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Max Verstappen wins surprising Driver of the Day award

  • Published on 24 Oct 2016 14:31
  • comments 6
  • By: Dominik Wilde

Max Verstappen was voted driver of the day for the United States Grand Prix, despite failing to finish the race.

The Red Bull Racing driver was also involved in a pit stop mix up with his team, coming in for a stop, despite not being told to, or confirming it.

The win has called the voting procedure for the award into question, with fans able to vote for their winner online.

 It has been revealed to F1Today that 25% of all Driver of the Day voters for each race have come from the Netherlands, with Verstappen also one of the most popular drivers worldwide at the moment.

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  • Jutlandia

    Posts: 186

    You can not name a DNF as Driver Of The Day, that's crazy.
    Must be some Dutch hackers...

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    • Oct 24 2016 - 20:46
    • Too many fanbois just sitting there along with their buddies to vote. Some sad existence that is LMAO

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      • Oct 25 2016 - 02:53
  • Definitely draws into question the purpose or validity of whole driver of the day thing when a bunch Dutch kids can overwhelm the process with votes. Not sure what race they were watching but Verstappen did a pretty poor job by most accounts, and as mentioned, how can someone be the driver of the day when they don't even finish the race. That should be the bare minimum qualification for the award. So who was the real driver of the day? In my estimation probably has to be Hamilton. Didn't set a foot wrong and commanded the race start to finish. Probably would have voted for Danny Ric if he could have caught Rosberg though.

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    • Oct 25 2016 - 06:46
    • Kevin

      Posts: 4,541

      Agreed that it is quite pathetic. Dutch sure know how to take fanboyism to a whole new level. In my opinion the DOTD was Sainz.

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      • Oct 25 2016 - 12:38
    • Sainz did a great job, so I wouldnt mind having him as the DOTD for this GP.

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      • Oct 25 2016 - 14:44
  • Bhurt

    Posts: 320

    Who cares? It was only created to generate a bit of revenue anyway.

    • + 0
    • Oct 25 2016 - 23:59

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