4. Sergio Perez - 7.60/10
A very strong end to the season propelled Perez up the order as he started to add consistency to his flashes of excellence. Perez struggled slightly while waiting for the B-spec Force India, scoring only 15 points by the mid-season break. However, from that point on he was in excellent form and quite comfortably got the better of team-mate Hulkenberg.
Perez only failed to score in two races after the summer shutdown, and his knack of pulling off difficult strategies again paid off as he finished third in Russia to give Force India its only podium of the year. He finished fifth on three further occasions in the final nine races and finally started to deliver on the potential which led McLaren to select him as Lewis Hamilton’s replacement back in 2013. If he can get rid of a tendency to still have the odd poor weekend, he could well be in line for another big move.