Posted on April 7, 2014


The Bahrain Grand Prix was a classic with plenty of strong performances throughout the field. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put on quite a show in their fight for the win, but so did the Force India drivers, the Williams drivers and Red Bull drivers among others. So who was your Driver of the Day? Lewis Hamilton Got the jump on team mate Rosberg at the start and held him off on the opening lap. Also fought off an attack at the end of the first stint and then built a lead while the pair were on different strategies. Managed More…

Posted on March 30, 2014


A dominant win for Lewis Hamilton, 25 seconds ahead of the next non-Mercedes car, as the Silver Arrows pressed home their competitive advantage in Sepang. There were some strong performances up and down the field, once again, but who stood out for you? Who was your Driver of the Day? Lewis Hamilton Took pole on Saturday in wet conditions and controlled the race from the start. Pulled out a second a lap on the opposition in the opening stint to get a 10 second margin and then protected that to the end. His first Malaysia GP win and the first More…

Posted on March 17, 2014


The first round of the new F1 championship was full of surprises and notable for new names breaking through into the front ranks. There were many standout drives, but who was your Driver of the Day? Nico Rosberg The 28 year old German took his fourth Grand Prix win with a dominant drive, set up by a perfect start from 3rd on the grid. With team mate Hamilton sidelined early, Rosberg had no challengers and was able to control the pace of the race. Daniel Ricciardo Although the 24 year old was disqualified for a fuel flow infringement on his More…

Posted on November 18, 2013


Red Bull’s world champion Sebastian Vettel became the first driver in history to win eight consecutive grands prix in a single season with a comfortable victory in the US Grand Prix in Austin. Lotus’ Romain Grosjean scored his fourth podium in five races with second while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took a strong fourth – his best finish since the Belgium Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso battled back pain and a bad start to finish fifth while Valtteri Bottas scored the first points of his F1 career with eighth for Williams. But who was your Driver of the Day? Sebastian Vettel More…

Posted on November 3, 2013


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won his seventh race in a row with a dominant drive to victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina. Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg took his second successive podium with third and Lotus’ Romain Grosjean continued his good form to take a strong fourth. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso fought back from a poor qualifying to rescue fifth while Force India’s Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil both used a one-stop strategy to finish sixth and 10th respectively. But who was your Driver of the Day? Sebastian Vettel Sealed his seventh successive victory with a stunning drive More…

Posted on October 27, 2013


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth world championship with his sixth consecutive victory of the season in Indian Grand Prix. Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg took only his third podium of the season with a confident drive to second with Lotus’ Romain Grosjean producing a sensational drive through the field to take third having started 17th. Felipe Massa led the race at one point before finishing fourth for Ferrari while Sergio Perez secured his best result of the season with fifth in the McLaren. And Force India’s Adrian Sutil did a long first stint to bring him into the points and More…

Posted on October 13, 2013


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel edged closer to his fourth successive world title with his fifth successive victory of the season in the Japanese Grand Prix. The German’s team-mate Mark Webber produced a late fightback to claim second with Lotus driver Romain Grosjean, who led for most of the race, a strong third. Nico Hulkenberg produced another brilliant drive in the Sauber to finish sixth, one place ahead of team-mate Esteban Gutierrez who scored his first points in F1. But who was your Driver of the Day? Sebastian Vettel Fought back from a bad start to take his ninth win of More…

Posted on October 6, 2013


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel closed in on his fourth successive world title with a commanding victory in the Korean Grand Prix. Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen produced another trademark drive through the field to finish second ahead of another strong showing from team-mate Romain Grosjean. Nico Hulkenberg was mighty in the Sauber, punching above his weight to secure his best result of the season in fourth while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton battled tyre problems to take fifth. But who was your Driver of the Day? Sebastian Vettel Won his eighth race of the season to move to the brink of his fourth world More…

