Ranking the top 10 Formula 1 drivers of 2022
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Ranking the top 10 Formula 1 drivers of 2022

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Matt Kew

Among the movers, shakers and re-entries, no one stays where they were last year in our end-of-season ranking. So who were the biggest hits of 2022?

With the most seismic regulation overhaul in Formula 1 history looming, the 2022 pre-season attention was focused almost entirely on the new cars that were poised to break cover. But thanks chiefly to the titanic early duel between title protagonists Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, plus the toils of seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton versus his new Mercedes team-mate George Russell, the drivers soon wrested back the limelight.

Immediately after each of the 22 rounds, Autosport awarded every racer a score out of 10 for their efforts as per our long-standing Driver Ratings. Now, though, with the benefit of hindsight and more information subsequently surfacing, there’s greater justification for why some flourished and others suffered during any given weekend. With that wider context now established, here we present our best drivers of the season.

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