The decade's top 10 US single-seater drivers
Matt Beer ranks the top 10 drivers of the North American open-wheel scene from 2000 to 2009
Unlike most other categories, American single-seaters didn't have a single dominant talent in the 2000s. There was no Alex Zanardi or Juan Pablo Montoya figure standing head and shoulders clear of all rivals, and even though Sebastien Bourdais dominated Champ Car, had he been in IndyCar he would have been just one of half a dozen or so excellent but not unstoppable drivers fighting for titles.
So at the end of this ultra-close decade, there's actually very, very little separating the drivers in this list. Think of it not as a top 10, but an elongated top five that just happens to contain 10 brilliant drivers.
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