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Brazilian GP at Interlagos: Who was your driver of the day?

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Brazilian GP at Interlagos: Who was your driver of the day?
Nov 9, 2014, 10:02 PM

While the Mercedes pair engaged in an absorbing match race up front, battles raged through the field on a day when the rain held off, the safety ca...

While the Mercedes pair engaged in an absorbing match race up front, battles raged through the field on a day when the rain held off, the safety car stayed in pit lane and the entertainment was derived from pure racing.

So who was your Driver of the Day?

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Day - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Nico Rosberg

He said after Austin that he knew what he needed to do to and he delivered in emphatic style when it mattered most. Fastest all day Friday, all day Saturday and then an ice cool delivery of a first win in eight races under the most intense pressure imaginable on Sunday. He controlled the dwindling gap to Hamilton with a well judged third stint and kept his head for the final sprint to the flag.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Day - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Lewis Hamilton

One blemish on Sunday but what a response! Hamilton would have been forgiven if he had decided to settle for second after his mid-race spin but his champion's DNA demanded a full blooded fight to the flag. Once again marginally the quicker of the two Mercedes on race day, Hamilton squeezed every drop of performance out of his machine to ensure that both Mercedes drivers will head to Abu Dhabi in positive frame of mind.

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Felipe Massa

Faster than team mate Valtteri Bottas in qualifying for just the sixth time this season, Massa touched the hem of the Mercedes cars on pace and energised the locals with a race day performance that included two silly errors in pit lane but impeccable pace and consistency out on track to equal his best result of the year.

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Jenson Button

Definitely not the performance of a driver coasting towards retirement. Button outqualified Magnussen for the third race in succession and then settled in behind the leading Mercedes and Williams cars moving to fourth when Bottas was delayed. His late race duel with Raikkonen demonstrated his steel and craft.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Day - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Kimi Raikkonen

Bucked the trend by switching to a two-stop mid race and the rejuvenated Finn did his level best to make it work. More at ease with his Ferrari than of late he dropped a couple of places at the start and lost time when his front jack failed but muscled his way back into the points as the strategy switch took effect. Battled memorably with Button, and more remarkably, with team mate Alonso in the latter stages to secure a strong seventh.

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Nico Hulkenberg

A charging eighth was an impressive reward as Hulkenberg who opted to take the soft Pirelli for his last stint rather than at the start having qualified 12th. The result was a consistent run to the points and given a few more laps might have overhauled the Ferraris ahead.

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