Championship leader and rookie Lewis Hamilton was the best performer during the first half of the 2007 season, according to a survey.
According to the website of the Swiss newspaper Blick, 28 experts and former drivers including Flavio Briatore, Norbert Haug, Keke Rosberg, Jody Scheckter and Jean Todt were asked to rank this year’s formula one field.
McLaren pairing Hamilton and Fernando Alonso locked out the top two, followed by Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and BMW driver Nick Heidfeld.
In fifth spot, Massa’s teammate Kimi Raikkonen trailed the pace after his lacklustre first half of the season, followed by Williams’ impressive Nico Rosberg.
Mark Webber (Red Bull), meanwhile, scraped inside the top nine, while former grand prix winners Jenson Button and Ralf Schumacher could only manage disappointing results with 15th and 22nd places respectively.