Driver grades GP England 2018: Vettel fights 10

Driver grades GP England 2018
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S ebastian Vettel's fourth win of the season was three times important. Because of the 25 points. Because it was an away game on a Mercedes track. And because he won the British GP against all odds.

A stiff neck hindered him in qualifying. In practice, Vettel fought against the wear and tear of the left front tire and against Mercedes drivers who brought the safety car back close to him. The overtaking maneuver against Valtteri Bottas was Ricciardo-style. That is more than just one reason for the grade 10.

Hamilton with luck in misfortune
The safety car brought Hamilton very close to Vettel.

Lewis Hamilton actually deserved this grade. If only he wasn't so weepy when fate is against him. Kimi Raikkonen turned him around on the starting lap. In such cases, the Mercedes engineers always have to morally straighten their mimosa.

Then Hamilton showed a great race to catch up and thanks to the safety car even came close to the winner Vettel again. In the end, the world champion shouldn't complain. He had a lot of bad luck, but then also good luck in bad luck. There is a grade of 9 for this.

Nico Hülkenberg, Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso finished in 6th, 7th and 8th place. All of them were heroes of the GP England in their own way, even if it was in the shadow of the race hardly noticed the victory. They fought hard, made hardly any mistakes and are therefore not only rewarded with World Championship points but also with a grade of 9.

Driver grades GP England

Here are the grades from the GP England in Overview. In the gallery we have all 20 drivers in the individual review:

  • Sebastian Vettel: 10/10
  • Lewis Hamilton:9/10
  • Kimi Räikkönen: 7/10
  • Valtteri Bottas: 8/10
  • Daniel Ricciardo: 7/10
  • Nico Hülkenberg: 9/10
  • Esteban Ocon: 9/10
  • Fernando Alonso: 9/10
  • Kevin Magnussen: 8/10
  • Sergio Pérez: 6/10
  • Stoffel Vandoorne: 5/10
  • Lance Stroll: 6/10
  • Pierre Gasly: ​​7/10
  • Sergey Sirotkin: 4/10
  • Max Verstappen: 8/10
  • Romain Grosjean: 3/10
  • Carlos Sainz: 6/10
  • Marcus Ericsson: 4/10
  • Charles Leclerc: 9/10
  • Brendon Hartley: 5/10


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