Picking the world's best GT driver is an onerous task, not least because there are so many to choose from. How do you compare a Blancpain Endurance Series racer to someone who plies his trade in the American Le Mans Series? With great difficulty is the answer.
This list places an onus on drivers who have competed in multiple series, which explains some apparent contradictions.
Gianmaria Bruni was my best-placed GTE driver in the Top 10 ranking in my World Endurance Championship review for AUTOSPORT magazine, yet the Ferrari driver loses the top spot here to Frederic Makowiecki. That's not inconsistency on my part, rather an admission of his performances and successes in other series.
There's also an undoubted focus here on drivers contesting European-based series. They are the guys I've seen race on a regular basis, the ones who have had a chance to impress me, if you like. I'm not entirely sure if I should apologies for that or not.
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