Vote for the best F1 driver of 2012

2012 F1 season review

Fernando Alonso was my pick of the best drivers of 2012.

But now it’s time for find out who F1 Fanatic readers’ driver of the year was. Review the rankings in full, cast your vote for the best driver of 2012 below, and tell us who you picked in the comments.

F1 Fanatic 2012 Driver Rankings

Read the rankings in full here:

Cast your vote for Driver of the Year below. The results will be announced later on in the 2012 season review.

Who was the best driver of 2012?

  • Sebastian Vettel (13%)
  • Mark Webber (0%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (21%)
  • Jenson Button (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (50%)
  • Felipe Massa (0%)
  • Michael Schumacher (1%)
  • Nico Rosberg (0%)
  • Kimi Raikkonen (11%)
  • Romain Grosjean (0%)
  • Paul di Resta (0%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (0%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Jean-Eric Vergne (0%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (0%)
  • Bruno Senna (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (1%)
  • Narain Karthikeyan (0%)
  • Pedro de la Rosa (0%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Charles Pic (0%)
  • Jerome d'Ambrosio (3%)

Total Voters: 709

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Pass of the Year and Overtaker of the Year

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111 comments on Vote for the best F1 driver of 2012

  1. Sebastian Vettel is the best driver for 2012 and that’s why he’s the Champion.

  2. TMF (@tmf42) said on 15th December 2012, 19:38

    Voted for Vettel – with Hamilton as close #2 and #3 Alonso. Totally biased, it would have been Alonso if he would stop trashing his own teams for his personal gain.

  3. verstappen (@verstappen) said on 15th December 2012, 19:57

    The differences are little between the top 4. You can point out strenghts and weaknesses from all of them, so in the end I voted for Kimi’s consistency after 2 years off.

  4. HUHHII (@huhhii) said on 15th December 2012, 21:03

    This poll shows well how overrated driver Alonso is. Made various mistakes, underperfomed in qualifyings and was slower than his team mate in last few races. How he gets rated as the best driver in the grid is beyond me.

    I voted Hamilton – with even a slightly better luck he would’ve won the title this year.

    • Nickpkr said on 15th December 2012, 22:44

      If Alonso was English not more doubts in this site, but Vettel despite of making most mistakes of them, pull it off and IS the winner, Redbull car was as good for as long as Mc laren thru the season, Vettel capitalize more.

  5. Joey Zyla (@) said on 16th December 2012, 0:11

    1. Fernando Alonso (49%)
    2. Lewis Hamilton (22%)
    3. Sebastian Vettel (12%)
    4. Kimi Raikkonen (11%)
    5. Jerome d’Ambrosio (3%)
    6. Schumacher, Hulkenburg, Petrov (1%)

    Congratulations to those who voted for Petrov/Hulkenburg/Schumacher for remembering to take car performance in to account.

  6. Matty No 2 (@mattynotwo) said on 16th December 2012, 3:20

    I voted foe Vettel. I think the entertaining way he won the title this year made him deserving of my vote. Brazil comes to mind.

  7. bull mello (@bullmello) said on 16th December 2012, 7:55

    Alonso, but it was close. Alonso did more with less and was very consistent through a long season with many twists and turns. Hamilton had the most mature season of driving in his career. With more consistency from his team he would have won WDC. He often had the fastest car and got a lot out of it. Vettel does not always get the respect he deserves. Good job of coming from behind and he survived through some reliability problems as well as a few less than mature moves of his own. He is still developing as a driver and he will get even better than he is now. Kimi is my favorite driver and personality too. His comeback did not disappoint and his level of driving was very close to the top three drivers. Great season!

  8. JaegerGolf (@jaegergolf) said on 16th December 2012, 9:55

    Alonso, without any doubt.

    Did no mistake which costs him points!

  9. Kimi4WDC said on 17th December 2012, 0:09

    Vettel had an exceptional season, he will only be stronger next year. He pushed and conquered.

    Typical season for Alonso, made the best of not doing many mistakes and grabbed most advantage from front running cars misfortunes, but then again, this seems to be Alonso’s strongest points.

  10. chemakal said on 21st December 2012, 20:04

    Magic Alonso no doubt.

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