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

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

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

Fernando Alonso – Took an unexpected pole position and soaked up two hours of pressure from Vettel.

Sebastian Vettel – Unrelenting in his pursuit of Alonso and by far the quicker of the two Red Bulls.

Mark Webber – Aggressive strategy looked like a mistake at first but he made the crucial passes that made it work.

Robert Kubica – Bounced back magnificently after a puncture with some perfectly-judged passes (albeit executed with a considerable tyre advantage).

Timo Glock – Quick all weekend and somehow kept Adrian Sutil’s Force India behind for the best part of ten laps. Race ruined by appalling luck with the safety car.

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 Kovalainen
HRT: Christian Klien and Bruno Senna
Sauber: Kamui Kobayashi and Nick Heidfeld
Virgin: Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi

Vote for your driver of the weekend

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

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

  • Jenson Button (1%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (3%)
  • Michael Schumacher (0%)
  • Nico Rosberg (0%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (3%)
  • Mark Webber (10%)
  • Felipe Massa (1%)
  • Fernando Alonso (43%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (1%)
  • Nico H???lkenberg (0%)
  • Robert Kubica (31%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (0%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (0%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (2%)
  • Christian Klien (0%)
  • Bruno Senna (0%)
  • Nick Heidfeld (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (0%)
  • Timo Glock (2%)
  • Lucas di Grassi (0%)

Total Voters: 2,951

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Italian Grand Prix result

Here are the top three drivers of the Italian Grand Prix weekend as voted for by over 2,000 F1 Fanatic readers:

1. Fernando Alonso, 40%
2. Jenson Button, 33%
3. Sebastian Vettel, 8%

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120 comments on “Who was the best driver of the Singapore Grand Prix weekend? (Poll)”

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  1. I have to give this one to Fernando, his pole position was unexpected, and he didn’t make any big mistakes in the race.

    1. The sri lankan
      28th September 2010, 0:35

      Alonsos the man! although people dont like it, when he has to put his foot down he knows how to make it stick! this is what you would expect from a 2 time F1 champ!!!! lets hope he makes it 3

      1. dissapointed with the lack of kovalainen votes :(

        he bossed that fire.

        1. I voted Kovalainen, how many drivers would have run away from their cars like little girls, He dealt to that fire like a disobedient stepchild, go Heikki!!!

    2. i hope he doenst win the champ for me it would be
      1st Web best car
      2nd Alo 2nd best car
      3rd Vet unlucky
      4th Ham fastest on straight and fearless driver
      5th But lucky

      1. Haha “Vet Lucky, But unlucky”
        Just like in Spa ?

        1. Vettel could have already win the championship at first half if it werent all problems he had button hasnt had any problem the only one was the collision on the spa gp

          1. And IF a some of the drivers accidentally drive of a cliff, next year Sakon might end up world champion…

            If If If…

      2. what about Webber very lucky???

        1. He could have shattered his wheel when he went in to Hamilton. Lucky he didn’t end up like Hamilton in Monza.

        2. i want web to win cause he is there since 2002 and yes he is lucky

        3. Champion’s luck. See Hamilton Monaco 2008…

          1. We are speaking about Singapore 10, but very very true!!!

    3. Yeah, Alonso was very solid, but I believe that Kubica would do the same if he was in the red car. When it comes to the quality of racing, I think they were pretty much at the same level, and since I feel less sympathy for Fernando – my vote goes to Robert.

      1. Kubica without a shadow of a doubt. Awesome to watch and enjoyable for any F1 fan.

        1. Kubica should go to Ferrari. It would be great watching Alonso and Kubica fighting with the same car.

          He’s as good as handsome ;)

          1. I think it is impossible to have two good drivers at Ferrari. Even with Kimi and Felipe, one of the two clearly took the lead early in the year and the second becomes second fiddle.

        2. Ditto!

          Simply awesome to watch him pick them off!

          As dull as it was up front, watching the timings on the app for the last 10 laps or so was interesting. Classic stuff from Vettel and Alonso.

