Sergio Perez, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2023

Vote for your 2023 Belgian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend

2023 Belgian Grand Prix

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Which Formula 1 driver made the most of the Belgian 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 Spa-Francorchamps.

Driver performance summary

DriverQ stageQ positionQ gap to team mateSR grid positionSR resultGP grid positionGP result
Max VerstappenQ31-0.877s1161
Sergio PerezQ33+0.877s81922
Charles LeclercQ32-0.164s4513
Carlos Sainz JnrQ35+0.164s344Not classified
Lewis HamiltonQ34-0.718s7734
George RussellQ38+0.718s10886
Esteban OconQ215+2.701s99148
Pierre GaslyQ212-2.701s631211
Lando NorrisQ37+0.304s5677
Oscar PiastriQ36-0.304s225Not classified
Valtteri BottasQ214-1.348s17131312
Zhou GuanyuQ117+1.348s19151713
Lance StrollQ310+0.998s1411109
Fernando AlonsoQ39-0.998s152095
Kevin MagnussenQ213-3.146s18141615
Nico HulkenbergQ120+3.146s20172018
Daniel RicciardoQ119+3.115s11101916
Yuki TsunodaQ211-3.115s16181110
Alexander AlbonQ116-1.221s12121514
Logan SargeantQ118+1.221s13161817

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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.

Who was the best driver of the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix weekend?

  • No opinion (5%)
  • Logan Sargeant (0%)
  • Alexander Albon (3%)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (10%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (0%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (4%)
  • Lance Stroll (1%)
  • Guanyu Zhou (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (0%)
  • Oscar Piastri (8%)
  • Lando Norris (5%)
  • Pierre Gasly (2%)
  • Esteban Ocon (1%)
  • George Russell (0%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (7%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (0%)
  • Charles Leclerc (3%)
  • Sergio Perez (1%)
  • Max Verstappen (52%)

Total Voters: 129

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25 comments on “Vote for your 2023 Belgian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend”


  2. Hard to ignore Max’s imperious drive. Fred had a pretty good weekend except he lost the car yesterday in the sprint. Checo back to where he should be. And Charles was pretty good too.

    1. It was so great he probably deserves a 7 😂

      1. Exactly.
        I am sure he will not get anything above 8 when editor’s ratings come out.


    1. Hard not to notice.

    2. This weekend I broke form: I too voted for Yuki. The best place to do your talking is on the race track. One point doesn’t sound a lot, but 10 drivers went home without any.

  4. If we could have the best of Piastri yesterday, and the best of Norris today, that would be a special performance

    Albon/Tsunoda great fun today as well

  5. I vote for the rain shower.

  6. Wiped the floor with the others for a premeditated 6th on the grid, and a champion’s waiting game in the race. I was sorry we lost Piastri but maybe he’ll put that down to experience – many cars have been squished over the years up the inside of La Source.

  7. Hamilton. Out performed the car qualified a solid 3rd and could have grabbed pole for the sprint had Russell not blocked him. Didn’t have the car to fight in the race but still hung on to Leclerc and managed to put himself miles ahead of Alonso to have the opportunity for fastest lap.

    I’d vote for Max but his car advantage is just too big to know if he’s performed or under performed. He actually had some very lucky moments this weekend too. Could so easily have been knocked out in Q2 yesterday and a tiny margin for pole wasn’t a good performance in my opinion.

    1. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
      30th July 2023, 21:31

      but in the sprint race which was part of the weekend, he understeered into Perez and forced him to retire. If you limit verstappen’s rating due to only just being on pole in qualifying for the sprint and factor this in, how can you not factor in Hamilton’s mistake and penalty in the actual sprint race which was worth championship points?

      1. I’d like to think it was a mistake but it happens all too often. Seems like something well practiced and coolly executed once and again, and very rarely penalized.

        Typically the other guy is wasted with no self-damaged. Except when tried on Fred it went the other way around. Poetic justice.

        1/10 is too good, really

  8. Thought it was going to be Piastri… Ignoring the sprint fluff, I voted Tsunoda because he seriously upped his driving this weekend under pressure from Ricciardo’s arrival. Followed by Verstappen, his eventually lead over Perez was a (deliberately) crushing message: don’t even think about thinking about competing.

  9. Vote for the car of the day… meh. F1 became a joke

    1. The car of the day award is decided by the official race result, if you think like that. These votes try to take the car out of the equation, that’s why Verstappen doesn’t have a chance 90% of the time despite running a perfect race weekend. If anything, the driver in the best car has the worst chance to win this vote because of it. (and I say this as someone who has a tendency not to vote for a dominating driver)

  10. Gasly and Albon for showing F1 drivers can still race without DRS and without running each other off.

    1. You can race without running each other off, and I hope the trend continues. It will only show how unnecessary pushing the other car off the track is.

      As for the driver of the the week end, none really stood out. Tsunoda was a close call but at first but in the end I think I’mm forget about it in a few weeks time.

  11. Yup, Fred was applying the old Chueco advice of winning (or getting to your goal) while going as slow as possible, I was cheering for him to close the gap a bit to avoid leaving a chance for the flap attempt but obviously that was no concern at all for Fred.

    Anyway you never know, it might have come to one of those patented Merc 90 hour pitstops (but those only happened to Valtteri)

    1. Intended as a reply to Ben several post above

  12. Is it possible to have these DOTW slightly edited to be vote for the non Max Verstappen driver of the weekend?

    1. No that would be non-sense… Max is so damn near perfect week after week that we should recognize that and give him the credit he deserves. Yes he has the fastest car. But his performances are still peerless. No driver on the grid has a hope in hell to fight him for a championship at the moment, they wouldn’t even manage to fight him for it in the other RedBull. He would still walk away with the title. Man and machine in harmony week after week, 12 races this season and 8 in a row that he hasn’t done anything wrong to cost him. It’s a breathtaking level of performance.

      1. @w0o0dy Thank you for saying this. I wanted to reply to Philip (@philipgb) but I couldn’t find the right words.

      2. Don’t be silly, several drivers could fight him in the other Red Bull (assuming equality) and some could possibly beat him.

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