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Driver of the Day 2024

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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...

FORMULA 1 MSC CRUISES GRAN PREMIO DEL MADE IN ITALY E DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA 2024

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Fresh from his maiden win last time out in Miami, Lando Norris almost made it two on the trot in Imola, pushing world champion Max Verstappen all the way to the flag, as the McLaren star missed out on victory by just seven-tenths of a second. Norris certainly gave it his all - and you gave him your votes in abundance. Here’s how the numbers broke down…

Lando Norris - 31.4%
Charles Leclerc - 11.3%
Oscar Piastri - 9%
Max Verstappen - 8.6%
Yuki Tsunoda - 6.5%

FORMULA 1 CRYPTO.COM MIAMI GRAND PRIX 2024

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There was no arguing with this one. A landslide win for McLaren's Lando Norris to accompany his long-awaited maiden F1 victory, which came after a superb, Verstappen-beating performance at the Miami International Autodrome. Here’s how the voting broke down…

Lando Norris - 41.1%
Valtteri Bottas - 14.6%
Oscar Piastri - 8.5%
Lewis Hamilton - 5.9%
Charles Leclerc - 4.6%

FORMULA 1 LENOVO CHINESE GRAND PRIX 2024

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A cool head coupled with relentless pace saw Lando Norris one-stop his way to a superb second place in Shanghai, despite one Virtual Safety Car and two Safety Car interventions. No wonder the McLaren man earned your vote in China. Here’s how the numbers broke down…

Lando Norris - 26.4%
Lewis Hamilton - 13.9%
Fernando Alonso - 13.6%
Charles Leclerc - 9%
Max Verstappen - 6.3%

FORMULA 1 MSC CRUISES JAPANESE GRAND PRIX 2024

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Differing strategies may have put him behind his team mate, but Charles Leclerc drove an impeccable race for Ferrari at Suzuka, coming from eighth on the grid to finish fourth at the flag, even briefly leading the Grand Prix. You duly recognised the Monegasque driver's superb performance. Here’s how the voting broke down…

Charles Leclerc - 23.8%
Yuki Tsunoda - 17.7%
Carlos Sainz - 14.6%
Sergio Perez - 8.3%
Lando Norris - 8%

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2024

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Carlos Sainz missed the last round through illness, but rediscovered his mojo in some style in Melbourne, passing world champion Max Verstappen in the opening laps. From there the Spaniard never looked back, leading home Ferrari team mate Charles Leclerc to secure his third career win in Formula 1 - and you were suitably impressed. Here’s how the voting broke down…

Carlos Sainz - 38.4%
Lando Norris - 11.6%
Oscar Piastri - 10.2%
Charles Leclerc - 8.7%
Max Verstappen - 5.5%

FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2024

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What a weekend for the 18-year-old Ferrari reserve Oliver Bearman. Subbed in for the ill Carlos Sainz ahead of FP3. Almost makes Q3 in qualifying. And then scores six points on his F1 race debut. No wonder the young Briton got so many votes from you. Here’s how the numbers broke down…

Oliver Bearman - 48.3%
Lewis Hamilton - 7.3%
Kevin Magnussen - 6.7%
Sergio Perez - 5.9%
Lando Norris - 5.2%

FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX 2024

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Carlos Sainz may have already lost his Ferrari seat for next season, but the Spaniard wasted no time in showing the Scuderia what they'll be missing as he beat team mate Charles Leclerc to make the podium behind the Red Bulls in Sakhir. An impressive drive, as you duly noted. Here’s how the voting broke down…

Carlos Sainz - 31.4%
Max Verstappen - 13.3%
Sergio Perez - 11.4%
Charles Leclerc - 8%
Lando Norris - 5.2%

Previous seasons' winners

2023 Grand PrixDriver of the DayTeam
BahrainFernando AlonsoAston Martin
Saudi ArabiaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
AustraliaSergio PerezRed Bull Racing
AzerbaijanSergio PerezRed Bull Racing
MiamiMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
MonacoEsteban OconAlpine
SpainLewis HamiltonMercedes
CanadaAlex AlbonWilliams
AustriaLando NorrisMcLaren
Great BritainLando NorrisMcLaren
HungarySergio PerezRed Bull Racing
BelgiumMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
NetherlandsFernando AlonsoAston Martin
ItalyCarlos SainzFerrari
SingaporeCarlos SainzFerrari
JapanOscar PiastriMcLaren
QatarOscar PiastriMcLaren
United StatesLando NorrisMcLaren
MexicoLando NorrisMcLaren
Sao PauloLando NorrisMcLaren
Las VegasCharles LeclercFerrari
Abu DhabiYuki TsunodaAlphaTauri

