Who was the best driver of the British Grand Prix weekend? (Poll)

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Which driver did the best job during the British Grand Prix weekend?

See below for my pick of the best drivers in the British Grand Prix.

Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.

For your consideration

Here are some of the drivers who impressed me during the British Grand Prix weekend:

Mark Webber – Shrugged off intra-team politics to make a great start and take a dominant win.

Lewis Hamilton – Coped with a major late set-up change on the McLaren far better than his team mate. Fourth on the grid paved the way for a very useful second place in the race.

Nico Rosberg – Out-drove Schumacher yet again and scored his third podium of the year, aided by a good strategy.

Rubens Barrichello – Silverstone specialist delivered for Williams with fifth.

Adrian Sutil – Great pass on Michael Schumacher and vigorous yet fair defence against Sebastian Vettel which almost held until the end.

Jarno Trulli – Had very little time in practice yet came out on top among the new teams.

Compare all the drivers

You can review what happened to each driver in the race and compare their race data with their team mates using the links below:

McLaren: Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes: Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher
Red Bull: Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber
Ferrari: Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa
Williams: Rubens Barrichello and Nico H???lkenberg
Renault: Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov
Force India: Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso: Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari
Lotus: Jarno Trulli and Heikki Koalainen
HRT: Karun Chandhok and Sakon Yamamoto
Sauber: Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa
Virgin: Timo Glock and Heikki Kovalainen

Vote for your driver of the weekend

Which driver impressed you the most in the British Grand Prix weekend? Cast your vote below and have your say in the comments.

Who was the best driver of the British Grand Prix weekend?

  • Jenson Button (13%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (23%)
  • Michael Schumacher (1%)
  • Nico Rosberg (4%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (6%)
  • Mark Webber (35%)
  • Felipe Massa (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (2%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (5%)
  • Nico H???lkenberg (0%)
  • Robert Kubica (2%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (3%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (0%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (0%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Karun Chandhok (0%)
  • Sakon Yamamoto (1%)
  • Pedro de la Rosa (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (5%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Lucas di Grassi (0%)

Total Voters: 2,945

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127 comments on Who was the best driver of the British Grand Prix weekend? (Poll)

  1. Marco said on 12th July 2010, 19:11

    Jaime Alguersuari s performance was a nice surprise of Sunday for me… He struggled in practices and in qualifying, but he recovered in a great style, driving 11th just 2 second behind Schumacher and Hulkeberg before his brake problems arrived… His race pace was impressive and over 3 tenths better then Buemis…

  2. Tbh Alonso did take a lot of stick from the british “lewis” fans with all the booing, so the stiff upper lip award would go to Alonso by miles.

    I think jenson was driver of the race from 14th to 4th good showing.

    Vettel was lucky to get 7th, without the safety car it would of been a lot worse. He did silence a fair few people saying he can’t overtake since he did just that taking sutil and schumacher.

    Excluding the safety car webber and lewis dominated the race.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 12th July 2010, 21:44

      Alonso did take a lot of stick from the british “lewis” fans with all the booing

      Really? I hadn’t heard about that. When did it happen?

      • yer the second he got interviewed by the silverstone media the whole pit straight, woodcote, luffield and copse booed him. I’m not sure about the rest of the circuit but tbh I never remembered schumacher being booed at silverstone when I last went.

        Was a sad sound to hear tbh since you hear british fans saying they never act like the spanish “alonso fanatics” and cheer anybody, yet around 50,000 did just that trying to intimidate Alonso, was like I went to a football match with liverpool vs man utd…only negative thing i had to say about my trip there.

  3. Herbie said on 12th July 2010, 20:45

    Barrichello for beating the stigs lap around the Top Gear tst track!!!!!!

  4. DannyJ said on 12th July 2010, 22:43

    Basically, it’s folks like us who keep F1 going, in our millions, and at the moment it seems that the majority (not all, but most) of us, think that Vettel is behaving like a spoiled *****. That can only be bad for Red Bull, and good for Monster energy drinks. Business ethics are one thing, apply them to sport and you come a cropper soon enough. Red Bull take note.

  5. SoLiDG (@solidg) said on 12th July 2010, 23:46

    Many good drives this weekend.

    My vote went to Webber, he did a perfect weekend.
    No mistakes, great drive.

    Hamilton did a great job after the backsets the team got, great qualifying effort and nice solid race.

