Vote for your German GP driver of the weekend

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Mark Webber, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2011

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2011

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

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

Lewis Hamilton – Got far more out of the car than his team mate, qualified very strongly and was tenacious in attack in the race.

Fernando Alonso – Minor mistakes take little away from another top-notch drive.

Mark Webber – Slow second pit stop cost him but he was quicker than Vettel all weekend.

Adrian Sutil – Very strong in qualifying and beat the Mercedes in the race. Easily his best drive so far this year.

Kamui Kobayashi – Solid comeback drive into the points having missed the cut for Q2 in qualifying.

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

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

  • Sebastian Vettel (0%)
  • Mark Webber (3%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (77%)
  • Jenson Button (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (6%)
  • Felipe Massa (1%)
  • Michael Schumacher (0%)
  • Nico Rosberg (0%)
  • Nick Heidfeld (0%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (0%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (0%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (10%)
  • Paul di Resta (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (3%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (0%)
  • Karun Chandhok (0%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (0%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Jerome d'Ambrosio (0%)

Total Voters: 500

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British Grand Prix result

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

1. Fernando Alonso – 53.0%
2. Lewis Hamilton – 22.3%
3. Mark Webber – 8.0%

Rate the Race: German Grand Prix

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2011 German Grand Prix

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141 comments on Vote for your German GP driver of the weekend

  1. Cyclops_PL (@cyclops_pl) said on 25th July 2011, 19:39

    It has to be Mr. Hamilton.

  2. xabregas said on 25th July 2011, 19:45

    I´ll go with Hamilton, after what he did in qualifying, a victory would be possible and he made it.
    I also liked the races of Alonso, Sutil and Kobayashi.

    How amazing could have been this championship if Mclaren and Ferrari had started this championship with the pace they have now.

  3. W-K (@w-k) said on 25th July 2011, 19:46

    After that performance by Lewis I am surprised that Keith hasn’t made it mandatory for those that voted otherwise to post here explaining their actions.

  4. Quin1010 (@quin1010) said on 25th July 2011, 19:49

    Clearly it has to be Hamilton. From what I saw he made only one slight mistake all day, letting Weber past, which he quickly atoned for. Otherwise a flawless drive. Also big props to the entire McLaren team. Their race strategy and pit work were spot on. (for a change)

  5. John H (@john-h) said on 25th July 2011, 20:05

    I’ve given it to Sutil.

    He made no mistakes the entire weekend (as far as the coverage FOM gave me is concerned). Hamilton made one at the final chicane. Fantastic win though, responding to all his critics that jumped on the ‘he’s going to kill someone’ bandwagon. He just reminded us why he’s the best thing in F1 at the moment ( IMHO of course ;) )

  6. Shrieker (@shrieker) said on 25th July 2011, 20:37

    “Hamilton did actually have the fastest car this weekend.”

    Jenson Button disagrees.

  7. Cristian (@cristian) said on 25th July 2011, 20:40

    I’ve voted for Hamilton, he was the best. But I notice Hamilton wins a race and he is brilliant and he clearly wins driver of the race. Vettel was as brilliant as him in 5 races this year and he never won here. Not fair…
    Some of you will say Vettel had the best car, but we all know that, in those races, he was by far the best.

    • David-A (@david-a) said on 25th July 2011, 21:37

      There always seems to be an assumption that anyone who even got close to Vettel was doing a better job in inferior machinery, rather than considering that maybe in race trim, their cars aren’t any/much worse than the RB7.

      E.g. Alonso winning the poll in Turkey, Hamilton in Spain, Button in Monaco, Alonso again in Valencia.

      This weekend anyawy, it’s definitely Hamilton who was the best.

  8. HounslowBusGarage (@hounslowbusgarage) said on 25th July 2011, 21:07

    Well I thought KOB did a fantastic job in the race itself, but I had to mark him down for b***ering up his qualifying in the first place. We didn’t see much of the action that KOB was involved in (partly because of the action at the front) but I think if we had, there would have been more votes going his way.
    But for the entire race weekend overall, there can be only one winner; Sebastian Bue . . . no wait!

  9. chrisapparently (@) said on 25th July 2011, 21:50

    Chandhok was lapped so many times! Still love him though.

  10. GeorgeTuk (@georgetuk) said on 25th July 2011, 21:56

    Has to be Hamilton, showed it exactly what he can do when it all comes off (and we know what its like when it doesn’t) but he drove superbly, a great quali lap and superb race!

  11. Younger Hamii said on 25th July 2011, 22:20

    We’ve got 2 Die Hard Sebastian Vettel fans here,Personally he was the worst driver of the Weekend,No pace in the car at all,Mark was clearly faster than him and Vettel himself made some a Rookie-esq error by dipping his Wheel onto the Slippery,damp white line and created Horrible Flat Spots on his Tyres(Ok Schumi made that same mistake).

    In addition,he spent the majority of the Race stuck behind Massa for no reason,He’s has a quicker Package under him and he is a much quicker driver than Massa,still couldnt overtake him and had to rely on the Red Bull Pit Crew and Strategists to jump Massa ON THE FINAL LAP.

