Is the best driver of an F1 season the world champion? The surprise package? Or the driver who gets more than expected out of his car?
Hamilton became a four-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion earlier this year, drawing level with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the all-time list.
Vettel led the championship at the halfway stage but fell away following a series of crippling setbacks during the Asia fly-aways, enabling Hamilton to claim a fourth title with two races to spare .Vettel has claimed five victories this season, as many as Ferrari won in the previous five seasons combined, underlining the size of the step forward the Scuderia have made this year.
The Australian duo have been battling it out this season as they look to finish as high as possible in the Formula One drivers’ standings .And team principal Christian Horner recently talked up both drivers as potential world champions in the years to come.
Raikkonen ended a nine-year wait for a pole position this term, impressing in qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix.
He failed to convert that into a win though, while Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel secured five race victories in 2017 by comparison.
Raikkonen has now admitted he’s still competing in F1 to have an impact in the title race and secure another championship.
It’s an annual debate at the end of each and every F1 campaign and one which does not always meet with consensus given a driver’s results hinge just as much on his car as their own personal performances.But we want to know who YOU think has been the best pound-for-pound performer in F1 this year. Cast your vote and then keep checking back to see how the percentages are staking up!