    Button did a smart solid job making most of his bad starting stop.

    Vettel finaly showed us he can pass, but he does have the best car and it’s a circuit wich let u do these things.

    Sutil and Koboyashi did a very good race, big ups for them!

  6. Brendan said on 12th July 2010, 23:51

    Webber not only shrugged off the internal team issues, he shrugged off one of the most horrific accidents in recent times at his prior race and made one of the great starts of the season. His qualifying was incredible given what we now know to have happened in the team. His drive was impeccable, fast and controlled and aggressive.

    • Brendan said on 13th July 2010, 0:21

      Oh, and Webber had Vettel’s cast off chassis to boot … talk about having the odds stacked against you …. sheesh!!

  7. Electrolite said on 13th July 2010, 0:19

    Webber. That was the definition of getting the job done.

  8. qazuhb said on 13th July 2010, 4:12

    Webber. Others did a brilliant start, too, but no-one that had an amount of pressure similar to Mark’s over their shoulders (Vettel and Alonso come to mind) coped with it as successfully as him.

  9. I will day Webber ,no doubt.

  10. Charles Carroll said on 13th July 2010, 5:23

    I went with Nico Rosberg. Just when I thought Mercedes was going to be slipping back into obscurity among the “best of the rest”, Nico shows up on the podium yet again. While I don’t think he’ll challenge for the championship, he impressed me with his cool and consistent driving at Silverstone.

    A close second was my man Kobayashi!

  11. Darren said on 13th July 2010, 7:51

    Definately Mark Webber, had a massive crash last race , if he got any higher a stewardess would have turned up and served him a meal, he got Vettels mended chassis and gave up the latest front wing and still got the job done! He’s gaoned a lot of fans. Can’t beleive some people votd for Vettel, the only reason he got so high up was the safety car, and I could train a monkey to pass cars in that awesome RB6.

  12. Chris Powell said on 13th July 2010, 8:20

    Why does eveyone think the Mclaren is a slow unbalanced car just because “1” of the latest updates didn’t work? how many races have lewis and Jenson won this year already without the failed upgrade?

    With Button on grid 14, Vettel off the track on the first corner and Alonso having a useless start.. it was always going to be Webber #1 Hamilton #2 nothing shocking there.

    • Hallard said on 13th July 2010, 23:04

      I think people are saying that because McLaren basically lost a day of practice and set-up work when their upgrades didnt work and had to be removed. So its thought that they couldnt get the set up quite right in the final practice session, or at least Button didnt get the set-up quite right (he was certainly more vocal about it).

  13. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 13th July 2010, 10:03

    So far we’ve had over 2,000 votes and Webber leads ahead of Hamilton, Button, Kobayashi and Vettel.

    The one that really surprises me in the top five is Button. He had a good first lap but that’s about it really. He was downright poor in qualifying.

    • Well us old guys know,car management is key (not just tyres)but i didn’t vote for him in this race…up until the carbon fiber started flying the race was plain boring. Some day they will fix thee aero package ,so faster drivers can pass slower drivers.

    • Patrickl said on 13th July 2010, 18:19

      Well, Button did overtake 6 cars in one lap. Granted that was mostly because he qualified so poorly, but it took vettel a whole lot loger in a much faster car and Alonso didn’t overtake a single car all day.

    • Hallard said on 13th July 2010, 23:06

      He certainly was poor in qualifying, and therefore set the bar pretty low, but I guess that its hard for people to overlook the fact that he finished the race 10 places higher than he started. Personally, I voted webber, for obvious reasons.

  14. Glen said on 13th July 2010, 10:11

    I’m baffled by the votes for Vettel. he was consistently a second slower than Webber until his engineer told him to get on with it as he had a chance to improve – whilst cruising around behind the SC. Didn’t enybody else get that feed??? Hamilton is clearly the racer’s racer, but for sheer focus on the job at hand – #1 for Webber this time. Probably his best race start ever – when he absolutely had to.

  15. drezone said on 13th July 2010, 11:36

    Webber driver of the race. After being shafted by his team and to drive a faultless race with the team against you for not the first time this year. Vettel only got in the points after safety car otherwise he was back in 14th.
    Hamilton & Webber for the championship with the little annoying brother Vettel getting in the way of possibly a driver and constructors championship for red bull or the team themselves.

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