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

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Korea, 2010

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

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

Sebastian Vettel – Took pole and led every lap until his car gave up. Very quick on restarts in uncertain conditions.

Fernando Alonso – This was a win that came to him but he did a superb job looking after his tyres in the closing stages.

Nico Rosberg – Brilliant performance in qualifying to demote Felipe Massa and Jenson Button. Passed Lewis Hamilton in the wet before being blamelessly taken out. A podium was in the offing, possibly more.

Michael Schumacher – Not quite on a par with Rosberg but clearly one of his better drives this year.

Nico H???lkenberg – Passed his team mate and Kubica early in the race but was unlucky with the safety car timing and a late puncture. Despite the frustrations he bounced back to claim a point.

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 Korean Grand Prix weekend? Cast your vote below and have your say in the comments.

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

  • Jenson Button (0%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (7%)
  • Michael Schumacher (12%)
  • Nico Rosberg (6%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (21%)
  • Mark Webber (1%)
  • Felipe Massa (1%)
  • Fernando Alonso (41%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (0%)
  • Nico H???lkenberg (1%)
  • Robert Kubica (3%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (1%)
  • Adrian Sutil (1%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (3%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (0%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Sakon Yamamoto (0%)
  • Bruno Senna (0%)
  • Nick Heidfeld (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (1%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Lucas di Grassi (0%)

Total Voters: 2,815

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Japanese Grand Prix result

Kamui Kobayashi was voted the best driver of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend. The top three drivers as voted for by you were:

1. Kamui Kobayashi – 59%
2. Sebastian Vettel – 9%
3. Lewis Hamilton – 7%

2010 Korean Grand Prix

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129 comments on Who was the best driver of the Korean Grand Prix weekend? (Poll)

  1. Fernando Alonso all the way!!

  2. adaptalis said on 25th October 2010, 23:03

    Voted for Petrov. Thought he did well until he crashed. Not easy to start so far behind and end up rather high up even if it included a SC period.

    He was also one of the first few to get on inters with Heidfeld but Heidfeld dropped back. Petrov’s passes were not caught on TV but i’m pretty sure he did several.

  3. Younger Hamilton said on 25th October 2010, 23:16

    My vote to Schumi not Lewis this weekend(despite a good result) Schumi was at his best this weekend he was donig the overtakes on the other hand it was Lewis who wasnt doing the overtaking he was the one being overtaked!!

    • Negssssi said on 26th October 2010, 0:04

      Oh you would obviously vote for a McLaren or Mercedes driver would you because you obviously dont like Ferrari

  4. baracca said on 25th October 2010, 23:17

    Seb’s breakups under pressure are a mystery to me. It’s surely not a Renault-RBR thing because Mark doesn’t get them.

    Is it just bad luck? then Seb is incredibly unfortunate.

    Does Seb push it too hard? Then he really needs to learn to nurse it better.

    I would have voted Seb without a doubt if he had finished the race. He didn’t and I really don’t know if it’s his fault or not. Besides, I got seriously annoyed with his radio messages about aborting the race.

    It had to be Alonso, then. He was absolutely solid if not brilliant and got a 101% of his Ferrari all the race. Too bad he lost P1 in quali in the last minute.

    Special mention for Nico. His overtake on Lewis was the absolute highlight of the race. If he had avoided Mark’s wreckage he would surely have been 2nd or even 1st. But I can’t say he was the best with only 2-3 racing laps.

    Felipe was pretty good, at least compared with the rest of his performances after Hockenheim. He scored solid points for the WCC. But he was nowhere near Fernando.

    No disrespect, but Lewis was disappointing, even if he finished 2nd. Everybody expected him to be overtly aggresive and he wasn’t (anyone remembers Keith’s bet in the live blog?). Got overtaken by Nico when he was suppossed to be all over Fernando (he wasn’t). Had a minor mistake but it was worth 7 points. And his tyres were so badly shot at the end that in a few more laps Felipe might conceivably have gotten him.

