F1 – Year-end scorecards: DRIVERS

After analyzing the season of the teams, let’s judge the drivers. The first five teams occupy the first five places with two Mercedes, two Ferrari, two Williams, two Red Bull and two Force India, with two surprises: Kvjat ahead of Ricciardo and Perez ahead of Hulkenberg who had to be the wonder. At Williams Bottas hasn’t trashed Massa “the grandpa”. Also in this case the first of the class is a Mercedes driver as well as World Champion for the third time.

Lewis Hamilton – 9 as said for Mercedes, he doesn’t deserve a full vote. After managing the championship skillfully and after winning the title he loosened.

Sebastian Vettel – 8,5 in addition to three wins and numerous podia, taking advantage of every opportunity he brought serenity to Ferrari.

Nico Rosberg – 8 especially thanks to the last six races, since he would have got 6 in the first part of the season. He has proven to be a good driver. His talent is also important for the show.

Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas – 7,5 in many occasions they have fought with a seriously troubling car. On paper Bottas should have trashed Massa, but the Brazilian defended himself with nails.

Sergio Perez – 7,5 he had a growing season with important results. He gave a nice boost to his career managing to get the better of his team-mate, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz – 7 they proved themselves to be the best beginners, with an enormous potential. To the couple Toro Rosso – Ferrari, they are surely a good auspice. They will bring a lot of points after overcoming reliability troubles.

Kimi Raikkonen – 6 because we love him, and we hope that he can find some incentive for a good season. 2016 could also be his last F1 chance.