1. Nico Hulkenberg (Euro Series - ART Grand Prix)
Head and shoulders above the rest of the category with a 70 per cent win rate in the 'proper' races (reverse grids don't count!). He had some bad luck at the beginning of the season - and even made a mistake by crashing at Pau - but bounced back with an emphatic succession of victories and was simply untouchable.
There were a lot of rookies around him and several expected challengers underperformed, but his season was still as impressive and dominant as any in the recent history of F3 and he is clearly destined for greater things.
Found the just right balance between all-out charging and measured podium accumulation. His top six finishing record was outstanding, but he was still able to leave everyone behind on his day to notch up five wins to just edge the title.