Race start, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2023

Vote for your 2023 Canadian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend

2023 Canadian Grand Prix

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Which Formula 1 driver made the most of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend?

It’s time to give your verdict on which driver did the best with the equipment at their disposal over the last three days.

Review how each driver got on below and vote for who impressed you the most at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Driver performance summary

Driver Q stage Q position Q gap to team mate GP grid position GP result
Max Verstappen Q3 1 -1.867s 1 1
Sergio Perez Q2 12 +1.867s 12 6
Charles Leclerc Q2 11 +0.759s 10 4
Carlos Sainz Jnr Q3 8 -0.759s 11 5
Lewis Hamilton Q3 4 -0.266s 3 3
George Russell Q3 5 +0.266s 4 Not classified
Esteban Ocon Q3 6 -0.772s 6 8
Pierre Gasly Q1 17 +0.772s 15 12
Lando Norris Q3 7 -3.303s 7 13
Oscar Piastri Q3 9 +3.303s 8 11
Valtteri Bottas Q2 15 -1.010s 14 10
Zhou Guanyu Q1 20 +1.010s 20 16
Lance Stroll Q2 13 +1.708s 16 9
Fernando Alonso Q3 3 -1.708s 2 2
Kevin Magnussen Q2 14 +1.373s 13 17
Nico Hulkenberg Q3 2 -1.373s 5 15
Nyck de Vries Q1 18 +0.391s 17 18
Yuki Tsunoda Q1 16 -0.391s 19 14
Alexander Albon Q3 10 -1.399s 9 7
Logan Sargeant Q1 19 +1.399s 18 Not classified

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Vote for your driver of the weekend

Which driver do you think did the best job throughout the race weekend?

Who got the most out of their car in qualifying and the race? Who put their team mate in the shade?

Cast your vote below and explain why you chose the driver you picked in the comments.

Who was the best driver of the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix weekend?

  • No opinion (0%)
  • Logan Sargeant (0%)
  • Alexander Albon (70%)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (1%)
  • Nyck de Vries (0%)
  • Kevin Magnussen (0%)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (0%)
  • Fernando Alonso (5%)
  • Lance Stroll (0%)
  • Guanyu Zhou (0%)
  • Valtteri Bottas (1%)
  • Oscar Piastri (1%)
  • Lando Norris (0%)
  • Pierre Gasly (0%)
  • Esteban Ocon (0%)
  • George Russell (1%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (5%)
  • Carlos Sainz Jnr (0%)
  • Charles Leclerc (1%)
  • Sergio Perez (0%)
  • Max Verstappen (16%)

Total Voters: 132

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21 comments on “Vote for your 2023 Canadian Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend”

  1. Hard to look past Max. Maximised everything and managed the race perfectly. Fernando and Lewis achieved the best they could with what they’ve got, as did Albon. A few stand out drives really!

  2. VER would’ve been an easy choice, but ultimately, I went for ALB as both DOTD & DOTW for reaching Q3 & points in an inferior car, even if the track suits Williams.

    1. Completely agree.

  3. Albon…he’s giving us long suffering Williams fans hope!

    1. He did us proud today.

    2. yeah, it really is good to see what he can do with that car, I hope they can learn and built on that a bit @geemac, @dot_com

      1. Hopefully when the upgrade hits Logan’s car he’ll be able to get some results. I think he’s got some speed but really struggles to put a whole race weekend together.

  4. BLS (@brightlampshade)
    18th June 2023, 21:00

    Max was pretty faultless in my eyes, but largely unpressured. Therefore I’ve gone for Albon.

  5. What a lad this Albono guy!!1!

  6. Albon should run away with this.

  7. Must be Albon. Driving that Rabbit Hurch of a car to P7, keeping both Russell and Ocon behind him for dozens of laps is nothing short of genious driving.

  8. Carlos Sainz.
    Just kidding, this must go to Albon.

  9. Best: Alonso, Albon, Max

    Worst: Checo, Lance, both Fezzas, both Mercs

    1. Both Mercedes? Why? MAX had the most comfortable ride in the top 3 by a margin. Never threatened and allways making choices in comfort in the fastest car. Alonso lost out to Lewis in the beginning but reclaimed 2 pos with the second fastest car. But Ham you deemed to the aming the worst even though with the benefit of hindsight we know nicking the second was an overachievment for the Merc. Third place was the right place for the third fastest car. Along did great. It was stylistic battle, the donwforce light,low drag Williams in a Track with long straights made for a competing battle.

      In terms of racing effort both Alo and Ham out in twice ass much as Max.

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  10. Both Mercs? What did Hamilton do wrong this weekend? Why do Alonso and Verstappen get praise for coming 1st and 2nd in faster cars than Hamilton? He gave Alonso a close race despite being in the slower car. Top 3 and Albon were all very solid this weekend.

  11. Albon. Verstappen, Alonso and Hamilton were all pretty much faultless (though Alonso came close to losing it on the wall).

  12. Voted for Albon this week. It was a bold call to put on slicks in Q2 and the driver delivered with a session topping time and make it to Q3. On Sunday, maximised the top speed of the car to stay ahead of the DRS train and score points. Decent drive from Alonso and Hamilton who kept the racing clean and enjoyable.

  13. Max won despite a bird stuck in his brake vent, he was supreme in wet conditions while checo in the same car is nowhere near him again.

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  14. I voted for Max. Another immaculate performance.

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