With all the talk of how well Jenson Button might match up to Lewis Hamilton in equal cars and whether Kimi Raikkonen is too talented to drop out of F1, I thought this would be a good moment to invite you to vote for your top five drivers of 2009.
Choose the five drivers who you think did the best job in 2009.
Do Vettel’s mistakes put him below Button? Did Alonso punch above his weight in a poor car? Does Raikkonen’s second half of the season make up for the first? How do you rate Webber’s and Barrichello’s performances?
To my mind the three criteria for judging are; how high were the peaks, how consistent was the performance level and what did they make of the machinery they were given?
Please send in your entries by clicking the comment tab at the end of this post. Anyone who selects the same top five order as me will receive a signed copy of my new book, “F1 2009: A revolutionary year” – a review of the year, which comes out next week and is based on the best of the blogs from the season, plus some new material linking it all together and a foreword from the man in the news at the moment, Ross Brawn. Photography, as ever, is by Darren Heath.
The competition is free to enter and we will announce the winners a week from today, on 24 November.