Driver of the Day

Introduced in 2016, the Driver of the Day award is voted for by fans during each Grand Prix and announced at the end of the race.


Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

He couldn't quite overhaul Lewis Hamilton for the win, but Max Verstappen kept the pressure on the Mercedes until the very end, finishing barely a second behind the silver car.



Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - 2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix

No one had ever previously cracked the top ten starting from the back of the grid at Sepang - Vettel almost made the podium after an amazing drive to fourth place. Enough said.



Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

Starting a lowly fifth on the grid, Hamilton came through the Ferrari-Red Bull carnage at Turn 1 and then calmly controlled the race from the front, leading home Daniel Ricciardo by 4.5s.



Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2017

A charging drive at Monza saw Ricciardo come from 16th on the grid to finish fourth, with the Australian almost catching the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel in the closing laps.



Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 2017 Formula 1 Pirelli Belgian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel dogged him all the way, but there was to be no denying Lewis Hamilton in what was his 200th Grand Prix as he took his third win at Spa-Francorchamps.



Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydij 2017

He trailed team mate Sebastian Vettel all the way in Budapest to take a superb second place and with it secure a record eighth podium finish at the Hungaroring. 



Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 2017 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix

A committed drive saw the affable Australian recover from an early error to battle all the way from 19th on the Silverstone grid to fifth place at the chequered flag.



Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2017

He made a storming start from pole and soaked up intense pressure from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages to secure the second victory of his F1 career, making him a worthy in winner in your eyes.



Lance Stroll, Williams - 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The Canadian rookie notched up his first F1 podium with a superb drive at the Baku City Circuit, keeping his head as many more experienced drivers around him lost theirs. And he only lost second place by 0.1s!



Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2017

He started second, made early contact with Max Verstappen, pitted for a new nose and rejoined in last place. An amazing recovery drive to fourth at the flag was what earnt him your vote - and justly so.



Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2017

Team mate Kimi Raikkonen led away from pole, but it was Vettel who put in the quick times mid-race to move ahead and clinch the Scuderia's first Monte Carlo win since Michael Schumacher in 2001.



Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2017

He led into Turn 1 and even fended off Lewis Hamilton as he emerged from his final pit stop. In the end Sebastian Vettel couldn't hold off the marauding Mercedes, but his efforts deservedly won your plaudits.



Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 2017 Formula 1 VTB Russian Grand Prix

An excellent start set the stage for Bottas' maiden F1 win, but he didn't have it easy, the Finn withstanding intense pressure from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages to take his Sochi victory.



Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Third on the grid, but a tactical masterclass put Vettel in charge in Sakhir - so much so that even a hard-charging Lewis Hamilton was unable to hunt the German down in the race's closing stages.



Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 2017 Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix

A charge from 16th on the grid to third at the flag, holding off team mate Daniel Ricciardo in the closing laps, was more than enough for the young Dutchman to win your plaudits in Shanghai.



Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix

The four-time world champion got his new season off to the very best of starts by soundly beating the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in Melbourne.