Putting the standout driver of the season at the top of the list is easy. Trying to formulate a top 10 of the world's best GT drivers based on performances across series all around the world is much more difficult and ultimately subjective.
It is made doubly hard by the efforts of the rules-makers and series promoters to level the playing field between different types of car. That's why the Tudor United SportsCar Championship is under-represented here — how can judgements be made against the backdrop of rules tinkering that rendered various cars uncompetitive?
But there can be no other candidate for the number one spot in this list than Gianmaria Bruni given his superlative performances with Ferrari in the World Endurance Championship this year. He really was that good.