Mark Webber, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2011

Vote for your German GP driver of the weekend

Debates and PollsPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

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  1. 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.

    1. Nice observation, I expect Vettel to go super defensive like Button in 09, unless on pole.

    2. If the one in the fastest car is unable to make do with it, then yes. That’s a poor job. Same for Button and Massa.

  2. antonyob (@)
    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Is this the most one-sided vote ever?

  5. 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.

  6. Lewis definitely. There are honourable mentions to both Webber & Alonso, but Lewis has to get the vote. Fantastic all weekend, didn’t put a foot wrong. He has seemed a bit ragged lately, so great to see him back on form.

  7. Hamilton’s already gonna win… so i voted Sutil as i Recognise his great performance this weekend, his third best performance behind Malaysia 2010 and Monza 2009!

  8. Anyone else think that Massa is now being used as a pawn by Ferrari to cover any move Vettel makes?

    As it turned out I don’t think Vettel had the pace to challenge Alonso but the goal was to keep him as far down the points as possible, the Pit Crew let Ferarri down of course.

    1. spankythewondermonkey (@spankythewondermonkey)
      26th July 2011, 14:47

      can’t agree with this. the post race interview, by the bbc, with stefano made it quite clear that there is more than just focus on nando in the ferrari team.

      1. spankythewondermonkey (@spankythewondermonkey)
        26th July 2011, 14:48

        just to clarify, stefano made it clear

  9. Oh right well if stefano said it!!

    Remember after the Hockenheim farce last year he told the BBC that there were no team orders in the race?

    It would be PR insanity to say otherwise..

    1. spankythewondermonkey (@spankythewondermonkey)
      27th July 2011, 11:03

      it was the way in which it was said. the bbc journo (jake h iirc) inferred ferrari only had 1 driver – nando. he was spontaneously corrected by stefano.

      it may be bs, however i think ferrari are now much more approachable and give more info than when under brawn or todt.

  10. Got to be Hamilton. I hate him, so, so much, but he had an awesome weekend. One fo teh greatest qualifying laps I have ever seen, followed by an impeccable race, holding off the might of Alonso. Brilliant driving, but please Lewis, don’t keep it up ;)

  11. Those praising Hamilton like the gifted love child of Senna, I agree he’s done a super job but in my view, Alonso gets it.

    Hamilton had the fastest race car, without a doubt. Webber was pushing 100% & couldn’t keep up & neither could Alonso. I think all the whining from McLaren & it’s fan have warped the reality that they have a solid race package.

    Qualifying is still (for the moment) Red Bull territory & Hamilton did indeed get the maximum out of his car but I think Alonso got more out of his car in the race, which, in my view, is much more important.

  12. This must be the biggest landslide driver of the weekend in a long time!

  13. Laranja Mecanica
    26th July 2011, 19:11

    Kamui the best
    Fernando a close second
    Would give a 24th to Lewis if he hadn’t bullied Vettel the way he did, so it’s much lower than that.

    1. if he hadn’t bullied Vettel the way he did

      What on earth are you talking about?

      1. spankythewondermonkey (@spankythewondermonkey)
        27th July 2011, 11:06

        i think he’s talking about webber at turn 2. might be wrong, but i thought the closest SV got to LH was on the grid :-)

  14. First, Lewis – because I’m a fan, because he was superb, because he didn’t throw his toys out of the pram like he can.
    Second, Alonso. Respect! Even though I’m a Hamilton fan, you have to say that Alonso is astonishing, raced the socks off an improving car.
    Third, Vettel – partly broken car, stuck with it and did well in front of a home crowd all expecting more than he could deliver. A hard situation for him and he coped really well, I thought.
    Sutil impressed, as he often does.
    Webber squandered second place. Bad luck? Yet again?
    Rosberg quietly got on with it in a ropy car.
    Schumi did well from poor qualifying, obviously over-driving to keep up with his (better-looking and faster) young team-mate.
    Great weekend. More please!

  15. Hamilton hands down.
    Again a fighting victory as in China. Great drive.
    Shows why he is one of the top stars in f1!

  16. In other news, HRT is getting ready for another smashing weekend at the Hungaroring…

    1. themagicofspeed (@)
      27th July 2011, 10:58

      +1..that made me chuckle. lol.

  17. Podium says it all!

  18. Who has tried to be funny and has voted for Vettel? ;)

  19. Lewis was awesome at the Nurgburgring. From lights out, he took control of the race as he let his driving do the talking in one of the most exciting races of the season so far. He was calm, confident and analytical in his approach to the race, silencing his critics and emerging victorious to prove yet again what a great F1 champion racer he is.

  20. A few good weekends all round.

    Hamilton has this by a huge landslide, never seen it favour one driver so much, wow! A superb drive and a fantastic start.

    Honourable mentions to Kobayashi and Sutil.

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