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Vote for your 2015 Spanish GP Driver of the Weekend

2015 Spanish Grand Prix

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Which F1 driver was the best performer during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend?

Review how each driver got on below and vote for who impressed you the most during the last race weekend.

Spanish Grand Prix driver-by-driver

Mercedes

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015Lewis Hamilton – Spun in final practice after touching the artificial grass in turn three, and from then on seemed to lose the initiative to his team mate, who beat him to pole position. A poor start cost him one place to Vettel and almost another to Bottas. Unable to pass Vettel on the track, he tried to undercut the Ferrari at the first pit stop but was thwarted by a slow left-rear tyre change. A switch to a three-stop strategy got him ahead, but by the time he’d made his extra pit stop Rosberg was too far ahead to be caught.

Nico Rosberg – Collected a reprimand early in the weekend for entering the pit lane on the wrong side of the marker bollard, but other than that rarely put a wheel wrong. He beat Hamilton to pole position for the first time this year with a tidy qualifying effort and made a clean start to hold his advantage at the start. From then on, with Hamilton stuck behind Vettel, he was in cruise mode.

Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo – Covered just 13 laps on Friday due to yet more Renault power unit problems on his car. Judged tenth on the grid to be “my worst quali since I started with the team” but was much more satisfied after a trouble-free run to seventh. With Mercedes, Ferrari and Williams ahead, it’s doubtful there was more to be had.

Daniil Kvyat – Also missed out on some running on Friday and Saturday, but managed to out-qualify Ricciardo for the first time this year. He made a very poor start, however, dropping back five places. Although he got back in the hunt for points he lost ninth to Sainz on the final lap after the pair tangled at turn one.

Williams

Felipe Massa – Blamed an error at turn three for his disappointing qualifying performance. Started well but ran wide at turn two, losing some of the advantage he gained, but he was able to recover sixth using a three-stop strategy.

Valtteri Bottas – Sat out first practice while Susie Wolff drove his car but was able to take advantage of Raikkonen’s troubles to qualify fourth. He then held off the Ferrari in the latter stages of the race to keep the place.

Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015Sebastian Vettel – Took third on the grid in the upgraded Ferrari, albeit more than three-quarters of a second off Rosberg’s pole position time. Ran in front of Hamilton for the first half of the race but when Mercedes put their man on a three-stop strategy Ferrari stuck to their guns and Vettel, perhaps inevitably, lost his hold on second place.

Kimi Raikkonen – Mystified by his car’s handling on Friday and repeatedly complained about a lack of grip during the afternoon session. For Saturday the decision was taken for Raikkonen not to use all of the team’s newest parts, and having been compromised further by an unusual problem with a tyre warmer he could only manage seventh on the grid. A combative first lap got him past both the Toro Rossos, but the extra step needed to get him ahead of Bottas wasn’t there – he spent the last ten laps pressuring the Williams driver.

McLaren

Fernando Alonso – Had an inconsequential spin at the end of first practice. In qualifying he got his car through Q1, but his race came to an end with brake trouble – unable to stop his car at his pit box, Alonso’s front jack man had to dive for cover as the car missed its marks.

Jenson Button – Set the eighth-quickest time on Friday and accompanied Alonso into Q2 – a first for the team this year. However he was disturbed by his car’s handling in the first half of the race, and though it improved later on he could only manage 16th in front of the two Manors.

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Force India

Nico Hulkenberg – Having been 12th in final practice Hulkenberg hoped to qualify better than 17th, but the VJM08’s shortage of downforce made life difficult. “My final lap was not great,” he admitted, “but it’s not easy when the car is working in such a narrow window”. He fell behind Perez at the start and spent the middle of the race stuck behind Maldonado’s ailing Lotus, which confined him to 15th.

Sergio Perez – A long final stint on medium tyres allowed him to hold off Ericsson for 13th place, but any repeat of his Bahrain heroics was out of the question on a track where the VJM08’s shortcomings were so clearly exposed.

Toro Rosso

Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015Max Verstappen – Shared the third row with his team mate but out-dragged him to turn one. Couldn’t keep Raikkonen behind on the first lap, though. Both Toro Rosso drivers were passed easily on the straight by cars with better straight-line speed, but with four laps to go Verstappen lost out to his team mate and he finished just outside the points.

