Each F1 driver of the 2010s ranked

Who had been the perfect, the worst, and the in-between performers amongst Components 1 drivers of the 2010s? Nicely, you’re about to seek out out because of The Race’s rating of each single driver who raced in F1 between 2010 and 2019.

This isn’t a easy rating of the perfect to worst based mostly on The Race’s analysis of their outright capability, as that will produce a really totally different order.

As a substitute, it additionally takes under consideration their success, longevity, consistency, adaptability, their involvement in epic F1 moments of the last decade and numerous different elements.

It’s additionally essential to notice that this rating considers every driver’s achievements solely within the 198 F1 races held from 2010 to 2019. Achievements earlier than 2010 or after 2019 – regardless of how illustrious – are excluded.

A complete of 66 drivers raced in F1 throughout this era, so right here’s The Race’s rating in reverse order.

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66 SAKON YAMAMOTO

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Hungary, Friday Practice

Seasons: 2010
Groups: HRT
Begins: 7
Finest end: fifteenth

Paying half-a-million {dollars} a race for seven HRT outings by which he was both final or retired wasn’t nice worth for the ex-Tremendous Aguri and Spyker driver.

65 CHRISTIAN KLIEN

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Brazil, Friday Practice

Seasons: 2010
Groups: HRT
Begins: 3
Finest end: twentieth

The ex-Purple Bull driver returned for 3 outings with HRT in 2010, 4 years after his final F1 begin.

He confirmed his class by outperforming team-mate Bruno Senna on the primary two of these weekends however had little time to make an influence.

64 RIO HARYANTO

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying Day Montreal, Canada

Seasons: 2016
Groups: Manor
Begins: 12
Finest end: fifteenth

Indonesia’s first F1 driver created a splash off-track when he first arrived, just for the hoped-for megabucks from his house nation to dry up mid-season.

63 ANDRE LOTTERER

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying Day Spa Francorchamps, Belgium

Seasons: 2014
Groups: Caterham
Begins: 1
Finest end: DNF

A sportscar legend, however one racing lap accomplished in a back-of-the-grid Caterham after a late name up gave him no probability.

However he did outqualify team-mate Marcus Ericsson on his debut, one thing not even Charles Leclerc managed.

62 LUCAS DI GRASSI

Formula 1 Testing, Jerez, Spain

Seasons: 2010
Groups: Virgin
Begins: 18
Finest end: 14th

Endured a irritating season in what was very a lot the second Virgin. The most important influence he made was when he crashed closely at 130R at Suzuka on a pre-race reconnaissance lap – a disgrace given he’d produced a very good qualifying lap.

61 KARUN CHANDHOK

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Seasons: 2010-11
Groups: HRT, Lotus
Begins: 11
Finest end: 14th

Acquitted himself properly in dire HRT equipment in 2010 earlier than shedding his drive for monetary causes, however struggled on his one-off look for Group Lotus in 2011.

60 NARAIN KARTHIKEYAN

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship British Grand Prix Qualifying Day Silverstone, England

Seasons: 2011-12
Groups: HRT
Begins: 27
Finest end: fifteenth

One in every of many condemned to lumbering HRT equipment that gave him no probability to make an impression.

Able to being very fast however not often capable of present it, his highest-profile second of this shock F1 comeback was launching Nico Robserg into the limitations in Abu Dhabi in 2012 after struggling a sudden hydraulic failure because the Mercedes driver lapped him.

59 MAX CHILTON

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying Day Singapore, Singapore

Seasons: 2013-14
Groups: Marussia
Begins: 35
Finest end: thirteenth

Spent a lot of his two seasons at Marussia being outperformed by team-mate Jules Bianchi.

However Chilton was constant – stringing collectively a document 25 consecutive race finishes.

58 ALEXANDER ROSSI

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship United States Grand Prix Race Day Austin, Usa

Seasons: 2015
Groups: Manor
Begins: 5
Finest end: twelfth

Rossi has been capable of present his capability in IndyCar, however his transient F1 profession with Marussia gave him little greater than the prospect to say that he as soon as raced in F1.

