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. Sam said on 25th July 2011, 18:35

    Pretty obvious choice really..though I cant vote. Lewis Carl Hamilton. Pure brilliance yesterday

  2. TFLB said on 25th July 2011, 18:44

    Sutil for me. Had the defenition of a solid, mistake-free weekend. I didn’t see him put a wheel wrong all weekend, he was in the top ten in every session, and beat the faster Mercedes cars. I could have said Hamilton or Alonso but I feel that Alonso gave away the lead slightly to easily and that contrary to what he says, Hamilton did actually have the fastest car this weekend.

  3. katederby (@katederby) said on 25th July 2011, 18:46

    Faster than Vettel all weekend, in all sessions but it just shows you how RBR’s season is turning round, that driver of the day was, for me, Hamilton with his skill and that top speed advantage.

  4. JUGNU (@jugnu) said on 25th July 2011, 18:58

    So Easy. Lewis Hamilton. Still I think the Mclaren is half a second slower than Redbull in Qualifying and a tenth or two slower in race pace but for Lewis to be 0.055 away from pole and than winning the race was nothing but over achievement by Lewis. Mclaren also wasn’t very good on heavy fuel and we have seen Hamilton struggling and passed by Webber first on lap 12(Ham re passed but still) and then again after first pitstops, Webber was ahead. On lighter fuel at the end though Mclaren looked better but overall no way Mclaren was the fastest car.

    Hamilton just drove the wheels off his car and trounced his team mate, who couldn’t find the grip which Lewis was finding(isn’t that a sign of better driver). There was everything in his drive, great overtaking moves, great defense. Also sublime qualifying lap. Lewis was just in a class of his own on this weekend.

    Great Job Lewis, more wins surely will come. Mclaren if they are smart should focus more on Hamilton now and not let Button compromise his stretgy, pitstops..etc.

    • JUGNU (@jugnu) said on 25th July 2011, 20:03

      “I really feel that the Red Bull is still the strongest team, but McLaren showed here that they were very good, so I am not underestimating the competitors. But I am very happy to see the people have reacted and the performance is where we need to be”
      Stefano Domenicali

      http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93368

      Stefano also thinks Redbull still the quickest and Mclaren and Ferrari are closer to them but still behind.

      • Patrickl (@patrickl) said on 26th July 2011, 22:40

        If the Red Bull’s are less than half a second faster they seem to start getting panicked.

        Webber could (should) have won this race, but strategic team errors held him back.

        Vettel seems to suffer from the car being less stable by the new blow diffuser regulations.

        Horner already said that last season Webber was better able to cope with the unstable car and Vettel had the benefit of the off throttle blowing in the second half of the season.

  5. mrgrieves (@mrgrieves) said on 25th July 2011, 19:15

    I hate the guy but Lewis has to win it this weekend.

    Only challenge to him being drive of the weekend was Sutil but Di Resta was doing a similar job last weekend till Force India made a mess of his stop

    Maybe even the best performace over a weekend for the whole season so far?

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

    It has to be Mr. Hamilton.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. 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 ;) )

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

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

    Jenson Button disagrees.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

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

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

  15. 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!

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