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Who was the top man in Montreal

Who do you think was the top performer from the Canadian Grand Prix
After the drama of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Canadian Grand Prix had some way to go to compete with the action dished up by the top endurance races at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

And boy, did the F1 field deliver…

In fairness, one person is likely to be viewed by many as the stand-out performer from the rain-affected Montreal race, which featured accidents, action and no end of drama, but that doesn't mean we don't want to hear your views on who was the star man in Canada.

Below are a few suggestions, but if you don't agree – or even if you do – make sure to have your say in our comments forum by clicking on the link at the bottom of the article. So here are who we reckon to be the most deserving candidates for 'Driver of the Day' in the Canadian Grand Prix:

Jenson Button: Hit by his team-mate early on, forced to take a drive-through for speeding behind the safety-car, suffered a puncture after a clash with Alonso, made a total of six pit-stops and then came from the back of the field to take victory on the final lap of the race. That just about sums it up…

Mark Webber: Webber had hoped to challenge for victory in Canada, but being tipped into a spin by Lewis Hamilton at turn one wasn't the best of starts. While his comeback drive to finish third wasn't quite as impressive as Button's, the Red Bull driver was able to take his third podium of the season to leave him third in the championship standings.

Michael Schumacher: Arguably his best performance since coming out of retirement, the Mercedes driver fought his way to the front and had it not been for DRS, would probably have been on the podium for the first time since October 2006 when he won in China for Ferrari.

Vitaly Petrov: Battled his way up to fifth place from tenth on the grid, and was left in a good position after not pitting for tyres before the red flag came out. Although slightly disappointed not to challenge for the podium from that point onwards, more points were a sign of continued improvement from the Russian.

Kamui Kobayashi: It's a measure of how Kobayashi's race went that he ended up disappointed with seventh place having started in 13th. Staying out when others pitted allowed him to climb all the way to second before the red flag came out and the Japanese driver held his place until lap 51 despite the best efforts of Felipe Massa when the race resumed. Lost sixth on the line thanks to a DRS-assisted move from Massa.

Tonio Liuzzi: Having outqualified both Virgin drivers, Liuzzi went on to finish as the best of the new teams in what was the strongest performance from Hispania to date. While not a result to celebrate for the established teams, a 13th place finish marked a big step forwards for the Spanish backmarkers.

Nick Heidfeld: Experience showed as Heidfeld ran towards the front of the field when conditions were at their worst, although his race would end in disappointing fashion when a slow Kobayashi caught him out exiting turn two. No points isn't a reflection on his performance on track.



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MattF1

June 14, 2011 10:13 PM
Last Edited 1999 days ago

Must be Schumacher... Was superb in th wet and changable conditions, and if it had stayed like that he would have finished second and could have even challenged for the win (He passed and pulled away from Webber in the wet) Don't get me wrong, Button was brilliant,but he did have a far superior car to work with So Schumi shades it...

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?



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