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...

    Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing - Formula 1 Grande Premio Heineken do Brasil 2018

    Verstappen's race was surrounded in controversy after a collision with a backmarker cost him victory, but he still won your plaudits.

    Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing - Formula 1 Gran Premio de Mexico 2018

    He narrowly missed out on pole position, but Verstappen made no mistake in the race, easing to a second successive win here.

    Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing - Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix

    Just 18th on the grid, an epic drive took Verstappen all the way to the Austin podium, holding off Hamilton along the way.

    Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing - Formula 1 2018 Honda Japanese Grand Prix

    P15 to P4, with a string of his signature sweet overtakes… there wasn’t much not to like about Daniel Ricciardo’s fine display at Suzuka, and your votes proved it.

    Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing - Formula 1 2018 VTB Russian Grand Prix

    Starting 19th on the grid after engine penalties, the Dutchman stormed through the field to an amazing fifth place in another epic drive...

    Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing - Formula 1 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

    Verstappen out-qualified and then beat the pre-race favourite, Sebastian Vettel, en route to unexpected but very well-deserved podium...

    Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2018

    He may not have been able to hold back a rampant Hamilton, but the Iceman's cool drive to second for Ferrari gave him his 100th F1 podium - and in front of the adoring Tifosi...

    Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - Formula 1 2018 Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix

    A forceful move on the opening lap gave him the lead over championship rival Lewis Hamilton, and from there on in Vettel controlled things from the front in masterful fashion...

    Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing - Formula 1 Rolex Magyar Nagydij 2018

    It almost ended in tears thanks to a late-race clash with Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes, but nothing could take the gloss off Ricciardo''s charge from 12th to fourth...

    Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - Formula 1 Emirates Grosser Preis von Deutschland 2018

    Yes, race leader and title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out. But that didn't detract anything from Hamilton's amazing drive from 14th to win amid unpredictable Hockenheim showers...

    Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - Formula 1 2018 Rolex British Grand Prix

    He may not have scored the record sixth British Grand Prix victory he was looking for, but his charge back through the field from 18th on the road to P2 made him your overwhelming Driver of the Day...

    Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing - Formula 1 Eyetime Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2018

    Yes, a double DNF for Mercedes helped his cause, but that didn't detract from what was a mature and measured drive from the young Dutchman for his fourth F1 win...

    Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix de France 2018

    A mistake at Turn 1 ruined both his and Bottas' chances of victory, but despite being deemed at fault for that clash, his charging recovery drive to fifth earnt the Ferrari man your nod...

    Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - Formula 1 Grand Prix Heineken du Canada 2018

    Drives rarely come this close to perfection - Vettel led away from pole and never looked back as he dominated throughout to break Lewis Hamilton's recent stranglehold on Montreal victory...

    Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing - Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2018

    Winning Monaco is tough at any time. Winning Monaco while nursing a power unit issue and using only six of your eight gears is nothing short of heroic. Step up the Honey Badger...

    Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Emirates 2018

    After a patchy start to the season, it all came together for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes in Barcelona, with the reigning world champion obliterating his opposition to win by over 20 seconds...

    Charles Leclerc, Sauber - Formula 1 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    In a chaotic race around the high-speed streets of Baku, the Monagasque rookie kept his cool and scooped his very first F1 points with a superbly mature drive to sixth place.

    Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing - Formula 1 2018 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix

    Yes, his team made a superb strategy call when the safety car came out, but it was the superb passing moves which followed that gave their Australian driver a shock win in Shanghai.

    Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso - Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

    An updated aero package, Honda power unit improvements and a magnificent drive from a man in only his seventh Grand Prix resulted in an amazing - and fully deserved - fourth place.

    Fernando Alonso, McLaren - Formula 1 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix

    A typically feisty drive saw the two-time world champion come from 10th on the grid to finish fifth at the flag, giving the team their best result since the 2016 United States Grand Prix.

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