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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. GameR_K (@gamer_k) said on 26th July 2011, 11:03

    If WEB and HAM finish ahead of VET they did a fantastic job, but when VET finished behind them he did an awful job. Ironically, it was MAS who ruined VET 2009 Grand prix at the same venue.
    The second half of this championship promises fireworks, RBR no longer have the best machinery. Their enormous advantage in qualifying is no longer there, their race pace was never the best and they never worked it out.
    If VET is to do a WEB streak (first 9 races) for the next 9 races he will have 216+124 = 340 points. Notice that there are no DNFs and WEB never finished below 5th and has 5 podiums. But if Hamilton repeats VET’s streak of first 9 races for the remainder of the season he will have 134+204 = 338 points, a meager 2 point difference. Problem for McLaren and to an extent Ferrari will not be repeating that streak, but not taking points from each other. This season is pretty much alive.

  12. antonyob (@antonyob) said on 26th July 2011, 11:10

    At a rough guess if everyone is at their best, Lewis wins. But hes a complex character (code for brittle) and he cant deliver like Alonso when hes in a bad mood (hay when isnt Alonso in a bad mood!). Vettel could be no more than, in cricketing parlance, a flat track bully. Webber is a fighter but my guess is hes too nice. When hes really mad he overtakes like no one else but it only happens once or twice a season.

  13. I voted to vote Sutil but went with Hamilton. Hamilton wasn’t quite flawless as he was overtaken by Webber but his determination to repass Webber was marevllous to watch (I thought that was more exciting and a better move than his pass on Alonso). What really impressed me about Lewis was how comfortable he looked in the Mclaren. He really showed up Button this weekend too. If Hamilton was on fire then Button was a wallow of mud in comparison.

    I thought Sutil was flawless though but a bit less spectacular. He was terrific this weekend. I never thought he would be the best German this weekend (performance wise not points).

    Nods to: Alonso who I felt got the maximum even if he was napping a bit when Lewis passed him I’m not surprised he couldn’t hold Hamilton back, Webber for finishing ahead of Seb and especially to Michael who I thought pulled off a superb comeback after his spin. I felt Massa had a good race but even on a good day it seems like he can’t match Fernando.

  14. McLarenFanJamm (@mclarenfanjamm) said on 26th July 2011, 12:04

    Is this the most one-sided vote ever?

  15. supernicebob (@supernicebob) said on 26th July 2011, 13:00

    I’d love to be able to vote for Hamilton, Alonso AND Webber. It was clear to see they were all pushing as hard as they could and were on the limit for the whole race even when things settled down a bit in the second half. And as for the first half it was simply outstanding.

    Ultimately I think it has to go to Hamilton. Continued determination in the race, great moves to get back ahead of Webber and round the outside of Alonso, and a great qualifying lap too.

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