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Vote for your 2023 Austrian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend

2023 Austrian Grand Prix

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Which Formula 1 driver made the most of the Austrian Grand Prix weekend?

It’s time to give your verdict on which driver did the best with the equipment at their disposal over the last three days.

Review how each driver got on below and vote for who impressed you the most at Red Bull Ring.

Driver performance summary

DriverQ stageQ positionQ gap to team mateSR grid positionSR resultGP grid positionGP result
Max VerstappenQ31-61.737s1111
Sergio PerezQ215+61.737s22153
Charles LeclercQ32-0.142s91222
Carlos Sainz JnrQ33+0.142s5334
Lewis HamiltonQ35-0.240s181057
George RussellQ211+0.240s158118
Esteban OconQ212+0.145s871212
Pierre GaslyQ39-0.145s121599
Lando NorrisQ34-0.567s3945
Oscar PiastriQ213+0.567s17111317
Valtteri BottasQ214-0.055s19201416
Zhou GuanyuQ117+0.055s16191714
Lance StrollQ36-0.018s74610
Fernando AlonsoQ37+0.018s6576
Kevin MagnussenQ119+0.231s10141919
Nico HulkenbergQ38-0.231s468Not classified
Nyck de VriesQ120+0.190s14172015
Yuki TsunodaQ116-0.190s13161618
Alexander AlbonQ310-0.275s11131011
Logan SargeantQ118+0.275s20181813

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Vote for your driver of the weekend

Which driver do you think did the best job throughout the race weekend?

Who got the most out of their car in qualifying and the race? Who put their team mate in the shade?

Cast your vote below and explain why you chose the driver you picked in the comments.

Vote for your 2023 Austrian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend

  • No opinion (0%)
  • Logan Sargeant (1%)
  • Alexander Albon (2%)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (0%)
  • Nyck de Vries (0%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (0%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (3%)
  • Fernando Alonso (0%)
  • Lance Stroll (0%)
  • Guanyu Zhou (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (0%)
  • Oscar Piastri (1%)
  • Lando Norris (44%)
  • Pierre Gasly (0%)
  • Esteban Ocon (0%)
  • George Russell (0%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (2%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (11%)
  • Charles Leclerc (3%)
  • Sergio Perez (6%)
  • Max Verstappen (28%)

Total Voters: 103

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24 comments on “Vote for your 2023 Austrian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend”

  1. Sainz-Perez battle … had to end, I guess. Top-of-the-line drivers.

    1. Yeah, that battle really was one to remember. We did get another few really solid battles too today, overall this track seems to provide good scope for racing

      1. Perez could have done it in the first attempt if he was wise enough to get the second DRS. Het got it in the end

    2. Absolutely, that was my favourite battle ever so far, and yes, sometimes we had double overtakes in the same straight by drivers, really eventful; I was impressed by sainz here.


    1. +1 i agree with this.

  3. Has to be Max, got the Max points available this weekend, grand slam, looked untouchable as always.

  4. Without doubt it has to be Max. I didn’t watch the Sprint Race, but Max walked away from this weekend with all the points on offer – Sprint = 8 pts + Race = 25 pts + 1 pt for the Fastest Lap.

    1. Well, if that’s your opinion not having watched the sprint, we can add that verstappen was dominating the sprint, had like 20 sec margin on the 2nd driver, and that’s a lot for 1\3 of a race: he was so dominant that he was only losing 2 sec per lap on intermediates on the drivers who had already warmed up their slicks on an almost dry track, the others were losing 4-5 sec; he could’ve easily reacted and put slicks on and be bad on the lead very quickly, but didn’t have to.

    2. back in the lead*

  5. No points for best and hardest whingeing?

    1. Different category, not driver of the weekend.

  6. Sainz, for making an effort to defend the undefendable. Without the DRS it would’ve been a better race overall. A better sport.

    Norris had a good race too.

    1. Yeah, but I still can’t decide whether Sainz was good or Perez just poor given what his car seems capable of.. or is it just Max that gets that out of that car?

  7. I liked what I saw from Carlos and Sergio on Sunday, but the driver of the weekend is Max, for a dominating performance, whatever be the track condition or the tyre. This Red Bull car is mega and looks ominous in the hands of Max.

  8. Max will probably score a 7 for this weekend

    1. Should be at least an 8 I think.

  9. Norris, sainz, verstappen, leclerc at least did a good job, from verstappen it’s expected also because of the car he has, leclerc didn’t have to fight a lot and apart from race and quali didn’t have a great weekend, I was impressed by sainz, he seemed on it all weekend and defended incredibly well from perez, it was the best “overtake” I ever saw, I put quotes cause sainz kept the position eventually on that occasion, norris maximised the performance of the mclaren, also kept within sainz’s drs for a few laps, which made him gain a lot as ferrari was significantly quicker this race, so I went for norris, but sainz was a candidate too for me.

  10. Why would Norris be leading the pole? he had upgrades, piastri didn’t, oh yes l forgot the reason!!

  11. Driver of the day Max Verstappen.🏁

    Driver of the weekend Shane van Gisbergen 🏁

  12. Oops, made a mistake. Voted for Albon, was intended for Norris.

    Objectively I’m find that Max was the best the whole weekend and race day. What could he have done better, or what did he do wrong? However, Norris gets my vote because he is getting results better than the car is. Plus he nailed Hamilton for track violations, that counts in my book. (Kidding).

    1. Norris gets my vote because he is getting results better than the car is.

      It might be the car though (to some or a large extent), as only his McLaren had the upgrade package.

  13. How do you bench mark a car, with upgrades and say he drove better than his car?

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