The BBC asked readers to vote for the best drivers in 2016 and they even offered some picks from their own pundits with brief paragraphs with their explanations. Perhaps there are no surprises here for you and this is exactly how you would have voted but for me, there are a few picks I can’t say that I agree with.
I think it’s a tough call between Lewis and Nico. Lewis had a great year winning 10 races (more than Nico) and that’s hard to argue with but winning the title and managing your points is no easy task either.
I don’t disagree with Perez ranking as high as he did, he had a fantastic, if not quiet, season. I am a little surprised about Sebastian Vettel who I felt drove the best he could in a car that quite honestly fought him every step of the way. I also am surprised at ranking Nasr at the bottom. This is a man who delivered Sauber 2 points and millions of dollars for 10th place in the constructor’s championship.
I felt Hulkenberg and Bottas certainly deserved a higher position on the list too. How did you see the season as juxtaposed with this list? Maybe it’s being an American, but my list would be a bit different than the BBC’s readers, would yours?
|Best drivers of 2016 table|
|Positions based on the amount of times each driver was ranked first|
Hat Tip: BBC