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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  1. Has to be Alonso for me.

  2. How Lewis have more votes than Heikki “the firefighter of the race” is beyond me…

  3. How often are we enthralled by the spectacle of a driver hunting down a train of five F1 cars, specially on a track notorious for its lack of overtaking possibilities?

    “Mr Kubica, there is a call from Ferrari on line 1…”

  4. Has to be Alonso, No errors, quick and deserved win

    Vettel could have pushed more
    Webber did a good race and got lucky
    Hamilton did a OK race until he got unlucky (or cocky, as you which)
    Button was non existant.
    Rosberg I really can’t get how this guy always scores while seemingly doing nothing impressive
    Kubica was great, but the circumstances were on his side.

  5. I went with Alonso. The perfect result for a race weekend.

    A lot of guys had very good moments. All the guys Keith mentions, and Klien did well for jumping in the HRT and driving like he did and Rosberg got to the front again, and Rubens and … .
    But not on the level of what Alonso had going for him on Sunday.

  6. Alonso did brilliantly, He shouldn’t have won that race, but he did, if he keeps this up, He’ll have his championship. And Ferrari theirs…

    Kubica was awesome, I know people mitigate what he did by saying he had new tyres, but I think the chances of a lesser driver pulling that off?

    I almost gave it to Glock, for him to be racing with the older teams, not just getting in the way as his team mate did, but competing, is almost as good as a point, it’s a demonstration that they are in the same race, And that makes him for me, one of the best drivers off the race.

    Heikki’s bit at the end was very entertaining, And it’s something the FIA should encourage, rather then discourage. Which in other similar situations, they tend to do.

    In the end I chose Kubica, Alonso made no errors, but Kubica made several overtakes on a track that doesn’t assist him in that.

  7. ALONSO no doubt. Grand Chelem = perfect weekend. How can another driver be better than the one who did the perfect weekend?

    And that in a circuit that was supposed to suit RedBull, controlling the Revs of a 2 races old engine.

    2. Vettel: he seems to have gained some maturity in a race without errors

    3. Webber: strategy worked, great fight with Hammilton

  8. My vote is for Fernando. No mistake under incredible pressure from Vettel, resisted two hours marking fastest laps continuously. Keep it up!!

  9. Alonso had the easiest task. He had the best starting position, the fastest car, and no one in front of him. Only a retard wouldn’t deliver what Alonso did.
    This makes Alonso also the least good driver. H He didn’t have any competition at all and all did was justs drive to finish. This makes Alonso the least good driver of the weekend.
    It’s not a sport to win in a fast/good car. The competition lies within driving fast/good with a car far off the pace. How good was Alonso in a less good Renault the years before Ferriri? Hardly good at all. Well that says it all. Alonso isn’t necessarily more than a mediocre driver in a very fast car. Credit should all go to Ferraris’ engineers.
    Same story with Schumi and his years in Ferrari. Look at him now! And give him a better car next year and look then.

    1. Yes but it is about the weekend. He had that starting position because he did the job when Seb couldn’t. He had a few scares don’t forget and the red bull was the quickest. I agree that as soon as he had pole it would be tough to lose though.

      Alonso delivered in 09 and 08 with one of the worst cars and in a Minardi in 01 esp at Japan. The idea that Alonso is mediocre isn’t accurate in my opinion :p but yes the car is crucial.

    2. All he had to do was “drive to finish”?

      You clearly know nothing about F1.

    3. @semirossi – what a lot of….. newcomer to F1 apart from Ferrari-hater???
      Some questions for you:
      – do you think Button 09 and Ham 08 got the tittle with a Golf GTI??? Wasn’t f.e. Brawn GP the best car by far last season? You seem to be focused only on Ferrari
      – is the first time a driver achieves the Grand Chelem since 04. If Alonso is a retard, what a the Redbull or Brawn GP drivers with far superior cars, and that just in the last 2 seasons?
      – Alonso was 2 times WDC with Renault. A driver is required not only to drive but also to be able to develop the car. And Alonso is a master on that
      – This season a pol between drivers voted the best F1 driver. Can you guess who was the most voted? Come on, I’m sure you can answer this one.

      If you think it’s an easy task to beat in Q3 a superior car (RB), drive flawless a complete race with a faster car/ young driver pressuring, controlling a 2 race old engine and delivering the fastest lap, well that says all about your F1 knowledge.

      F1 is a team sport: driver+car. Get that?? Is no other way to evaluate drivers than as a unit of the 2. You want to evaluate drivers without taking into account the manufacturer, switch to GP2.

  10. I gave Timo my vote since I figured he would be overlooked, he was brilliant all weekend.

  11. I wonder… “the driver who overtakes most and doesn’t crash thereafter” should be the best in that specific race. Driving fast is one thing, and it is as we all know partly dependent on the car. Overtaking might also be dependent on the car, but even more so, on the driver. Correct me if I am wrong but I guess overtaking is one of the biggest attributes a racedriver can have. Am I wrong there? :)

    1. Overtaking people that are miles slower than you doesn’t take that much skill, driving at the limit consistently is harder.

      1. I’d say they both take skill. I think it’s a combination of both that creates the best drivers.

    2. NO, the most important thing is the points. Alonso made incredible races last year finishing 12 but noone is going to think that he was the best driver in any race in 2009.

      When you are behind you cannot show your potential so we cannot vote for your real performance.

      And, please, forget overtakings. The important thing is to win points. If you think overtakings is the only thing then go to USA. Or watch GP2.

  12. Last race it was kinda funny to vote for Lewis but two DNFs in a row = not too great. Gotta vote Alonso for making it look easy.

  13. I honestly can’t stand Alonso and his whining and cheating (OK – it was the team that cheated both times, not him), but have to give it to him this time unfortunately.

    Anyway, when’s the next race – too much about Fernando and red cars for my liking!!!

    1. Sorry for you, that’s all youll be seeing til the end of the season… red, horses and the Spanish flag in the middle

  14. Has to be Alonso. Perfect in Qualifying and during the race. Kubica put on quite a show towards the end of the race, but overtaking people struggling with 50+ lap old tyres is far from being an impossible feat. But it was still impressive and highly enjoyable though.

  15. somehow i hate alonso less after this weekend, in my book that makes him the best driver

  16. What’s with everyone calling it a Grand Chelem all of a sudden? It’s been called a Grand Slam for years….

    1. I’ve never heard it called a Grand Slam – as far as I’m concerned, that a tennis thing.

      1. I think they called Grand Slam in the US as well as in tenis.

      2. weird! having been a Motorsport geek for years I’d never heard it called a Chelem….

        1. Same! I had to google it…

          1. Well that explains that, then!

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  18. Without a doubt I have to give Alonso his due props.The man was perfect all weekend.

  19. vote for Kubica…epic mechanic: “Massa’s tires are 50 laps old, so you can… Nevermind… 2 seconds to Niko now”..

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