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 (3%)

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

  1. Actascedin (@actascedin) said on 18th October 2011, 22:30

    I voted for Alguersuari.
    What a great final stint against Rosberg he drove.
    Had to give his car to Vergne on Friday, but out-qualified his team-mate on Saturday and then drove a faultless race, only to be beaten by the mighty Red Bulls, McLarens and Ferrari’s.
    He showed great maturity in his fight with Rosberg and it paid off on the final lap.

    Kovalainen would be my second pick. Beating those Saubers, wow.

    I’ve got mixed feelings about Lewis. He was superb on Saturday, and it was great to see him put in a solid performance again. But even though his defense against Webber was top notch, he still started on pole only to be beaten to the line by over 10 seconds, including a mid-race SC. Webber should and would’ve taken 2nd if RB would’ve planned his pitstop on a different lap. Also, Button clearly had a bad race, but finished only a few seconds behind him. So, good drive, but I feel other drivers did more to deserve the DotW.

    • Well said. Both Mclarens dropped places to the Red Bulls and their car was obviously the better this weekend, last too IMO.

      Ultimately Lewis lost out and finished 2nd to his pole start. That’s going backwards in anyones book and he was fortunate that Webber pitted at the same time otherwise he’d have been toast.

  2. Steven (@modtl) said on 18th October 2011, 23:40

    This weekend it has to go to Lewis Hamilton. He was supreme all weekend and was unlucky to lose out to Vettel on the Sunday. Hopefully next years McLaren will be fast from the onset and allow Lewis & Jenson to challenge Vettel from the start.

    • Thecollaroyboys (@thecollaroyboys) said on 19th October 2011, 0:04

      Unlucky to lose to Vettel? After lap 1 Vettel took a 12 second lead on him, safety car brought that back to zero, then Vettel took another 10 seconds off him. Or was it the other way around – either way it looks to me like Vettel took 22 seconds off Hamilton. And he was never once seriously challenged by Hamilton. That’s not unlucky, that’s a good, ole time ass whompin!

      • Geleg said on 19th October 2011, 7:29

        It’s the car smarty pants. No driver is 1 second a lap faster than three world champions.

      • Steven (@modtl) said on 20th October 2011, 0:15

        Point made but hell will freeze over the day I vote for Vettel ;) – fortunately this weekend I genuinely think Lewis did the best job. However if Mr Vettel wants me to like him (which to be honest I do want to like him) he needs to stop waving the finger ;) I don’t like bad winners. Fair enough if you show the finger to the team but stop doing it to the camera :)
        I hope the next race in India is won by the McLarens or even a Ferrari win would be nice :)

  3. mike-e (@mike-e) said on 19th October 2011, 2:13

    Can you please start calling it “Lord of the Race” Just to amuse me whilst reading the comments?

  4. PJA (@pja) said on 19th October 2011, 18:27

    The drivers that stood out for me were Alguersuari, Kovalainen and to a lesser degree Riccirado.

    In the end I voted for Kovalainen.

  5. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/95435

    I’d think he would question himself after how he made a fist of ’07. There’s also a question of how he is being bettered by someone who came into “his” team.

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