That mentioned, he confirmed a very good flip of velocity whereas he was there.

57 GIEDO VAN DER GARDE

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Monaco Grand Prix Saturday Monte Carlo, Monaco

Seasons: 2013
Groups: Caterham
Begins: 19
Finest end: 14th

One of many unlucky clutch of drivers of inexperienced vehicles who had been often solely observed when being lapped or going off, van der Garde confirmed flashes of velocity in his sole F1 season.

56 JARNO TRULLI

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Australia, Sunday

Seasons: 2010-11
Groups: Lotus
Begins: 36
Finest end: thirteenth

Two years with back-of-the-grid Lotus Racing shaped an unsatisfactory coda to Trulli’s F1 profession.

He struggled with the automotive and by no means confirmed the sting of blistering tempo that he possessed, then was dropped throughout pre-season testing in 2012.

55 ROBERTO MERHI

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Day Budapest, Hungary

Seasons: 2015
Groups: Manor
Begins: 13
Finest end: twelfth

Battled an obese automotive and typically lesser tools than his team-mate Chilton, however even factoring that in he wasn’t capable of catch the attention.

54 JEROME D’AMBROSIO

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Italian Grand Prix Practice Day Monza, Italy

Seasons: 2011-12
Groups: Virgin, Lotus
Begins: 20
Finest end: thirteenth

D’Ambrosio’s diligent method mixed with some eye-catching performances – notably a advantageous qualifying lap at Suzuka and powerful performances at Spa and Singapore – confirmed he might do a job in F1 throughout his Marussia season.

He seemingly would have scored on his one-off at Monza rather than the banned Romain Grosjean in 2012 however for a KERS failure.

53 WILL STEVENS

Seasons: 2014-15
Groups: Caterham, Manor
Begins: 18
Finest end: thirteenth

Motor Racing Formula One Testing Abu Dhabi Test Day One Abu Dhabi, Uae

Proved to be a succesful pair of fingers, which was about all that he might have performed given the firmly back-of-the grid equipment he had.

52 CHARLES PIC

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Australian Grand Prix Saturday Melbourne, Australia

Seasons: 2012-13
Groups: Marussia, Caterham
Begins: 39
Finest end: twelfth

Two seasons in back-of-the-grid equipment meant he was mild on outcomes, however he did present real velocity in suits and begins in unpromising circumstances.

51 SERGEY SIROTKIN

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship British Grand Prix Race Day Silverstone, England

Seasons: 2018
Groups: Williams
Begins: 21
Finest end: tenth

Proved to be a diligent and rigorous driver throughout his one season with struggling Williams in 2018 and had the sting on team-mate Lance Stroll in qualifying.

50 PEDRO DE LA ROSA

Seasons: 2010-12
Groups: Sauber, HRT
Begins: 33
Finest end: seventh

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Monaco Grand Prix Sunday Monte Carlo, Monaco

An clever, methodical driver who did a stable job for Sauber and HRT when he returned to a full-time F1 race seat at first of the last decade for the primary time since 2002.

49 BRENDON HARTLEY

Seasons: 2017-18
Groups: Toro Rosso
Begins: 25
Finest end: ninth

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Mexican Grand Prix Preparation Day Mexico City, Mexico

Had only one full season with Toro Rosso, faring higher in comparison with team-mate Pierre Gasly than many bear in mind by way of velocity.

However he too usually did not put collectively full weekends by delivering in any respect the important thing moments.

48 ESTEBAN GUTIERREZ

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Japanese Grand Prix Race Day Suzuka, Japan

Seasons: 2013-14, 2016
Groups: Sauber, Haas
Begins: 59
Finest end: seventh

Able to actual velocity however struggled to string collectively full weekends, that means he solely scored factors as soon as – on his stellar weekend at Suzuka in 2013.

