Felipe Massa. I didn’t watch the race (Turkey 2006), but his first pole and his first win all together on a circuit where his dominance would have been unchallenged for three years. I think though that Brazil 2006 was perhaps better as he was the first Brazilian to win at home since Ayrton Senna, and he did so with pole position and a special suit with Brazil’s colours, as if he knew that was going to be his weekend. Ah, those were the times of an aggressive Massa (on track).
Then there is Barrichello in Europe 2009, I was enthusiastic of him winning after so many years and having a tribute to Massa on his helmet. But wait, this topic is about favourite driver, not race!