to ensure that the season never became boring.

Jenson Button led the pursuit of Vettel, with a three-win tally only equalled by McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Vettel's Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber each secured a single victory, but did any of them actually perform better than the champion?

And what of the rest of the field? Felipe Massa may not have won races, but Hamilton will attest to his still feisty nature. Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher both had their highlights, the seven-time champion continuing to improve as the season went on. Force India's Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta helped lift the Silverstone team to a high of sixth in the constructors' standings, even though it was not quite enough to overhaul a Renault squad that lost Robert Kubica before a wheel had been turned and relied instead on a combination of Vitaly Petrov, Nick Heidfeld and Bruno Senna.

Behind them, Sauber, with Kamui Kobayashi and rookie Sergio Perez had just enough in hand to see off a late surge from Toro Rosso's Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi, while Williams pairing Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado battled mightily in the face of adversity.

'Division three' once again went the way of Team Lotus, with the unchanged line-up of Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli continuing to enjoy an advantage over the HRT threesome of Tonio Liuzzi, Narain Karthikeyan and newcomer Daniel Ricciardo and Marussia Virgin's Timo Glock and Jerome d'Ambrosio.

With each driver meriting attention in his own right, picking a top ten will not be easy, so we're leaving it up to you to rate their individual performances and compile the definitive list.....

To submit your vote, all you have to do is CLICK HERE

You can also share your thoughts and opinions simply by clicking on the 'Post your comments' link below...

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Robwal - Unregistered

December 10, 2011 7:18 AM

All the naive people who believe Webber had equal equipment and support to goldenboy need a huge reality check. The amount of "pit-stop call issues" combined with "mechanical faults" on Mark's car compared to Vettel's this year was beyond belief. I have lost all faith in F1 racing, it is purely a commercial exercise with the driver that pulls the most bucks in for a team getting preferential treatment. Despite all of this Mark still managed to come third, so he is easily my driver of the year.


December 09, 2011 11:35 PM

Ron, Webber's season was mainly blighted by poor starts, for what ever reason. Hammi's season was blighted by brainless driving. Also Hamilton has claimed on plenty of occasions that he's the best driver in F1, Webber hasn't. I expect anyone who claims to be the best in F1 to perform on a far higher level than Hamilton did this year, and I think you probably feel the same.

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