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Hamilton won F1 title, but Kubica gets nod as top driver in 2008

Lewis Hamilton won his first Formula One drivers' championship, but was he the best driver on the circuit in 2008? Try third-best. The top spot goes to BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica, writes Dan Knutson.

Updated: November 21, 2008, 1:51 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com

Lewis Hamilton won the 2008 Formula One World Championship, but was he the best driver? Mark Webber never finished higher than fourth, so why is he rated in among our top 10? Nick Heidfeld completed 99.7 percent of all laps, so why didn't he place better in the ratings?

Points only tell part of the story of the 2008 F1 season.

The order of the drivers in this assessment of the "Top 10" in 2008 did not end up in the same order as the top 10 finishers in the final ...

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