Vote for your Singapore GP driver of the weekend

2011 Singapore Grand Prix

Start, Singapore, 2011

Start, Singapore, 2011

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

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

Sebastian Vettel – Continues to build momentum, in this kind of form the opposition simply can’t get a look in.

Jenson Button – Didn’t look like getting on terms with Vettel until the last stint, but threw everything at it despite being unwell.

Paul di Resta – An especially impressive performance at a tough track for a rookie, though his path to sixth was eased by his team mate.

Sergio Perez – Snatched a point after a bruising race which saw him going wheel-to-wheel with Nico Rosberg and being hit by Michael Schumacher and Bruno Senna.

Heikki Kovalainen – Opportunities for Lotus to beat a car from the midfield are rare but Kovalainen nailed this one.

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: Bruno Senna 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 Singapore Grand Prix weekend? Cast your vote below and have your say in the comments.

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

  • Sebastian Vettel (42%)
  • Mark Webber (1%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (5%)
  • Jenson Button (16%)
  • Fernando Alonso (1%)
  • Felipe Massa (0%)
  • Michael Schumacher (1%)
  • Nico Rosberg (0%)
  • Bruno Senna (0%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (0%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (0%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (0%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Paul di Resta (31%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (0%)
  • Sergio Perez (1%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (0%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (2%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (0%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Jerome d'Ambrosio (0%)

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99 comments on Vote for your Singapore GP driver of the weekend

  1. maxthecat said on 27th September 2011, 12:18

    The Vettel love is going to far, he’s an good driver in the best car with the whole of Red Bull behind him. He’s is not spectacular, he is not the second coming, he is lucky. When he wins races in the 2nd or 3rd best car as Hamilton, Button and Alonso have i’ll think more of him.

    Before anyone uses the Torro Rosso argument don’t forget that Red Bull worked very closely with them that year, it wasn’t the ‘Amazing drive’ people seem to claim, he did well but there was a lot more to it than just driver skill.

    • Well, I’ll use the “Toro Rosso” argument because it’s a valid one. It was a brilliant drive in a midfield car.

      Vettel didn’t have the best car last year…Red Bull, Ferrari, and McLaren were pretty much on a par. Seb struggled a bit and made a few mistakes, just like they all did, but he was the one who won in the end, because, in the end, he was better than the others. Still is.

    • GameR_K (@gamer_k) said on 27th September 2011, 13:34

      Problem is maxie, on that day Vettel won they had a very different opinion to what they have today. Simply people are forgetful or hatred tends to blind them.
      2nd or 3rd best car – I can provide examples from this year, but you will counter me with RB7’s qualifying pace alone. Meh, why bother?

    • Before anyone uses the Torro Rosso argument don’t forget that Red Bull worked very closely with them that year

      So? The RB wasn’t a race winning car that year but the TR in Vettel’s hands was. Will you argue that RB spend more time developing the TR then the RB to make it a race winning car?

      This year:
      Spain. He won in a car that was a second a lap slower then McLaren in the final stint.
      Monaco. On his tyres, he was 2 seconds a lap slower then Button and about the same with Alonso.
      Hungary. Yes he didn’t win, but he made it stick on pole, while being in clearly the 2nd fastest machine on the grid on that day.

    • Roberto (@roberto) said on 28th September 2011, 4:16

      I love how some people are just looking for excuses when it comes to Vettels abilitties.. First it was: He’s a crash kid!!.. then he shut everyone up this season.. Then it was.. He can’t overtake!.. then comes Monza.. Now it’s, He’s LUCKY? REALLY? Surely you must be running out of excuses soon…

  2. Alonso couldn’t have done much more, nor could Button but Vettel was out on his own. 1sec faster than any other car (that includes his teammate)for large parts of the race and very close to the Grand Chelem.
    Notable mentions for Kovalainen, Perez, di Resta

  3. linnis (@ldawson) said on 27th September 2011, 14:58

    A brilliant performance from Vettel as per usual; he still managed to win, and if the SC wasn’t brought out, I doubt that the gap between him and Button would’ve been so small, but I voted for Paul Di Resta as coming 6th from a Force India car is very impressive, let alone a rookie.

    I look forward to seeing Di Resta on the podium in the future!

    Di Resta and Vettel ftw :).

  4. Vettel is showing everyone he can manage a beast like the RB7. On similar drives, Webber is not even close (ruining all at the start doesn’t help him much anyway). And even if you say Red Bull is treating Webber just as a supporting driver, that’s not enough to explain why races are always for Seb. Great drive, let’s still see how Button keeps showing everyone he is REALLY better than Lewis… and about Massa interrupting LH on his interview, COME ON!!! It’s not so bad… probably Montoya or Irvine would have punched him with or hit him with the mic. It’s a little childish, but it’s also childish the way Hamilton is driving the good McLaren he has

  5. Has to be Vettel. He destroyed everybody this weekend without hardly braking a sweat.

  6. nikolaymk (@nikolaymk) said on 27th September 2011, 16:01

    I am a huge fan of Lewis but today my vote went for Vettel simply because he made winning look almost too easy. I noticed someone gave Massa the “thumbs up” and was thinking that the little Brazilian should’ve received a few more votes purely because of the huge press he managed to generate. Crybaby.

  7. rikpacman (@rikpacman) said on 27th September 2011, 17:01

    If we were voting based on just the result then this poll would be pointless. But we’re not. We’re voting on the most impressive drive and for me it was hands-down Paul Di Resta. Just awesome from a rookie around singapore in a force india.

  8. F1fanNL (@) said on 27th September 2011, 20:54

    Vettel for me.

    Almost 50 seconds faster than his team mate over the entire race says it all really.

  9. Bulabog said on 27th September 2011, 23:25

    Hamilton has never been in a midfield car unlike everyone else in F1. if there is anyone who needs to prove anything, it would be hamilton. A lot of hamilton fans like to argue that vettels car is the reason why he is no1. Well, I could say the same for hamilton, unless I see him drive a midfield car and see if he could win it just as vettel has, he is an ordinary driver to me.

  10. Scalextric (@scalextric) said on 28th September 2011, 3:17

    Vettel. Maybe next year we could rank 1, 2 and 3 and give 3, 2, 1 points accordingly. Or something similarly complicated. In which case, DiResta 2, Button 3.

  11. bearforce1 (@bearforce1) said on 28th September 2011, 9:10

    Vettel caause he made it look so effortless. So much so that I really just don’t notice him that much.

    Button so super pushing to the end. Never give up. Brilliant. Ordinarily this drive by button would be be not just driver of the weekend but something more memorable and special.

  12. Another faultless performance from Vettel, just as we have come to expect from him this season. Even when Button was closing late in the race I think Vettel was only managing the car until the chequered flag and could have gone faster if required to do so.

    But it was also a good race from di Resta for his best result so far especially considering his problems in practice meaning he got no heavy fuel running in.

    Overall because I have come to expect that sort of drive from Vettel and di Resta still being a rookie I decided to give it to di Resta in the end.

  13. Sergio said on 4th October 2011, 15:38

    Pérez was the best, by making Schumacher taste a bit of his own medicine!

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