Sportskeeda's International Sportsperson of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1
In a year which saw exceptional performances in nearly every sport, we look at the 10 most dominant athletes of 2015.
2015 was another banner year for sports, but when has a year not been so? Every single year, it seems, we see hundreds of compelling, captivating, cathartic storylines in the sporting world, with heroes and superheroes emerging in each discipline. There's an epic battle at every athletic corner of the world, and a legendary gladiator standing tall whenever the dust settles.Comparing those fascinating storylines and heroic performances is perhaps not the most productive use of our time; how many times can you say 'apples and oranges'? But we are humans, and there is possibly no trait more definitive of our race than our urge to compare.So giving in to that urge, here is our list of the 10 most dominant sportspersons in 2015, culminating in the crowning of Sportskeeda’s International Sportsperson of the Year 2015.Note: Just being the best in your sport is not enough to warrant inclusion in this list; the extent of dominance over your rivals was the most important criterion in making these selections.
#10 Lewis Hamilton (Formula One)
The fact that car technology has so much to do with F1 results makes picking any driver in this list a little suspect. But in 2015 Hamilton was dominant enough, against drivers equipped with comparable technology, to merit a mention here.
Mercedes continued to be the most irresistible force on the circuit all through 2015, although there were signs of life from Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel. None of that mattered to Hamilton, who was the consummate professional in the face of all the chaos around him, serenely cruising to the title with three races to spare.
Nico Rosberg had the same car and the same advantage over the rest of the field as Hamilton did. But the Brit was consistently the better driver, winning 10 races out of 19 while finishing just once outside the podium.
Whichever way you look at it, it's hard to argue against the worthiness of Hamilton's second consecutive Drivers' Championship, and third overall.