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Vote for your 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend

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Which Formula 1 driver made the most of the Abu Dhabi 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 Yas Marina.

Driver performance summary

DriverQ stageQ pos.Q gap to team mateGP grid pos.GP pos.
Max VerstappenQ31-0.726s11
Sergio PerezQ39+0.726s94
Charles LeclercQ32-0.279s22
Carlos Sainz JnrQ116+0.279s1618
Lewis HamiltonQ211+0.346s119
George RussellQ34-0.346s43
Esteban OconQ212+0.313s1212
Pierre GaslyQ310-0.313s1013
Lando NorrisQ35+0.034s55
Oscar PiastriQ33-0.034s36
Valtteri BottasQ118-0.371s1819
Zhou GuanyuQ119+0.371s1917
Lance StrollQ213+0.291s1310
Fernando AlonsoQ37-0.291s77
Kevin MagnussenQ117+0.339s1720
Nico HulkenbergQ38-0.339s815
Daniel RicciardoQ215+0.235s1511
Yuki TsunodaQ36-0.235s68
Alexander AlbonQ2141414
Logan SargeantQ1202016

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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 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend?

  • No opinion (0%)
  • Logan Sargeant (0%)
  • Alexander Albon (1%)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (32%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (0%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (6%)
  • Lance Stroll (0%)
  • Guanyu Zhou (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (0%)
  • Oscar Piastri (0%)
  • Lando Norris (0%)
  • Pierre Gasly (0%)
  • Esteban Ocon (0%)
  • George Russell (9%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (1%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (0%)
  • Charles Leclerc (26%)
  • Sergio Perez (1%)
  • Max Verstappen (24%)

Total Voters: 82

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14 comments on “Vote for your 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend”

  1. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
    26th November 2023, 14:56

    Don’t often vote for Max (unfairly) because dominance is his default. But he gets my vote for perfectly executed doughnuts and the the greatest season I’ve ever seen a driver deliver. And he dominated the weekend.

    1. Very boring race from him after the first-lap tug with Charles, but hard to think of any other for DOTW. Charles was not bad. and Yuki was not really that great, but better than most people’s expectations, and that goes a long way.

    2. Have to agree. Exceptional campaign from Verstappen. Made it look easy

  2. I think Tsunoda did a great job with a probably suboptimal strategy. I was watching his lap times through the final stint, and he was very consistent and managed to keep those tyres in good shape to the end. I thought he would get eaten up by all the two stoppers and finish out of the points, but in the end he did enough to maintain the pace and re-pass Hamilton on the last lap. Stellar weekend for him.

    1. re-pass Hamilton on the last lap

      Have mercy on the senescent turtle

      1. I mean, I’d have the two oldest drivers on the grid in my top 3 drivers of the season, so I don’t think anyone needs to have mercy on them just yet.


  4. Tsunoda is getting better race by race. Wouldn’t mind see him replace Perez.

  5. Best: Sir for the biggest and boldest lie in F1 since Melbourne 2009 (Well, the FIA said “deliberately misleading”, not “lying” but it cost Sir Pants-on-Fire a DSQ all the same.

  6. Everyone did pretty much as I expected today except for two people.
    Lewis just seemed either totally disinterested or back to his old sulking ways from years ago.
    Yuki however raised his game brilliantly.
    Go Yuki :)

    1. Everyone did pretty much as I expected

      That’s probably the biggest shortfall of this poll (and to some extent the ratings).
      We tend to rate drivers against our expectations of them, rather than unbiased against the other 19 drivers and excluding the strength of the car.

  7. Good sowing from Yuki. He still needs a more consistent season to justify his position in F1.

    1. Sowing?? well I hope the seeds grow healthily

  8. Russell is far from my ideal driver, but today he was crucial in ensuring Merc take second in the championship.

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