  2. I would go for either Kubica or Rosberg, but Kubica was the main entertainer and proved that pitting later in the race is feasible

    1. I agree. I voted for Robert. I think it is difficult to tell how fast Kubica is this year. Either Petrov is struggling badly, which is making Robert look good, or Robert really is wrestling his car to positions that exceed its desired capabilities. I think it would be interesting to put someone like Vettel in the other Renault, just to test how fast Kubica is!

      1. Or both…………..

    2. I’m not surprised that so many people voted for Kubica. Human memory is great but short. So late race performance affect people votes.

      Like for me Alonso did just what you expect from 2 times champion. Perfect weekend, not only few laps. Don’t take me wrong, I’m impressed with Kubica’s late recovery, but the driver of the race was Alonso.

      Just imagine if Lewis pits after his “tyre was blown” to fix it and fight back for some points for half of the race. This guy has this heart, courage, skill and madness, which could make him the driver of the race.

      1. Late memory? Wait, did he make any mistake before his recovery? As far as I remember Robert had very good race from start to finish, despite his bad luck with the puncture.

        1. Yep.. Did Alonso make any mistake? No. Robert drove great, but even that, more difficult and crucial where two Webbers moves at the beginning of the race. Yes, he had one mistake approaching slower car, and this put him in the situation where many blames him for Hamiltons DNF, but overall he finished third, fighting for that place with competitive cars.

          Alonso, Webber, than Kubica in my opinion.

  3. I was originally going to vote for Alonso because he milked every last ounce of performance from the F10, but I voted Glock, because when I started thinking about it he had actually managed to do milk more performance than anyone thought possible out of the Virgin, and on top of that had a slew of better equipped drivers behind him for quite a while. Hope to see him in a Renault next year.

  4. Alonso did the job from the front and Webber did it from the back.

    Kubica was the most entertaining though, fresh tyres he may have had but it’s still a narrow street circuit…brilliant!

  5. Kubica had fresh tyres overtaking people who had done about 90% of the race on the same set of tyres, hardly a candidate for best driver of the entire weekend when Alonso completes a Grand Chelem. Kubica shouldn’t have even had to overtake them as he was already in front of them until he punctured his tyre and had to pit.

    Sometimes people just don’t make sense.

    1. Tiffiamo Insieme
      27th September 2010, 23:38

      Tyres, schmyres… The move on Sutil on the outside was truly awesome, reminded me of the legendary move of Alonso on Schuey in the 130R at Suzuka. Kubica went wide enough to let room inside for Sutil to go on apace. In contrast, Webber had only two choices: brake hard and yield, or harpoon Hamilton.

    2. How does that not make sense? If he was behind them because he’d spun it wouldn’t have made sense. But since it wasn’t his fault it shows how he drove well to get back. Its about who drove well not who did best.

    3. Yeah I don’t get it either. So he passed Passing a couple of cars on seriously old tyres and who didn’t look like they were going to put up a fight either.

      Entertaining surely, but “driver of the weekend”? Pfft

  6. Harsh on the lad I think.

  7. Eh, I have to give it to Alonso. Not the best all weekend but the best over the parts that mattered.

    1. You mean quali and the race? :) Definatley the parts that matter.

      Agree with you though, a grand chlem on a track that suits your competitors faster car down to the ground, thats damn impressive. Thats incredible infact, wish it had been a Webber or a Hamiltion/Kubica etc in that Redbull though, then we’d have had a race as well.

      Alonso was mighty but Vettle was highly disapointing, he was so quick around the track but so poor at applying preassure in his faster car.

    2. Not the best all weekend??? What weekend are you talking about. He was absolutely flawless all weekend, and put that Ferrari in a spot ahead of the quickest cars on the grid.

      An absolutely stellar performance! I was hoping to see the 2005-06 Alonso make a return… and after the last couple of races.. we know hes back!

      1. He was absolutely flawless all weekend

        I don’t want to get into hair-splitting, but he did go off in FP2 and missed part of the session. And he fluffed the second restart a bit.

        But make no mistake, he was very impressive this weekend.

