This year’s absorbing championship battle, with up to four drivers still realistically capable of winning, takes attention away from some excellent performances up and down the entire length of the grid.
Here are a few of the drivers that have impressed me the most this year.
Which driver outside the top four do you think is doing the best job?
Nick Heidfeld – A comfortable fifth in the championship and usually well clear of team mate Robert Kubica.
Nico Rosberg – The vanguard of Williams-Toyota, regularly in the points and qualifying strongly too.
Heikki Kovalainen – After a troubled start has overtaken team mate Giancarlo Fisichella in the points standing and is the only driver not in a McLaren to have finished every race.
Jenson Button – Carrying the disastrous Honda, has wrung two points finishes out of it and driven impressively but to no avail at the back at the grid on several occasions.
Adrian Sutil – Has seen off his more experienced team mate, was fastest in the wet practice at Monte-Carlo and appears to have cut out the rookie mistakes.
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