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Formula 1

F1 drivers vote for their top 10 drivers of 2021

After an eventful season, the class of 2021 have cast their vote on who they think were the top-performing drivers of the year.

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The F1 drivers of the 2021 season have voted on who they think were the top 10 drivers of the year, with World Champion Max Verstappen topping the charts.

As part of Formula 1's Drivers' Driver of the Year poll, the grid were asked to rate who performed the most strongly amongst their rivals. Each driver created a top 10 ranking.

The top driver of each chart was awarded 25 points, as is the case in a Grand Prix, with points being awarded down to one point for the final finisher in 10th place. Drivers were allowed to vote for themselves, but not all did, and the votes would remain anonymous.

This then resulted in an overall chart based on the drivers' rankings, and Verstappen was voted as the ultimate Drivers' Driver of the Year, with title rival Lewis Hamilton finishing just behind in second.

Lando Norris took third spot, whilst his friend and former teammate Carlos Sainz ranked fourth. Sainz's fellow Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc secured sixth.

The rest of the top 10 comprised of Fernando Alonso, Pierre Gasly, George Russell, Esteban Ocon and Mick Schumacher.

Most of the grid took part in the vote, but those who didn't were Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen.

Drivers' Driver of the Year rankings

Position Driver
1 Max Verstappen
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Lando Norris
4 Carlos Sainz
5 Charles Leclerc
6 Fernando Alonso
7 Pierre Gasly
8 George Russell
9 Esteban Ocon
10 Mick Schumacher

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