47 TIMO GLOCK

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Brazil, Saturday Practice

Seasons: 2010-12
Groups: Virgin
Begins: 55
Finest end: twelfth

Led the road for struggling Virgin valiantly for 3 pointless seasons, however the lack of tempo meant the superb performances he delivered had been all the time produced in back-of-the-grid obscurity.

46 VITANTONIO LIUZZI

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Korea, Saturday Qualifying

Seasons: 2010-11
Groups: Power India, HRT
Begins: 36
Finest end: sixth

An excellent drive to sixth within the moist Korean Grand Prix in 2010 confirmed Liuzzi’s class, however he was usually too erratic throughout his admittedly misfortune-laden 2010 season for Power India. In 2011 with HRT, he had no probability.

45 JOLYON PALMER

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Austrian Grand Prix Preparation Day Spielberg, Austria

Seasons: 2016-17
Groups: Renault
Begins: 35
Finest end: sixth

The 2014 GP2 champion notched up solely two factors finishes in F1, with the excessive level a wonderful sixth place within the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix.

Though he didn’t all the time have probably the most aggressive – or dependable – automotive, Palmer nonetheless struggled to make an impression even contemplating that.

44 HEIKKI KOVALAINEN

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Hungary, Friday Practice

Seasons: 2010-13
Groups: Lotus/Caterham, Lotus
Begins: 59
Finest end: twelfth

A race winner for McLaren in 2008, Kovalainen’s outings within the 2010s had been – actually – pointless.

He did a very good job for the workforce latterly often called Caterham, however his two outings in good equipment for the Enstone Lotus workforce had been disappointing.

43 BRUNO SENNA

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship European Grand Prix Race Day Valencia, Spain

Seasons: 2010-12
Groups: HRT, Renault, Williams
Begins: 46
Finest end: sixth

An completed performer on race day, Senna’s weak spot was getting the perfect out of the automotive – and crucially the tyres – in qualifying.

His 2012 season with Williams, when he struggled on Saturdays however did properly on Sundays, exemplified this.

42 STOFFEL VANDOORNE

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying Day Sakhir, Bahrain

Seasons: 2016-18
Groups: McLaren
Begins: 41
Finest end: seventh

Excellent on his one-off debut in 2016 and made respectable progress in a tough rookie 12 months however then slumped in an ill-handling McLaren in 2018.

He neither had the perfect of alternatives, nor made probably the most of these he did have.

41 GEORGE RUSSELL

Seasons: 2019
Groups: Williams
Begins: 21
Finest end: eleventh

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Day Budapest, Hungary

No factors in a woefully gradual Williams, however in 2019 he did piece collectively a massively spectacular rookie season – save for his tendency to lose floor on opening laps. His actual F1 story takes place within the 2020s, although.

40 ANTONIO GIOVINAZZI

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Day Melbourne, Australia

Seasons: 2017, 2019
Groups: Sauber/Alfa Romeo
Begins: 23
Finest end: fifth

When he acquired issues collectively, Giovinazzi was sooner than Alfa Romeo team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in 2019. However there have been too many errors that prevented him from being greater than an occasional factors scorer.

39 JAIME ALGUERSUARI

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Spain, Friday Practice

Seasons: 2010-11
Groups: Toro Rosso
Begins: 38
Finest end: seventh

Alguersuari was able to a really excessive stage when issues got here collectively. The difficulty is, they didn’t come collectively as usually as they need to have performed and Toro Rosso discovered him irritating out and in of the automotive.

38 MARCUS ERICSSON

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Bahrain Grand Prix Practice Day Sakhir, Bahrain

Seasons: 2014-18
Groups: Caterham, Sauber
Begins: 97
Finest end: eighth

After a pointless 12 months with struggling Caterham, Ericsson spent 4 years with Sauber.

One other pointless 12 months there, 2017, was really arguably his greatest however in 2018 the arrival of Leclerc completed off an F1 profession distinguished by an inherent ability for self-improvement.

