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Your 2013 GP2 Driver of the Year: 2nd - Fabio Leimer

You voted Fabio Leimer into 2nd place in Crash.net's GP2 Driver of the Year 2013 poll!
Top 10 GP2 Driver of the Year 2013:
2. Fabio Leimer

Birthplace: Rothrist, Switzerland
Birthdate: April 17, 1989
Team: Racing Engineering
2013 starts: 22
Poles: 1
Wins: 3
Podiums: 7
Fastest laps: 1
Championship points: 201
Championship position: 1st
Crash.net GP2 Driver of 2011 position: 14th
Crash.net GP2 Driver of 2012 position: 12th

Season summary:

After three full seasons in GP2 since he first made his debut in 2010 with Ocean Racing, it must have been in the back of Fabio Leimer's mind that 2013 was really the make or break year for him: he would surely never get a better chance to win the title than this, his second year with Racing Engineering. It started impressively enough with back-to-back feature wins in Malaysia and Bahrain, but then wallowed with a string of pointless outings that allowed Stefano Coletti to roar ahead in the standings. But how things then turned around for the 24-year-old Swiss driver: after Silverstone, Leimer never finished out of the points again, picking up a win at Monza and four further podiums in Germany, Hungary, Singapore and most fittingly in the final race at Abu Dhabi the day after he clinched the title, allowing him to celebrate his achievement with champagne on the podium.

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Top 10 GP2 Driver of the Year 2013 results so far:

3. Felipe Nasr
4. Robin Frijns
5. Alexander Rossi
6. James Calado
7. Jolyon Palmer
8. Mitch Evans
9.Tom Dillmann
10. Marcus Ericsson


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Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) during practice for the final round of the 2013 season at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Friday November 1 2013. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, November 3 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory with Dani Clos (ESP, MP Motorsport) and Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory on the podium with Dani Clos (ESP, MP Motorsport) and Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, November 3 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) and Daniil Kvyat (RUS, MW Arden) celebrate winning the  2013 GP2 and GP3 series championships respectively at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 3 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) and Sam Bird (GBR, Russian Time) vie for the 2013 GP2 Series championship title. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) and Sam Bird (GBR, Russian Time) vie for the 2013 GP2 Series championship title. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Sam Bird (GBR, Russian Time) celebrates his victory on the podium with Marcus Ericsson (SWE, Dams) and Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) after the sprint race in Singapore on Sunday, September 22 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates his victory after the feature race in Monza - Saturday, September 7 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)

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