We ended 2013 by revealing that Kimi Raikkonen, despite contesting just 17 of the year's 19 F1 races, was your choice as Driver of the Year.

The Finn, who slipped to fifth in the world championship standings as a result of the back injury that flared up late in the day, swapped places with Fernando Alonso at the top of the poll rankings, having been second to the Spaniard in 2012. In neither case did the #1 earn his position because of a championship title but, for some reason, you appear reluctant to reward Sebastian Vettel with the Crash.net accolade...

With the German placing third overall this time, up one from fourth last year, perhaps all it will take is another couple of crowns to regain that elusive top spot in a vote that annually produces more than the odd surprise. Vettel came out as your number one in the first two years that Crash.net held its poll, but saw Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber and McLaren's Jenson Button claim the crown in the years before Alonso and Raikkonen.

Now, its time to reveal exactly how the votes panned out for 23 drivers that took at least one grand prix start in 2013.

We asked you, the Crash.net readers, to give each driver a mark out of ten for their performances during the 2013 season, with the average scores then being used to decide the Driver of the Year. The top ten positions were revealed over the festive break, culminating in Raikkonen's coronation on New Year's Eve, but who missed out on the coveted spots and by how much...?

Perhaps surprisingly, given his performances in a woeful McLaren, former winner Jenson Button wasn't amongst the top ten, and neither was Felipe Massa in his final season with Ferrari. One of the year's rookies, running with a comparative minnow, takes 13th overall, as Jules Bianchi is rewarded for his efforts with Marussia, while the final spot amongst the 23 is taken by a former race winner.... but who is it?

The full results, and the average score out of ten awarded by Crash.net readers, can be seen below, with last year's poll position also shown for comparison of the risers and fallers....
Crash.net's 2013 F1 Drivers of the Year - full result:

1.Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 7.92 2nd
2.Fernando Alonso Ferrari 7.57 1st
3.Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 7.36 4th
4.Nico Hulkenberg Sauber F1 7.34 6th
5. Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 7.14 18th
6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 6.83 11th
7. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 6.31 7th
8. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 6.30 3rd
9. Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 5.49 New entry
10. Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 5.37 16th

11. Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren 5.23 5th 12. Felipe Massa Ferrari 5.14 9th 13. Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 4.85 New entry 14. Sergio Perez Vodafone McLaren 4.68 8th 15. Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 4.64 12th 16. Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 4.41 19th 17. Adrian Sutil Sahara Force India 4.30 Re-entry 18. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber F1 4.09 New entry 19. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus F1 4.09 15th 20. Giedo van der Garde Caterham F1 3.81 New entry 21. Charles Pic Caterham F1 3.44 22nd 22. Max Chilton Marussia F1 3.29 New entry 23. Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 2.76 13th

Crash.net F1 Driver of the Year - previous winners:

2012 Fernando Alonso
2011 Jenson Button
2010 Mark Webber
2009 Sebastian Vettel
2008 Sebastian Vettel

We'd like to thank you for taking the time to vote in our 2013 F1 Driver of the Year vote, as well as in the other end of season votes on Crash.net.

Do you agree with the poll results? If not, why not? Leave your comments below...


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