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Vote for your 2023 United States Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend

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Which Formula 1 driver made the most of the United States 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 Circuit of the Americas.

Driver performance summary

Driver Q stage Q pos. Q gap to team mate SR grid pos. SR pos. GP grid pos. GP pos.
Max Verstappen Q3 6 -0.092s 1 1 6 1
Sergio Perez Q3 9 +0.092s 7 5 9 5
Charles Leclerc Q3 1 -0.222s 2 3 1 6
Carlos Sainz Jnr Q3 4 +0.222s 6 6 4 4
Lewis Hamilton Q3 3 -0.217s 3 2 3 2
George Russell Q3 5 +0.217s 11 8 5 7
Esteban Ocon Q3 8 +0.065s 13 11 8 Not classified
Pierre Gasly Q3 7 -0.065s 9 7 7 8
Lando Norris Q3 2 -0.614s 4 4 2 3
Oscar Piastri Q3 10 +0.614s 5 10 10 Not classified
Valtteri Bottas Q2 13 +0.160s 18 16 13 14
Zhou Guanyu Q2 12 -0.160s 15 17 12 15
Lance Stroll Q1 19 +0.321s 14 Not classified 20 9
Fernando Alonso Q1 17 -0.321s 12 13 19 Not classified
Kevin Magnussen Q2 14 -0.226s 17 18 17 16
Nico Hulkenberg Q1 16 +0.226s 16 15 18 13
Daniel Ricciardo Q2 15 +0.277s 10 12 14 17
Yuki Tsunoda Q2 11 -0.277s 19 14 11 10
Alexander Albon Q1 18 -0.512s 8 9 15 11
Logan Sargeant Q1 20 +0.512s 20 19 16 12

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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 United States Grand Prix weekend?

  • No opinion (2%)
  • Logan Sargeant (2%)
  • Alexander Albon (2%)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (2%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (8%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (0%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (1%)
  • Fernando Alonso (2%)
  • Lance Stroll (0%)
  • Guanyu Zhou (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (0%)
  • Oscar Piastri (0%)
  • Lando Norris (23%)
  • Pierre Gasly (0%)
  • Esteban Ocon (0%)
  • George Russell (0%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (34%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (2%)
  • Charles Leclerc (1%)
  • Sergio Perez (1%)
  • Max Verstappen (20%)

Total Voters: 132

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Keith Collantine
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17 comments on “Vote for your 2023 United States Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend”


    1. 09 Cannot tell difference between ‘weekend’ and ‘day’

  2. It has to be Max or Lewis. Certainly not Lando (as he got voted on sky).

    Note a side, the US crowd is as tacky as it can gets… no offense to people in the US though.

  3. Lewis was on fire in that race man!. Wow.
    Toto’s comment on him saying he finally could feel the rear is telling

  4. It has to be Max or Lewis. Certainly not Lando (as he got voted on tv).

    Note a side, the US crowd it’s not the classiest to say the least… no offense to people in the US though.

    1. What does a “classy” crowd look like?

      1. One that wears dinner suits and ball gowns.

  5. Max from 6th to 1st.

    1. Maybe if it was about the driver of the race. But remember, he lost that pole by making 2 crucial mistakes in his fastest lap. Off course he did win twice so that is hard to argue with, but this is Max and Red Bull and they did not nail everything this weekend, when others did with a worse car.

      For me, Lando Norris did the best job overall, although Hamilton was really close and I could see people seeing him slightly ahead.

      Decent job from Sainz – yesterday with a good defense on a bad tyre strategy after a decent qualifying as well, good job from Leclerc with the wrong strategy today and great job with qualifying as well.

      Stroll did a really good job today, but hard to tell for the rest of the weekend before that. Good job from Tsunoda really today, yesterday not too great.

  6. Alonso was doing amazing things in the race!

  7. Can’t believe HAM is leading this when he’s been disqualified.

  8. Really difficult choice this weekend. Hamilton was my obvious choice, but was driving an illegal car. Norris ended on the podium, annihilated his teammate all weekend, but underwhelmed compared to the last few weekends, Stroll did a wonderful recovery from the pitlane, but was supported by misfortune from others.
    In the end I go for Sainz: as proven by Leclerc the car had a hard time keeping it’s tyres alive, but he did a wonderful job at that in both the Sprint and actual race. It feels he pulled every last bit of pace out of the car.

    1. @mosquito
      That seems like sound reasoning to me

  9. Based upon Hamilton being disqualified, DOTW has to be Max. Whilst he made errors on his Q3 run, he did manage to get Sprint pole and win the Sprint as well as win the GP.

    Whilst Lewis did well in both the Sprint and the race, questions do need to be asked whether this was due to the ride being lower (ultimately leading to his DQ for excessive plank wear).

    Norris also had a superb weekend, had it only have been for the GP, sadly his Sprint wasn’t as strong (although still 4th).

  10. So, uhh… Can we change votes now?
    Asking for a friend.

    1. Seems more like a question of whether Keith should publish the poll before the final classification is published in future. I think there is still a case that despite the penalty for his teams failures, Hamilton did perform outstandingly over the weekend.

  11. DOTW: #44 for creative use of the floor plank

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