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

Start, Hungaroring, 2010

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

See below for my pick of the best drivers in the Hungarian 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 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend:

Mark Webber – Seized the opportunity to win when it came his way with an impressively fast stint on worn tyres.

Fernando Alonso – Quick enough to grab points off the Red Bulls when they made a mistake.

Sebastian Vettel – The fastest driver of the weekend and solved his start-line problems.

Vitaly Petrov – Beat Robert Kubica in qualifying, quick in the race.

Kamui Kobayashi – Qualifying was a disaster but he made amends with a terrific first lap and a vital – but unseen – pass on Michael Schumacher at the restart.

Rubens Barrichello – Thwarted by strategy but his overtaking move on Schumacher was seriously brave stuff.

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?â??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: Sakon Yamamoto and Bruno Senna
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 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend? Cast your vote below and have your say in the comments.

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

  • Jenson Button (0%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (3%)
  • Michael Schumacher (2%)
  • Nico Rosberg (0%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (3%)
  • Mark Webber (33%)
  • Felipe Massa (1%)
  • Fernando Alonso (13%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (7%)
  • Nico H?â??lkenberg (1%)
  • Robert Kubica (1%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (21%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (0%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (0%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Sakon Yamamoto (0%)
  • Bruno Senna (0%)
  • Pedro de la Rosa (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (13%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Lucas di Grassi (0%)

Total Voters: 2,794

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144 comments on Who was the best driver of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend?

  1. troutcor said on 2nd August 2010, 15:35

    Red Bull drivers have to do an awful lot to stand out given they have such a superior car. Webber did some fast laps? In the RB? Even Schumi could be fast in that car.
    Alonso merits consideration for a good start, for making no mistakes and for coming 2nd in 3rd-fastest car. But no greatness.
    Petrov had a good weekend, but we know now that the Renault is a decent car at some tracks.
    Kobayashi did a great job moving up so many places, but that included passing a lot of weak drivers.
    That leaves Rubens. The commenter who called his pass on Schumi a certain highlight of the year got it right. An utterly fearless move against a man with on obvious complex about being passed by his former underling. One driver still has it; the other clearly does not. Rubens is star of the race.

  2. Christian said on 2nd August 2010, 16:30

    I voted Senna, he pulled out a second a lap on his team-mate and almost lapped him in a car that looked horrifying to drive this weekend.

    Petrov and Hulkenburg had great weekends also and hats off to them, but let’s face it, they have quick cars and should be in and around those positions.

  3. Charles Carroll said on 2nd August 2010, 16:32

    I voted for Kobayashi, for how well he sliced through the field and into the points.

    Reminds me of two other drivers who have driven their way through the field after bad qualifying runs, ending up in the points. One was Alonso, the other was Button. Both are world champions.

    Coincidence? Perhaps. But either way, Koby is exciting.

  4. Milka Duno award goes to Schumacker…Vettel will walk all over everyone in Spa.

  5. IDR (@idr) said on 2nd August 2010, 16:42

    For me the best was Webber. He did an incredible job, putting more than 20 secs.

    Sure RBRs were untouchable this weekend… But VET was TOUCHABLE.


  6. US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 2nd August 2010, 16:44

    Seriously, who keeps voting for Yamamoto, or as Will Buxton calls him DJDNF?! Is someone just pulling shenanigans? Three votes!

  7. Patrickl said on 2nd August 2010, 17:05

    Odd that Hulkenberg get so few votes comapred to Petrov. Hulkenberg finished closely behind Petrov in what is arguably a much lesser car.

  8. Robbie said on 2nd August 2010, 17:07

    I voted for Kobayashi because I figured nobody else would. Turns out I was wrong. Mark Webber, however, is turning out to be the driver of the year for me.

  9. John H said on 2nd August 2010, 17:38

    HĂĽlkenberg has only 1% of the vote… he was immense!

    • Charles Carroll said on 3rd August 2010, 14:21

      Nico had a good race. But because I think it was a rather quiet race for him, not as many paid attention.

      A nice drive for him, to be sure, but not the most exciting.

  10. Electrolite said on 2nd August 2010, 20:32

    It pains me to say it but Vettel. Plonker of the race for the third GP running, yes, and I loathe the guy, but he was so fast this weekend as a whole. Webber was better in the race but I’d be lying to myself if I ignored Vettel.

    Petrov drove a peach of a weekend also.

    • John H said on 2nd August 2010, 20:37

      How can Vettel be the best ‘driver’ after he made such a bad driving error?

      Yes, he was bloody quick as always, but being a racing driver means using your head sometimes as well.

  11. Moarpheus said on 2nd August 2010, 20:33

    It was Mark for me. He drove brilliantly on those tyres for 43 laps … It was risky and it paid off. Also have to mention Petrov and Kobayashi.

  12. TommyB (@tommyb89) said on 2nd August 2010, 20:40

    Jenson Button.

    No I’m joking. Petrov.

  13. Br Soler said on 2nd August 2010, 20:50

    The best in that race: Adrian Newey

  14. Stepney said on 2nd August 2010, 21:02

    Defensive driving has to be much more difficult particularly when defending a position,Alonso did this for 32 laps against a car much faster.

  15. STRFerrari4Ever said on 2nd August 2010, 21:10

    I voted for Vettel despite all the bashing he’s been receiving on many forums and websites. Ever since the cars hit the track during FP1 you knew that he was going to be on it throughout the weekend. Qualifying proved it, the lap he did was just sensational.
    The race at first was a walk in the park a masterclass by Vettel. Then the drive through penalty and the built up rage, he did pretty well to stay in control other drivers would’ve just rammed into Alonso or pushed way too hard and sent it into the tyre wall but he didn’t. I don’t care if other people disagree I think Seb was fantastic during the entire Hungarian GP weekend and was unfortunate not to get the 25 points he deserved.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 2nd August 2010, 23:01

      he did pretty well to stay in control other drivers would’ve just rammed into Alonso or pushed way too hard and sent it into the tyre wall but he didn’t.

      He did throw the car off the track at turn four and squander his best chance of passing Alonso though.

    • Jraybay-HamiltonMclarenfan said on 3rd August 2010, 1:04

      :P it was a good weekend for vettel. he was fast. But what other drivers would run into alonso or send it into the tire wall??

    • John H said on 3rd August 2010, 14:09

      “was unfortunate not to get the 25 points he deserved”

      but he was not unfortunate, he made a driving mistake in the race behind the SC and then complained petulantly as he drove down the pit lane. If that’s what the best driver of the weekend did, I must have missed what all the others’ actions.

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