We had a fantastic response to the Top Five Drivers of the year competition.
But the comments that it sparked about the relative merits of the current F1 drivers really got us thinking.
Following on from that, we thought it would be fascinating to see how the drivers’ championship table might look if it were decided by you. So give us your top ten and we’ll award them championship points, add them all up and see who’s the champion.
The key to this is to imagine the drivers in equal cars and then look at the job they did week in week out with what they had to work with – who did the best job in 2011?
The JA on F1 Fans’ World Championship is your chance to make a direct comparison between Sebastian Vettel and Paul Di Resta, between Fernando Alonso and Heikki Kovalainen. Give us your Top Ten drivers of 2011 and we’ll get the most accurate snapshot yet of what F1 fans really think of the current crop of drivers. We’ll present the data in several interesting ways.
It was a dominant year from Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull, but was Sebastian your number one? Did Jenson Button’s epic drives in Canada and Japan, or Fernando Alonso’s relentless determination throughout the season, resonate more with the fans?
What about the rest of the field? Have any of the midfield runners, who delivered exciting racing all season, impressed you more than the guys up front? Perhaps you think Heikki Kovalainen or Daniel Ricciardo would have kept Sebastian more honest in the sister Red Bull?
Your votes will help to answer these questions and find out what the fans think as a whole.
Use the comments box below to list your drivers, first to tenth, and we’ll award championship points as in a Grand Prix (25 for 1st, 18 for 2nd, 15 for 3rd, right down to 1 for 10th place). The scores will be counted-up to produce a true Fans’ World Championship.
We will pick two entries at random and these will be sent a signed copy of the JA on F1 2011 review book “Vettel Steals the show”. (BTW – There are only a couple of hundred copies left now, so if you haven’t already ordered one and want one, now is a good moment! Click HERE)
This isn’t a survey of where you all live, so it’s vital that all national allegiance is put aside and you vote based on who you believe performed the best in 2011.
We will leave this open for a few days and then try to get the data out for Christmas. Please make a fresh post when casting your vote, rather than replying to someone else’s comment.
Once the results are in, we hope to provide more than just a fans’ choice winner. We’ll offer a deeper insight into consensus amongst the fans and hopefully, the chance for you to frame your individual view within the broader context of opinion.
It should be interesting.