F1 2015: The stars of the season

Stars of the season

BBC F1 looks at who (or what) brought this year's Formula 1 season to life.

Lewis Hamilton

Winning titles, breaking records and partying with pop stars, world champion Lewis Hamilton lived life his way in 2015.

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Max Verstappen

Teenager Max Verstappen produced overtaking moves this season no driver has ever done in the sport before.

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Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso

An ultimately forgettable season for Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button ended up being memorable for their fans.

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Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg must wish he had chucked that cap at Lewis Hamilton in Australia in March. He's beaten the Briton ever since...

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Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel is so content in the red of Ferrari, it's almost as if he has already brought multiple titles back to Maranello.

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Sparks

Sparks flew in 2015, making this season one of Formula 1's most pleasing on the eye for decades.

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Susie Wolff

Susie Wolff may not have achieved her dream of racing in F1, but the Briton has left a mark on the sport she loves.

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Third Place sign

Lewis Hamilton slamming into the position panel in Monaco came from immense frustration, but it showed a human side fans rarely see.

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Carlos Sainz Jr

Carlos Sainz out-qualified celebrated team-mate Max Verstappen in 2015, and wins the prize for most tenacious driver, hands down.

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Mercedes mechanic

Away from the spotlight, but certainly not undervalued, are the mechanics - the unsung heroes of the Formula 1 world.

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Will Stevens

You do not have to win in F1 to command respect from fans - giving other drivers grief over team radio and ignoring Fernando Alonso will do for Will Stevens.

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Marshals

Despite the ever-present threat of danger, the long hours and adverse weather conditions, F1 marshals do it all with a smile.

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Lewis Hamilton

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