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Vote for your 2024 Austrian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend

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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

Driver Q stage Q pos. Q gap to team mate SR grid pos. SR pos. GP grid pos. GP pos.
Max Verstappen Q3 1 -0.888s 1 1 1 5
Sergio Perez Q3 8 +0.888s 7 8 8 7
Lewis Hamilton Q3 5 +0.063s 6 6 5 4
George Russell Q3 3 -0.063s 4 4 3 1
Charles Leclerc Q3 6 +0.193s 10 7 6 11
Carlos Sainz Jnr Q3 4 -0.193s 5 5 4 3
Lando Norris Q3 2 -0.330s 2 3 2 20
Oscar Piastri Q3 7 +0.330s 3 2 7 2
Lance Stroll Q1 17 +0.163s 12 10 17 13
Fernando Alonso Q2 15 -0.163s 13 15 15 18
Esteban Ocon Q3 10 -0.085s 8 11 10 12
Pierre Gasly Q2 13 +0.085s 9 12 13 10
Alexander Albon Q1 16 -0.120s 20 17 16 15
Logan Sargeant Q1 19 +0.120s 15 16 19 19
Daniel Ricciardo Q2 11 -0.123s 16 14 11 9
Yuki Tsunoda Q2 14 +0.123s 14 13 14 14
Valtteri Bottas Q1 18 -0.214s 18 18 18 16
Zhou Guanyu Q1 20 +0.214s 19 20 20 17
Kevin Magnussen Q2 12 +0.085s 11 9 12 8
Nico Hulkenberg Q3 9 -0.085s 17 19 9 6

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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 2024 Austrian Grand Prix weekend?

  • No opinion (1%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (1%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (27%)
  • Zhou Guanyu (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (0%)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (0%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (3%)
  • Logan Sargeant (0%)
  • Alexander Albon (0%)
  • Pierre Gasly (2%)
  • Esteban Ocon (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (0%)
  • Lance Stroll (0%)
  • Oscar Piastri (4%)
  • Lando Norris (38%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (0%)
  • Charles Leclerc (0%)
  • George Russell (15%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (1%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Max Verstappen (8%)

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28 comments on “Vote for your 2024 Austrian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend”

  1. IDGAF about sprint races, so Nico Hulkenberg for me.

    1. 100 percent. Incredible race by him.

  2. Nico Hulkenberg beat a Red Bull fair and square, on a dry track, with a HAAS.
    This got to be one of the greatest achievements of this decade.

    1. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
      30th June 2024, 21:17

      “a haas” is basically a term we used several years ago when they were clearly one of if not the weakest team out there. This weekend, Haas were very clearly in the top 5 teams. Hulkenberg was also assisted by Leclerc’s race being impacted and Norris too.

      Hulkenberg was still very good, but the red bull is arguably not “far” better than the Haas this weekend. Both Hulkenberg and Magnussen were keeping up with Verstapen at one stage.

      All this said, perez still should have beaten both of them.

      However, Magnussen was pretty much matched for pace with hulkenberg in the race and was far better in the sprint, so for DOTW considering hulkenberg’s penalty, I think it is a bit much voting for him personally. his sprint performance was terrible while magnussen was 9th and 8th in the two races. Hulknberg was 19th and 6th.

    2. Great race by Hulkenberg, but didn’t Perez have sidepod damage?

  3. Norris – easily Norris.
    Almost everyone else just started work as normal and would have been happy to hold position for 74 laps.

    Norris dared to try to take the lead and was punished for it.

    If not Norris then Leclerc. That was one heck of a fightback after a disastrous beginning

    1. I thought Piastri made some great overtakes, Perez and Sainz around the outside of turn 6? and always attacking at the start.

    2. I feel Norris made too many (Smaal and big) mistakes in the fastest car, so it cannot be him. I think the Hulk overperformed again. He deserves more.

    3. Norris drove like a clown risking in places and time he should not. Too many dive bombs and mistakes. Nico Hulkenberg obviously.

  4. Can I leave a negative vote for Perez? Hulk defended against him on the hard tyres in a Haas

  5. Easily Max

    1. I agree … be aggressive …

    2. I agree. He was the top performer all weekend and still managed 5th after that shunt for which he wrongfully received a penalty. In hindsight we now know Herbert was involved so it all makes a bit more sense but still again very unprofessional of FIA to not go by the rulebook but have an own interpretation of them. The bias continues apparently. There are plenty of people who do -unlike me- have some authority (like Peter Windsor) who address this topic and also feel this needs to stop.

  6. Sergey Martyn
    30th June 2024, 19:40

    Hulk is da monsta!

  7. Piastri. He beat his team mate in Sprint and in race.

    1. Same. Piastri is the real deal. He’s going to drive circles around Lando soon.

    2. This is the way I leant, though it was a very much ‘on balance’ thing, as he was not without several faults of his own.

  8. Hulkenberg definitely deserves the DOTD honor, although DOTW is a bit harder, but I ultimately also went for him.

  9. Lando got my vote. He should have won too, but it wasn’t to be. Congratulations to George for winning.

  10. Nico for me. Rolled back the years

  11. Driver of the weekend seems to be driver of Sunday again

  12. 1. Hulkenberg (Mag didn’t do badly either)

    2. Followed closely by Ricciardo who finished P9 vs P15 for Tsunoda and would have likely finished P8 since he was within 2 tenths of K-Mag in the DRS, but he clearly wanted to solidify the result rather than risk Magnussen running him off the track.

    3. Piastri. Mostly for his passes.

    Ironically, Alonso was on target for at least P10 in likely the third worst slowest car on the grid until the lock up and contact with Zhou as he was glued to Ricciardo and on the same exact strategy. He was also 20+ seconds ahead of Stroll. So, it ended up looking like an awful race instead.

  13. Aaditya (@neutronstar)
    1st July 2024, 6:01

    Went for Hulkenberg. I’ve been a fan for years and this weekend was his best performance since his comeback.

    The poor sprint qualifying and race should count against him but I loved the way he bounced back in the events that mattered more and offered more points. He did the same earlier in the year in China.

    Not to mention, his defending against Perez was awesome. Perez had damage but he had overtaken Hulkenberg before in the second stint and had pulled a gap of around 15 seconds if I remember correctly, so he definitely had a much quicker car. I was reminded of Korea 2013…

    1. Important to note that Perez caused his side damage and we’ve seen Max win with much worse damage. So, IMO the hole was more an excuse than a real problem and Hulk deserves even more credit.

    2. Even more damning for Perez, he was only 6.5 seconds ahead of Ricciardo at the end in a car Yuki finished P-15 in. They need to give lightning trials to Yuki and Daniel in the RBR. No one, even Zhou, could be as bad as Perez.

  14. Yep, its the Hulk this week. Strong performance in the race.
    Loser of the weekend is Sergio Perez. The days when Max is not there at the top, neither is Perez to pick up the pieces for Red Bull. Following the crash between the Max and Lando, Piastri was there in Mclaren, Russel was there in Mercedes, where was Sergio in a front running car?

    1. Even sainz was there in a mediocre ferrari! These performances by perez are reminiscent of albon’s and gasly’s time at red bull, whenever verstappen was out, sometimes through no fault of his own (example bahrain outer track 2020), his team mate, albon in that case, would come 6th and say “that was the best we could do today”, and I’d answer “yes, with you as a driver”.

  15. Verstappen for ruining another easy win on his teams secondary home soil. Classic example of entitled ego beating his own brain.

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