Carlos Sainz Jnr – Having been unsure about his car in practice he found its handling transformed in qualifying and duly took a best-yet fifth on the grid. Spent most of the first stint being overtaken, but kept his cool and at the end of the race his tyres were still in good enough shape for him to pass Verstappen and Kvyat for ninth place.

Lotus

Romain Grosjean – As usual it was Grosjean who sat out first practice while Jolyon Palmer drove the Lotus. Grosjean’s run in second practice was then disrupted by technical problems including a dramatic rear bodywork failure. Despite having reached Q3 in the first four races, after Friday he was pessimistic about their chances of getting beyond Q1. He made it, but couldn’t progress beyond Q2. Lost places early in the race after running wide at turn one, lost time when he overshot his marks at his second pit stop, and lost fourth gear as well, but took points for eighth.

Pastor Maldonado – Gearbox trouble limited his running in first practice. Having qualified behind Grosjean he passed his team mate early in the race but picked up rear wing damage as he did, which cost him time at his first pit stop as the broken end plate was removed. This put him back down the order, and the team later decided the limited potential for points scoring was not worth the risk of incurring further damage.

Sauber

Start, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015Marcus Ericsson – Raffaele Marciello drove his car in the first practice session, and his lack of running perhaps told in Q1 where he failed to make the cut. He struggled to make progress in the race and was unimpressed at being held up by his team mate at one stage.

Felipe Nasr – Blamed the Sauber’s lack of downforce for an inability to get the most from either the medium or the hard tyre, and said his finishing position of 12th was the best his car was capable of.

Manor

Will Stevens – Came out on top of the two Manor drivers as usual, despite falling behind Merhi at the start of the race.

Roberto Merhi – Merhi is 12 kilos heavier than his team mate, which goes some way towards explaining the performance gap between them. He was unable to do his second run in qualifying when his car developed an ERS fault after he’d been called to the weigh bridge, and in the race he finished a good 40 seconds behind his team mate. It remains to be seen if he’ll be in the car for the next race.

Qualifying and race results summary

DriverStartedGap to team mate (Q)Laps leading team matePittedFinishedGap to team mate (R)
Lewis Hamilton2nd+0.267s5/6632nd+17.551s
Nico Rosberg1st-0.267s61/6621st-17.551s
Daniel Ricciardo10th+0.141s65/6527th-36.855s
Daniil Kvyat8th-0.141s0/65210th+36.855s
Felipe Massa9th+1.063s0/6636th+22.097s
Valtteri Bottas4th-1.063s66/6624th-22.097s
Sebastian Vettel3rd-0.956s63/6623rd-14.66s
Kimi Raikkonen7th+0.956s3/6625th+14.66s
Fernando Alonso13th-0.094s26/261
Jenson Button14th+0.094s0/26316th
Nico Hulkenberg17th-0.077s21/65315th+1.254s
Sergio Perez18th+0.077s44/65213th-1.254s
Max Verstappen6th+0.113s54/65211th+2.579s
Carlos Sainz Jnr5th-0.113s11/6529th-2.579s
Romain Grosjean11th-0.075s34/4528th
Pastor Maldonado12th+0.075s11/453
Marcus Ericsson16th+0.487s14/65214th+9.581s
Felipe Nasr15th-0.487s51/65212th-9.581s
Will Stevens19th-0.838s51/62317thNot on same lap
Roberto Merhi20th+0.838s11/62318thNot on same lap

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Vote for your driver of the weekend

Which driver do you think did the best job this weekend?

Cast your vote below and explain your choice in the comments.

Who was the best driver of the 2015 Spanish Grand Prix weekend?

  • Lewis Hamilton (3%)
  • Nico Rosberg (60%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (2%)
  • Daniil Kvyat (0%)
  • Felipe Massa (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (15%)
  • Sebastian Vettel (4%)
  • Kimi Raikkonen (1%)
  • Fernando Alonso (1%)
  • Jenson Button (1%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (0%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Max Verstappen (0%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (8%)
  • Romain Grosjean (1%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (1%)
  • Marcus Ericsson (0%)
  • Felipe Nasr (0%)
  • Will Stevens (1%)
  • Roberto Merhi (0%)

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87 comments on “Vote for your 2015 Spanish GP Driver of the Weekend”

  1. Pastor obviously. Dude drove with that wing pretty quickly. When will lady luck love him? WHEN!!!

    1. He needs to get rid of number 13 asap…

      1. When it was announced that drivers could choose their own numbers, I was really hoping that someone would choose #13 and prove that it’s not unlucky at all. Couldn’t help but roll my eyes when Maldonado took it.

