RACE DEBRIEF

    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. Here's this year's winners so far...

    Max Verstappen, Red Bull - Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio de Espana 2019

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    He’s been a thorn in Ferrari's side all season, and for the second time in five races Max Verstappen beat the scarlet cars to the final podium spot, courtesy of a typically punchy drive in Barcelona. But that wasn’t all – he also netted the fan-voted Driver Of The Day award...

    Max Verstappen - 19.9%
    Lewis Hamilton - 16.5%
    Charles Leclerc - 8.4%
    Daniil Kvyat - 8.3%
    Carlos Sainz - 7.4%

    Charles Leclerc, Ferrari - Formula 1 Socar Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019

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    Charles Leclerc looked to be favourite for pole position in Baku on Saturday – that was until he stacked his Ferrari into the barriers in Q2. He made amends on Sunday, though, coming from eighth on the grid to finish a fighting fifth – even bolting on a fresh set of tyres at the end to secure the fastest lap. It was a drive that impressed you – here’s how the Driver of the Day results broke down…

    Charles Leclerc - 17.6%
    Valtteri Bottas – 16%
    Max Verstappen – 15.4%
    Kimi Raikkonen – 8.3%
    Lewis Hamilton – 7%

    Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso - Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix 2019

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    On Saturday in China, both Alexander Albon's confidence and his Toro Rosso STR14 took a big hit as the Thai driver suffered a huge crash in FP3. He got back on the horse though, and after missing qualifying as the team built him up a new car, Albon started from the pit lane, made a one-stop strategy work and secured 10th place on Toro Rosso's 250th Grand Prix appearance. Albon was duly crowned Driver Of The Day - here's how the voting results were broken down...

    Alexander Albon - 17.7%
    Kimi Raikkonen – 15.7%
    Lewis Hamilton – 15.4%
    Charles Leclerc – 13.4%
    Sebastian Vettel – 7.7%

    Charles Leclerc, Ferrari - Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019

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    He may have suffered a heart-breaking blow in the race, when what looked to be certain victory was snatched away from him through unreliability, but by then Charles Leclerc had done more than enough to earn the votes of thousands of fans around the world for Driver Of The Day. Here’s how the voting broke down…

    Charles Leclerc - 50.23%
    Lewis Hamilton -10.98%
    Lando Norris - 8.01%
    Nico Hulkenberg - 6.8%
    Kimi Räikkönen - 6.17%

    Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019

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    He blasted into the lead from second on the grid and was never headed in the race, taking the point for fastest lap for good measure. And there was a third honour in store for Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas too, with the Finn picking up victory in the fan-voted Driver of the Day after a closely fought contest with Red Bull podium finisher Max Verstappen. Here’s how the voting broke down…

    Valtteri Bottas - 28.5%
    Max Verstappen - 22.9%
    Charles Leclerc - 7.5%
    Daniil Kvyat - 6%
    Kimi Räikkönen - 5.2%