Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

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Driver(s) of the day for me is/are:

1. Lewis Hamilton
27
28%
2. Valtteri Bottas
0
No votes
3. Sebastian Vettel
1
1%
4. Charles Leclerc
0
No votes
5. Pierre Gasly
0
No votes
6. Max Verstappen
26
27%
7. Sergio Perez
0
No votes
8. Lance Stroll
1
1%
9. Robert Kubica
0
No votes
10. George Russell
0
No votes
11. Carlos Sainz
10
10%
12. Lando Norris
1
1%
13. Alexander Albon
0
No votes
14. Daniil Kvyat
20
21%
15. Romain Grosjean
0
No votes
16. Kevin Magnussen
8
8%
17. Nico Hulkenberg
0
No votes
18. Daniel Ricciardo
0
No votes
19. Kimi Raikkonen
2
2%
20. Antonio Giovinazzi
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 96

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For me,

Hamilton, Verstappen & Kvyat
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Torpedo was looking very racy and he kept it together :lol: Unlucky to finish behind Sainz. K Mag and Max are the other 2 drivers I voted
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It's difficult to gauge the Mercedes drivers performance with a car as dominant as today, however Hamilton's margin over Bottas, plus the 5 seconds in two laps after the restart earn him one of the slots.

Verstappen for fully capitalising on the clown show by Maranello, and Kyvat for providing some on track action get the other two.

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Got to be max, really. He's consistently beating cars that are quicker than him. Helped a bit at the beginning by Vettel's flat spot but seized his chance superbly and never looked back. He's looking mighty impressive.

Honorary shout out to Sainz. Did well to take Grosjean and I'm not entirely convinced the McLaren was better than the TR today

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Kyvat for me!

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Mercedes-Benz wrote:Torpedo was looking very racy and he kept it together :lol: Unlucky to finish behind Sainz. K Mag and Max are the other 2 drivers I voted

Kevin Magnussen got lucky if I'm honest. And his overtake on Grosjean was messy and bumped Grosjean off the track. Grosjean messed up from then on, but without the safety car, he looked better than Magnussen throughout the weekend.

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Stroll.

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Verstappen, inch perfect as (almost) always.

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Max, Lewis, ......... Carlos.

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Bacus wrote:Verstappen, inch perfect as (almost) always.

At least a 3rd of his weekends last year were certainly not inch perfect. I think he clearly getting better but it needs to be longer before I could say he's almost always inch perfect. Even this year, I thought what he did on Sainz in Bahrain was not nice at all. It was a risk that could have been as bad as what he did with Hamilton at the same track last year.

All this said, overall, I think he is about the best driver so far this season.

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Bacus wrote:Verstappen, inch perfect as (almost) always.

At least a 3rd of his weekends last year were certainly not inch perfect. I think he clearly getting better but it needs to be longer before I could say he's almost always inch perfect. Even this year, I thought what he did on Sainz in Bahrain was not nice at all. It was a risk that could have been as bad as what he did with Hamilton at the same track last year.

All this said, overall, I think he is about the best driver so far this season.



Max has almost always been at least very good ever since Monaco 2018. That's pretty much a full year where but for the odd exception he's been on it. He was the only driver approaching Hamilton's level last year since that race, and is probably the best driver so far in 2019.

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Zoue wrote:Got to be max, really. He's consistently beating cars that are quicker than him. Helped a bit at the beginning by Vettel's flat spot but seized his chance superbly and never looked back. He's looking mighty impressive.

Honorary shout out to Sainz. Did well to take Grosjean and I'm not entirely convinced the McLaren was better than the TR today

I think the very slow double stack easily cost Kvyat beating Sainz and possibly Albon being in the points too.

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I gave it to Verstappen, Kvyat, and Hamilton. Verstappen for the margin to his teammate and great race management. Kvyat for his clean overtaking and strong pace. Hamilton for that start and monstering the SC restart although his mediums loomed very iffy.

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I think Kvyat was certainly the driver of the day. I would add Hamilton and Verstappen too. But those overtakes Kvyat did on Kimi and Grosjean and 1 or two others just looked excellent. The one on Kimi looked to be one of the most impressive overtakes by any driver this year. Painful listening to sky saying it was Albon.

And to add to that, it is also painful hearing Crofty saying Sebastian catching Sebastian. The level of mistakes between Brundle and Crofty is shockingly bad. Brundle was good with DC. Crofty needs to go and possibly brundle too. DC and Ben Edwards with Karun Chandhok on the pitlane instead of Kravitz is way better!

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Bacus wrote:Verstappen, inch perfect as (almost) always.

At least a 3rd of his weekends last year were certainly not inch perfect. I think he clearly getting better but it needs to be longer before I could say he's almost always inch perfect. Even this year, I thought what he did on Sainz in Bahrain was not nice at all. It was a risk that could have been as bad as what he did with Hamilton at the same track last year.