Posted on September 22, 2013


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel didn’t put a foot wrong as he produced a brilliant drive under the lights in Marina Bay to win the Singapore Grand Prix for the third successive year. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso capitalised on a stunning start and a bold strategy to take second while Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen fought off back pain to complete the podium. Jenson Button looked on course for McLaren’s first podium of the season before his tyres faded and he finished seventh, one place ahead of his team-mate Sergio Perez who recovered to eighth after a poor qualifying. But who was your Driver More…

Posted on September 8, 2013


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel extended his lead at the top of the championship with a dominant victory in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso took his fourth podium in as many years at Monza while Red Bull’s Mark Webber completed the podium in his last F1 race in Europe. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa delivered a strong drive to fourth place while Nico Hulkenberg rounded off a brilliant weekend with fifth for Sauber – but who was your Driver of the Day? Sebastian Vettel Led away from pole position and was never threatened as he took his sixth win More…

Posted on August 26, 2013


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel took a big step towards a fourth world title with a dominant victory in a Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps which saw plenty of overtaking. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso got his title challenge back on track with an impressive drive to second while Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took his fifth podium of the season. McLaren’s Jenson Button came close to a podium before taking sixth while Daniel Ricciardo climbed through the field to grab a point for Toro Rosso – but who was your Driver of the Day? Sebastian Vettel Passed Hamilton at the start and More…

Posted on July 29, 2013


Lewis Hamilton produced a commanding drive to win an exciting Hungarian Grand Prix and secure his first victory for Mercedes in a race which saw action all the way through the field. Kimi Raikkonen used a two-stop strategy to finish an impressive second, holding off reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages. Mark Webber put in another strong recovery drive to rescue fourth place in the Red Bull, having started 10th while Lotus driver Romain Grosjean had looked on course for podium but fell out of contention following a harsh drive-through penalty. McLaren’s Jenson Button was involved in More…

Posted on July 8, 2013


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel finally won his home race with a thrilling victory in the German Grand Prix that saw battles take place all the way to the chequered flag. Kimi Raikkonen, who has not won a race since the start of the season in Australia, pushed Vettel all the way before crossing the line second while Lotus team-mate Romain Grosjean claimed his second podium of the season with third. Fernando Alonso once again demonstrated his Ferrari’s pace in the race to rise up the field and limit his losses in the drivers’ standings to championship leader Vettel. And McLaren’s More…

Posted on July 1, 2013


Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg claimed his second victory in three races as he triumphed in the British Grand Prix in a race that was dominated by tyre failures and safety cars. Red Bull’s Mark Webber, who won the race in 2010 and 2012, produced a spirited drive to second, having dropped back to 15th after a bad start, while Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso reduced Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel’s lead in the championship with the final podium place. Rosberg’s team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who had started on pole, recovered from a tyre failure, which dropped him from the lead to the back of More…

Posted on June 10, 2013


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to win three times in 2013 with victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to extend his lead in the drivers’ championship. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso limited his losses in Vettel, finishing second after starting sixth on the grid, while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took his third podium of the season in third. Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne scored his best ever finish in sixth while Force India’s Paul di Resta and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa produced an impressive recovery drives from the rear of the grid to finish in the points – but who was your More…

Posted on May 27, 2013


Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes their first win of the season with victory in a chaotic Monaco Grand Prix, 30 years after his father Keke triumphed on the streets of Monte Carlo. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel drove a sensible race to take second and increase his championship lead while his team-mate Mark Webber took his second podium of the season with third. Force India’s Adrian Sutil proved overtaking is possible in Monaco by battling to fifth and his team-mate Paul di Resta produced a strong recovery drive to rise from 17th to ninth, but who was your Driver of the Day? Nico Rosberg More…

Posted on May 13, 2013


Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso delighted his home fans and got his title challenge back on track with an impressive victory in a Spanish Grand Prix which saw battles all the way down the field. Kimi Raikkonen scored his fourth podium in five races for Lotus to close the gap on Red Bull’s championship leader Sebastian Vettel while Felipe Massa made it onto the rostrum for the first time this season with an accomplished drive in his Ferrari. Paul di Resta produced another strong drive to finish seventh for Force India while McLaren’s Jenson Button made up for a bad start to More…

