Just as the crew chiefs came up with their list of top ten drivers for 2022, it is now up to the drivers to rate each other and make a list of who they think was the best this year.
pilots vote among themselves
To complete the list, the opening twenty drivers on the grid make up our own ranking of the ten best drivers in terms of performance this year, excluding drivers who had exceptional races such as Nico Hulkenberg or Nyck de Vries.
Each pilot made a list of ten to be able to place himself in, with a scoring system similar to the Grand Prix, with 25 points for first, 18 for second, 15 for third and so on.
Verstappen, the undisputed leader
As with the list of team leaders, Max Verstappen is the one who leads the ranking of the ten best drivers of 2022 according to the drivers themselves, The Dutchman showed no weakness and with 15 wins this season, he managed to win the title for the second year in a row.
and as happened with Verstappen, who remained Charles Leclerc was in second place, reiterating his position in both the drivers’ championship and team managers’ lists. The Monegasque, with three wins and a maximum of nine pole positions, is the runner-up on the top ten list.
Where the first difference comes is in the third. List of pilots There is a tie for third place between both Mercedes drivers, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton., This does not happen in the list of team leaders, Russell is slightly ahead of his partner.
Lando Norris was in fifth placeClimbing one position in relation to the list of team leaders. The Briton was the only driver not belonging to Red Bull, Ferrari or Mercedes that was able to reach the podium this season.
As was the case with the list of team managers, the two Spanish riders are followed closely, although with a difference. Fernando Alonso was sixth On this occasion managed to climb up two places in relation to the list of the main team. In this case, Carlos Sainz was behind his compatriot and repeated the seventh place,
And finally, Eighth place is a triple tie with Alexander Albon, Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Pérez, The Thai’s inclusion here stands in contrast to other rankings, where Valtteri Bottas was included in the list.