2017 F1

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 driver of the year by team bosses

F1 team bosses have voted world champion Lewis Hamilton as the Formula One’s top driver for the fourth year in a row but Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas slipped to 10th place in the rankings.

The poll, published by motorsport.com on Thursday, put four times world champion Hamilton far ahead of closest rival Max Verstappen – the young F1 sensation.

Bottas, winner of three races this year after joining as now-retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg’s replacement, was listed in 10th place after bosses awarded points according to the regular F1 scoring system.

That represented a drop of one place on where Bottas had been with Williams in 2016.

Hamilton scored 233 out of a maximum 250, with Red Bull’s Verstappen on 143. Ferrari’s 2017 championship runner-up Sebastian Vettel, also a four times champion, was third and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo fourth.

Force India’s Mexican Sergio Perez dropped out of the top 10 entirely but his French team mate Esteban Ocon made his entry in fifth place, one ahead of McLaren’s double world champion Fernando Alonso.

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Renault’s Carlos Sainz tied in seventh place with Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg a new entry at ninth.

Formula One’s 2017 Poll Results

Pos. DriverTeamPoints
1Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 233 
Max Verstappen Red Bull 143 
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 141 
Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 112 
Esteban Ocon Force India 73 
Fernando Alonso McLaren65 
!ERROR! illegal character ''Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari49 
!ERROR! illegal character ''Carlos Sainz STR/Renault 49 
Nico Hulkenberg Renault 47 
10 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 39 

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3 Comments
  • MiaScusi

    You ignore the fact that Vettel got his 4 titles a lot faster than Hambone could do it. Typical, fan boy bias BS.

  • Leonardo Pisano Bigollo

    But Vettel is a 4 x WDC! Why isn’t Vettel on top? Oh that’s right, because all of the team bosses (other than Marchionne) know that he isn’t as great as his fans think he is. It’s nice that the Vettel fans can’t claim that Vettel is better than Lewis, based only on how many WDC’s they each have. Since Lewis now has the same number of WDC’s and is ahead in every other significant statistic.

  • iman50

    Again, proof positive that Hamilotn is not only the best driver on the grid but also one of the four greatest drivers in the history of F1.

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