2022 Grand PrixDriver of the DayTeam
BahrainCharles LeclercFerrari
Saudi ArabiaCharles LeclercFerrari
AustraliaCharles LeclercFerrari
Emilia-RomagnaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
MiamiMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
SpainLewis HamiltonMercedes
MonacoSergio PerezRed Bull Racing
AzerbaijanLewis HamiltonMercedes
CanadaCharles LeclercFerrari
Great BritainSergio PerezRed Bull Racing
AustriaMick SchumacherHaas
FranceCarlos SainzFerrari
HungaryMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
BelgiumMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
NetherlandsMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
ItalyNyck De VriesWilliams
SingaporeSergio PerezRed Bull Racing
JapanSebastian VettelAston Martin
United StatesSebastian VettelAston Martin
MexicoDaniel RicciardoMcLaren
Sao PauloLewis HamiltonMercedes
Abu DhabiSebastian VettelAston Martin

2021 Grand PrixDriver of the DayTeam
BahrainSergio PerezRed Bull Racing
Emilia-RomagnaLando NorrisMcLaren
PortugalSergio PerezRed Bull Racing
SpainLewis HamiltonMercedes
MonacoSebastian VettelAston Martin
AzerbaijanSebastian VettelAston Martin
FranceMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
StyriaCharles LeclercFerrari
AustriaLando NorrisMcLaren
Great BritainCharles LeclercFerrari
HungaryFernando AlonsoAlpine
BelgiumMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
NetherlandsSergio PerezRed Bull Racing
ItalyDaniel RicciardoMcLaren
RussiaLando NorrisMcLaren
TurkeyCarlos SainzFerrari
United StatesMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
MexicoSergio PerezRed Bull Racing
Sao PauloLewis HamiltonMercedes
QatarFernando AlonsoAlpine
Saudi ArabiaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
Abu DhabiKimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo

2020 Grand PrixDriver of the DayTeam
AustriaAlex AlbonRed Bull Racing
StyriaSergio PerezRacing Point
HungaryMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
Great BritainLewis HamiltonMercedes
70th AnniversaryMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
SpainSebastian VettelFerrari
BelgiumPierre GaslyAlphaTauri
ItalyPierre GaslyAlphaTauri
TuscanyDaniel RicciardoRenault
RussiaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
EifelNico HulkenbergRacing Point
PortugalSergio PerezRacing Point
Emilia RomagnaKimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo
TurkeySebastian VettelFerrari
BahrainRomain GrosjeanHaas
SakhirGeorge RussellMercedes
Abu DhabiMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing

2019 Grand PrixDriver of the DayTeam
AustraliaValtteri BottasMercedes
BahrainCharles LeclercFerrari
ChinaAlex AlbonAlphaTauri
AzerbaijanCharles LeclercFerrari
SpainMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
MonacoMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
CanadaSebastian VettelFerrari
FranceLando NorrisMcLaren
AustriaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
Great BritainCharles LeclercFerrari
GermanyMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
HungaryMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
BelgiumLando NorrisMcLaren
ItalyCharles LeclercFerrari
SingaporeSebastian VettelFerrari
RussiaSebastian VettelFerrari
JapanValtteri BottasMercedes
MexicoMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
United StatesAlex AlbonRed Bull Racing
BrazilMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
Abu DhabiNico HulkenbergRenault

2018 Grand PrixDriver of the DayTeam
AustraliaFernando AlonsoMcLaren
BahrainPierre GaslyToro Rosso
ChinaDaniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing
AzerbaijanCharles LeclercSauber
SpainLewis HamiltonMercedes
MonacoDaniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing
CanadaSebastian VettelFerrari
FranceSebastian VettelFerrari
AustriaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
Great BritainLewis HamiltonMercedes
GermanyLewis HamiltonMercedes
HungaryDaniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing
BelgiumSebastian VettelFerrari
ItalyKimi RaikkonenFerrari
SingaporeMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
RussiaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
JapanDaniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing
United StatesMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
MexicoMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
BrazilMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
Abu DhabiFernando AlonsoMcLaren

2017 Grand PrixDriver of the DayTeam
AustraliaSebastian VettelFerrari
ChinaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
BahrainSebastian VettelFerrari
RussiaValtteri BottasMercedes
SpainSebastian VettelFerrari
MonacoSebastian VettelFerrari
CanadaSebastian VettelFerrari
AzerbaijanLance StrollWilliams
AustriaValtteri BottasMercedes
Great BritainDaniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing
HungaryKimi RaikkonenFerrari
BelgiumLewis HamiltonMercedes
ItalyDaniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing
SingaporeLewis HamiltonMercedes
MalaysiaSebastian VettelFerrari
JapanMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
United StatesMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
MexicoSebastian VettelFerrari
BrazilLewis HamiltonMercedes
Abu DhabiValtteri BottasMercedes

2016 Grand PrixDriver of the DayTeam
AustraliaRomain GrosjeanHaas
BahrainRomain GrosjeanHaas
ChinaDaniil KvyatRed Bull Racing
RussiaKevin MagnussenRenault
SpainMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
MonacoSergio PerezForce India
CanadaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
EuropeSergio PerezForce India
AustriaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
Great BritainMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
HungaryKimi RaikkonenFerrari
GermanyDaniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing
BelgiumLewis HamiltonMercedes
ItalyNico RosbergMercedes
SingaporeSebastian VettelFerrari
MalaysiaMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
JapanMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
United StatesMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
MexicoSebastian VettelFerrari
BrazilMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing
Abu DhabiSebastian VettelFerrari
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