Vote for your Canadian GP driver of the weekend

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Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Montreal, 2011

Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Montreal, 2011

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

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

Jenson Button – Stunning pace at the end of the race and level-headed overtaking moves put him in a position to score a remarkable win.

Mark Webber – Fought back well from his early setback, but made hard work of overtaking Schumacher.

Michael Schumacher – His best race since his comeback, deserved a podium finish.

Jaime Alguersuari – Impressive comeback drive having started in the pits for the best result of his career.

Vitantonio Liuzzi – Single-handedly beat the Lotuses and Virgins to give HRT their highest finish.

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 Pedro de la Rosa
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 Canadian Grand Prix weekend? Cast your vote below and have your say in the comments.

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

  • Sebastian Vettel (2%)
  • Mark Webber (2%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (2%)
  • Jenson Button (61%)
  • Fernando Alonso (0%)
  • Felipe Massa (0%)
  • Michael Schumacher (28%)
  • Nico Rosberg (0%)
  • Nick Heidfeld (0%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (0%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (0%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Paul di Resta (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (1%)
  • Pedro de la Rosa (0%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (1%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Narain Karthikeyan (0%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (2%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Jerome d'Ambrosio (0%)

Total Voters: 644

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Monaco Grand Prix result

Jenson Button was voted the best driver of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend:

1. Jenson Button – 33.1%
2. Fernando Alonso – 18.8%
3. Sebastian Vettel – 17.0%

Rate the Race: Canadian Grand Prix

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181 comments on Vote for your Canadian GP driver of the weekend

  1. bisutommy79 (@bisutommy79) said on 13th June 2011, 21:53

    Driver of the day
    Michael Schumacher
    Jenson Buton
    Bernd Mayländer for leading most of the GP laps(for the moment I thought he could win this :))

  2. Sushi Meerkat (@sushi-meerkat) said on 13th June 2011, 21:56

    Bernd Maylander of course, did you see how he pulled away from the pack at each safety car restart? they were caught napping.

  3. lynnduffy (@lynnduffy) said on 13th June 2011, 21:58

    JB by a street, but since he’ll win anyway, I’m voting for Schumi as I’d like to see him top 3 in something this weekend!

  4. KeeleyObsessed (@keeleyobsessed) said on 13th June 2011, 22:09

    It’s such a shame that Button had such a brilliant race, I’d really want to give my vote to Schumi or any of the other drivers out there… But Button drove so superbly over the last 30 laps that I can’t justify giving my vote to anyone other than him… Let’s hope I have a reason to vote for Schumi next time though…

  5. MattHT (@mattht) said on 13th June 2011, 22:11

    Gone for Jenson myself. Schumacher was brilliant, and it pleased me no end to see him up there, but Jenson shone on a weekend where his team mate was a let down. Also, we’re all talking about Jenson because he won, and he did that because he put enough pressure on Vettel to make him make a mistake. A brilliant drive, and a win despite making mistakes, and battling through traffic, because as we’ve seen so far this season, it’s easy to win from the front.

  6. George (@george) said on 13th June 2011, 22:13

    Difficult choice, I’ve gone for Vettel because he monstered Webber yet again, drove a perfect race from the front including 4 safety car restarts, led all but two laps, unfortunately one of them was the final one.

    Oh, and I didn’t think anyone else would (2 other people so far!)

    Schumi and Button are equal second, and a mention for Petrov who managed to get a stealth 5th by staying out of trouble (cant believe I’m saying that about Petrov).

    • Old_boy_racer (@) said on 14th June 2011, 13:56

      Vettel was second after Schumacher for me. If we add together all the lead gaps that were stolen from him by the caution periods he’d have won by half a lap. The SC didn’t do MSC any favours either though and he showed good race craft with a car that wasn’t as quick as those of the drivers around him.

  7. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 13th June 2011, 22:20

    Button. Has to be. He deserved what he got and finishing on the top spot just topped everything off nicely.

    He was driving like a man possessed down the back straight with DRS. I was in awe at just how quickly he caught up towards the end of the straight, incredible pace. OK, any driver could have been in a similar position but the sheer ferocity of his attack is what made it.

    Everything about his race went right. He did everything right.

    Other mentions go to Kobayashi (mainly for pulling off that move against Massa) and Schumacher for being within a hairs breadth of a podium.

