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British GP: Who was your Driver of the Day?

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British GP: Who was your Driver of the Day?
Jul 12, 2010, 8:48 AM

It was one of the most exciting British Grands Prix for a while, with lots of overtaking, partly due to the circuit layout changes.

It was one of the most exciting British Grands Prix for a while, with lots of overtaking, partly due to the circuit layout changes.

There were some strong performances this weekend throughout the field. Who is your Driver of the Day?

Mark Webber

Missed out on pole by a tenth, got a better start from the dirty side and held a firm line through the opening corners to resist Vettel's counterattack. Couldn't shake off Hamilton, but the fastest laps chart shows that the Red Bull had more speed if he needed it, so it was a managed race from Webber.

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren tried a new exhaust blown diffuser in practice but chose not to use it and left themselves a lot of work to set the cars up. They were hard to drive in qualifying and Hamilton did well to get 4th place. He passed Alonso and Vettel at the start and held on to Webber's tail throughout the race, the gap was never more than six seconds.

Nico Rosberg

Rosberg was 8/10ths faster than Schumacher in qualifying and started fifth on the grid. He gained a place when Vettel went off and another at the pit stops by staying out longer than Kubica and jumping him. Was able to hold Button off at the end. Finished third.

Jenson Button

Very disappointed in qualifying not to get more out of the car, as Hamilton had. Started 14th, but got a fantastic start and was up to 8th on the first lap. Picked up two more places at the pit stops. Then another when Kubica retired and another when Alonso was penalised. Finished fourth.

Rubens Barrichello

After a difficult start, Williams are finding some performance mid-season and Barrichello is exploiting it to the maximum. He qualified eighth and got a good start to be sixth at the end of lap one. Gained places from Kubica and Alonso's problems, but lost out to Button on pit strategy. Finished fifth.

Kamui Kobayashi

Another battling performance from this popular Japanese driver. Started 12th on the grid, behind team mate De la Rosa. Had a great start and was up to ninth on lap one. Got ahead of Schumacher and then picked up places when Kubica and Alonso hit problems. Finished sixth.

Sebastian Vettel

Took pole position with another well judged lap. Got off line on the outside at the start in battle with Webber and may have tagged Hamilton's front wing as he punctured on run down to Maggotts. Pitted lap 1 and was last. Slow progress through the midfield until the safety car intervened and then he was able to cut through and pass cars. Finished seventh.

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