    Whoever picked Sebastian as their Driver of the Weekend doesnt know anything

    • David-A (@david-a) said on 25th July 2011, 23:36

      I agree that he doesn’t deserve to be voted for, but then, at least he doesn’t have the 4th highest number of votes (like a certain Mclaren drive did at Monaco).

      And considering that he’s never the best driver of the weekend when he’s faultless, Sebastian certainly wasn’t the worst, not when Karun Chandhok gets lapped 4 times and not when Heidfeld had 2 collisions. Most disappointing driver of the weekend is more appropriate.

      • Patrickl (@patrickl) said on 26th July 2011, 22:46

        Hamilton drove great in Monaco. That some people don’t want to give up when they’re overtaken and rather crash is not his fault.

        hamilton made some great overtakes. For instance the one on Schumacher and on Petrov. The one on Maldonado was exactly the same as on Schumacher. Even with Maldonado weaving all over the track up until that first corner.

        The one with Massa was too ooprtunistic maybe, but Schumacher did exactly the same and got no penalty. Just because Hamilton and Rosberg do have the periferal vision to know that a car is besides them.

  12. haujo said on 25th July 2011, 23:16

    nick heidfeld!

    uahahahahhahaah :)

    • For surviving Buemi’s attempt to kill him?

      • McLarenFanJamm (@mclarenfanjamm) said on 26th July 2011, 12:08

        Little harsh Steph, lol.

        My view is that Buemi covered the inside, saw Heidfeld going to the right, so he moved to cover the racing line and was then watching his left mirror to see if Heidfeld would attempt a dive up the inside, which he didn’t he continued to move the outside and ran out of track.

        You can suggest that Buemi should have looked in his other mirror once he realised Heidfeld wasn’t there, but they were travelling at 180+ mph

      • Patrickl said on 27th July 2011, 12:01

        Oddly enough Buemi gets a penalty for this when Button was excused for doind the same to Hamilton in Canada because he “didn’t see Hamilton”. Are they saying that Buemi DID see Heidfeld? That he indeed did this on purpose?

        So yeah, if you go by the stewards, this was an attempt to kill Heidfeld.

        • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 27th July 2011, 12:04

          Hamilton pulled out from behind Button much closer to the point at which the normal racing line would take the driver to the edge of the track. And he did it in wet conditions where Button would find it harder to see him.

          So I’m happy with the stewards’ call on this one.

  13. KeeleyObsessed (@keeleyobsessed) said on 26th July 2011, 0:26

    Hamilton, despite his Friday moan… People must have to take that into account when they think about him winning…

    • jake said on 26th July 2011, 0:56

      did he moan? to me he seemed in a pretty good mood, just stated that he didn’t think he would be able to fight for pole, which to be fair, just about everyone in the paddock agreed with.

  14. adam23 said on 26th July 2011, 1:37

    Certainly Lewis Hamilton for all of the reasons mentioned above. Sutil, Alonso and Webber are also all strong contenders for getting everything their cars had to give, but Lewis seemed to get that little bit more and deserved the victory.

  15. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 26th July 2011, 2:02

    Hamilton was very aggressive through out the race,re-pass Webber was great.For second race in a row he drove like a champion.

  16. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 26th July 2011, 3:43

    I voted for Massa. His performance was much stronger than it has been recently.

    • COTD! :P Just kidding but I did think he his race performance was pretty good but still not close enough to Alonso which is telling.

  17. flowerdew (@flowerdew) said on 26th July 2011, 4:36

    I doubt I’ll ever get the chance to vote for Adrian Sutil again! The rest of you have Lewis covered, so I’m taking advantage while I can.

  18. Gill said on 26th July 2011, 5:31

    I am a die hard Alonso fan and watch F1 just for him but in Germany, Lewis was flawless and vote goes to him. Hats off. 2nd Sutil. 3rd Alonso. 4th Kamui. 5th Webber

  19. AlexT (@alext) said on 26th July 2011, 7:30

    Do you really think you can overdrive a rubbish car for the whole race? In Barcelona Alonso led the first 1/3 of the race but by the finish line he got lapped. What I’m trying to say is that no matter how good of a driver you are, in F1 you can’t really win a race with the 3rd fastest car in normal conditions (ro rain, no pitstop mistakes for the opponents, same strategy as Webber and Alonso….) That said I really think McLaren played us a bit this weekend and actually had a heck of a car.
    P.S. My vote still goes to Hamilton

  20. spankythewondermonkey (@spankythewondermonkey) said on 26th July 2011, 9:04

    gotta be one of the easiest polls this year. lewis without a doubt. great overtakes, which if they didn’t work would have had the knives out for him again, especially the drive around nando one. sure nando was on cold tyres, however lewis had shown how to defend turn 2 a bit earlier in the same situation.
    where was seb v? poor showing from the guy with the best car that did nothing to dispel the ‘he can’t overtake’ perception.

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