All this said, overall, I think he is about the best driver so far this season.


He's been great for basically a whole year now. It's not just the last 5 races.

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:I think Kvyat was certainly the driver of the day. I would add Hamilton and Verstappen too. But those overtakes Kvyat did on Kimi and Grosjean and 1 or two others just looked excellent. The one on Kimi looked to be one of the most impressive overtakes by any driver this year. Painful listening to sky saying it was Albon.

And to add to that, it is also painful hearing Crofty saying Sebastian catching Sebastian. The level of mistakes between Brundle and Crofty is shockingly bad. Brundle was good with DC. Crofty needs to go and possibly brundle too. DC and Ben Edwards with Karun Chandhok on the pitlane instead of Kravitz is way better!


He kept at it throughout the race wasn't just a one off!

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Mercedes-Benz wrote:Torpedo was looking very racy and he kept it together :lol: Unlucky to finish behind Sainz. K Mag and Max are the other 2 drivers I voted

Kevin Magnussen got lucky if I'm honest. And his overtake on Grosjean was messy and bumped Grosjean off the track. Grosjean messed up from then on, but without the safety car, he looked better than Magnussen throughout the weekend.


Grosjean was ordinary I thought. They both pitted for tyres after SC and he kept going backwards.
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For me these three.

1. Lewis for getting away at the start and getting away after the S.C stint.
2. Max Verstappen he edged out the Ferrari drivers and put in a good overall performance
3. Dani Kyvat I felt he did a good job today and the commentators said that he passed a lot of drivers

Shame for Lando Norris he looked gutted after the collision with Stroll and also I was hoping that Alex Albon would get into the points, he's been rookie of the year for me so far this season, I know Norris is ahead of him in the Championship and so is Kvyat but he's still bringing it home to gain vital experience

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Zoue wrote:Got to be max, really. He's consistently beating cars that are quicker than him. Helped a bit at the beginning by Vettel's flat spot but seized his chance superbly and never looked back. He's looking mighty impressive.

Honorary shout out to Sainz. Did well to take Grosjean and I'm not entirely convinced the McLaren was better than the TR today

I think the very slow double stack easily cost Kvyat beating Sainz and possibly Albon being in the points too.


I agree

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Before anyone asks who voted for Norris, it was me :blush: meant to go for Sainz but clicked Norris instead.

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JN23 wrote:Before anyone asks who voted for Norris, it was me :blush: meant to go for Sainz but clicked Norris instead.

Well, that's fair, I meant to vote for norris and stroll but hit sainz and Stroll by mistake.

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Altair wrote:
JN23 wrote:Before anyone asks who voted for Norris, it was me :blush: meant to go for Sainz but clicked Norris instead.

Well, that's fair, I meant to vote for norris and stroll but hit sainz and Stroll by mistake.


Why would you be voting for the two drivers who crashed out?

I genuinely have no idea why you spend your weekend watching F1, all you do is moan about it.

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JN23 wrote:
Altair wrote:
JN23 wrote:Before anyone asks who voted for Norris, it was me :blush: meant to go for Sainz but clicked Norris instead.

Well, that's fair, I meant to vote for norris and stroll but hit sainz and Stroll by mistake.


Why would you be voting for the two drivers who crashed out?

I genuinely have no idea why you spend your weekend watching F1, all you do is moan about it.

I didn't moan, I simply stated who I voted for.

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UnlikeUday wrote:For me,

Hamilton, Verstappen & Kvyat


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Altair wrote:
JN23 wrote:
Altair wrote:
JN23 wrote:Before anyone asks who voted for Norris, it was me :blush: meant to go for Sainz but clicked Norris instead.

Well, that's fair, I meant to vote for norris and stroll but hit sainz and Stroll by mistake.


Why would you be voting for the two drivers who crashed out?

I genuinely have no idea why you spend your weekend watching F1, all you do is moan about it.

I didn't moan, I simply stated who I voted for.


Why did you vote for two drivers who crashed out?

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JN23 wrote:
Altair wrote:
JN23 wrote:
Altair wrote:
JN23 wrote:Before anyone asks who voted for Norris, it was me :blush: meant to go for Sainz but clicked Norris instead.

Well, that's fair, I meant to vote for norris and stroll but hit sainz and Stroll by mistake.


Why would you be voting for the two drivers who crashed out?

I genuinely have no idea why you spend your weekend watching F1, all you do is moan about it.

I didn't moan, I simply stated who I voted for.


Why did you vote for two drivers who crashed out?

Made the race more interesting.

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Altair wrote:
JN23 wrote:
Altair wrote:
JN23 wrote:
Altair wrote:Well, that's fair, I meant to vote for norris and stroll but hit sainz and Stroll by mistake.


