22 Formula One drivers will take to the grid at the season opener at Albert Park on March 20.
As the start of the 2016 season approaches, we want to know who do you think is the best driver on the current F1 grid?
We thought we’d set up a duel to try and find out.
All you have to do is go through the duels, selecting your ‘winner’ from each match up. That winner continues into the next duel, to be pitted against a new driver. If he’s still your winner, select again. If not, choose the other person in the duel.
It’s as easy as that!
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Carlos Sainz showed glimpses of brilliance during his rookie campaign.
His best result of seventh came at the United States Grand Prix in 2015.
Kevin Magnussen made his F1 debut with McLaren in 2014 and scored a podium in his first race.
Renowned for his fantastic tyre preservation skills, Sergio Perez has finished on the podium on five occasions.
2007 F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen has 20 Grand Prix victories to his name.
Statistically, Lewis Hamilton is Formula One’s best driver. He has the most race victories and highest number of pole positions. He however, has one less title than Sebastian Vettel.
The 2014 GP2 champion makes his F1 debut with Renault in 2015.
Ericsson heads into his third season in F1 in 2016.
The Swede’s best result came at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, finishing eighth.
Arguably F1’s hottest prospect. Max Verstappen surprised many in 2015 with his speed and maturity.
Verstappen has two fourth place finishes to his name, coming at the Hungarian and United States Grands Prix in 2015.
14 Grand Prix victories to his name, Nico Rosberg has been a serious title contender in the past two seasons.
Eight podium finishes in just 56 starts for Valtteri Bottas.
The Mexican goes into his third season in F1 after taking a year out as Ferrari test and reserve driver.
Gutierrez has scored six points in 38 races.
2015 DTM champion Pascal Wehrlein is one of the hottest prospects on the 2016 F1 grid. The German makes his debut for Manor in 2016.
Daniil Kvyat scored his first podium of his career at the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix after finishing second.
The Russian outscored Daniel Ricciardo in 2015.
Yet to score a podium in his F1 career, Nico Hulkenberg has shown year in year out fantastic raw speed and wet weather ability.
Felipe Massa has 11 Grand Prix victories to his name and has enjoyed a renaissance at Williams.
Rio Haryanto makes his Formula One debut with Manor after four years in GP2.
Formula One’s most successful driver with four drivers’ titles. Vettel enjoyed a lot of success with Red Bull and continues to show why he is an F1 great with Ferrari.
Romain Grosjean has asserted himself as one of F1’s fastest drivers.
The Frenchman has 10 podium finishes to his name in just 83 starts.
Button secured his maiden F1 title in 2009, driving for Brawn GP in a fairytale year for the Briton.
During his time at McLaren alongside Lewis Hamilton, Button outscored Hamilton in terms of points and stacked up well against Fernando Alonso in 2015.
Felipe Nasr impressed many during his rookie season in 2015.
He scored the best result for a Brazilian’s first race in the sport by finishing fifth at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo has three race victories to his name and outscored teammate at the time, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel in 2014.
Alonso has two world championships to his name, in 2005 and 2006 with Renault.
The Spaniard came close in 2007, 2010 and 2012 – missing out on the title in each of those years by a handful of points.
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