We saw some great drives today throughout the field. Here are a few contenders. So who was your Driver of the Day?
Lost a place to Alonso at the start. Was forced into a change of strategy by the safety car, deciding to stay out in order to have a chance to get ahead of Alonso. Took advantage of Vettel’s mistake behind the safety car and then pumped in over 25 flat out laps to build a big enough lead to pit and rejoin ahead of Alonso.
Great start to jump Webber, then kept up a strong pace to stay in the game, albeit over a second a lap slower than Vettel. Moved to P2 after the Vettel incident and then pushed hard to try to keep the gap to Webber small enough to give him a chance to lead once the Red Bull man pitted.
Fifth place, his best result in F1. An almost perfect weekend for the Russian, he qualified seventh and his only slip was not holding onto the fifth place he took at the start. He was a little over cautious on the opening lap, having passed Hamilton and Rosberg and was repassed by Hamilton. He got the place back when Hamilton retired.
Sixth place for the young German, his best result in F1 to date. Outqualified his team mate Barrichello and made a strong start, to hold his 10th place. Gained places from the retirements of Rosberg, Hamilton and Kubica and by passing De la Rosa.
The comeback king, once again he has come through from the back of the field to score points. After a poor qualifying session, he made a great start
Made a very strong start to lie 9th on the opening lap. Was up to sixth by staying out when most of the field pitted under the safety car. Didn’t have the pace to build a margin to hold onto a points position when he made his late stop. But on new tyres he attacked Schumacher and kept his foot in when the old champion pushed him into the wall, which he described as the most dangerous incident in his career.
(Photos: Darren Heath)