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Verstappen named Driver of the Day after resolving technical glitch

  • Published on 02 Jul 2019 14:41
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Max Verstappen has been named as the Driver of the Day following the Austrian Grand Prix.

A technical glitched in the systems saw Williams' Robert Kubica crowned the winner of the fan vote concept, in whch the fans vote for the driver they believed performed best.

Verstappen won the race after dropping down to eighth place on the opening lap, as his car kicked into anti-stall on the front row when the lights went out.

Formula 1 was investigating the issue and has now revealed that Verstappen received a massive 74% of the public vote, with Charles Leclerc in second with 11% and Carlos Sainz in third with 7%.

Verstappen ended Mercedes' streak of victories and won Red Bull's first race since the Mexican Grand Prix last season.

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  • It's the second time this has happened, funnily enough. I don't remember which it was last time, but it was also a backmarker, if memory serves..

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    • Jul 2 2019 - 21:40
    • abhidbgt

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      About time a backmarker gets the laurels. :D

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      • Jul 3 2019 - 07:56
    • Hmmm, wasn't Firstname Lastname the name of that backmarker, then?

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      • Jul 3 2019 - 08:05
    • Or maybe Test Testson. XD

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      • Jul 3 2019 - 09:29

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