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F1 Team bosses pick their top 10 drivers of the 2021 season

Find out how Formula 1team principals ranked the drivers according to their 2021 season.

Max Verstappen

The 2021 season Formula 1 was one of the best in motorsports history where Red Bull driver, Max Verstappen and Mercedes 7-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton went wheel to wheel throughout the season. The season ended on a high note amid some controversies where a safety car drama helped Max Verstappen to overtake Lewis Hamilton in the final lap of the Abu Dhabi GP.

Red Bull’s Christian Horner came out as the champion boss where his driver Max Verstappen got the crown. He missed out the constructer’s championship to his main rival and Mercedes boss Toto Wolf. The bosses have now come together to decide who was  according to them the best driver in the 2021 season… Is it max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton? Well, that’s the main question.

The bosses were asked to rank who they see as top 10 drivers of the season and submit to the list to Formula 1. It’s done on the condition that their individual rankings will remain anonymous.

Drivers were awarded scores based on the current Formula1 points system – 25 for the top driver down to one for 10th in each list. Those scores were combined to create a ranking which give us the top 10.

The bosses who participated were (in alphabetical order) were: Mattia Binotto, Jost Capito, Christian Horner, Laurent Rossi, Andreas Seidl, Guenther Steiner, Otmar Szafnauer, Franz Tost, Fred Vasseur, Toto Wolff.

Find out which formula 1 driver came out on top?


As expected, the top two comprises of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton where the champion Max Verstappen came out tope with 213 points 21 points above Lewis Hamilton who finished with 192 points.

Lando Norris who finished 6th overall in drivers’ championship came on 3rd with 110 points above Ferrari driver, Carlos Sainz who finished 5th overall above Norris in 2021 drivers’ championship tally. But the incredible performance of the young British who raced better than his teammate veteran Daniel Ricciardo gave him the edge over Sainz.     

The rest of the list comprises of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc at 5th, veteren Fernando Alonso on 6th, above Pierre Gasly at 7th,  George Russell at 8th , Valtteri Bottas at 9th and  Esteban Ocon finishing the list at 10th.

1Max Verstappen213
2Lewis Hamilton192
3Lando Norris110
4Carlos Sainz85
5Charles Leclerc70
6Fernando Alonso69
7Pierre Gasly64
8George Russell44
9Valtteri Bottas43
10Esteban Ocon41

Notable omissions from the list were 4 time world champion Sebastian Vettel who had a mediocre season at Aston Martin and veteran Daniel Ricciardo of McLaren.  

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