        1. Iirc, Adrian Sutil was also in the bid for #13. So …

  2. Well done Nico. Bottas was good too, rock solid in the race and particularly good to watch in qualifying.

    1. Sadly that almost sums up the weekend @bullfrog! But yeah, Rosberg really did what he had needed to do to get back into it, and did it well. Not much more we could have expected of Bottas either, good racing keeping Kimi behind.

    2. Nico here.

    3. What did Bottas do for the last 2 weekends that people keep talking about? Last race he didn’t do anything different than what Vettel did. If anything he did it for 10 laps while Vettel did for 30. Additionally he had DRS available to him from backmarkers. By now, we know that Ferrari is just not fast enough to overtake Williams without a tyre advantage. Especially at circuits with less opportunities… And by the time he caught up with Bottas, Raikkonen didn’t have a tyre advantage anymore.

  3. Very difficult choice this time, as nobody really stood out. Went with Bottas, the only driver to put his car in a better position then it belonged in both quali and race, though that might be mainly caused by Kimi´s difficulties in quali. Pretty standard weekend from everbody through the field.

    1. Exactly, I don’t feel Rosberg did quite enough, mainly because he didn’t have to do much in the race (down to Hamilton’s mistakes). Whereas Bottas did as well as Nico in qualifying and did very well to defend for 15 laps or so at the end under massive pressure from a faster car.

      1. that’s mistake, as in singular. the team took care of the rest.

  4. Neil (@neilosjames)
    11th May 2015, 12:53

    Rosberg for me, though Bottas also deserves a mention.

    Wasn’t a race for ‘wow’ driving.

    1. I agree that it wasn’t a race for ‘wow’ driving. But Bottas? He qualified 4th, started in 4th and finished in 4th with conservative two stops and traveling alone most of the race. Really?

      1. indeed, i dont get all these votes for bottas, i voted nico

        1. @zippyone Bottas did finish ahead of a faster car, whereas Rosberg only beat his teammate. There also weren´t any obstacles or difficulties to overcome in Rosbergs weekend, so it was a pretty normal drive, not different from what half of the field (who also beat their respective teammates) did.

          1. @crammond Yes he finished in front of a faster car but said car qualified behind him and this is Barcelona.

            To be fair I only voted Nico because he managed to beat Lewis for the first time this year and that to me is impressive with Lewis’s form lately.

            As Neil said nobody was a stand out really.

      2. Rosberg qualified on pole and didn’t move up one place during the race either. How can you vote for him then?

        Saying he beat Hamilton doesn’t say anything either, because Hamilton never goes well on this track. he only beat Rosberg last year because Rosberg had a poor start.

        At least Bottas actually kept a faster car behind.

    2. same here, Nico R finally got it together and a fine job for V Bottas. Next Monaco and GO NICO Thanks, Norris PS why is it that TORO ROSSO does better than RED BULL with same engine??

  5. I think Daniel Ricciardo did a mega job considering that he had next to no time on track on Friday, then still managed to qualify in top 10 and even improve on his position to 8th. Then factor in the fact that he beat his teammate who had far more running than he did, this is really a great effort, for very little reward.
    Special mention to Bottas, Vettel and Rosberg, however, I think Ricciardo’s effort shows what a class act he is, and it also shows Kyvat to be a little lacking in comparison.

    1. improve on his position to 7th*

    2. Yep, Daniel is a beast!

    3. Kvyat didn’t have far more running than his team mate. There wasn’t that much difference really. At the end Ricciardo finished where he was supposed to start, the problem was he qualified 10th.

  6. DOTW has to be Rosberg. Took pole in qualifying, got a good start and kept the lead till the end, beating his teammate fair and square. He even helped his teammate to gain a position. Performed when it was most needed. A 10/10 performance by Rosberg

  7. ColdFly F1 (@)
    11th May 2015, 13:33

    How do I vote for the men who drive the front jacks at Lotus and McLaren?

