Start, Albert Park, 2024

Vote for your 2024 Australian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend

Formula 1

Posted on

| Written by

Which Formula 1 driver made the most of the Australian 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 Albert Park.

Driver performance summary

DriverQ stageQ pos.Q gap to team mateGP grid pos.GP pos.
Max VerstappenQ31-0.359s119
Sergio PerezQ33+0.359s65
Lewis HamiltonQ211+0.059s1118
George RussellQ37-0.059s717
Charles LeclercQ35+0.250s42
Carlos Sainz JnrQ32-0.250s21
Lando NorrisQ34-0.257s33
Oscar PiastriQ36+0.257s54
Lance StrollQ39-0.480s97
Fernando AlonsoQ310+0.480s106
Esteban OconQ215-0.365s1516
Pierre GaslyQ117+0.365s1713
Alexander AlbonQ2121211
Daniel RicciardoQ118+0.729s1812
Yuki TsunodaQ38-0.729s88
Valtteri BottasQ213-0.645s1314
Zhou GuanyuQ119+0.645s1915
Kevin MagnussenQ214-0.267s1410
Nico HulkenbergQ116+0.267s169

Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free

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 2024 Australian Grand Prix weekend?

  • No opinion (0%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (1%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (2%)
  • Zhou Guanyu (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (0%)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (7%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (0%)
  • Alexander Albon (0%)
  • Pierre Gasly (0%)
  • Esteban Ocon (1%)
  • Fernando Alonso (5%)
  • Lance Stroll (0%)
  • Oscar Piastri (2%)
  • Lando Norris (0%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (81%)
  • Charles Leclerc (0%)
  • George Russell (1%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (0%)
  • Sergio Perez (1%)
  • Max Verstappen (0%)

Total Voters: 110

Loading ... Loading ...

A RaceFans account is required in order to vote. If you do not have one, register an account here or read more about registering here
When this poll is closed the result will be displayed instead of the voting form.

Author information

Keith Collantine
Lifelong motor sport fan Keith set up RaceFans in 2005 - when it was originally called F1 Fanatic. Having previously worked as a motoring...

Got a potential story, tip or enquiry? Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here.

15 comments on “Vote for your 2024 Australian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend”

  1. For this weekend, hard to vote anyone else than Sainz. Tsunoda did a really good, but somewhat anonymous weekend as well, getting into Q3 and finishing in a strong points paying position.

    Shout out to Magnussen for a doing the team work with Hulk once again and then a feisty drive to get past Albon which ended up giving him the last point on the board with Russel’s accident too.

    Norris had a really solid day, but nothing spectacular. Piastri seems to still lack a tad of the race craft, although he was closer for the first half of the race, and he also had a scrappy Q3 lap.

  2. Most drivers performed consistently to the level of their cars.

    Great of course for Sainz that he beat Leclerc and got the win, despite dropping off in the last stint; great for Norris that he beat Piastri and challenged the Ferraris; great for Tsunoda to run ‘best of the rest’ and again finish fast ahead of Riccardo.

    I don’t think I’d rate anyone higher than a 7 or 8, but for the lack of stellar performances, best on the weekend is Sainz for me, a hair ahead of Tsunoda.

    1. great for Norris that he beat Piastri

      Not really – Piastri was on much older tyres and let Norris past.

    2. Piastri was ordered to swap places. No incentive or need to drive harder. He wouldn’t have been allowed to overtake. Just do enough to maintain your position. Unlike another driver (again).

  3. Carlos was just great, Too bad Max lost the car, we could have watched a serious battle for the win, something we haven’t been treated with for a long time.

    But Fernando impressed me more, he worked all race to keep ahead of his direct rivals, not losing time with the Ferrari McL or Checo. he was also a bit fortunate with the timing of the VSC.

    What irks me is that George is such a bad loser and snitch. He binned it in the last lap or almost, which is business as usual for him, but has to blame someone else.

    1. It does appear as though GR’s impetuous nature got the better of him, but I am keen to see whether FA did have any influence on events before drawing any conclusions.

    2. What irks me is that George is such a bad loser and snitch. He binned it in the last lap or almost, which is business as usual for him, but has to blame someone else.

      I agree that Russell is both impetuous and a snitch, but in this case the stewards agreed with him. Alonso effectively brake-tested him, leaving him with nowhere to go but the gravel.

      1. Um no

        the stewards agreed with him.

        Russell said he thought it was bizarre that the stewards were investigating.
        And no there was no brake testing real or effectively as stated in the stewards report.

        I thought drivers were supposed to be in control of their cars at all times. George wasn’t. How many licence points do you think is fair for that.

  4. The 2 drivers I will remember frin this race:
    Alonso – for overachieving in the race.
    Russel – for taking it to the limit and fighting

  5. Crazy how the guy who qualified behind his teammate and suddenly forgot where to brake with two laps to go still managed to get 6% of the votes.

  6. I’ve been critical of him, and still think he won’t have a drive once Honda stops supplying Red Bull, but Tsunoda is really doing a number on Ricciardo. Good for him.

    1. It can be hard to rate Tsunoda. He can be fast, but inconsistent and a liability in traffic. His judgement and temperament are questionable. I expect that it doesn’t matter how he does and that Red Bull has already decided that he will be dropped once they no longer have a Honda engine.

  7. Easy this time:
    Sainz gets himself a near perfect weekend, but also it seems, Horner may have already decided to offer him the second Red Bull seat alongside Max.
    However, will Jos, Max, and Marko be keen on a top driver joining Max…?

  8. Knew everyone voted for Sainz so voted for Tsunoda. Absolutely maximized his car in qualy and the race. To finish just 2 or 3 secs behind Stroll in the AMR is exceptional. Alonso would have been up there as well without the last gasp antics. But alas not. So it’s only Sainz and Tsunoda.

Comments are closed.