When rain falls during a Grand Prix drivers find themselves robbed of their reference points. Their sensitivity to their car’s behaviour becomes even more important.
Patterns of braking, steering and accelerating have to be completely re-written – often from one lap to the next. To do that successfully they must rely on feel and raw skill. Whether their car is the fastest in the straight line or the most aerodynamically efficient is no longer as important as it once was.
Rain – the great leveller. So, which of today’s F1 drivers is the best on a wet track? Cast your vote below.
Here’s a look at the podiums in each of the rain-affected races that’s run during the brief lifetime of F1 Fanatic – and links to reports for each of those races:
2005 Belgium – Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button
2006 Hungary – Jenson Button, Pedro de la Rosa, Nick Heidfeld
2006 China – Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Nick Heidfeld
2007 Europe – Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Mark Webber
2007 Japan – Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen, Kimi Raikkonen
2007 China – Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa
2008 Monaco – Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica, Felipe Massa
2008 Britain – Lewis Hamilton, Nick Heidfeld, Rubens Barrichello
2008 Belgium* – Felipe Massa, Nick Heidfeld, Lewis Hamilton
2008 Italy – Sebastian Vettel, Heikki Kovalainen, Robert Kubica
Who is the best wet weather driver in F1 today?
- Adrian Sutil (0%)
- Giancarlo Fisichella (0%)
- Jenson Button (1%)
- Sebastien Bourdais (0%)
- David Coulthard (0%)
- Kazuki Nakajima (0%)
- Nico Rosberg (0%)
- Rubens Barrichello (1%)
- Nelson Piquet Jnr (0%)
- Timo Glock (0%)
- Mark Webber (1%)
- Sebastian Vettel (5%)
- Jarno Trulli (0%)
- Fernando Alonso (17%)
- Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
- Nick Heidfeld (1%)
- Kimi Raikkonen (6%)
- Robert Kubica (25%)
- Felipe Massa (3%)
- Lewis Hamilton (39%)
Total Voters: 1,076
See more results of F1 Fanatic polls: F1 Fanatic polls archive
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