Posted on April 22, 2013


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to win two races this season with an impressive victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix – but behind him, there were countless battles all the way down the field. Kimi Raikkonen bounced back from a disappointing qualifying, which saw him start eighth, to finish second ahead of Lotus team mate Romain Grosjean who secured his first podium of the season. Paul di Resta produced one of the best drives of his career, running in third place in the Force India and on course for his first F1 podium before losing out to More…

Posted on April 14, 2013


The 2013 Chinese Grand Prix delivered an entertaining race which saw a third different winner in three races this season and plenty of impressive performances all the way down the field. Ferrari’s double world champion Fernando Alonso took an impressive victory, building on a fantastic start to take his 31st career win. Kimi Raikkonen felt he could have challenged for the win in the Lotus had it not been for a glitch at the start and damage to his nose following a collision with McLaren’s Sergio Perez. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton couldn’t match his scintillating qualifying pace in the race but did his More…

Posted on March 25, 2013


The Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang is notorious for delivering entertaining races and this year’s event was no different. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel disobeyed his own team to battle past Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber and snatch his first victory of the season at Sepang and 27th of his career. Webber drove brilliantly to rise from fifth on the grid to take the lead before turning his engine down and getting overtaken by his team-mate in the closing stages. Mercedes showed they had made impressive progress since last season with Lewis Hamilton securing his first podium for his new More…

Posted on March 18, 2013


In a race which saw five different leaders, Kimi Raikkonen managed a two-stop strategy to perfection to come out on top and secure his 20th career victory in the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Albert Park. Fernando Alonso was the best of the three-stoppers, maximising his strategy to take second while Sebastian Vettel could not match his qualifying pace but dug deep to rescue what could prove a crucial third place. Felipe Massa is back with a bang, outqalifying team mate Alonso and challenging for a podium, while Lewis Hamilton failed to make a two-stop strategy work, but battled hard More…

Posted on November 26, 2012


Intermittent rain showers created a thrilling title decider which had everything at Brazil’s Interlagos track. Sebastian Vettel had the worst possible start, spinning to the back of the field before fighting back to win the title. Fernando Alonso fought bravely to keep his title hopes alive before missing out, while Jenson Button mastered the conditions at the front to take victory. Nico Hulkenberg drove one of the races of his life, barring one misjudgment while Felipe Massa drove strongly in front of his home fans – but who was your Driver of the Day? Jenson Button Set himself up for More…

Posted on November 19, 2012


Formula 1’s return to the United States turned out to be a big success as the brand new Circuit of the Americas delivered one of the most exciting races of the season, featuring a race-long duel for the lead and some strong drives through the field. There were impressive performances from both title contenders – Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso – and two former champions – Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, while Felipe Massa overcame a cruel psychological blow to score a great result – but who was your Driver of the Day? Lewis Hamilton It’s not every day that More…

Posted on September 24, 2012


Sebastian Vettel took his second win of the season in the Singapore Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton retired from the lead. There were plenty of strong performances throughout the field, so who was your driver of the day? Sebastian Vettel Dominated both Friday practice sessions and continued that form in third practice. Failed to replicate that form in qualifying and started third on the grid but made a good start and was soon past Pastor Maldonado for second on the first lap. Kept pace with leader Hamilton while building a gap over Jenson Button in third. Took the lead when More…

Posted on September 2, 2012


Jenson Button avoided the first lap carnage to take a dominant victory from pole position at Spa, but there were plenty of impressive drives elsewhere. Who was your Driver of the Day? Jenson Button Decided on a low downforce set-up after final practice and it appeared to be the right choice as he nailed a brilliant lap in the second part of qualifying. Two more scintillating laps in the top 10 shoot-out sealed his first pole position since the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix. A perfect start saw him escape the carnage behind him and though Sebastian Vettel looked quick in More…

