Vote for the Korean GP driver of the weekend

2011 Korean Grand Prix

Start, Korea, 2011

Start, Korea, 2011

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

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

Sebastian Vettel – Notched up his tenth win of the year after breaking free of Hamilton on the first lap.

Lewis Hamilton – A welcome return to form, he was especially impressive in qualifying to put something other than a Red Bull on pole for the first time this year.

Jaime Alguersuari – Matched the best result of his race after chasing down the tyre-troubled Nico Rosberg.

Sebastien Buemi – Like his team mate, enjoyed a great race with the updated STR6, delayed only by being hit at the first corner.

Heikki Kovalainen – Finished ahead of both Saubers and was reeling Bruno Senna in at the end to boot.

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

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

  • Sebastian Vettel (22%)
  • Mark Webber (2%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (36%)
  • Jenson Button (1%)
  • Fernando Alonso (2%)
  • 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 (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (0%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (23%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (10%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (0%)
  • Timo Glock (0%)
  • Jerome d'Ambrosio (0%)

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104 comments on Vote for the Korean GP driver of the weekend

  1. jpowell (@jpowell) said on 17th October 2011, 21:11

    Great drive from Lewis when you see how easy overtaking (relativly) was ,with slipstreaming ,kers and DRS. combined, I was just amazed he managed to keep Mark behind him. Lucky with the muffed pit stop timing by RB. but really he did look like a sitting duck I can’t think any other driver could have done better . Hopefully this will end the negative mutterings and get him back were we want him. My vote goes to Lewis.

  2. Mike the bike Schumacher (@mike-the-bike-schumacher) said on 17th October 2011, 21:13

    Kovalainen simply fantastic to beat two suabers driving in such a poorer car. Shame he seems to be wasting his career at the back (at the moment).

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 17th October 2011, 22:15

      @mike-the-bike-schumacher I really respect him, Glock and Trulli for doing what they did with the new teams. Sure, you could argue that they didn’t exactly have a wealth of options to choose from but they took a step back from the top to build something new when they could have quite easily thrown in the towel to save face.

  3. Alex (@smallvizier) said on 17th October 2011, 21:15

    What impressed me about Vettel is that – just like in Monza – he had one driver to overtake, and he did it right away.

    Part of why he’s spent the whole season at the front is when he does need to make a place up, he always seems to find a gap or draw an error.

  4. Slr (@slr) said on 17th October 2011, 22:03

    I voted for Vettel, but now I want to vote for Hamilton. His pole lap was great, and he did a fantastic job finishing ahead of Mark Webber.

  5. dirgegirl (@dirgegirl) said on 17th October 2011, 22:04

    Hamilton for me. His defence against Webber was a joy to behold. It was great that he controlled his evident off-track unhappiness and channelled it so positively.

  6. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 17th October 2011, 22:12

    Alguersuari. I really do like the kid and he had such a good race. It looks pretty close at the moment but it seems Hamilton is going to nab this one. Not sure why, sure he did a good job defending from Webber but that’s about it.

    Honourable mention to Vettel too, for making that crucial opening lap pass and still pulling out enough of a lead to crush Hamilton’s chance of getting the luxury of DRS.

  7. 91jb12 (@91jb12) said on 17th October 2011, 22:20

    Difficult to say
    Hamilton did a great qualy and great race as did Vettel (one had the better car in qualy, the other in the race)
    Alguersuari just missed Q3 and made use of a SC and good pace from Toro Rosso to get a great 7th
    Kovalainen for his self confessed great qualy lap and coming very solidly amongst the midfield.
    I voted Alguersuari

  8. F1fanNL (@) said on 17th October 2011, 22:30


    If you look at the reasoning behind Button winning DotW last time out I can’t see how someone can say it’s someone other than Vettel.

    Missed pole, check.
    Fairly easy victory, check.

    The only thing Button didn’t do was overtake someone for the victory and dominate the race.
    Perhaps that is why Button got 400 votes and Vettel is being outscored by Hamilton…

    • I don’t think people vote on this entirely by logic. :)

      It’s not just driver of the race, by the way, getting the first pole in a car other than a Red Bull since Abu Dhabi last season has got to count for something.