      1. Lucas Wilson (@full-throttle-f1)
        11th May 2015, 15:34

        +1

    1. +1
      That guy from Lotus has got to have balls of steel, tackling a race car that wanted to kill him, and the only thing he can think of in mid-air is “how do I wrestle the front jack down so that we can go on with the pit stop?”
      Hats off to him, there’s no way on earth I would’ve done anything like that.

      1. Michael (@freelittlebirds)
        12th May 2015, 2:08

        +1 – that’s why I love this forum!

  8. Juan Pablo Heidfeld (@juan-pablo-heidfeld-1)
    11th May 2015, 14:03

    Went for Carlos Sainz Jr – fantastic qualifying from him. Bad start compounded by how slow the car was in a straight line, beat his team mate and a Red Bull in the final charge as well. Very impressive.

    Shout outs to Rosberg, Bottas and I reckon Alonso would have finished highly

    1. Went for Sainz for the same reasons.

    2. I agree with you. He kept his calm. Both STR drivers are way too mature for their age.

      1. +1. Great quali, great drive and ballsy last lap.

  9. Button because he lasted the entire race without handling.

    1. I voted also for Button.
      Bringing home such a car is in itself an achievment.

  10. Voting Bottas for the 2nd time in a row.

  11. Has to be Nico, perfect weekend. Not an exciting win but surely a nice and clear one, spotless weekend.

  12. Nico all the way.

  13. I voted for Rosberg, not just for the race but for being mentally ready for what many considered a crucial weekend for him. I want to watch him repeat that with Hamilton right at his exhaust. Monaco will be just as critical for him.

    Other than that I don’t think that any other drivers stood out, Lewis did some solid laps to make his 3 stop strategy work, but his bad start (if it was his fault) ruined his race. Vettel and Bottas just perfomed to the maximum that their car allowed, unlike their teammates. Sainz did his best race so far, especially that late move on Kvyat was impressive, he could have easily settled for 10th and a point, but he didn’t.

    1. paul sainsbury
      11th May 2015, 15:01

      Hamilton’s bad start was down to a ‘systems malfunction’, according to the BBC. Guess that must be a software issue? @afonic

    2. his fault or not, even if he made a perfect start Seb still may have overtaken him at the start, as HAM was on the dirty side of the grid, and VET is probably the second-best starter on the grid (beaten only by ALO)

  14. The Skepticc
    11th May 2015, 14:52

    Who to choose?
    Daniel Ricciardo for getting the most out of the Red Bull?
    Carlos Sainz for getting the most out of the Toro Rosso?
    Lewis Hamilton for an excellent recovery drive on the prime tyres?
    Kimi Raikkonen for the best and most entertaining opening lap?

    All great but….. It has to go to Rosberg… the best man won on the day….

    1. I don’t get it, what Hamilton recovered? You mean 2nd place? 3 pit stops on its own was already faster than 2 anyway, and considering the performance difference between Ferrari and Mercedes on hard tyres, it was a given.

  15. Rosberg. He needed this result and delivered when it mattered on Saturday and Sunday.

  16. Easy one; Stoffel Vandoorne.

    1. He’s killing it. He hasn’t finished outside of the top 2 in 4 races, and he also has 6 straight pole positions if you count last season. I’m really excited to see him in F1.

  17. Clearly Rosberg. I wouldn’t bet against him repeating it in his personal playground, Monaco.

  18. Simon (@weeniebeenie)
    11th May 2015, 15:33

    Can’t really go against Rosberg. Did the perfect job on both days that mattered, irrespective of whatever issue Hamilton had.

  19. ILuvSoundtracks (@)
    11th May 2015, 15:36

    Picking up on Rosberg!

  20. Rosberg, mostly for giving some hope that he might challenge Lewis for the championship.

  21. Will Stevens. It’s unreal what he’s doing to Mehri.

    1. @lockup Will looks a competent driver but Merhi is 12kilos heavier = 3tenths/lap

      1. Is the car overweight @mim5? I haven’t seen anything about it.

        1. @lockup on this article it says Merhi is 12kilos heavier as for the 3tenths/lap i heard it from Ben Edwards during qualifying

          1. Okay but after they increased the weight limit to 702kg @mim5 I thought the cars are generally carrying ballast again, so some or all of the 12kg would be compensated for. Not sure about the 2014 Marussia tho.

