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Who do you think was the top performer from the Canadian Grand Prix

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USF1_Fan - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 12:03 PM

No question- Button.
Webber and Schumacher both had excellent drives as well, and in MOST races either could have had the "Drive of the Day" but not on THIS day.
Koba did well and Petrov very quietly went about business extremely well but neither pulled out quite as much as the guys at the top of the field.

Strangely missing from the list is Vettel: he did a great job pulling away after safety cars and maintaining a gap up until the end.
One slight slip (which may NOT have been needed for Button to pass after all) and his performance is neglected. Ok, I'll admit that it is far less difficult to stay in front than to fight for position, but still he did very well.

deepblue - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 12:30 PM

Button has to be driver of the day but strictly speaking about wet conditions I think Schumacher was spectacular pulling off some beautiful moves. I'm afraid I have to disagree with comment nr 2, Kamui was great but keeping Massa behind isn't that big a deal. At least not nowadays.

Pete - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 12:45 PM

I think when you weigh up the equipment and the phases of the race where positions were made, I have to nominate Schumacher. He was in control during the wet phase - during which Button was not equal to him. Webber was sloppy and has arguably the best car out of all the option above, so marks down for him. Button had an amazing race, but on a level playing field does anyone really think Schumacher would not have finished second - at least. Put haters and fanboys aside, you must agree?

Oli - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 12:49 PM

Button was driver of the day for me, no question.

It's funny with Vettel though, personally I find him quite irritating (the finger is so annoying!) but no one can question the guy is THE class act of F1 at the moment. We have seen Button, Schumi, Webber, Kobi etc all mentioned above and rightly so, whilst Vettel has a stinker by his standards - yet still leads virtually the whole race, only has one mistake and still finishes second! When that is your worst race of the year so far and it's already June then you know you're having a good season.

Oli

USF1_Fan - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 12:51 PM

@Pete
I understand your points but...
This was Schumacher's best drive since his return, and while we can hope (or not, depending!) he has "it" back I am not sure I can agree based on recent performance.
As for Button not being equal in the wet- he was consistently improving his position throughout the race, wet or dry and had a lot of traffic to get by.

What I personally AM sure of is that there is a huge amount of talent on track this year and at least 3 teams seem to be catching up to the Red Bulls...
Which could mean even more great racing, wet or dry.

Not bored - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 1:10 PM

Before i start i am not the biggest F1 fan around, but having watched all of Monaco, and all of this weekends race i have to say its very watchable TV, my driver of the day is JB i am a bit of a fan so i was very pleased, but for all UK armchair fans i would like to nominate the BBC's coverage, Martin and David filled for well over 1 hour and at no time did i consider tuning away to watch the MotoGP/world supers (im a big bike fan) i had sky plussed from earlier, that has got to be worth a pat on the back to the BBC. I have always preffered the BBC coverage over ITV and the coverage of Canada proved its at home now (NO I DONT WORK FOR THE BBC)

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