First GP: Hungary 2006
2007 position: 6th
Previous teams: N/A
Robert Kubica is living up to his billing as a future world champion in his second full season of Formula One.
The Pole took his maiden victory in Canada, to follow up an incredibly consistent run of results.
Kubica's career stalled a little in 2007 after a stunning debut in the second half of 2006.
But he has thrashed team-mate Nick Heidfeld this year, and made it clear why Lewis Hamilton rates him as one of his most dangerous rivals.