We saw records descend and a memorable new World Champion this year, however, it’s a game that keeps on being dominated by the Silver Arrow amidst the “V6 time” as the rest of the paddock try to bridge the gap.
Here are top players with incredible Formula 1 season this year.
As far back as Lewis Hamilton traversed from McLaren to Mercedes for the 2013 season, Nico Rosberg has been pursuing the three-time World Champion.
However, no more.
Father Keke won the title 34 years back when he took out the 1982 championship with only a lone win all through the season.
Now they’ve become the second ever father-son pair to win Formula 1 World Championships after Graham (1962 & 1968) and Damon Hill (1996).
It was the German’s consistency and knowledge in the driver’s seat that won him the title as opposed to straight out speed.
His dad’s legacy is as of now set up; now the younger Rosberg has made his own.
Daniel Ricciardo was entirely occupied in 2016, loaded with highs, lows and peer pressuring many people to drink champagne from a sweat-soaked race boot.
He held off the Ferrari’s and partner Max Verstappen into third place in the Drivers Championship. Ricciardo likes to call it “world champion of the rest … the peasants’ world champion!”
The honey badger got a win in Malaysia, but it was poor pit strategy and little missteps from his team that cost him the full points at Monaco and Spain.Ricciardo picked up a worldwide following for his podium antics, compelling everyone from Rosberg and Hamilton to Mark Webber and teammate Verstappen to drink from the boots.
Ricciardo picked up a global following for his podium antics, compelling everyone from Rosberg and Hamilton to Mark Webber and teammate Verstappen to drink from the boots.
He could be one of the best racers out there. However, what’s to come is questionable for Daniel Ricciardo as his younger teammate keeps on making waves for the future.
One of the biggest stories of the season has come from a spirited teenager.
Max Verstappen, son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, begun the season as a gimmick at Toro Rosso being one of the youngest drivers to take a seat in the sport.
At just 18 years of age, he shattered the earlier record for the youngest winner of a Formula 1 Grand Prix, a record previously held by Vettel as a 21-year-old.
Furthermore, If Red Bull can pull together a competitive car for next season, there’s no question that this young lad can add a world title to his name.