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Vote for your 2024 British Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend

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Which Formula 1 driver made the most of the British 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 Silverstone.

Driver performance summary

Driver Q stage Q pos. Q gap to team mate GP grid pos. GP pos.
Max Verstappen Q3 4 -7.006s 4 2
Sergio Perez Q1 19 +7.006s 20 17
Lewis Hamilton Q3 2 +0.171s 2 1
George Russell Q3 1 -0.171s 1
Charles Leclerc Q2 11 +0.254s 11 14
Carlos Sainz Jnr Q3 7 -0.254s 7 5
Lando Norris Q3 3 -0.207s 3 3
Oscar Piastri Q3 5 +0.207s 5 4
Lance Stroll Q3 8 -0.332s 8 7
Fernando Alonso Q3 10 +0.332s 10 8
Esteban Ocon Q1 18 -5.240s 18 16
Pierre Gasly Q1 20 +5.240s 19
Alexander Albon Q3 9 -0.242s 9 9
Logan Sargeant Q2 12 +0.242s 12 11
Daniel Ricciardo Q2 15 +0.680s 15 13
Yuki Tsunoda Q2 13 -0.680s 13 10
Valtteri Bottas Q1 16 +1.241s 16 15
Zhou Guanyu Q2 14 -1.241s 14 18
Kevin Magnussen Q1 17 +0.976s 17 12
Nico Hulkenberg Q3 6 -0.976s 6 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 British Grand Prix weekend?

  • No opinion (0%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (1%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (18%)
  • Zhou Guanyu (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (0%)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (1%)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (1%)
  • Logan Sargeant (0%)
  • Alexander Albon (0%)
  • Pierre Gasly (1%)
  • Esteban Ocon (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (1%)
  • Lance Stroll (1%)
  • Oscar Piastri (2%)
  • Lando Norris (1%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (1%)
  • Charles Leclerc (0%)
  • George Russell (1%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (67%)
  • Sergio Perez (1%)
  • Max Verstappen (5%)

Total Voters: 170

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37 comments on “Vote for your 2024 British Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend”

  1. Lewis Hamilton and by a large margin!

    1. notagrumpyfan
      7th July 2024, 18:22

      I think Piastri and Norris raced better but were left down by their team.
      And even though I only saw Hulkenberg on the timing sheets hostage and result was super impressive. And to be DotW you have to beat your teammate on Saturday as well.

    2. No way – Mercedes was the fastest car yesterday and today so simple a top tier driver in fastest car that wins the race.

      He was even helped by McLaren screwing first Piastri and then Norris.

      I voted Hulkenberg 7th in a Haas.

      That Lewis is British will help him greatly in this vote – you see same effect with the race rating being at least a full point higher then if Max had overtaken Lewid on last lap

    3. How do you justify the supposed large margin between Hamilton Russell?

      1. Set up. And 0.171 doesn’t really qualify as ‘large’.
        Yes it’s DOTW but there’s no absolute rule to making this judgment. Hamilton said in interview afterwards, he wanted to win the race. Getting P1 on the grid at Silverstone with wet conditions forecast is virtually irrelevant to that aim. So he set up more for Sunday. Given he achieved his objective, that to my mind more than justifies the margin. It’s the thinking of a multiple world champions who already has a huge number of pole positions to his name but really wanted to win at his home GP after 2+ years without a win.

    4. He got outqualified by his team mate…

      1. Yes, because he chose to have more downforce than Russell. It cost him a little in qualifying, but gave him benefit in the race. It was a compromise that worked.

  2. Remember – this is “Of the Weekend” not “Of the Day”

    Therefore, I have to vote for Hulkenberg.
    That man is putting that HAAS where no one expected it to ever be.

    1. Also not ‘of the last 15 laps’. Let’s be honest here, great for Lewis he was able to pick up that win, but McLaren threw it away today. They made a mistake by pitting Lando too late. Then they the could have fixed that mistake by putting him on the far superior mediums, but made another mistake by putting him on softs.

      It’s as if they took Ferrari as their example, one bad decision after the other. Pit Piastri to inters one lap earlier and he would have won the race.

    2. So for me it is either Hulkenberg or Verstappen, as Verstappen managed to squeeze way more out of that RB20 than it deserved. They are struggling, but Max performances (and the strategy team) are masking the struggle they are in with their car.

      1. Max mistake in Q1 has to be held against him.
        For me the one driver who outdrove his car the most is Hulkenberg.

        1. Was it a error from Verstappen or was it the rain who was just too much at that moment who made him going off? The RB20 doesn’t like the rain a lot that is for sure. But did Lewis went off during the race (together with George and Lando) bringing Max much closer again?

          Nico, Max and Lewis are serious candidates for DoTW for me.

    3. Remember – this is “Of the Weekend” not “Of the Day”

      Well said.

