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

Start, Spa-Francorchamps, 2010

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

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

Lewis Hamilton – Always seemed to get a bit more out of the car in the wet conditions than anyone else.

Mark Webber – Stayed cool after a poor start, put a handy pass on Massa and kept the pressure on Kubica.

Robert Kubica – Revelled in the updated Renault and was unlucky to miss out on a front row start.

Adrian Sutil – Passes on Kobayashi, Schumacher and Rosberg set him up for a season-best-equalling fifth.

Nico Rosberg – Used his wet set-up to great effect to pass Schumacher and Kobayashi at the final restart.

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: Sakon Yamamoto and Bruno Senna
Sauber: Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa
Virgin: Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi

Vote for your driver of the weekend

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

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

  • Jenson Button (2%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (51%)
  • Michael Schumacher (7%)
  • Nico Rosberg (1%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (1%)
  • Mark Webber (8%)
  • Felipe Massa (1%)
  • Fernando Alonso (2%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (0%)
  • Nico H???lkenberg (0%)
  • Robert Kubica (12%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (3%)
  • Adrian Sutil (8%)
  • 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 (2%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Lucas di Grassi (2%)

Total Voters: 2,581

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126 comments on Who was the best driver of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend?

  1. I hate to admit this, but i voted Hamilton :C

    He was class of the field, one step ahead, and that’s what wins championships. … which is annoying.

  2. Whoever the 4 who voted for Alonso are, they need to go to specsavers.

    • David BR said on 30th August 2010, 22:43

      lol, actually for a brief moment driving back up the field I thought he was one of the most impressive out there. But really, given the dire qualifying, poor tyre choices and final spin, not a good one from Fred.

    • Dianna said on 31st August 2010, 14:14

      @Nick, no the one who needs to go to Specsavers is Rubens Barrichello.

  3. Hamilton was good but for me Kubica was outstanding apart from the obvious parking problem!
    Bringing it home to third, s/be 2nd, in a developing Renault was very professional, what I’m getting to expect from the guy.
    Even Hamilton was off at one stage so nobody’s perfect.

  4. Oh, and Nigel Mansell should get a vote, just for being Nigel Mansell.

    • US_Peter said on 30th August 2010, 23:04

      Until he grows that moustache back he’s not Nigel Mansell.

    • nik (@nik) said on 31st August 2010, 6:25

      I noticed a downside of having the retired drivers as stewards during the race, and it is that decisions made by the stewards are associated with that driver, rather than being associated as a decision made by a team. Eg. the commentators said : “I wonder what Nigel Mansell will decide on that”, eg. When Schumacher was penalized in Monaco, it was publicized as Damon Hill making the decision alone, which opened him up to criticism. I think the media need to be careful in how they cover stewarding decisions and make the viewer aware that while there is a retired driver involved, it is not his decision alone and that stewarding decisions are made by a team (it could be that Mansell was against handing Vettel a drive-thu, but was over-ruled by the other stewards).

      • Accidental Mick said on 31st August 2010, 9:36

        As I understand it, the retired drivers are there to advise the stewards and do not actualy get a vote.

  5. Magnificent Geoffrey (@magnificent-geoffrey) said on 30th August 2010, 22:41

    Hamilton.

    His superb qualifying lap makes up for his little off before the Safety Car in my opinion.

  6. James said on 30th August 2010, 22:46

    Schumacher. He battled from far down the grid, gained 7 places on the first lap (partly through attrition, mostly through his skill) and finished a very credible 7th – very unfortuante to lose 6th to his team mate, but I enjoyed the battle Schumacher and Rosberg had.

  7. David BR said on 30th August 2010, 22:47

    Hamilton, of course.
    The new gravel-meister.

  8. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 30th August 2010, 22:50

    Hamilton easily. Great qualifying lap, won the race, made a mistake but recovered without loss (unlike Kubica, another strong candidate). Webber unlucky with his start but you could see there wasn’t as much fight in him.

  9. Theoddkiwi said on 30th August 2010, 22:53

    Hamilton for sure, diciplined controlled drive. Everyone made mistakes in the race, but that is Spa. Its the one that makes the least mistakes that win.

    Who are the 4 who voted for Vettel?

  10. Hallard said on 30th August 2010, 23:11

    So…as I write this there is 1 vote for Rosberg, and 4 votes for Alonso?

    Rosberg: qualified poorly at 14th (incl penalty), but drove a solid race with some opportunistic passing moves to bring it home in 6th

    Alonso: terrible in qualifying after gambling on a wet weather set-up, made the wrong tire call early on to lose several places, and then spun out when it actually DID rain. One of his worst ever performances.

    Anybody care to explain?

  11. Im voting for Schumacher. His drive was virtually a repeat of Hamiltons drive @ Malaysia but gets no cred for it.
    Cant see how Hams winning in the fastest car, and going off the track twice could be rated so highly

    • James said on 31st August 2010, 0:09

      Well, one of the excursions he had into the gravel trap nearly cost him the race. But otherwise, his drive was flawless and bloody quick.

  12. George said on 30th August 2010, 23:42

    I went for Webber. Assuming the start wasn’t his fault he didn’t put a wheel wrong the entire race. If Hamilton hadn’t had his off I would have gone for him instead though.

  13. Morteza said on 30th August 2010, 23:55

    I would say Schumacher with his great comeback from 21st to 7th. Hamilton did pretty well but he was about to ruin it when he went off track and was lucky not to lose his place. Kubica was also doing well but he did made a mistake in the pits and lost his 2nd place to Webber. Webber also good but not flawless and his start of the race was not good and lost his pole. I didn’t mean to offend anyone of those podium guys, but they all made mistakes. By the way, a very solid race from Sutil and a very good result for him at Spa.

    • Hamilton didn’t loose a place because of the pace he was setting. He was doing it for just such a reason. So, imo he made up for the off by gapping the field when conditions allowed.

  14. MikeSRandall said on 31st August 2010, 0:05

    It’s a close one. Hamilton drove the perfect race – you always have to give credit for a lights to flag victory, and Lewis pulled it off. However, Webber managed to pull it back from 5th (or 6th?) at the first corner to finishing 2nd.

    Neither had a spectacular race, but I think both had a BETTER race than someone like Petrov, overtaking left right and centre. I was particularly impressed with Lewis’ coolness on the radio.

    So, driver of the day? Was it Lewis or Mark?

    Ah, what the hell. For purely sentimental reasons my driver of the day was Sutil for pulling some great passes in a car that you don’t really expect (past Spa performances excepted) to be so stonkingly quick down the straight.

    • graigchq said on 31st August 2010, 11:17

      i don’t see how Webber pulling back from 1st-6th and back to 2nd, constitutes best driver of race.

      He lost places into the first corner, he then gained two places through no action of his own when vettel and button fell back, and then made no challenge to hamilton at all.

      Hamilton and Kubica have it for this race. Shame Jensen didn’t get a chance to challenge Hamilton later on. One would suppose that hsi slightly wet-favouring setup ovr Hamilton’s would have put him in good stead for a later surge or even victory later on. Who knows, Hamilton may even have made further mistakes with someone actually bothering him from behind (oo-err).

      we’ll never know though, that’s the only certainty.

  15. TommyC said on 31st August 2010, 0:18

    As bad as webber’s start was, i can’t remember him making any mistakes. got his head down, kept out of trouble and was rewarded with a 2nd place (albeit with a bit of luck).

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