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Your Drivers of the Year since watching F1

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  • #328339
    magon4
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    Hello everybody. I am hoping quite a few of you participate in this sort of survey, since I would be very interested in the results.
    Please make a list of the years you really followed the sport, and your driver of the year for each season. With that, I mean the answer to the question “Who was the best driver in that particular season?”. I started watching F1 in 1989, but have only really followed complete seasons race by race since 1994, so here goes my list:

    1994: Michael Schumacher
    1995: Michael Schumacher
    1996: Michael Schumacher
    1997: Michael Schumacher
    1998: Mika Hakkinen
    1999: Heinz-Harald Frentzen
    2000: Michael Schumacher
    2001: David Coulthard
    2002: Michael Schumacher
    2003: Kimi Raikkonen
    2004: Jenson Button
    2005: Fernando Alonso
    2006: Michael Schumacher
    2007: Lewis Hamilton
    2008: Sebastian Vettel
    2009: Jenson Button
    2010: Fernando Alonso
    2011: Sebastian Vettel
    2012: Fernando Alonso
    2013: Sebastian Vettel
    2014: Lewis Hamilton
    2015: Sebastian Vettel
    2016 (up to now): very tough call this year, so far.

    #328340

    @magon4 Good question. Here’s mine from since I started writing F1 Fanatic:

    2005: Fernando Alonso
    2006: Fernando Alonso
    2007: Lewis Hamilton
    2008: Robert Kubica
    2009: Jenson Button
    2010: Lewis Hamilton
    2011: Sebastian Vettel
    2012: Fernando Alonso
    2013: Sebastian Vettel
    2014: Daniel Ricciardo
    2015: Sebastian Vettel

    You can find all the rankings from the past 11 seasons here:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/category/regular-features/driver-rankings/

    I started watching F1 in 1989

    Snap!

    #328342
    Retired
    Participant

    I started watching F1 in ’95, and went into full-season mode as early as ’96. Here’s mine @magon4:

    1996: Damon Hill
    1997: Jacques Villeneuve
    1998: Mika Hakkinen
    1999: Mika Hakkinen
    2000: Michael Schumacher
    2001: Michael Schumacher
    2002: Michael Schumacher
    2003: Juan Pablo Montoya
    2004: Michael Schumacher
    2005: Kimi Raikkonen
    2006: Fernando Alonso
    2007: Lewis Hamilton
    2008: Lewis Hamilton
    2009: Jenson Button
    2010: Sebastian Vettel
    2011: Sebastian Vettel
    2012: Fernando Alonso
    2013: Sebastian Vettel
    2014: Lewis Hamilton
    2015: Sebastian Vettel

    #328356
    James Brickles
    Participant

    2003 was my first season of watching, so I’ll go from there.

    2003: Kimi Raikkonen
    2004: Michael Schumacher
    2005: …too close to call between Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen
    2006: Michael Schumacher
    2007: Lewis Hamilton
    2008: Robert Kubica
    2009: Jenson Button
    2010: Robert Kubica
    2011: Sebastian Vettel
    2012: Fernando Alonso
    2013: Sebastian Vettel
    2014: Daniel Ricciardo
    2015: Sebastian Vettel

    I do own F1 reviews from 1989 onwards however, so I’ll be happy enough to post those as well if it helps towards your survey @magon4 :)

    1989: Ayrton Senna
    1990: Alain Prost
    1991: Ayrton Senna
    1992: Nigel Mansell
    1993: Alain Prost
    1994: Michael Schumacher
    1995: Michael Schumacher
    1996: Jacques Villeneuve
    1997: Michael Schumacher
    1998: Mika Hakkinen
    1999: Eddie Irvine
    2000: Michael Schumacher
    2001: Michael Schumacher
    2002: Michael Schumacher

    #328466
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    First full season in 2003.
    2003: Kimi Räikkönen
    2004: Jenson Button
    2005: Fernando Alonso
    2006: Fernando Alonso
    2007: Lewis Hamilton
    2008: Robert Kubica
    2009: Lewis Hamilton
    2010: Sebastian Vettel
    2011: Jenson Button
    2012: Fernando Alonso
    2013: Sebastian Vettel
    2014: Daniel Ricciardo
    2015: Lewis Hamilton