      Someone else would do well to remember this as well…

      1. Weekend exactly. Hamilton set up for rain. It cost him yesterday but came good today. Look at how much faster he was earlier in qualifying when the rain fell and how he passed Russell today. He used Friday perfectly to setup for today and maximise his chance of a win. Big shoutout to Hulkenberg, but leading your home gp after 3 years of disappointment to me is much more impressive.

    4. What rubbish, Haas just put on a huge update so this might be their new norm but it certainly helps when 3 faster cars threw away their races today otherwise he’d have been 9th at best. Sure he drove well enough but there’s no evidence yet to say it wasn’t what that car should have delivered.

  3. Face it, Lewis’s winning is GREAT for F1! “Traditional” GB winner in GB … plus demonstrates that others CAN win … now, move along … not a “44” fan but it was a feel-good day. Toto even SMILED. Alert The Media!

  4. BLS (@brightlampshade)
    7th July 2024, 17:41

    Hulkenberg had a fabulous weekend, but I’ve got to say Hamilton sneaks this given the circumstances.

  5. I appreciate what Lewis achieved and he was my Driver of the DAY. But if we count the weekend, he was beaten in qualifying.

    Who dominated their team mate all weekend long? Nico Hulkenberg did. He’s my DOTW.

    1. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
      7th July 2024, 17:55

      Verstappen also dominated his team mate, and by a larger margin.

      1. David (@davidjwest)
        7th July 2024, 19:58

        But then made the error in qualifying that possible cost him the race.

        1. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
          7th July 2024, 20:01

          yea, was just answering the question regarding who dominated their team mate over the weekend. I would say Verstappen did that more than anyone else.

  6. Voted for Hamilton, although Hulkenberg is equally deserving this weekend.
    The calls Hamilton made regarding tyres today were absolutely spot on. He read the conditions much better than the other drivers and even his team and was close to the pace of Russel on Saturday.

  7. I went for HUL as both the DOTW & DOTD, especially the latter.

  8. Neil (@neilosjames)
    7th July 2024, 19:45

    Hamilton for me, but Hulkenberg also deserves a mention.

  9. My DOTW is Hulkenberg, that Haas had no business being 6th today.

  10. David (@davidjwest)
    7th July 2024, 19:57

    Hamilton for me, yes Russell outqualified him but he made the pass when he needed it.

    1. Same. . .if I could log in. For one, I don’t think the qualifying battle should count against the trailing teammate when their performance keeps the leader within reach, and certainly not when the latter’s means of doing so limits their tactical options to the point of that advantage being negated on Sunday. Second, I feel that some’s expectation of teammate domination to win DOTW is unreasonable given there are some teams with drivers whose pace is close enough to each other’s for there to be give and take during a weekend.

  11. I .. think it’s Lewis here, because I think Magnussen was not F1 caliber this weekend (or had an otherwise much different car).

  12. Nearly gave the nod to Nico but how could it not be Lewis. His best drive since Brazil 21. I hope it quashes the ‘Lewis is washed’ losers.

    1. Sadly it wont, they’re in full voice as expected. But you have to make allowances for their pain.

  13. Whilst I can see the results, I saw to little of the others’ racing to give everyone a fair go.

    Hulk did do fantastically well (and I almost feel guilty not voting for him), though I have a feeling his car this weekend was indeed worthy of something around that result. Without seeing a great deal of his race, or analyzing his strategy in comparison with those around him, it is difficult to truly understand how ‘exceptional’ his race potentially was.

    Shame that he didn’t seem to feature in the official F1 (viewers) rankings.

    So, with perhaps a touch of bias, it was LH for me. I can’t even recall the last time I felt I could justifiably vote for him (and no, I don’t mean that I have been unjustifiably voting for him. Indeed I have most commonly been voting for Max through gritted teeth).

  14. Most will be voting for Hamilton and if this was DoTR poll they’d be right. But it’s the DoTW poll so I disagree. Can only be Hulkenberg for me. Absolutely sublime from Friday to Sunday destroying all of the midfield and the frontrunner strugglers as well for a bonus. 10/10. Lewis was exceptional in the race but he can’t surely be getting full marks after continuing to be demolished by Russell in qualifying.

  15. DOTW Hulkenberg, DOTD between Lewis and Max, but since the first won, he deserves it.

  16. Hamilton, easy, he had an aim, set up the car for it and achieved his aim. The fact his team mate chose another route and didn’t win, but won pole, really doesn’t detract from what Lewis did, it just tells you how a multiple world champion approaches a GP weekend where he sees a real chance to win but the margins are fine.

  17. I went for hulkenberg, wasn’t surprised to see hamilton win this with big margin, and potentially verstappen was worthy of a vote too, however he also made a big mistake in qualifying.

    I think hamilton winning after so long and with his incredible silverstone record was good for f1, but stats don’t make a driver suddenly the best of the weekend, so I think he was over-voted a bit, since he got 2\3 of votes.

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