37 SEBASTIEN BUEMI

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi, Sunday Pre Race Grid

Seasons: 2010-11
Groups: Toro Rosso
Begins: 38
Finest end: eighth

Constructed a status as an honest technical driver with Toro Rosso, however couldn’t do sufficient to persuade Purple Bull he was a possible A-team racer.

36 PASCAL WEHRLEIN

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Austrian Grand Prix Race Day Spielberg, Austria

Seasons: 2016-17
Groups: Manor, Sauber
Begins: 39
Finest end: eighth

Grabbed the eye with a powerful rookie season for Manor – scoring a degree for tenth within the Austrian Grand Prix – however didn’t construct on it as a lot as hoped in his second F1 season with Sauber.

However he was unfortunate to drop off the grid given the tempo he confirmed and will have achieved much more in F1.

35 FELIPE NASR

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Brazilian Grand Prix Race Day Sao Paulo, Brazil

Seasons: 2015-16
Groups: Sauber
Begins: 39
Finest end: fifth

Fifth on his debut in Australia was nearly as good because it acquired for Nasr, though his drive to ninth within the moist 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix was arguably his excessive level.

He had the basics to be a really profitable F1 driver, however it by no means fairly got here collectively for him.

34 JULES BIANCHI

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Monaco Grand Prix Sunday Monte Carlo, Monaco

Seasons: 2013-14
Groups: Marussia
Begins: 34
Finest end: ninth

Bianchi was the primary of solely two drivers to attain factors in equipment produced by F1’s trio of recent groups that arrived in 2010.

His gorgeous drive in Monaco in 2014 stands as testomony to what he might need achieved however for that tragic day at Suzuka that finally value him his life.

33 NICK HEIDFELD

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi, Sunday

Seasons: 2010-11
Groups: Sauber, Renault
Begins: 16
Finest end: third

Two part-seasons amounted to Heidfeld’s contribution to 2010s F1, though he produced the same old excessive stage of efficiency throughout his 19 outings earlier than working out of choices and heading to sportscars.

32 ALEX ALBON

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying Day Spa Francorchamps, Belgium

Seasons: 2019
Groups: Toro Rosso, Purple Bull
Begins: 21
Finest end: 4th

Made such an impression throughout his first half-season with Toro Rosso that he earned quick promotion to Purple Bull for the remainder of the 12 months.

Albon then strung collectively an encouraging first half-season on the senior workforce that he did not construct on within the 2020 season that sits outdoors the realm of this rating.

31 VITALY PETROV

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Monaco Grand Prix Thursday Monte Carlo, Monaco

Seasons: 2010-12
Groups: Renault, Caterham
Begins: 57
Finest end: third

Petrov didn’t take advantage of his alternative in a aggressive Renault in 2010, however was extra convincing in his second 12 months and had his day of days with third in Australia. He slid out of F1 after a mediocre marketing campaign with Caterham.

30 LANCE STROLL

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Day Baku, Azerbaijan

Seasons: 2017-19
Groups: Williams, Racing Level
Begins: 62
Finest end: third

Stroll endured a tough begin to life in F1, however after breaking his factors duck in Canada then taking an unlikely podium end in Azerbaijan he started to evolve right into a stable, constant performer – albeit one whose peaks weren’t particularly excessive.

29 LANDO NORRIS

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Day Melbourne, Australia

Seasons: 2019
Groups: McLaren
Begins: 21
Finest end: sixth

Caught it within the prime 10 in qualifying on his debut then completed sixth on his second outing and hasn’t appeared again since. Solely the actual fact he contested only one season within the 2010s explains his low rating.

28 JEAN-ERIC VERGNE

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship British Grand Prix Preparation Day Silverstone, England

Seasons: 2012-14
Groups: Toro Rosso
Begins: 58
Finest end: sixth

At his greatest, Vergne was a formidable racer however he struggled to match team-mate Daniel Ricciardo for sheer velocity.

He couldn’t absolutely assert himself over rookie team-mate Daniil Kvyat in 2014, which introduced a once-promising F1 profession to an finish.

