Who was F1's best rookie in 2016?

Who was F1's best rookie in 2016?

There was plenty of talent among the drivers who made their Formula 1 debuts in 2016, and some big futures beckon. But who impressed the most?

Five drivers made their Formula 1 debuts in 2016, three of them scored championship points, only two completed full seasons at single-seater racing's highest level, but which one can claim to be this year's outstanding rookie?

Stoffel Vandoorne arguably made the most outstanding debut of all F1 rookies this year, out-qualifying 2009 world champion team-mate Jenson Button, and scoring McLaren-Honda's first point of the season with a 10th-placed finish in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c