  8. DriverOne said on 13th June 2011, 22:29

    Clearly two people accidently hit the Hamilton button ;)

  9. AndresM (@andresm) said on 13th June 2011, 22:46

    Button was unbelievable, but I am going to give my vote to Jaime Algersuari

  10. Steve P said on 13th June 2011, 23:00

    There’s the famous F1 Fanatic anti-Webber jibe. “Fought back well, BUT…”

  11. mrgrieves (@mrgrieves) said on 13th June 2011, 23:29

    I’d split it 3 ways

    Button – Great last 30 laps to get through the field after a terrible first 40 laps

    Schumacher – Dragged that dog of a car u to 2nd when the track was at its worst only DRS kept him off the podium

    Liuzzi – Beat both lotus’s in the HRT. Hazza!!

    • UKfanatic (@) said on 14th June 2011, 0:11

      nice short version, anyway I hope that people continue to remenber the first 40 laps of Button and vote on other cars cause none of the other candidates took out of race opponents. I wonder if Buttons clash with Alonso counted as an overtake on the official statistics

  12. Commendatore (@commendatore) said on 13th June 2011, 23:43

    Best: MSC
    Worst: HAM

  13. Atticus said on 13th June 2011, 23:49


    Button ‘outperformed’ the car at one stage. (In the dying stages.) Schumacher did too. (In about the third quarter of the race.)

    Button made mistakes. Schumacher did not.

  14. Oliver said on 14th June 2011, 0:04

    Massa for making Alonso queue in the pits. Made my night.

  15. UKfanatic (@) said on 14th June 2011, 0:06

    Why wasnt Button the best driver of the weekend? Simple, despite a fantastic drive on the race his comeback had some troubles (I’m happy that he escaped penaltys afterwards) for starters he didnt saw hamilton and second despite alonso letting him pass he still rammed him almost the same as the Ham Web clash and to finnish it would have been more fantastic to see him pass Vettel on the harpin or last chicane. Vitantonio Liuzzi for me was the best driver, poor car, poor conditions, stayed off the wall and beat the bransons and the Fernandes.

  16. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 14th June 2011, 2:17

    Many to choose.But for a driver who been hit by his team mate, got a penalty, was on the wrong tyres when the rain came heavy, had a puncture when crashed with ALonso to win by overtaking Webber,Schumacher & forced Vettel to a mistake he deserve it.Schumacher was the second best not sure what happened to him in the end of the race but he deserve a podium.

  17. YUTAO said on 14th June 2011, 3:49

    Keith did not mention Kobayashi??!!

  18. dragon said on 14th June 2011, 4:17

    Best: MSC. By a hair. Probably had the most error free race, was supreme in the difficult conditions, smashed his team-mate, and with his on the limit defensive skills would have had a podium if not for DRS. Button a very close second, I’d have voted for him if he weren’t involved in two somewhat clumsy racing incidents which ended the race for two other drivers.
    Worst: Lewis Ramilton (thanks for that, got a lol), that was ridiculous at the start, Webber gave him enough room for a semi trailer and he still went in too hot and understeered into him. Makes you wonder how many more accidents he has to be involved in before they actually do slap a ban on him.

  19. DavidS (@davids) said on 14th June 2011, 7:48

    Button, easily.

    I was thinking mid-race that Kobayashi was going to be the driver of the weekend, then it changed to Schumacher, as he was driving exceptionally well. But of course, Jenson drove like a scalded cat in the latter part.

    On a side note: 5 people voted for Hamilton? Even though his incidents were all deemed racing incidents, it’s not hard to see that he had a shocker.

  20. Cristian (@cristian) said on 14th June 2011, 8:18

    In my opinion, voting for Liuzzi doesn’t make sense. He beat two broken Lotuses, as someone already pointed out. And so did D’Ambrosio, who had to change his chassis this weekend. So why not vote for him instead? I think this vote, at least for some, is just because they like one of the big names who didn’t have a great race, so they can’t vote for him.
    I go for Button with Schumi second. I also liked Kobayashi. And Vettel drove an outstanding race, perfect until the last lap.
    One more thing: was Webber better than Heidfeld? He has 0 votes, and Webber got 6 in a race where he didn’t do anything spectacular ( in my opinion).

    • Alex W said on 14th June 2011, 11:15

      Drove without KERS again, got taken out by Ramilton at the start, lost 2 places with faulty gear selector, and pulled off several difficult overtakes… Heidfeld drove well but then crashed out. Schu was my pick.

      • Cristian (@cristian) said on 14th June 2011, 15:35

        My point is : Webber was again outraced by his teammate, as in all the other races this year( including the one when he made the impossible possible : being kicked out in Q1).

        • dragon said on 14th June 2011, 16:33

          Well he does have the difficult problem of currently having a teammate who’s showing the kind of form MSC did at Ferrari.

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