Posted on July 29, 2012


Lewis Hamilton secured his second victory of the season with a defensive drive in an exciting Hungarian Grand Prix. Who was your Driver of the Day? Lewis Hamilton Topped the timesheets in both Friday practice sessions and carried that form into qualifying. Nailed two laps which were good enough for pole in Q3 to secure his 22nd career pole position and the 150th for McLaren. Made a good start and then contained Romain Grosjean for much of the race thanks to good tyre management. Soaked up huge pressure in the closing stages from Kimi Raikkonen, whose strategy lifted him up More…

Posted on July 23, 2012


Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win three races this season with a dominant victory in a thrilling German Grand Prix but who was your Driver of the Day? Fernando Alonso Looked quick in dry conditions on Saturday morning as he topped the times in third and final practice. Carried that form into a wet qualifying to secure his second pole position of the season. Made a lightening getaway from pole and controlled the race in the first two stints. Was put under pressure by Jenson Button in the final stint, but resisted the McLaren’s attack and then kept More…

Posted on June 25, 2012


Fernando Alonso delighted his home crowd with a thrilling victory in the European Grand Prix in Valencia but there were impressive drives all the way down the field. Who was your driver of the day? Fernando Alonso Had a positive day on Friday finishing 7th fastest overall but made a mistake in Q2 by doing a medium tyre run and a soft tyre run rather than two soft tyre runs. Failed to make Q3 as a result and started 11th. Made up three places at the start and then passed Lewis Hamilton later in the race as the McLaren driver More…

Posted on June 11, 2012


This is one of the toughest to call Driver of the Day polls we’ve had on JA on F1: Lewis Hamilton produced a stunning driver to become the seventh winner in as many races when he triumphed in an exciting Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. But the race saw some exceptional performances from other drivers, like Grosjean and Perez who made the tyres last and took podiums, while Alonso and Vettel were both on top at various stages, but lost out on strategy. So who was your driver of the day? Please vote below and leave a comment if you More…

Posted on May 28, 2012


Mark Webber became the sixth winner in as many races when he triumphed in the Monaco Grand Prix on the streets of Monte Carlo. But there were strong performances from several drivers in a challenging race. So who was your driver of the day? Mark Webber Looked solid in practice but came alive in qualifying and only a small mistake on his final flying lap meant he missed out on pole with the second fastest time. However, Michael Schumacher’s penalty meant he started on pole for the second time in two years. Made a good getaway and kept Nico Rosberg More…

Posted on May 14, 2012


Pastor Maldonado secured the first victory of his career at the Circuit de Catalunya and gave Williams their first victory in 132 races but there were a number of good performances all the way down the field. So who was your driver of the day? Pastor Maldonado Wasn’t really on the radar in the Friday practice sessions, however the team could see that the race pace was strong. Showed good pace in final practice on Saturday to lead many drivers to suggest Williams would be strong in the race. Kept a cool head to comfortably make it into Q3 and More…

Posted on March 26, 2012


Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez tore up the formbook at Sepang International as torrential rain caused havoc at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Who was your driver of the day? Fernando Alonso Arrived in Malaysia adamant that Ferrari had plenty of work to do despite an encouraging fifth place finish in Melbourne. Looked uncompetitive in first practice on Friday but improved when the team bolted on a new specification wing. Sneaked through into top 10 in qualifying and started eighth. Inherited the lead after the restart when the McLarens pitted and then pumped in the lap times on the intermediate tyres More…

Posted on March 19, 2012


Jenson Button got the better of his McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton in an entertaining season opening grand prix at Albert Park, Melbourne in Australia but who was your driver of the day? Jenson Button Began the weekend strongly, topping the times in first practice on Friday. Focused on setting the car up for the race in the next two practice sessions but still delivered an impressive lap in qualifying to make the front row alongside McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Made a good getaway to pass Hamilton into the first corner and then built a comfortable gap at the head of More…