        1. How do you expect him to test the 100% limit of the car without a spin or two? Better to push the car in FP sessions than quali.

          1. Flawless is a strong word, Wouldn’t it mean testing the limits of the car 100% and staying on the track the whole time?

        2. I agree with Todfod above, a mistake in FP2 is much better than in qualifying.

          And looking at Ferrari’s engine situation, don’t you think it is good that they reduce their running in practice sessions down to a bare minimum?

          BTW Keith, which of the 5 did you pick?

  8. Kubica. It was like playstation how he was mowing down those cars at the end.

    1. Yes, Kubica is like a play station but it’s because the Renault is not very stable. It makes us see how good he is.

      If you see the Alonso’s saturday fast lap you can see the difference between the Ferrari and the Renault. Alonso didn’t have to move the wheel to correct at any time.

      I think Kubica is making the Renault better than it is.

      1. Still, the Renault this year is a much better machine than last year’s Renault. Remember who won a race in that Renault???

  9. For me. Kovalainen. Just because of his fireman antics at the end. Really livened up the long race for me

  10. Tiffiamo Insieme
    27th September 2010, 23:23

    Mark Webber, my hero! He’s done it again!!

  11. Fernando Alonso all the way!!!

  12. Alonso. You don’t see a grand chelem every weekend.Kubica comes second this time, as much as I like him.

  13. Kubica, then Alonso. If it wasn’t for Kubica’s overtaking the race would be quite boring.

  14. Alonso, by miles! he was flawless this weekend.

    By the way, what a job by Ferrari. After their struggles before Valencia, they really catched Mclaren and Red Bull!

    And pretty quickly!. Wonder how well they’ll cope with the limited amount of engines they have available.

  15. Can’t go past Alonso – Grand Chelem, need I say more!!

    Honourable mention to Kubica, as DaveW said, it was like playstation the way he was zipping past them!!

  16. It’s gotta be Hamilton, hasn’t it? :)

    Alonso was flawless. The man is now showing (took his time about it this season, true) exactly why he’s a 2 time WDC. Funnily enough, the past two races it’s been his first hotlap in Q3 which has secured him pole, something that doesn’t happen too often considering that each bit of rubber that goes down on track can change times by hundreths or even tenths. As good as his quali was though, his race was something else, he had to be precise with a very fast Vettel (who also drove superbly) always within striking distance.

    Webber seems to be riding his luck at the moment (about damn time his fortunes changed) but he also drove the wheels off that car (almost literally in the end) to keep the frontrunners in calculation when the hard tyres were underperforming. Again, pulled out some awesome passes, which he had to, to make the strategy work.

    1. Hehe agree with your comment.

      Wish I could say Hamilton *sob*, but I went with Alonso after trying to decide between him and Webber. As you said Alonso drove flawlessly and managed to give 100% all weekend. While Webber’s overtaking was impressive, Alonso accomplished more on the weekend as a whole from pole to FLAPs to P1. “Grande 1” as his team wrote on his pitboard as he took the checkered flag.

  17. MouseNightshirt
    28th September 2010, 0:47

    Although the guy makes me sick to the pit of my stomach every time I see him on TV, you gotta hand it to him. Alonso simply had an uninterrupted, faultless, sublime weekend.

    He has skills behind the wheel that man.

  18. MouseNightshirt
    28th September 2010, 0:49

    Also, I feel I should point out that I’m surprised Alguesuari didn’t get more votes – he was super unlucky with that water leak pre-race, he had been phenomenal before that point – he got lumped in traffic yet finished with Buemi at the end of the race.

    Reliability woes here could have damaged his career big time.

  19. I don’t know that a Grand Chelem is what it used to be…these days the quickest time list has many mid-pack guys up there, because they are the ones still fighting to the line while usually the front runners have toned it down to save the car.

    I think we could have easily seen more Grand Chalem’s this season had the leading driver pushed to the line on the final lap instead of backing off. Alonso just didn’t have that luxury here as Vettel was right behind him.

  20. Kubica, hands down for me.

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