NB: Before you shout and cry about fanboyism, don't, because every top 10 I've seen from British media have had Hamilton top and forgotten about his mistakes this year
Really? Wow now that´s "unconventional" to have him top.
In all honesty mate without any anger in between: I can´t see what he did so much better than the others this year. Before Nürburgring his car was poor and he didn´t get good results(due to the car). After Nürburgring his car came good and he got good results (due to the car). It´s basically the same with the Brawn guys.
I might turn into Captain Obvious for stating this, but: 90% of the driver´s results in F1 are based on their car´s performances.
Alonso and Rosberg and to a certain extent Kimi are the only drivers I can think of this season who "outperformed" their cars.
My explanation for the first two is: The Renault was c**p, I mean real c**p, but Fernando still achieved pretty good results (in comparison to the car´s crapyness), especially in qualifying.
And Nico used the Williams superbly outscoring his useless teammate 34,5 - 0. Kimi got that amazing series of podiums in a car that really was a handful (as we could see in the hands of an average driver like Fisi who was nowhere), but despite that and the fact that it wasn´t further developed after Nürburgring he still scored 48 points which I find pretty remarkable.