The top 10 F1 drivers, 2000-2009
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The top 10 F1 drivers, 2000-2009

By:
, Tony Dodgins

As the 2000s decade concludes, Tony Dodgins compiles his top 10 Formula 1 drivers of the last 10 years

10. Mark Webber

Minardi, Jaguar, Williams, Red Bull

GPs: 138
Poles: 1
Wins: 2
Fastest laps: 3
Titles: 0

Hard not to include Rubens or DC, with 24 wins between them, but a bigger mistake to exclude Webber. A committed competitor who has seen off every team-mate bar the exceptional Vettel, he was always in the wrong place at the wrong time until he finally found himself with an Adrian Newey chassis in a year of significant rule change. True to his luck, he was crocked. Still managed to win twice and look far from shabby alongside 'the new Schuey'. A rounded fellow unafraid to speak his mind, he often appears a man among boys. Has a title in him in the right circumstances.

9. Robert Kubica

BMW

GPs: 57
Poles: 1
Wins: 1
Fastest laps: 0
Titles: 0

Odd to include a one-time winner in the decade's top 10? Not if talent is the measure. When Fernando Alonso says he thinks Robert Kubica is the best driver in F1 you realise he's probably taking an oblique swipe at Lewis, but he's not the only one to have said it.

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