Monday, December 24, 2012
GRAND PRIX DRIVER OF THE YEAR 2012
Fernando Alonso has come out on top in a survey to find who was the best performing driver of the 2012 Formula One season.
The Spaniard picked up almost 25% more points from judges than the World Champion Sebastian Vettel who came in 2nd. It is likely that perceptions of the German’s performance were hampered by the perceived superiority of his Red Bull car.
Lewis Hamilton was a distant third, finishing just ahead of the impressive Kimi Raikkonen who made a stunning return after two years out of the sport.
However, the two other World Champions on the grid had a less successful year; with Jenson Button finishing in 6th place behind his 2013 team-mate Sergio Perez. This probably owes largely to poor form in the middle part of the season, the low point of which was the Canadian Grand Prix where he was lapped by Hamilton.
Michael Schumacher meanwhile could manage no better than 13th on the list; 4 places behind Nico Rosberg despite his impressive pole lap in Monaco and achieving the first podium finish of his return in Valencia. It certainly isn’t the send-off that the legendary German would have been hoping for.
MoneySupermarket, who ran the survey encompassing the opinions of leading Motorsport related websites, has created the following infographic based on the results:
You may download the above infographic by clicking on it or by visiting here.