Vote for your British Grand Prix driver of the weekend

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Start, Silverstone, 2011

Start, Silverstone, 2011

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

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

Fernando Alonso – Had the pace to challenge Vettel even without Red Bull’s pit stop problem.

Mark Webber – Put one over Vettel in qualifying and ignored Red Bull’s instructions not to race him.

Lewis Hamilton – Back to his best: great overtaking moves early on and brilliantly rebuffed Massa’s late attack.

Nico Rosberg – Did his usual quiet but solid job.

Sergio Perez – An excellent drive by the rookie for his best result yet.

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: Daniel Ricciardo 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 British Grand Prix weekend? Cast your vote below and have your say in the comments.

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

  • Sebastian Vettel (2%)
  • Mark Webber (8%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (22%)
  • Jenson Button (1%)
  • Fernando Alonso (53%)
  • Felipe Massa (1%)
  • Michael Schumacher (5%)
  • Nico Rosberg (0%)
  • Nick Heidfeld (0%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (0%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (0%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Paul di Resta (1%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (0%)
  • Sergio Perez (6%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (1%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (0%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Jerome d'Ambrosio (0%)

Total Voters: 490

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European Grand Prix result

Fernando Alonso was voted the best driver of the European Grand Prix weekend:

1. Fernando Alonso – 32.6%
2. Sebastian Vettel – 27.6%
3. Jaime Alguersuari – 25.7%

Rate the Race: British Grand Prix

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156 comments on Vote for your British Grand Prix driver of the weekend

  1. UKfanatic (@) said on 12th July 2011, 4:43

    Vettel didnt had the pace on damp conditions anyway the car born from his womb, Webber is unfortunately missing all chances, best drive for perez

  2. dragon said on 12th July 2011, 6:27

    A lot of voters on this site need to get over the RB7. It’s not always the fastest car. You’ve got two damn good drivers behind the wheel, if they don’t always come 1-2 it doesn’t mean that Lewis or Fernando outdrove them by miles. Clearly on race pace the Ferrari was the car to beat, and it’s often the case that the McLaren is a match for the Bulls on Sunday. I mean, has Vettel even won a DOTD poll yet? Ridiculous!

    Fernando did drive brilliantly though, so a very deserved winner.

    • David-A (@david-a) said on 12th July 2011, 14:57

      I agree with this post. Vettel and Webber are very good drivers, and the Red Bull probably is a bit better when it has virtually no fuel, and able to use DRS at any point (i.e. qualifying). The Mclarens and Ferraris are as good if not better with limited DRS and a tank full of fuel (race conditions). Spain, Monaco, Canada, Europe, Britain being the best examples.

      I did vote for Alonso as he did a great job in the conditions though.

  3. mattr said on 12th July 2011, 8:19

    ALL of hamiltons overtakes were outside the drs zone.

    he pulled off the best overtaking move in the race when he overtook alonso which was a risky move.

    alonso only overtook lewis in the drs zone which made his overtake alot easier.

    lewis made the race exciting.

    and lewis did well to keep vettel behind him.

    plus he did well tobeat massa who was about 3 secnds quicker.

    lewis gets my vote.

    • Carlo said on 12th July 2011, 12:18

      Damn that Hamilton guy is Fast!
      (even in a **** car.)

    • John H said on 12th July 2011, 13:36

      All totally admirable. However, he qualified 10th which is why he wasn’t the best driver of the weekend for me. Alonso by a nose.

      By the way I’ve never seen Vettel drive like Hamilton did at the weekend.

  4. Casanova (@casanova) said on 12th July 2011, 10:01

    I voted Button – that pass around the outside of Massa was the best overtake of the race in my opinion – a lesson in how to do it bravely, elegantly and cleanly. OK, so he got his right and left mixed up (!), but he was calm and magnanimous after his pitstop problem in a way that I think many drivers could learn from.

    • VXR said on 12th July 2011, 11:24

      Too true!

      But would still give it to Alonso.

