Who was the best driver of 2008? (Poll)

Vote for the best F1 driver of 2008

Vote for the best F1 driver of 2008

You’ve read my verdict on the drivers of 2008 – now it’s time for yours. Who was the best F1 driver this year? Cast your vote below…

Who was the best F1 driver of 2008?

  • Lewis Hamilton (17%)
  • Felipe Massa (11%)
  • Kimi Raikkonen (2%)
  • Robert Kubica (40%)
  • Fernando Alonso (22%)
  • Nick Heidfeld (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (5%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Mark Webber (0%)
  • Nelson Piquet Jnr (0%)
  • Nico Rosberg (0%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (0%)
  • Kazuki Nakajima (0%)
  • David Coulthard (0%)
  • Sebastien Bourdais (0%)
  • Jenson Button (0%)
  • Giancarlo Fisichella (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Takuma Sato (0%)
  • Anthony Davidson (0%)

Total Voters: 1,405

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53 comments on Who was the best driver of 2008? (Poll)

  1. Nirupam said on 22nd November 2008, 8:04

    Alonso did make mistake in Monaco, in CAnada it was more of a mechanical fault. But the way he transformed R28 from being a midfield pack to front runners is amazing!

    And also..if i am not wrong in the first half some guys here started questioning the technical capabilities of alonso. Are you guys still there?? ;)

  2. HounslowBusGarage said on 22nd November 2008, 8:23

    Silly, detailed query.
    But why does the blue bar under Nakajima’s name (0 votes) look bigger than the bar under Barrichello with 2 votes? Actually, when I look more closely, seems that way for Button, Fisichella and others too.

  3. Atticus said on 22nd November 2008, 9:55

    i wouldnt even consider choosing massa or hamilton. they have made too much mistakes.

    i was thinking of vettel, alonso and kubica, and finally decided on kubica.

    then i saw there’s a lot of people here who already thought of vettel, alonso and/or kubica.

  4. Something goes wrong in this poll, if you see the results, F Alonso has 178 votes and L Hamilton 172. But you say Hamilton wins….

    ps: I voted for Hamilton not for Alonso

  5. Mr Soap said on 22nd November 2008, 18:06

    I think it isn’t saying Hamilton wins, it says you voted for Hamilton, if you’re talking about Hamilton being in a bold typeface.

  6. The Limit said on 23rd November 2008, 1:51

    My vote goes to Felipe Massa as best overall driver of the year and for several different reasons. To begin with his first two grands prix of 2008 were disasters, complete disasters.
    There were lots of people who were suggesting that Massa should be replaced quickly, which only fuelled the speculation surrounding Fernando Alonso’s relationship with Ferrari. Infact, Alonso himself turned the screw in the press following the Sepang race, suggesting that Massa was ‘feeling the pressure’.
    Then, began the turnaround. In seven years, I have never seen Kimi Raikkonen beaten so badly by a team mate, and that list is quite impressive.
    Heidfeld, Coulthard, Montoya, De La Rosa. Not one of those highly rated drivers put Raikkonen to the sword the way Massa did this season, carrying Ferrari championship challenge alone in the fight against McLaren.
    Along the way, there were terrible errors from the Brazilian. Silverstone was without a doubt Massa’s worst drive of the year, worse than even Sepang.
    Yet he came within one corner of being the first Brazilian champion since Senna back in 1991. Not bad at all for a so called understudy!

  7. tdmssoares said on 23rd November 2008, 4:29

    I voted Felipe Massa.
    I remember the Hungria race that Massa passed Hamilton and Kovalainen in start. In Hungria is very difficult the passing and Massa did.

  8. Joseph said on 23rd November 2008, 6:34

    I voted Sebastian Vettel. Time will prove me right

  9. Kubica!!!Only Kubica!!!

  10. Shahriar said on 23rd November 2008, 9:22

    really hard to pick…
    the driving overall excluding the pit context can be: massa, kubica or alonso… hamilton, well he lacks a bit courtesy in driving if u ask me :p

  11. I look at the season and each driver had ups and downs, but Hamilton was on top in terms of combining consistency and success in one envelope. Alonso also had a good campaign- esp. considering what a hunk of junk the R28 was early in the season, but I still don’t think he outclassed Lewis. vettel also was great, and kudos to Heidfeld for (almost) finishing every Grand Prix this season.

    – Zebra (#9): What country are you from?

  12. Patrickl said on 24th November 2008, 9:09

    Holy cow, even “decimated” drivers like Kovalainen, Piquet and Bourdais get votes?

    I can understand that people could rate a guy in a slower car higher than the WDC. On the other hand, if a driver gets annihilated all season by his team mate (with the same material), how can the guy on the wrong end of the ass wooping be “the best”?

  13. Kubica Poland

  14. vettel was the extreme hero

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