Why would you be voting for the two drivers who crashed out?

I genuinely have no idea why you spend your weekend watching F1, all you do is moan about it.

I didn't moan, I simply stated who I voted for.


Why did you vote for two drivers who crashed out?

Made the race more interesting.

So how does that in any way relate to DotD?

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So how does that in any way relate to DotD?

Anyone who can make the race interesting wins driver of the day for me.

As far as I can tell, the poll is open to all the drivers, is it not?

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Altair wrote:
So how does that in any way relate to DotD?

Anyone who can make the race interesting wins driver of the day for me.

As far as I can tell, the poll is open to all the drivers, is it not?
The poll is designed for who had the best performance on the day. I find it hard to believe anyone is not aware of that

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Zoue wrote:
Altair wrote:
So how does that in any way relate to DotD?

Anyone who can make the race interesting wins driver of the day for me.

As far as I can tell, the poll is open to all the drivers, is it not?
The poll is designed for who had the best performance on the day. I find it hard to believe anyone is not aware of that

Either make it so some drivers aren't eligible to be voted for or accept that people will vote for them.

I stand by my decision that anyone who can make the parade around the track interesting is the driver of the day for me, the unsung hero.

I suggest people just move on, I don't think my vote will mess up the order that much.

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Altair wrote:
Zoue wrote:
Altair wrote:
So how does that in any way relate to DotD?

Anyone who can make the race interesting wins driver of the day for me.

As far as I can tell, the poll is open to all the drivers, is it not?
The poll is designed for who had the best performance on the day. I find it hard to believe anyone is not aware of that

Either make it so some drivers aren't eligible to be voted for or accept that people will vote for them.

I stand by my decision that anyone who can make the parade around the track interesting is the driver of the day for me, the unsung hero.

I suggest people just move on, I don't think my vote will mess up the order that much.
I'm going to echo JN23's question - why do you watch F1? You clearly don't like it

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Zoue wrote:
Altair wrote:
Zoue wrote:
Altair wrote:
So how does that in any way relate to DotD?

Anyone who can make the race interesting wins driver of the day for me.

As far as I can tell, the poll is open to all the drivers, is it not?
The poll is designed for who had the best performance on the day. I find it hard to believe anyone is not aware of that

Either make it so some drivers aren't eligible to be voted for or accept that people will vote for them.

I stand by my decision that anyone who can make the parade around the track interesting is the driver of the day for me, the unsung hero.

I suggest people just move on, I don't think my vote will mess up the order that much.
I'm going to echo JN23's question - why do you watch F1? You clearly don't like it
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If enough people vote then anomolous votes will be averaged out of significance. People can vote for whoever they want, even if their reasons are wrong, but the purpose of the thread is to discuss the cases for and against drivers, not have a protracted discussion about the voting rules, or people's interest in the sport.

Keep the discussion on topic.

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Mod Aqua wrote:If enough people vote then anomolous votes will be averaged out of significance. People can vote for whoever they want, even if their reasons are wrong, but the purpose of the thread is to discuss the cases for and against drivers, not have a protracted discussion about the voting rules, or people's interest in the sport.

Keep the discussion on topic.

I don't mean to be difficult here but I think it is on topic. It's perfectly legitimate to question a vote and have a discussion about it to try and understand why a vote is arrived at. Otherwise you may as well just have a poll and not allow comments at all.

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Zoue wrote:
Mod Aqua wrote:If enough people vote then anomolous votes will be averaged out of significance. People can vote for whoever they want, even if their reasons are wrong, but the purpose of the thread is to discuss the cases for and against drivers, not have a protracted discussion about the voting rules, or people's interest in the sport.

Keep the discussion on topic.

I don't mean to be difficult here but I think it is on topic. It's perfectly legitimate to question a vote and have a discussion about it to try and understand why a vote is arrived at. Otherwise you may as well just have a poll and not allow comments at all.

You are correct. But when it becomes obvious there is an unresolvable difference of opinion it's pointless going around in circles.

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Lewis, Max, Carlos.

Honorable mention to Valtteri whose main problem looked to have been a balky clutch. I am not certain that if Valtteri had come out of turn 3 in the lead, Lewis would have been able to pass him.
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Mort Canard wrote:Lewis, Max, Carlos.

Honorable mention to Valtteri whose main problem looked to have been a balky clutch. I am not certain that if Valtteri had come out of turn 3 in the lead, Lewis would have been able to pass him.

Althought it was obvious Hamilton was faster, I agree this possibly could have been the case. But I think Hamilton could have tried something in the pits and found a way past. He seemed much better at warming up his tyres.

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Verstappen was simply astonishing again. And Kvyat had a great weekend, capped by a storming drive on Sunday. And I'll give a vote to the race winner, why not?
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