The Mercedes driver, who won his fifth world championship this year, was overwhelmingly chosen as the outstanding driver of the season. The only others to receive significant numbers of votes were Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso.
Hamilton’s success was also reflected in out race-by-race Driver of the Weekend polls. He was voted top driver seven times, leading Verstappen (four), Sebastian Vettel (three), Daniel Ricciardo and Pierre Gasly (two each).
Eight different drivers won the Driver of the Year poll during 2018. The one-time winners were Leclerc for his sixth place in Azerbaijan, Kevin Magnussen for his Australian GP performance when he was on course for fourth before retiring, and Kimi Raikkonen for his first win in over five years at Austin.
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2018 F1 Driver of the Weekend winners
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