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

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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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)”

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  1. 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.

  2. Chris Powell
    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.

    1. 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).

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Trulli. Webber is good only if he starts first.

    1. So how do you explain Webber started 2nd and dominating the race?

      1. I mean that some drivers like Webber or Massa are like missile, only if they start in head to the group. They are not good to reassemble. Imho of course.

        Sorry for my english

  7. I’m fan of driving performance done by Lewis. But this time, The Man of the weekend was Web, for my view. When you competing, you usually doing this, with other guys on the truck. But Web, this time, has to copes with his own team as well. Great drive from him form the start. Even, with Red Bull, taking wing away…

  8. It’s got to be Hamilton, I think if you put him in the redbull it would be game over, even with vettel as his teamate

  9. I voted for Rosberg, I think he got the absolute maximum out of that Merc on Sunday. His advantage over Schumacher was substantial.

  10. Speed Damon
    13th July 2010, 14:09

    I voted for Alonso. No, no ,no… before you all start throwing things I voted for him being the funniest driver of the race. He moaned about Kubica and then after his drive through basically had a sulk and told his engineer not to talk to him. Hilarious!

    1. Finally someone justifies voting for Alonso here! Bravo!

      Now lets hear the other 40-something who voted for him state their case…

      1. Speed Damon
        16th July 2010, 20:32

        I’m not hearing anyone rushing to explain why they voted for him. Or are all the tifosi too embarassed? There was no real reason to vote for Alonso

  11. This is a difficult vote.

    Webber drove a great race, but driving a car that’s nearly a second faster than the rest of the field obviously makes things a huge lot easier.

    Hamilton had a great race after a disastrous weekend. It’s really amazing how he managed to reach P4 after he basically had only FP3 to set his car up.

    Button’s rsult looks nice since he went from P14 to P4, but apart from his first lap he didn’t do anything for that though. In fact he was very much inferior to Hamilton (lost about 50 seconds on Hamilton over the whole race). That first lap was very amazing though.

    Kubica obviously had a great qualifying, but in the race he was pretty mediocre.

    Kobayashi drove a pretty good race too. Or maybe he just underperformed in qualifying, but going from P12 to P6 in an underperforming Sauber does seem pretty impressive. Besides, he destroyed de la Rosa.

    Barrichello had a pretty good race too, but that seems to be related in the biggest part to a much improved Williams car. Even with Barrichello in the newer car and Hulkenberg with the old package, Barrichello didn’t put too much of a dent in Hulkenburg though.

    Vettel had a bad start, bad anger management through the first turn and then an incredibly poor first half of the race. But then after the safety car came out he did make good use of his 2 second a lap faster car and actually overtook some drivers. OK so they were much slower midfielder cars, it’s still much more than anyone had assumed he could do.

    So there are several drivers who did well. I think in the end I’d give it to Hamilton though. Especially for the way he showed up Button again.

    1. Seems like a good summary and is the reason I went with Kobayashi. I think the McLaren isn’t as bad a car as people seem to think it is, it just happens to be in the same field as the Red Bull which kinda takes the shine off the other cars.

      But the Sauber isn’t anywhere near 6th fastest and yet Koboyashi got it there purely on driving and good strategy. Taking full advantage of misfortune and mistakes from others, granted. But when it’s an established name “they make their own luck” and I see no problem applying that logic to him. Awesome job from him and his team this weekend.

  12. Wow! Vettel only 5% despite finishing the 1st lap with the safety car ! Great drive, i thought, a tigering effort,possibly the vote was clouded by red bulls wings silliness… but hear this he thinks he can play guitar, he played on stage at the after race party and he is more jimmy crankie than jimmy page. Truly awful. great guy tho, went up in my estimation and proved he can overtake, sort of, still a bit touring cars-ish.

  13. kay, i found the website you were meaning to post on.:


  14. I was never a big fun of Mark Webber – but what happened on Silverstone inside Red Bull’s team is a disgrace for this sport. How is it even possible? THere should be regulations which does not allow team to act in such manner. And now vettel (small v on purpose) is talking sth about mutual respect – after Mark went public with whole problem? haha, what a stupid child he is, I can’t even find proper words to describe this.
    Now I’m all heart with Mark Webber – I hope he takes title and vettel will never be a champion – maybe he is fast, but he simply does not deserve this.
    I wonder if there were similar cases in the past, which we simply doesn’t know about? If yes, vettel’s good performace is hugely overestimated.

  15. Although Webbo deserves it for the great start he did … i voted for Jenson for what i believe was a magnificent drive from the nether land…. he botched Quali, but did a superb job of salvaging as much points as possible.

    Kamui also did a superb job with his Sauber… i usually never liked Japanese drivers recently because they were rubbish and usually pay drivers… but this guy is a different Breed,i hope he gets a better car in a more performing team soon.

  16. Just finished watching my tape of the race this AM.
    My three stars of this race are Button, Kobi, and Rubino. Way above average performances from each.
    Button is so much fun to watch this year.
    Kobi got another good result.
    Reubens delivered the goods for Williams at home.
    Another great race for this season.

  17. sorry john but as said before if lewis hamilton (or whoever you support) did what sebastian vettel did they would be amazing and it would have been great driving!! he did what he had to do to get more points he had an amazing race and drove brillianty!!!

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