27 ADRIAN SUTIL

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Korean Grand Prix Race Day Yeongam, Korea

Seasons: 2010-11, 2013-14
Groups: Power India, Sauber
Begins: 76
Finest end: fifth

Proved himself to be a constant and efficient midfield power by racking up the factors with Power India previous to an ill-starred transfer to struggling Sauber in 2014.

26 RUBENS BARRICHELLO

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Hungary, Sunday Race

Seasons: 2010-11
Groups: Williams
Begins: 38
Finest end: 4th

Introduced expertise and guile to Williams and had a profound influence on its approach of engaged on and off observe.

That capability was put to waste with the workforce’s dismal 2011 season and he was dropped to make approach for an additional driver with backing.

25 PIERRE GASLY

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Japanese Grand Prix Practice Day Suzuka, Japan

Seasons: 2017-19
Groups: Toro Rosso, Purple Bull
Begins: 47
Finest end: 2nd

His struggles in half-a-season alongside Max Verstappen at Purple Bull in 2019 leap to thoughts, however his robust performances at Toro Rosso shouldn’t be ignored in evaluating his effectiveness.

Confirmed formidable psychological power to bounce again from being relegated from Purple Bull.

24 ESTEBAN OCON

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying Day Singapore, Singapore

Seasons: 2016-18
Groups: Manor, Power India/Racing Level
Begins: 50
Finest end: fifth

After a stable part-season for Manor, Ocon emerged as a constant factors scorer with Power India/Racing Level, earlier than shedding his seat to Lance Stroll for genealogical causes.

However he by no means fairly managed to completely assert himself over team-mate Sergio Perez.

23 DANIIL KVYAT

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Hungarian Grand Prix Race Day Budapest, Hungary

Seasons: 2014-17, 2019
Groups: Toro Rosso, Purple Bull
Begins: 93
Finest end: 2nd

After his fast rise to Purple Bull, Kvyat acquitted himself properly however not spectacularly on the entrance earlier than being busted again all the way down to Toro Rosso.

He slumped after that and struggled badly up towards Carlos Sainz, however carried out properly on his recall to F1 in 2019 and, at his greatest, was an excellent F1 driver.

22 KEVIN MAGNUSSEN

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Italian Grand Prix Practice Day Monza, Italy

Seasons: 2014-19
Groups: McLaren, Renault, Haas
Begins: 102
Finest end: 2nd

Made an excellent begin with second on his F1 debut with McLaren, however solely ever had midfield equipment thereafter.

Removed from probably the most constant performer of this period, he was glorious on his day but in addition made greater than his justifiable share of errors.

21 KAMUI KOBAYASHI

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Japanese Grand Prix Race Day Suzuka, Japan

Seasons: 2010-12, 2014
Groups: Sauber, Caterham
Begins: 73
Finest end: third

Remembered for his aggressive overtaking, consistency was really Kobayashi’s greatest power.

Not a stellar qualifier, he commonly produced glorious race runs that made him a constant factors scorer.

20 MICHAEL SCHUMACHER

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Monaco Grand Prix Saturday Monte Carlo, Monaco

Seasons: 2010-12
Groups: Mercedes
Begins: 58
Finest end: third

Not the motive force he was in his first F1 profession, however he made a invaluable contribution to Mercedes and acquired stronger as his return continued.

Solely took one podium end, however don’t overlook the misplaced pole place lap in Monaco in 2012.

19 PAUL DI RESTA

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Hungarian Grand Prix Race Day Budapest, Hungary

Seasons: 2011-13, 2017
Groups: Power India, Williams
Begins: 59
Finest end: 4th

Di Resta was unlucky to drop off the grid as a consequence of lack of price range after 2013 – save for an emergency call-up for Williams in 2017 – having proved himself to be a powerful performer in F1’s midfield. Had the flexibility to win races in a greater automotive.

18 CARLOS SAINZ

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Brazilian Grand Prix Race Day Sao Paulo, Brazil

Seasons: 2015-19
Groups: Toro Rosso, Renault, McLaren
Begins: 102
Finest end: third

Tough marketing campaign with Renault in 2018 apart, Sainz made good progress within the first 5 years of his F1 profession, peaking with a powerful first McLaren season in 2019.