    And the less said about Jenson and Mark, the better.

    Overall, best race of the season. Of a very good season.

  5. It’s difficult to know what Hamilton’s car was like but I’m making an educated guess that it was probably slower than that in the hands of the 5 drivers around him and the 2 red-bulls judging by his struggles on the tyres as well as jenson’s. So it’s a bit of a guess but if the car was even as half as i imagine it was he’s my driver of the weekend.

  6. Andrew White said on 26th October 2010, 0:04

    I’ve gone for Vettel. The only good thing Alonso did was look after his tyres and keep it on the road, everything else was inherited. Schumacher did well because he had wet setup, behind him it was just the people who kept it on the road and called their strategy right, nothing hugely special. Vettel qualified pole and was leading the race until his engine blew, what more can you ask for?

    • baracca said on 26th October 2010, 0:55

      “Keeping it on the road” yesterday was no mean feat. Just ask Webber. Or Hamilton. Or almost everybody else.

  7. There’s no way I could vote for any of those dad-burned panzies who wanted the race called off. Take off your skirts and drive like a man!!!!

  8. JamesC1991 said on 26th October 2010, 1:42

    Vettel without a doubt
    stunning drive

  9. Vettel did well all end of week, with the best car, but Alonso with the poor car that Red Bull, did your job and at the end was lucky. Probably he deserve it, so i think that this two had at the same level…

  10. damonsmedley (@damonsmedley) said on 26th October 2010, 2:09

    I had to vote for Alonso in this one. He was undoubtedly the best this weekend actually.

  11. Keith
    with all due respect you are absolutely dead wrong on your quote about alonso
    “This was a win that came to him “. you make it look like alonso was doing nothing out there and just was praying to gods to blow up engines and crash people so he could win th GP. I am sure that if it was Hamilton your quote would’nt have been the same.
    There is no win that is waiting to “come in” in F1.
    you build your win. you look after your tires you save your engine and you wait for the right moment.
    if you what you saying is true 1/3 of wins in formula one are wins waiting to “come in”.

  12. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 26th October 2010, 2:18

    Not sure whom to pick. Vettel did his job, ALonso kept things cool.
    I voted Schumacher his best race of the season as he did two very important overtaking on track.

  13. martin said on 26th October 2010, 7:55

    Well the driver of the weekend was Hamilton. After all he was the one who wanted to drive when others didn’t.

    However Alonso had the best race and made almost no mistakes (he said the wheel problem was part of his dealing although i don’t believe it).

  14. kenneth Ntulume said on 26th October 2010, 7:56

    MY VOTE: Hamilton, all the way, for being the only positive Pilot, as everyone else within the title contenders whined, THE GUY GAVE US HOPE!!…TRUE RACER

    • I won’t argue that Hamilton is a true racer, but him asking for the race to start was 80% politics. Had the race been canceled, or driven behind the safety car for most part Hamilton had lost more points on his rivals. Just like Vettel didn’t want the race to start because he would gain points. It is very likable of Hamilton what he said, but he had no choice other than to race.

      • baracca said on 26th October 2010, 23:12

        Agree 110%

        Also, after Vettel said it was too dark, the question from the team to Lewis (and the answer of course) smacked of politics way too much.

  15. Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 26th October 2010, 8:46

    Had to go for Alonso, but it was a close decision. Vettel was very good but he could never really break Alonso and looked like he was starting to feel the pressure just before he exploded. I’d have loved to have seen a battle to the end.

    Honourable mentions go to Rosberg and Schuey. Both did a great job and seeing Schuey pass people with such authority in those conditions reminded me of days of old.

    Liuzzi was also impressive, and I’d like to give a shout out to the two Sauber drivers. Two of the first to go onto the inters and finished in a creditable 8th and 9th, plus they managed to survive Sutil’s Force Stuka.

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