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The 2018 Formula 1 season featured the fiercest battle for honours since the start of the V6 turbo-hybrid era - even if both titles were ultimately sealed comfortably - but who were the standout drivers over the course of the campaign?
They say the points table never lies, but in a sport dependent on the combination of human and machine it's rarely, if ever, the case that the top 10 in the championship are the best 10 performers.
Motorsport.com picks out the high and low points of the top 10 drivers we rate as the best performers of the 2018 Formula 1 season based on their achievements relative to the expectations of them and their machinery.
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