    2. Simon (@weeniebeenie)
      11th May 2015, 18:40

      Impossible to say if those two cars are totally equal though, considering their current status.

      1. Okay @weeniebeenie but surely the team would have said something. They have his backers to keep happy.

  22. I voted Rosberg. If you go with the definition of DOTW he should probably get it as the vote reflect and there were no other stand-out drivers. Bottas and Vettel did the best they could but can’t really deserve the vote. If, however, Ferrari had responded to Hamilton and Vettel could have beat him to 2nd then he definitely would have been my pick.

  23. You gotta give to caesar what belongs to caesar, Rosberg is the driver of the weekend.

  24. Decided between Rosberg and Bottas. Both crushed their teammates and delivered what was possible.

    Went for Rosberg this time. Fastest in quail, fastest in race.

  25. Disagree with the majority who voted for Rosberg and Bottas. while they did great, Rosberg only had to beat one guy in qualy and as soon as he did a good start his race was effectively cruise control. As for Bottas, he only ended up where he did because Kimi screwed up in Q3 as usual unfortunately these days. Yes he did great vs Massa and did all that he needed to do against Kimi, but there were 2 drivers with better performances in Spain GP:

    Carlos Sainz-gets about 10% of the hype of his team-mate completely unfairly. Perfect lap in qualy, didn’t let his head fall down early in the race while being overtaken by pretty much everyone and their dogs, good tire management and aggressive overtakes late in the race. However, he doesn’t get my vote because his start was poor

    Romain Grosjean-perfect performance. Got the maximum in qualy, made a good start, despite a clash with his teammate which was a racing incident kept his head down and got the absolute maximum placing possible. this, without 4th gear for over half the race. His overtake on Kvyat round the outside of turn 1 was the best in the race IMO

    1. Great logic montreal 95, if I’d seen this before I voted I would have been in complete agreement and voted as such.
      As is, Grosjean was my 2nd choice. I voted for Rosberg, partly due to his weekend dominance, and partly because Hamilton receives far too many 1st place votes when not (in my opinion) necessarily deserved.
      While appreciating driver/car dominance, what really impresses me is someone putting in a stellar performance in a less than stellar car.
      I really do feel there are more than just two drivers in the field who could/would excel in a car as dominant as the Mercedes.

    2. Ya NR only had to beat one guy in quali, but let’s not forget who that guy is and the run he’s been on. Only the guy who everyone assumes will snatch his 3rd title this year. And then he had to translate Saturday into a good start on Sunday, and with that kind of pressure, he did it. RG may have had a good day personally, but he’s not nearly under the kind of pressure NR is, nor is passing a Red Bull any big feat these days.

  26. More sort of a “car of the weekend” track this, but Rosberg did enough to earn it with outqualifying and outracing his team mate.

  27. Bottas. Easy. Massive shouts to Rosberg, Sainz (although he should have got a penalty) and Vettel though.

    1. @craig-o
      Re:Sainz
      Essentially what you’re saying is: if you get overtaken, run the guy who’s already ahead off the road so he gets a penalty. Sainz had enough of his car there to be entitled to that space and Kvyat’s move was just out of frustration as he got overtaken by Grosjean in exactly the same manner earlier

    2. I agree with your choices. But what did Bottas do more than what Vettel did? Less imo. Though he is not a 4xWDC so it’s remarkable that he kept his cool.
      Also, eve though at some points he was sounding a bit whiny as always, Grosjean did a good job too.

