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F1 Driver of the Year vote: Full results
1 January 2013
Having counted down the top ten drivers from our F1 poll between Christmas and the start of the new year, it is time to reveal the complete list covering all 25 pilots to have appeared in a grand prix this season.
In all, over 70,000 votes were cast by
readers, recognising the efforts put in on the track by including the majority of the biggest names in the top ten. Emphasising heart and determination over everything, you selected Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as your number one for 2012, while world champion –
-time world champion – Sebastian Vettel didn't even make the top three as both Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton were voted in above him.
Last year's winner, Jenson Button, was this year's fifth ranked choice, putting him ahead of surprise package Nico Hulkenberg and RBR's Mark Webber, who again finished seventh, for the second time in succession after winning out in 2010. Both Sauber drivers made the top ten, which makes the fact that Kamui Kobayashi – who appeared in the leading group in 2011 as well – is missing out on a drive for next year all the more perplexing.
Just as Hamilton finished outside the top ten last year, there were a few notable omissions this time around, including Nico Rosberg and Pastor Maldonado – the Chinese and Spanish GP winners, let's not forget – as well as last year's number four Paul di Resta, and seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher.
Heikki Kovalainen was the best rated of the 'division three' drivers, ending up above Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne, Williams' Bruno Senna and Lotus' Romain Grosjean, the Frenchman no doubt paying for his sometimes erratic displays. Such were HRT's lamentable results, meanwhile, Jerome d'Ambrosio came in ahead of both Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan despite make a lone appearance as replacement for the suspended Grosjean at Monza…..
So, for the record, here is the complete result for the 2012 poll…..
Fernando Alonso (Scuderia Ferrari) - rated
Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus F1) - rated
Lewis Hamilton (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) - rated
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) - rated
Jenson Button (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) - rated
Nico Hulkenberg (Sahara Force India F1) - rated
Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing) - rated
Sergio Perez (Sauber F1) - rated
Felipe Massa (Scuderia Ferrari) - rated
Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber F1) - rated
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes AMG Petronas F1) - rated
Paul di Resta (Sahara Force India F1) - rated
Pastor Maldonado (Williams F1) - rated
Michael Schumacher (Mercedes AMG Petronas F1) - rated
Heikki Kovalainen (Caterham F1) - rated
Daniel Ricciardo (Scuderia Toro Rosso) - rated
Bruno Senna (Williams F1) - rated
Romain Grosjean (Lotus F1) - rated
Jean-Eric Vergne (Scuderia Toro Rosso) - rated
Timo Glock (Marussia F1) - rated
Vitaly Petrov (Caterham F1) - rated
Charles Pic (Marussia F1) - rated
Jerome d'Ambrosio (Lotus F1) - rated
Pedro de la Rosa (HRT F1) - rated
Narain Karthikeyan (HRT F1) - rated
Crash.net F1 Driver of the Year - previous winners:
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