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 say Webber for overtaking two aggressive driver Kobayashi & Schumacher is grand style when he needed to clinch his third position. Kubica’s provided us with the entertainment that was missing in the tail end of the race & I want to see more teams trying that two stop strategy which should help them to run faster in the latter part of the race.

  2. Kubica for all the entertaining passes, Alonso for showing nerves of steel under pressure, Vettel for not letting the pressure down for a second….

  3. My vote was for Alonso… I suppose he did everything he needed to do to win the race. Sadly I was on the phone for a good bit of the race so I missed some of Kubica’s moves.

  4. My vote will have to be for Alonso. He was inch-perfect all weekend (apart from that stall in FP2) and showed why he is a true contender for the title this season.

    Consolation prize goes to Kubica for showing that you CAN overtake on a street circuit like Singapore, albeit with the advantage of a fresh set of tires.

  5. A vote for Alonso, with an honorable mention to Kubica.

    Where does the term “Grand Chelem” come from? In the States we call it a Grand Slam, a bases-loaded home run, the most you can score in one play.

  6. How can anyone who claims that Lewis Hamilton was the best driver of the weekend be taken seriously. He lacked speed all weekend and made a hash of his one and only overtaking opportunity, potentially taking out both leaders of the championship. Perhaps he was trying to make some sort of statement but it was a crass passing manoeuvre. Vettel’s drive was unremarkable. He was probably in the fastest car and feeling comfortable. While it kills me to say it, Alonso’s drive was probably the drive of the meet. He got pole against the odds and kept Vettel behind him for the full race.

  7. Alonso really didn’t make any mistakes this weekend, did he? Even with that gearbox software scare, he would still have been guaranteed of a front row start, if Vettel didn’t brush the barriers during Q3.

    I would consider this his first proper win at Singapore and hope that the five way title battle goes into South Korea…

  8. Christian Briddon
    28th September 2010, 8:10

    As much as I hate to do it I have to give this one to Alonso, even though I can’t stand the childish petulant twonk!

    Fingers crosed that he fails to win the championship.

    1. “childish petulant twonk” – writting about Alonso but thinking about Hammilton?

      I hope FA wins the tittle with less than 7 points difference, jeje

      1. Me too mate!!….people will be spitting if that happens!! :-)

        1. oh yes, and we’ll enjoy chats as never before!

  9. Alonso got my vote.He qualified on pole and drove a near flawless race.
    Kubica impressed me as well with his overtaking in the latter parts of the race.

  10. Has to be Alonso. A Grand Chelem with the second fastest car was a mighty effort.

    1. Or third, if you count Vettel AND Webber

  11. Rosberg yet again showing that not only is he better than Schumi in a car they both don’t like but scoring many more points than him. You have to say that along with Kubica, he has been one of the most consistent drivers of 2010.

    I bet if you had Rosberg and Kubica at Red Bull this year, one of them would have had the drivers championship sewn up by now.

    1. I think Rosberg is doing a good job but also that Mercedes is a better car than what is being said. Its just continously being compared to Schumi’s underperformance

  12. Webber had a car that could of had pole, same with Vettel. Alonso took pole. So that’s plus to him. Race wise, Alonso didn’t put a foot wrong and kept it clean. Great drive.

    Webber pulled off some great passes – yes.
    Alonso didn’t need to, as he led from pole.
    So you can’t plus Webber over that one for me.

    1. Agree with you Chalky. Webber had to make those passes (and great passes they were) because of his poor qualifying. It’s like when Alonso had to make his recovery in Monaco and Aus and Ham, Alo, Jense and Mas in Malaysia because they all got the Saturday wrong (or their teams did) and it’s about the full weekend not just the Sunday.

  13. mark webber he overtake 5 drivers

  14. Fernando Alonso. The quickest Ferrari all weekend, was cool under pressure with the engine scare and led his team by staying out to complete the lap rather than going straight in and risking not getting past that stage at all, got the pole in an inferior car and did everything right in the race despite a nervy 2 saftey cars. It wasn’t an easy weekend for him with Felipe’s scare and then the mini drama with him in practice yet he got Grand Chelem in a car that wasn’t the fastest.

    Glock gets an honourable nod and really shwoed his worth.

    Massa made a greta recovery from last to eighth. Not the most exciting way to do it but I didn’t think he’d get any points.

    Hamilton was great in qualifying.

    Vettel so easily could have been the best this weekend but he cracked under pressure. I’m not surprised he didn’t overtake Alonso because of the nature of the track but he really fluffed it in pole and made that little mistake in the pits too.

    I don’t understand why Mark has more votes than Seb mind. Mark made a good recovery drive after quali and took a gamble but he really shouldn’t have been that far back anyway. The car clearly had the ptoential for pole and when Seb made the mistake he should have been there to pick up the pieces not Seb. Mark was perhaps one of the best on the Sunday but not the entire race weekend as he was right off Seb’s blistering pace and he got lucky on Saturday to some extent as if Felipe’s Ferrari hadn’t have packed in on the Saturday he could have started another position lower.