17 PASTOR MALDONADO

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Spanish Grand Prix Race Day Barcelona, Spain

Seasons: 2011-15
Groups: Williams, Lotus
Begins: 95
Wins: 1

Possessor of gorgeous automotive management and able to producing unbelievable turns of velocity, Maldonado was additionally probably the most unpredictable and erratic drivers to have ever raced in F1.

His outcomes had been very patchy however on the uncommon events the celebrities aligned, similar to when he gained in Spain in 2012, he was able to nice issues.

16 FELIPE MASSA

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Germany, Sunday Race

Seasons: 2010-17
Groups: Ferrari, Williams
Begins: 155
Finest end: 2nd

Not a race-winner throughout this decade, however would have been with out the notorious ‘Fernando is quicker than you’ workforce orders incident at Hockenheim in 2010.

However he served Ferrari properly then was revitalised when he moved to Williams, taking podium finishes and even a pole place for the workforce.

15 NICO HULKENBERG

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Brazilian Grand Prix Race Day Sao Paulo, Brazil

Seasons: 2010, 2012-19
Groups: Williams, Power India, Sauber, Renault
Begins: 177
Finest end: 4th

Neglect his document for F1 begins with out a podium end, Hulkenberg was severely fast in F1 and produced some gorgeous performances, together with the well-known pole for Williams at Interlagos in 2010, a problem for victory there two years later with Power India, and a collection of nice drives in midfield equipment.

14 ROMAIN GROSJEAN

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Bahrain Grand Prix Race Day Sakhir, Bahrain

Seasons: 2012-19
Groups: Lotus, Haas
Begins: 157
Finest end: 2nd

Able to being as quick as anybody, Grosjean racked up 10 podium finishes with out ever profitable a race – however got here shut on events.

He was additionally able to careless errors and inconsistency, which finally prevented him becoming a member of F1’s elite on this interval.

13 SERGIO PEREZ

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Malaysian Grand Prix, Sunday Race Sepang, Malaysia

Seasons: 2011-19
Groups: Sauber, McLaren, Power India/Racing Level
Begins: 176
Finest end: 2nd

Scored eight podium finishes in the course of the decade, however by no means on the highest step regardless of coming shut for Sauber in Malaysia in 2012.

He established his status as F1’s king of the midfield after he moved to Power India following a tough 12 months with McLaren.

12 ROBERT KUBICA

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, Saturday Qualifying

Seasons: 2010, 2019
Groups: Renault, Williams
Begins: 40
Finest end: 2nd

There have been two Kubicas in F1. One excelled in Renault equipment in 2010 and produced one of many qualifying laps of the last decade to take third at Suzuka.

The opposite was not able to that stage however nonetheless overcame unattainable odds to race at an honest stage regardless of driving, as he put it, 70% left-handed because of the accidents sustained in a 2011 rallying crash.

11 CHARLES LECLERC

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Italian Grand Prix Race Day Monza, Italy

Seasons: 2018-19
Groups: Sauber, Ferrari
Begins: 42
Wins: 2

Leclerc went from struggling rookie to stellar midfielder to race winner and Ferrari workforce chief throughout his first two years in F1, shortly establishing a status as one of many quickest F1 drivers of the twenty first century.

10 VALTTERI BOTTAS

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Austrian Grand Prix Race Day Spielberg, Austria

Seasons: 2013-19
Groups: Williams, Mercedes
Begins: 139
Wins: 7

Bottas was underrated throughout his spell as Hamilton’s wingman at Mercedes, the place he confirmed how fast he was with a very good qualifying document.

However he was by no means capable of make good on his ambition to be a title risk regardless of being one of many decade’s most reliable performers.

