Who will win Rookie of the Year at the Autosport Awards on Sunday? As always there are contenders from outside Formula 1, but the championship is represented by Alex Albon, George Russell and Lando Norris. All three have done sensational jobs in 2019 following graduation from Formula 2 and have further enhanced their reputations at their respective teams.
Arguably it was Norris who made the biggest strides throughout the season, and he ended it with the greater momentum.
In Abu Dhabi last weekend, he not only led the midfield qualifying battle in seventh place, but he also won the overall fight with McLaren team-mate Carlos Sainz by 11-10. To be fair, on occasion Sainz was handicapped by issues outside his control, so perhaps the more interesting statistic is that the pair were within a tenth of each other in race and qualifying conditions, according to McLaren's analysis.