Carlos Sainz Jnr had an excellent first season in Formula One – but his fellow rookie team mate did even better.
Jenson Button narrowly had the edge over team mate Fernando Alonso – but both deserved a better car.
Lacking a car that was quick or reliable enough to take on his rivals, Fernando Alonso had precious few chances to demonstrate his abilities.
Felipe Nasr produced an excellent performance in the first race of the year but didn’t figure often after then.
Kimi Raikkonen’s second season back at Ferrari was not a substantial improvement on his first.
Alexander Rossi only started five races in 2015 but looked the most promising of Manor’s three drivers.
Life became more difficult for Will Stevens when initial team mate Roberto Merhi was replaced by Alexander Rossi.
Back for a second season of F1 in 2015, Marcus Ericsson is again found towards the bottom of the F1 Fanatic Driver Rankings.
Roberto Merhi didn’t get to drive the full season for Manor and is 20th in F1 Fanatic’s 2015 Driver Rankings.
As F1 Fanatic’s 2015 Driver Rankings begin the driver at the foot of the list is Lotus racer Pastor Maldonado.
Concluding the mid-season driver rankings, here are the top five F1 drivers of 2015 so far.
Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg and Max Verstappen feature in part two of the mid-season 2015 driver rankings.
In the ten years since the F1 Fanatic Driver Rankings began there’s probably never been a trickier season to place the competitors in order.
Ricciardo consistently qualified strongly, raced even better, and made very few mistakes. And he emphatically beat his four-times world champion team mate.
It’s doubtful Fernando Alonso could have done much better in a car which was rarely capable of reaching the podium, let alone winning races.
Did the right man win the championship? Absolutely. But Lewis Hamilton only comes in third place in this year’s driver rankings.
Valtteri Bottas finished fourth in the championship following an outstanding second year in the Williams.
Here’s why championship runner-up Nico Rosberg takes the fifth spot in the end-of-season rankings.
Who’s in the bottom half of the top ten drivers of 2014? Find out here.
As we continue to count down the F1 Fanatic Driver Rankings for 2015, here are the five drivers just outside the top ten.