9 KIMI RAIKKONEN

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship British Grand Prix Qualifying Day Silverstone, England

Seasons: 2012-19
Groups: Lotus, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo
Begins: 157
Wins: 3

By his 2010s comeback Raikkonen lacked the sting of velocity he had in his ‘first’ F1 profession.

However he was nonetheless a constant performer on the entrance and able to selecting up the odd win on his day.

As his second Ferrari stint confirmed, although, he was not the motive force he as soon as was.

8 MAX VERSTAPPEN

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Spanish Grand Prix Race Day Barcelona, Spain

Seasons: 2015-19
Groups: Toro Rosso, Purple Bull
Begins: 102
Wins: 8

Minimize his F1 tooth after which proved he was able to taking nice race wins, that means he ended the last decade awaiting his first shot on the world championship.

Deposed Ricciardo as Purple Bull kingpin alongside the way in which as he laid the groundwork for the gorgeous success that was to observe within the 2020s that falls outdoors the timespan of our rating.

7 DANIEL RICCIARDO

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Canadian Grand Prix Race Day Montreal, Canada

Seasons: 2011-19
Groups: HRT, Toro Rosso, Purple Bull, Renault
Begins: 171
Wins: 7

Excelled in every little thing he drove throughout this decade, whether or not on the entrance, within the midfield or on the again.

Whereas he by no means had the chance he craved to battle for the championship, he produced some excellent race wins and among the most memorable overtaking strikes of the 2010s.

6 MARK WEBBER

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship British Grand Prix Race Day Silverstone, England

Seasons: 2010-13
Groups: Purple Bull
Begins: 77
Wins: 7

Got here agonisingly near profitable the 2010 world championship, however was by no means once more a critical title risk regardless of producing some excellent wins – notably at Monaco and Silverstone in 2012 – earlier than trailing off in his last season as Sebastian Vettel dominated.

5 JENSON BUTTON

Formula 1 Grand Prix, Japan, Sunday Race

Seasons: 2010-17
Groups: McLaren
Begins: 136
Wins: 8

A category act all through McLaren’s decline within the first half of the last decade, producing his greatest work in 2011, notably with an excellent victory at Suzuka.

That he held his personal when team-mates to 2 of the perfect drivers of the last decade (Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton) provides him the sting over the group behind.

4 NICO ROSBERG

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Day Abu Dhabi, Uae

Seasons: 2010-16
Groups: Mercedes
Begins: 136
Wins: 23

Did the seemingly unattainable by beating Hamilton to the 2016 title – albeit with luck on his facet – and produced some very good victories.

Retired having realised he couldn’t maintain the extent of dedication wanted to problem Hamilton, which denied him many extra wins on this period.

3 FERNANDO ALONSO

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship European Grand Prix Race Day Valencia, Spain

Seasons: 2010-18
Groups: Ferrari, McLaren
Begins: 173
Wins: 11

This was a irritating decade for Alonso, whose virtuosity introduced him shut to 2 championships with Ferrari.

However his brilliance was too usually on show in shedding causes in restricted equipment – notably within the McLaren years.

His wins tally for this era doesn’t do him justice.

2 SEBASTIAN VETTEL

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Indian Grand Prix Race Day New Delhi, India

Seasons: 2010-19
Groups: Purple Bull, Ferrari
Begins: 197
Wins: 48

Vettel frontloaded his success on this period into 4 championship-winning seasons with Purple Bull throughout which he was usually spectacularly good.

From 2014 onwards, he grew to become extra erratic and made too many errors – as did his Ferrari workforce – however nonetheless produced loads of excessive factors and ensured his standing as one of many pre-eminent drivers of this decade.

1 LEWIS HAMILTON

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Mexican Grand Prix Race Day Mexico City, Mexico

Seasons: 2010-19
Groups: McLaren, Mercedes
Begins: 198
Wins: 73

Hamilton gained 50% of the world championships and 37% of the races within the 2010s, making him an apparent selection for primary.

Sure, he spent nearly all of this period in all-conquering Mercedes equipment, however he was a key participant in driving that success and advanced right into a crushingly efficient driver throughout this era.

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