  15. For the race I’d say Webber, although clearly off the pace, he was calm, composed and effective on the same tyres virtually all race but for the whole weekend with a stunning qualifying and flawless race I voted Alonso.

  16. I voted for Klien, after being away for so long he smashed his teammate by over a second. Deserves an F1 seat I reckon

  17. Alonso performed brilliantly on Saturday, he was exceptional, but on Sunday he had the best car, he didn’t put a foot wrong, but then he wasn’t really challenged. Other drivers impressed me more in the race.

    Vettel might have been on the radio telling his team how much quicker he was than Alonso, but he was also forced to slow down frequently to look after his brakes, was he really quicker? The decision to pit him at the same time as Alonso was crazy, unless the team had already concluded that he didn’t have the pace. A good drive from Vettel, but he didn’t trouble Alonso.

    It has to be Mark Webber for me, I don’t really understand why the team put him on such a difficult strategy, but against the odds he pulled it off, overtaking lots of cars on a circuit where overtaking is notoriously difficult. What were Red Bull playing at with that strategy call? Saturday might count against him, but you could also say that his earlier struggles made his Sunday effort even more extraordinary.

  18. I dont understand the ppl who say Alonso for best driver! Ok so he drove well in Singapore but lets not forget that he is where he is in the championship because he was gifted a race win in Germany at the expense of Massa and if he wins the championship, i think it will be a disgrace.

    All the top 3/4 teams give both their drivers as equal a chance at winning as they can, yet Ferrari have a all their resources focused on Alonso. I think if he wins the championship, it will hurt the integrity of F1 and make a mockery of the efforts of the other contenders who have had to fight their team mates as well everyone else to be where they are! :(

    1. ? The vote is for the ‘Best Driver of the Singapore Weekend’. This is not related to any other part of this years season.

      So if it’s just this weekend, which part of it did Alonso not perform, compared to another driver for you?

    2. Nonsense. You know what a Grand Chelem is? Also known as perfect weekend? You don´t understand that people vote for the one that did the perfect weekend? How can another driver be better than the one that did the perfect weekend?

      Let’s swap positions in Germany: OMG, Alonso would still be second in the WDC, 18 instead of 11 points behind Webber but still 2nd!

      Ferrari all resources focused on Alonso? Is that your conclussion because swaping positions in Hockenheim? Do you think Massa’s car is not being developed? FYI, Alonso and Ferrari need Massa to score points not only for the WMC but also to take points off the other tittle contenders.

      We’ll be surely witness a big media uproar if Alonso wins the tittle with less than 7 points difference but Ferrari did the right thing: FA proves every GP weekend who is the better Ferrari driver and the WDC tittle is by far more important to a team (and their sponsors) than the manufacture’s.
      In my opinion, MacLaren and Redbull would have done exactly the same thing (and have done but not making it so obvious) if there would have been such a clear team mates difference as the existing in Ferrari

      1. How can another driver be better than the one that did the perfect weekend?

        You do realise the cars aren’t all the same?

        1. Oh yes, I do. Redbull is a superior car to Ferrari, especially on downforce tracks like Singapore, still Grand Chelem

          No comment to ExParots post, or do you agree with him?

          1. Right, and there were ten cars that weren’t as good as the Ferrari, so maybe some people think one of the drivers in one of those cars did as good a job as Alonso – or better.

            I hope you don’t think I reply to every comment by the way – much as I’d like to I’m afraid I long ago passed the point where that was practical.

          2. But Keith, if we start taking into account all variables it wouldn’t be possible to vote! All driver performances are to be evaluated alongside their car performances, as a unit.
            I could also say that Alonso with a RedBull would have won the race with 30 s difference.
            If you have time, what was your vote?

            I understand that you cant reply all comments, you’d need days of 72 hours. When I signed up I clicked the box “Notify me of foll..” my mailbox collapsed (signed off immediatelly). By the way, is there a way to get mail notifications only to replies on my posts?

      2. All I’m saying lets take things in perspective, sure drove well in Singapore, but at who’s expense! Ferrari has improved its car since the beginning of the season, but it seems to me, given the difference between the cars, that that was possible because they focused on one car.

        And I’ll say it again, I think Alonso this season is tainted. You can win the WDC by a single point, Alonso in Hockenheim got 7 he didn’t deserve, while the other drivers had to work hard all the way.

        And given his track record in Singapore, 2008 and all that, I dont think we should rush to his praise so quickly.

        1. the difference between the cars is because alonso is a better driver than massa. Get over it.

  19. Sound_Of_Madness
    28th September 2010, 11:40

    Vettel, for showing some unexpected maturity.

  20. This poll proves that every driver has some fan following that is good coz people still love their drivers even if they win or lose.

    Thats why all the drivers have atleast 1 vote to their name. Bravo indeed.
    Thats called true F1 Fanatism.

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