      • F1fanNL (@) said on 17th October 2011, 23:09

        So Red Bull drivers don’t count.
        Then why are Vettel and Webber in the poll?

        Furthermore, I understand it’s not just about raceday but that didn’t seem to matter to a lot of voters after Japan.
        Button lost pole to a slower car and then narrowly won the race with quicker pit stops and trying to hold off Alonso in the third fastest car on the grid.
        To about 400 voters that was ‘brilliant’ and ‘dominant’.

        Now Vettel lost pole to Hamilton in a quicker car but still beat Button in the other quicker car to 2nd on the grid (Just like he did in Japan).
        Vettel then overtook Hamilton without DRS and actually did dominate the race. I don’t see anyone saying he was ‘brilliant’ or ‘dominant’ now…
        In stead most votes are going to Hamilton because they ´enjoyed seeing him at the front again´….

        This should be a poll about who did the best job all weekend. Not who deserves the most sympathy…

        BTW, I think you meant Brazil in that last sentence.

        • HoHum (@hohum) said on 18th October 2011, 4:11

          @f1fanNl , it’s not the most successful car and driver combo we are voting for, it’s the DRIVER and what he does with the car he has, otherwise the whole exercise would be pointless as the race winner would always be DOTW. Glad to hear you voted for Button last week.

          • F1fanNL (@) said on 18th October 2011, 20:37

            which explains why Button got 400 votes last race in which Alonso, Perez and Schumacher did a far more impressive job…

    • verstappen (@verstappen) said on 17th October 2011, 22:52

      Agreed here. If I could vote on my iPhone, I would’ve chosen Vettel

    • Thecollaroyboys (@thecollaroyboys) said on 17th October 2011, 23:04

      Maybe we should have a DotWwinV award (driver of the weekend who is not Vettel).

    • It’s an opinion poll. People vote how they feel.

      As for Vettel and RBR, I think most people feel that Vettel is driving by far the fastest car on the grid and while he has made effective use of it, I imagine many drivers behind him could do equally as well in it.

      As for Button last weekend, he won from a similar position as Vettel this weekend but had far more work to do as Vettel nearly ran him of the track and he did it admirably.

      I don’t think the results of this poll count for anything at all. I wouldn’t get upset by it. Resuls on the track are what count.

  9. Looks like Hamilton picked up some good tips from Schumacher in Monza, he defended brilliantly in a car that was clearly slower than the RB in race trim, it was great to watch. The rest of the weekend was easily his too.

    Alguersuari was my second pick. Solid qualifying, might not have gotten into Q3, but delivered in the race. I really didn’t like him last two seasons, but he’s been driving well. I like how Toro Rosso invests in drivers and sticks with them if they still see potential. Unlike Williams (if only they had Hulkenberg instead of Maldonado) and especially Renault.

    Vettel drove flawlessly again, the extreme aggression in the first lap and what seemed like the most emotional post-race celebration yet.

    Was a tough call, really liked this race. Great quali, great win.

  10. MattHT (@mattht) said on 17th October 2011, 23:44

    Was down to Vettel or Hamilton for me in the end, and I went for the German. Lewis was great in putting his care in the right place constantly when Webber was on his tail, but the vote goes to Seb for getting his overtake in early and driving faultless to the flag.

  11. Rath (@rath) said on 18th October 2011, 1:00

    Michael Schumacher; true to form he made up 2 spots before the end of the first lap and after the 1st pit stop he got in front of Alonso…boring race after he got taken out and the only exciting person to watch was Weber.

  12. Rocky (@rocky) said on 18th October 2011, 1:15

    Gave it to Lewis but wanted to vote Heikki

  13. sato113 (@sato113) said on 18th October 2011, 1:48

    Hamilton- simply for keeping Webber behind for so long.

  14. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 18th October 2011, 2:43

    Hamilton for sure as we saw lots of maturity from this guy in this race.He raced well with Webber respecting him.I hope we see this Hamilton in F1 for a long time.

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