Hamilton simply the best in '08

You can argue if you want to, and that may even be the point of a year-end top-10 list, but the best racer in the world in 2008 was Lewis Hamilton. Jimmie Johnson, you ask? Not even top three, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: January 20, 2009, 12:14 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

The best of the best.

Not an easy thing to determine when talking about race car drivers, but I will boldly make an attempt to examine the facts and come up with the 10 best drivers in 2008 across all series.

You, of course, are welcome to disagree, as I'm sure many of you will. Whenever we start ranking drivers, disagreement and debate is guaranteed.

But here goes. My top 10 of 2008:

No. 1: Lewis HamiltonThe talented Brit made history and won his first Formula One ...

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