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

Start, Suzuka, 2010

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

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

Sebastian Vettel, 1st – Second win in two races at Suzuka, dominated the whole weekend.

Fernando Alonso, 3rd – Third was the best on offer and he took it.

Lewis Hamilton, 5th – Impressively quick in qualifying despite few practice laps, showed pace in the race too but had some dreadful luck.

Kamui Kobayashi, 7th – Gutsy overtaking moves on hard and soft tyres.

Robert Kubica, DNF – Showed great pace by out-qualifying Fernando Alonso and launched himself into second in the start. Pity they didn’t bolt his wheels on properly.

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: Sakon Yamamoto 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 Japanese Grand Prix weekend? Cast your vote below and have your say in the comments.

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

  • Jenson Button (1%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (7%)
  • Michael Schumacher (5%)
  • Nico Rosberg (0%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (9%)
  • Mark Webber (1%)
  • Felipe Massa (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (7%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (0%)
  • Nico H???lkenberg (0%)
  • Robert Kubica (7%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (1%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (0%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (0%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Sakon Yamamoto (0%)
  • Bruno Senna (0%)
  • Nick Heidfeld (1%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (59%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Lucas di Grassi (0%)

Total Voters: 2,743

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Singapore Grand Prix result

Fernando Alonso was voted the best driver of the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. Here are the top three drivers as voted for by you:

1. Fernando Alonso, 43%
2. Robert Kubica, 31%
3. Mark Webber, 10%

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108 comments on Who was the best driver of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend? (Poll)

  1. Stubie said on 12th October 2010, 20:39

    Christian Horner: Jenson as sacrificial lamb??
    How soon before we see a Jenson Mutton Unlap t-shirt?

    Kobash gets my vote. Superb drive from him in an era where everyone bemoans lack of passing and boring F1… After Will Buxton’s excellent piece on Speed about the decline of F1 in Japan.. I am worried about his future without sponsorship from a Japanese Manufacturer… that would be a shame

    • “How soon before we see a Jenson Mutton Unlap t-shirt?” Ha! You should tell Luke that and he’d probably make it. :)

    • DaveW said on 12th October 2010, 21:26

      Isn’t he getting Panasonic? They don’t have as much money as Mr. Slim but that might keep him from getting bounced in favor of some anonymous Mexican GP2 driver.

      • The sri lankan said on 13th October 2010, 5:21

        i hope the Panasonic deals for real….then again it all depends on sauber and their ability to produce a good car. not that Panasonic ever sponsored a race winning team, if kobayashis snapped by another team it might be a PR disaster for the sponsors

  2. wong chin kong said on 13th October 2010, 11:02

    Kobayashi, best driver and best rookie. He consistently qualified outside the top ten but on actual race day, he extracted maximum performance from his Sauber car and able to race with the middle runners and perform daring overtaking moves. Given a better car, he should be at the podium.

  3. Younger Hamilton said on 16th October 2010, 12:58

    Voted Hamii as always

  4. Younger Hamilton said on 16th October 2010, 13:19

    Kamui Kobayashi, the master of bravery and Overtaking after Lewis Hamilton,Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso.Surely the next Takuma Sato and BETTER!!

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