    • John H said on 12th July 2011, 13:38

      What about the first 10 laps. Button just went backwards as far as I can remember? Including being overtaken by his teammate.

      • Casanova (@casanova) said on 12th July 2011, 13:42

        Ah, well I only started watching at 1:20 because I thought the race started at 2pm…

      • VXR said on 12th July 2011, 15:08

        Somewhat strange then that he had managed to catch up to everyone else when his wheel fell off.

        Agreed that Button went backwards on the wets, which probably explains why he would usually always be one of the first to go to dry tyres.

        He was also heavier on fuel than his team mate at the time that he was overtaken.

        Still would vote for Alonso, anyway. :)

  5. Voted for Alonso, of course. Qualified third, and jumped Webber and Vettel, overtook Hamilton, won the race with a comfortable margin, what else ?

  6. Ricardo said on 12th July 2011, 12:42

    Well it certainly wasn’t hamilton, once again showed his inability to go a whole race without running into someone, he belongs in touring cars

  7. beneboy (@beneboy) said on 12th July 2011, 13:17

    Alonso for me – the guy drove his much improved Ferrari to the very limit, got as much out of it as he could in quali and then made the most of every situation in the race.

    Notable mentions go to Button, Hamilton, Di Resta & Webber though – all four of them could have got my vote had their race not been compromised by their teams in one way or another.

  8. John H said on 12th July 2011, 13:33

    Ricciardo 0 votes. Hmmmm.

  9. djdaveyp85 (@djdaveyp87) said on 12th July 2011, 13:45

    As much as I hate the ground he walks on, I had no other choice other than Fernando Alonso, who did a fantastic job this weekend.

    I still think he is a Mitsubishi Pajero though!

  10. GST (@gst) said on 12th July 2011, 13:57

    If Massa had ‘brilliantly rebuffed’ Lewis like this, then Hamilton fans on this and other forums would have crucified the Ferrari driver by now!

  11. Hamilton was skillful so he gets my vote. Starting 10th and finishing fourth was good. I’m sure he would have finished third with more fuel. Vettel lost because of a team mistake. It shows the oly way to beat him is with random situations… Alonso took his place, just like that. He made a big breach only because Vettel didn’t need to push for victory. A second (even third) place was OK. So Webber tried to overtake him and made a reat final battle. But his losing places at the start is terrible and it’s not first time Web loses ground. Well, to sum up Hamilton was the best average.

  12. guido (@guidof1) said on 12th July 2011, 16:01

    im surprised very few f1fanatics voted sergio perez. i think he did great, had difficult times, was tidy on the wet part of the circuit, again managed his tyres very well. i was very impressed.
    i know both fernando and lewis were great too. but sergio perez definitely deserved more than 20 votes
    anybody agree??

  13. PJA (@pja) said on 12th July 2011, 17:23

    Alonso gets my vote

  14. nannini (@nannini) said on 13th July 2011, 2:49

    I´ll give it to daniel.

  15. d3v0 (@d3v0) said on 13th July 2011, 5:24

    Webbo for me. Hammy a close second due to brilliant strategy by Mclaren (I believe they underfilled his petrol tank to give him the edge to make some overtakes at the start – played out brilliantly)

    Regarding Ferrari’s pace: They did bring a raft of updates to this GP, so we can assume the pace is at least somewhat real. However, is some portion also due to the single-race hot blown off-throttle diffuser ban at Silverstone? The cars will be reverting to Valencia-spec in Germany, so can it be that Ferrari might take a half-step back? That is, if we want to think that part of the Ferrari pace was helped by the regulation change?

    • VXR said on 14th July 2011, 15:15

      Hammy a close second due to brilliant strategy by Mclaren (I believe they underfilled his petrol tank to give him the edge to make some overtakes at the start – played out brilliantly)

      Not sure if you’re being sarcastic or not?

      Many saw it has a strategy blunder. But you have to ask yourself: Would he have made so much progress with the same level of fuel that Button had? Bearing in mind that Button was probably going to be right up there with him at the end of the race. You can’t have it both ways.

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