Over 1,400 of you voted in the poll to decide the best Formula 1 driver of 2008.
World champion Lewis Hamilton led the voting early on but it was Robert Kubica who came out on top with 40% of the vote. Here are the results in full.
Robert Kubica grabbed 556 votes – one of which was mine – putting him comfortably ahead of Fernando Alonso (316) and Lewis Hamilton (245).
Felipe Massa got 11% of the vote despite missing out on the title by a single point in a year when he suffered a lot of bad luck. Italian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel took 70 votes – 45 more than 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen.
Among the minority votes Anthony Davidson led the way with seven, Nick Heidfeld had six and Sebastien Bourdais five. Only two drivers received zero votes: Jenson Button and Giancarlo Fisichella. Full breakdown of results here.
With a little help from his friends…
Earlier this year we did a poll on who was the most popular driver which Kubica won by miles thanks to a huge influx of fans from Polish websites.
There was above average levels of traffic from Poland here in the past week, though not to the enormous extent there was during the popularity poll. By no means have all the Polish visitors been voting for Kubica (here’s proof of that), but it certainly played a role in shaping the results.
NB. John Spencer posted an excellent analysis of my 2008 driver rankings which, due to a problem with the spam filter, failed to appear on the site for several days. Apologies to John, do check out his thorough breakdown of the stats here.