First GP: Australia 2002
2007 position: 4th
Previous teams: Sauber
Felipe Massa continues to defy expectations and emerged as a truly world-class contender this year.
Always quick, the Brazilian has been let down in the past by inconsistency and a tendency to make mistakes.
But while this year he has won where he has been traditionally strong - such as in Bahrain - he has also been quick on his old bogey tracks such as Monaco.
He remained a constant presence in the title battle to the end and is regarded as the most improved driver in F1.