    #328474
    HUHHII
    Participant

    1999: Mika Häkkinen
    2000: Mika Häkkinen
    2001: Michael Schumacher
    2002: Juan Pablo Montoya
    2003: Kimi Räikkönen
    2004: Jenson Button
    2005: Kimi Räikkönen
    2006: Fernando Alonso
    2007: Kimi Räikkönen
    2008: Robert Kubica
    2009: Jenson Button
    2010: Sebastian Vettel
    2011: Sebastian Vettel
    2012: Lewis Hamilton
    2013: Sebastian Vettel
    2014: Fernando Alonso
    2015: Sebastian Vettel

    #328819
    Michal
    Participant

    2006 – Fernando Alonso
    2007 – Kimi Raikkonen
    2008 – Robert Kubica
    2009 – Jenson Button
    2010 – Alonso/Kubica/Vettel/Hamilton – can’t seperate them really!
    2011 – Sebastian Vettel
    2012 – Fernando Alonso
    2013 – Sebastian Vettel
    2014 – Daniel Ricciardo
    2015 – Sebastian Vettel

    #328886
    Uzair Syed
    Participant

    2004 – Button
    2005 – Raikkonen
    2006 – Alonso
    2007 – Hamilton
    2008 – Kubica
    2009 – Hamilton
    2010 – Kubica
    2011 – Vettel
    2012 – Alonso
    2013 – Vettel
    2014 – Ricciardo
    2015 – Vettel

    #328887
    andae23
    Participant

    Have to say, until 2007-ish I was a young and casual fan, so I’m not entirely sure about the years before that. :P

    2000 – Schumacher
    2001 – Schumacher
    2002 – Schumacher
    2003 – Raikkonen
    2004 – Schumacher
    2005 – Raikkonen
    2006 – Alonso
    2007 – Hamilton
    2008 – Kubica
    2009 – Button
    2010 – Alonso
    2011 – Vettel
    2012 – Alonso
    2013 – Vettel
    2014 – Ricciardo
    2015 – Vettel

    #328890
    Browny
    Participant

    I started watching Formula 1 in 2007 so here is mine. I do own F1 Season reviews till 1980 but I doubt these should really count.

    2007: Lewis Hamilton
    2008: Robert Kubica
    2009: Jenson Button
    2010: Sebastian Vettel
    2011: Sebastian Vettel
    2012: Fernando Alonso
    2013: Nico Hulkenberg
    2014: Daniel Ricciardo
    2015: Lewis Hamilton
    2016: Daniel Ricciardo

    #328941
    Nick
    Participant

    Going from memory here, so favoritism is included up until about 2006.

    1998: Schumacher
    1999: Irvine/Frentzen
    2000-2004: Schumacher
    2005: Raikkonen
    2006: Alonso/Raikkonen
    2007: Hamilton
    2008: Kubica
    2009: Vettel
    2010: Webber/Alonso
    2011: Vettel
    2012: Alonso
    2013: Alonso
    2014: Hamilton
    2015: Hamilton

    #329272
    GeeMac
    Participant

    1991 – Ayrton Senna
    1992 – Michael Schumacher
    1993 – Ayrton Senna
    1994 – Damon Hill
    1995 – Michael Schumacher
    1996 – Damon Hill
    1997 – Jaques Villeneuve
    1998 – Mika Hakkinen
    1999 – Mika Hakkinen
    2000 – Michael Schumacher
    2001 – David Coulthard
    2002 – Michael Schumacher
    2003 – Kimi Raikkonen
    2004 – Jenson Button
    2005 – Kimi Raikkonen
    2006 – Fernando Alonso
    2007 – Lewis Hamilton
    2008 – Robert Kubica
    2009 – Jenson Button
    2010 – Fernando Alonso
    2011 – Sebastian Vettel
    2012 – Fernando Alonso
    2013 – Sebastian Vettel
    2014 – Daniel Ricciardo
    2015 – Lewis Hamilton
    2016 – So far, Daniel Ricciardo

    #329291
    Keith Campbell
    Participant

    Although I’ve followed F1 to varying degrees since the mid 90s I have only watched it religiously since 2010, so I will only vote from then. I also really want to pick two for some years but you can take the first name as my actual ‘vote’.

    My embarrassingly short list is:

    2010: Hamilton/Alonso
    2011: Vettel
    2012: Alonso
    2013: Vettel
    2014: Alonso/Ricciardo
    2015: Vettel
    2016: Ricciardo (so far)

    Interesting that Vettel seems to do well in the odd years (in most people’s votes so far)… coincidence? Probably.

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