REVEALED: The driver you voted as the most impressive so far in 2020

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With nine rounds of 2020 down, we're over the half-way mark of this 17-race season – so which of the 21 drivers to have driven in Formula 1 so far this year has impressed you most? We asked you to vote, and more than 87,000 of you did – here are the results...

So who did you vote for? Was it dominant championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who's on the verge of breaking every record in the book? Or perhaps fan favourites Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc got your nod?

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Well in fact, your number one is actually someone who doesn't drive for one of the 'big three' teams, nor someone who has stood on the top step of the podium this year... Scroll down to see who your top five drivers are, and to see the voting breakdown.

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Renault F1 Team RS20.
Tuscan Grand Prix, Friday 11th September 2020. Mugello

Ricciardo's been in great form this year

5. Daniel Ricciardo – 7% of the vote

The Australian has shone for Renault this year, taking 53 points and sitting seventh in the championship so far. He finished fourth in Belgium (with Fastest Lap), sixth in Italy and fourth again in Tuscany – with a first Renault podium surely just around the corner. All that was enough to grab him seven per cent of the votes in our poll.

4. Max Verstappen – 11% of the vote

Red Bull's flying Dutchman has taken a podium in every race he's finished, even winning the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone – from fourth on the grid. Retirements in the last two races have frustrated Verstappen, but he still eanred 11% of the vote.

3. Lewis Hamilton – 12% of the vote

The championship leader, Hamilton has led on and off the track and won six of the nine races so far to take 190 points. Looking ever more likely to be on his way to a record-equalling seventh title, Hamilton is also on the verge of breaking Michael Schumacher's all-time win record of 91 Grands Prix - and 12% of voters went for the Mercedes man in our poll.

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Lewis Hamilton may be closing in on yet another world championship - but he didn't win this vote...

2. Pierre Gasly – 18% of the vote

Since being dropped by Red Bull down to sister team Toro Rosso in 2019, Gasly has shown brilliant form that culminated in a stunning Italian Grand Prix win at Monza for AlphaTauri – his first ever victory, and the Faenza squad's first since 2008 when Sebastian Vettel won at the very same track. But despite his Monza heroics, he didn't quite win this vote...

1. Lando Norris – 23% of the vote

Fourth in the championship, Norris entertained us during lockdown in the Virtual Grand Prix series earlier this year and started the 2020 season with a bang, taking a podium in the season-opener. Since then, he's finished in the points in every race bar Hungary and took a brilliant P4 in Italy. All of which was enough to secure him 23% of the votes cast, making him our winner. But will he still occupy top slot come the end of the year...?

See the full voting breakdown below...



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