Start, Istanbul, 2011

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

2011 Turkish Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Start, Istanbul, 2011
Start, Istanbul, 2011

Who was the most impressive driver throughout the Turkish Grand Prix weekend?

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

Sebastian Vettel – The smash in practice didn’t come close to putting him off his stride. Another emphatic pole position and win.

Fernando Alonso – Finally able to capitalise on the strong race pace of the Ferrari.

Nico Rosberg – Powerless to defend in the opening laps, he fought back later on. Qualifying and finished far ahead of his team mate.

Sebastien Buemi – Not the first time he’s clearly out-performed Jaime Alguersuari this year.

Kamui Kobayashi – An impressive trek through the field from the back row of the grid. Could well have been higher than tenth without his puncture.

Compare all the drivers

Review what happened to each driver over the race weekend and compare their performances with their team mates using the links below:

Red Bull: Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber
McLaren: Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari: Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa
Mercedes: Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher
Renault: Nick Heidfeld and Vitaly Petrov
Williams: Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado
Force India: Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta
Sauber: Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez
Toro Rosso: Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari
Lotus: Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen
HRT: Narain Karthikeyan and Vitantonio Liuzzi
Virgin: Timo Glock and Jerome d’Ambrosio

Vote for your driver of the weekend

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

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

  • Sebastian Vettel (22%)
  • Mark Webber (3%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (3%)
  • Jenson Button (1%)
  • Fernando Alonso (38%)
  • Felipe Massa (1%)
  • Michael Schumacher (0%)
  • Nico Rosberg (3%)
  • Nick Heidfeld (0%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (0%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (0%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Paul di Resta (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (26%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (2%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Narain Karthikeyan (0%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (0%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Jerome d'Ambrosio (0%)

Total Voters: 466

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Chinese Grand Prix result

Mark Webber was voted the best driver of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend:

1. Mark Webber – 47.8%
2. Lewis Hamilton – 42.4%
3. Felipe Massa – 2.5%

Rate the Race: Turkish Grand Prix

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160 comments on “Who was the best driver of the Turkish Grand Prix weekend?”

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  1. Fernando did a great job, and I’m glad he’s got the car to challenge for the podium.
    But, to all people who take F1 seriously i suggest a therapy of watching “La gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón”

  2. JamieFranklinF1
    10th May 2011, 22:41

    Whilst I don’t disagree that both Kamui and Fernando did exceptional jobs to finish where they did, I still don’t understand why many people still don’t think Seb is the driver of the day/weekend.

    He’s not my favourite driver, but he is doing an outstanding job. He learns from his mistakes each weekend, and then by the next race, he looks a little bit stronger.

    Also, to people who say that he wouldn’t win in a car that wasn’t the fastest. May I remind them of Australia 09, where I believe he was catching JB in a what was then superior Brawn GP?

    Each driver seems to have their respective best points, but I would say that Sebastian is a hell of a lot more well-rounded than Jenson, Lewis and Fernando were at his age, and although I would like to see an interesting season with lots of twists, turns and numerous winners, you can’t take away from the phenomenal job he’s doing at the moment.

  3. Seb is doing good job with that car. My vote goes to Alonso. He drove a great race. Kobyashi was entertaining as always. Hopefully another team can challenge the Raging Bulls at barcelona. Mclaren are supposed to have some major updates for that weekend.

  4. Had to be Kobayashi for me. Love this guy. I really do hope he gets a chance at one of the biggest teams over the coming seasons. I think he could challenege at the top in one of the top cars. 1st class Formula One driver and 1st class performance at the weekend.

  5. Alonso /is the best in turky

  6. Alonso no doubt. Hopefully a new season start for him!

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