Posted on October 16, 2011


Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel racked up his 10th victory of the season with a dominant performance but there was plenty of action all the way down the field. So who was your Driver of the Day? Sebastian Vettel Didn’t trouble the top of the timesheets in a wet Friday practice and then saw Red Bull’s run of pole positions come to an end when he could only manage second. Made a clean start before passing pole-sitter Hamilton at the end of the back straight. From then on, the German controlled the race from the front, as he has so often More…

Posted on September 25, 2011


Championship leader Sebastian Vettel may have dominated the Singapore Grand Prix from the front to stand on the brink of his second world title, but there were also plenty of impressive performances from others further down the field. So who was your driver of the day? Sebastian Vettel Arrived in Singapore with a mathematical chance of winning the world title, but appeared unfazed by the pressure and produced another storming lap in qualifying to secure his 11th pole position of the season. Made a clean getaway from pole before flying off into the distance. Saw his lead evaporate when the More…

Posted on September 11, 2011


The legendary Monza circuit provided an entertaining race with thrilling battles all the way down the field but which driver impressed you most? Sebastian Vettel Found half a second in the final part of qualifying to take his 10th pole position of the season. Had no answer to Alonso’s lightening quick start and lost the lead. Reclaimed the lead with a sublime move on the Spaniard into the second chicane and then never looked back as he claimed his eighth victory of the season. The German now leads the championship by 112 points and can become the youngest double world More…

Posted on May 29, 2011


The streets of Monte Carlo delivered an exciting Monaco GP from start to finish but who do you think deserves the accolade of Driver of the Day? Sebastian Vettel Delivered the goods in qualifying to secure pole position and made a great getaway at the start. A wheel problem caused a delay during his second stop and he lost the lead to Button. The team decided not to pit him again for the rest of race to ensure he got ahead of Button, meaning he had to do 61 laps on one set of tyres. Managed to hold off a More…

Posted on May 22, 2011


An action packed race in Spain means there are plenty of contenders for Driver of the Day, but who do you think deserves the accolade? Sebastian Vettel Saw his run of five consecutive pole positions come to an end when teammate Webber pipped him by 2/10ths in qualifying. Jumped the Australian at the start but lost the lead to a fast starting Alonso. But a superior strategy got him ahead of race leader Alonso at the second stops. Despite no KERS he held off a late charge from Hamilton to secure his fourth victory in five races this season. Lewis More…

Posted on April 17, 2011


There was plenty of action all the way down the field until the final lap of the race, so it’s a tough call for driver of the day. Who’s yours? Lewis Hamilton – Qualified third and made a good start to jump slow-starting pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel into the first corner for second. Drove an aggressive race, pulling off a bold move on team-mate Jenson Button before passing Vettel for the lead. His 15th career victory and first since last year’s Belgian Grand Prix. Mark Webber – The Australian had another tough weekend, crashing out of Q1 for the first time More…

Posted on April 10, 2011


It was an all action race today in Malaysia with some great performances from a number of drivers. So who was your Driver of the Day? Sebastian Vettel Took pole under pressure from Hamilton, also held the lead at the start under pressure from him. After that he managed the race brilliantly coping with no KERS, maintaining his tyres and his engine. Has led 109 of the 114 laps in 2011 Jenson Button Started fourth on the grid and held it at the start. Battled with Alonso and Hamilton in the race and got ahead of both through pit strategy. More…

Posted on September 12, 2010


Today’s Italian Grand Prix had some great performances from quite a few drivers. So who do you think stood out? Fernando Alonso Took pole with a storming lap on Saturday. Lost the start to Button, but put him under intense pressure and made the difference on the two laps after Button’s earlier pit stop. He was under a lot of pressure this weekend, carrying Ferrari’s hopes in their home Grand Prix. They needed their leader to win and give them confidence for the final rounds. He delivered. Jenson Button Took a tactical decision to run with more downforce than his More…



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