LF1 fans have delivered their final verdict. And the highlight is that Carlos Sainz has been chosen as the third best driver of the season with a score of 7,75. What is clear is that he has been the best of the rest. He finished fifth overall with 164.5 points (he has put no less than four podiums in his backpack: Mnaco, Hungary, Russia and Abu Dhabi). I have only surpassed the unattainable pilots of the ‘Top 2’ (Mercedes and Red Bull). And all this he has done in his first season in the Scuderia Ferrari. Tremendous merit of the ’55’, which has been recognized by fans in their votes.
On the official F1 website they have posted the following about Madrid. “Fifth in our ranking, you fans have promoted Carlos Sainz to third place overall, and we can see why. There were many who thought Sainz would be hired to play a supporting role for Charles Leclerc, But with Sainz making the podium four times and seeming to reign harmony at Ferrari (at least for now), this was a truly impressive year for the Spaniard.“, They have highlighted.
And Alonso, 7
For its part, Fernando Alonso has been chosen as the seventh best of the 2021 season. The Alpine, who finished the course as 10th overall (81 points and a podium in Qatar), has obtained a 7,12.
In the commentary dedicated to the Asturian, both what was described as la accin del ao (his prodigious defense against Hamilton which led to his partner’s victory Esteban Ocon at the Hungaroring), like his brilliant performance at Losail. “When asked after four races since his return to F1 how to rate himself, Fernando Alonso gave a five out of 10. At the end of the season, that has been at least increased to 7.12 in the eyes of the fans, with Alonso several times showing flashes of his magic. His defense against Hamilton in Hungary was magnificent, as was his third place at Losail, Alonso’s first podium since 2014.“They have highlighted on the F1 portal.
The first two have been, of course, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. In that there has been consensus in these ‘Power Rankings’ of the fans. The ‘Top Ten‘was: Verstappen (1), Hamilton (2), Sainz (3), Gasly (4), Norris (5), Checo Prez (6), Alonso (7), Russell (8), Leclerc (9) and Ocon (10).