  28. Valtteri Bottas’s weekend was pretty impressive. He managed to capitalize on Räikkönen’s weaknesses, although the Ferrari was clearly faster than the Williams, and right behind him from lap 1 onwards. Hats off!
    Still, it’s hard to get around Nico Rosberg. He managed to get pole position not only by putting in the fastest lap (duh), but his second fastest attempt was still better than anyone else’s. He more or less sealed the deal with a mighty start that put him out of Hamilton’s and Vettel’s reach. From then on, he simply managed the pace, conserving a lead of 7 seconds, then speeding up by 1 to 2 seconds per lap when the pit stops approached, proving that he was in control of everything. This approach allowed him to get home with only 2 stops, and even though Mercedes slowed him down a bit to help Hamilton against Vettel, his advantage was large enough for him to cruise home. Hamilton may have thought he had a chance, but in reality, he would’ve needed an average lap time of 1:28,525 to catch Rosberg (assuming the latter would not’ve been able to react in any way), marginally slower than the single fastest lap he set at the very beginning of his final stint and faster than every single one of his laps, except for the first and second lap of the stint. So the math is clear: Mercedes didn’t “make things difficult” for Hamilton, but actually told the truth when they said there was no way he could’ve caught Rosberg.
    Long story short: Rosberg a very worthy DotW.

  29. Sainz. For qualifying alone, mostly. True that Rosberg also won the race, but Hamilton was held up by Vettel andhe head no competition at all. Sainz had to fight with an inferior car and did well, and 5th on the grid was super.

  30. No one really stood out to me. Especially with the race being so darn boring, I don’t think I can warrant a vote whatsoever.

  31. I went with Rosberg for driver of the weekend.

    After looking like he was starting to find some form but still being beaten by Hamilton last time out in Bahrain, this time Rosberg had the edge on Hamilton. While the nature of the circuit meant I never thought he would get beaten after holding the lead from the start, this was one of those weekends where he was just quicker than Hamilton anyway.

    Second choice would be Sainz, he was excellent in qualifying and while his race result didn’t quite match up he finished strongly to get ninth.

    Third would Bottas, good qualifying performance and finished where he started in the race.

  32. I think future DotW polls need an extra option: “none of the above”.
    It’s one of those races where the DotW isn’t the most spectacular or special driver, just like the race was nothing spectacular or special.

  33. Ah, Rosberg, Bottas or Sainz? I went for Rosberg, just the flawless race he needed!
    Kudos to Sainz for keeping honest a not-so-stellar Verstappen.

    1. ColdFly F1 (@)
      12th May 2015, 11:04

      @spoutnik – the kid had different shoes!

  34. Well, Rosberg certainly is in contention for me, being fast all weekend, getting pole. and cruising to a race victory, more or less. Though there’s the problem too – seems that HAM didn’t give him a fight like we’d expect from him. I do think Bottas hasn’t put a foot wrong this weekend and also, again, showed great defending – though one could argue that on this track it’s a lot easier than last time around. I also agree with others that Sainz did a very good job this weekend. But in the end, chose Rosberg, after all, HAM won races because ROS didn’t seem to give him the fight we wanted of him, Vettel too (this year once, 4 years long he sometimes had little competition for win, but still a stellar job by him).

  35. Was leaning towards both Sainz Jr. and Bottas but decided on Sainz Jr. His qualifying impressed me as did his late race form.

  36. Went with Rosberg. In a race where no one really impressed, I shall default to the winner.

  37. Rosberg. No doubt.

  38. I think, now Vettel is that.

  39. Easily not Lewis this time as he whinged immensely post race as the child we all know him to be. Hard to decide who was the best, ultimately picking Nico Rosberg, but Dan Ric was probably my second choice for pushing that red bin to the limit.

  40. Rosberg did a fantastic, clean job this weekend. Well done. Im Just looking forward to Lewis getting a clean start so we can see what could happen when he has to chase him! Thats what we all want to see!

  41. If there was a vote for team member of the race, it would have to go to McLaren and Lotus’ jackmen.

  42. Went for Rosberg. Just when everyone was about ready to write him off, he outperformed a double world champion entirely on merit. Nailed two pole worthy laps, drove flawlessly.

    He gave us all hope for a championship fight even if the entertainment was behind him in the race.

  43. Hamilton got the fastest lap of the race and his last 10 laps where very impressive.
    He was on a real charge and even he though he could catch Rosberg.
    If it were not for his missed start and Pitstops blunder by his own team which left him 22 seconds behind Rosberg, then I think Hamilton would definitely have won the race
    Hamilton was easily the best driver of the week and the fact that he only got 3%, and Rosberg 60% of the vote on this site shows you that the masses really don’t understand formula 1.Rosberg had very little driving to do as he was between 6-8 second clear at 10 of the 66 laps. He was so far ahead because of Hamilton’s errors

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