At the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend Lewis Hamilton won a lights-to-flag victory, the 19th in his career, equalling the record of his hero Ayrton Senna, Pierre Gasly lost sixth place in the drivers’ championship to Carlos Sainz Jr., Nico Hulkenberg’s F1 career came to an end and Valtteri Bottas pulled himself from the back of the grid to fourth.
It wasn’t the most exciting race – far from it – but it did bring to an end a truly brilliant season. But which driver’s truly shone? Who proved that they’re at the top of their game? Well here are, in our opinion, the 10 best F1 drivers of 2019.