Red Bull’s s Max Verstappen has won the official Driver of the Day award at the British Grand Prix, his fourth in his six races at Red Bull Racing.
The 18-year-old Verstappen turned in a stellar performance on Sunday afternoon, dicing with Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg in a race-long battle for second.
The young Red Bull racer started the race from third place after out qualifying Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo for the first time.
Verstappen pulled a sensational pass on Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg, before the Mercedes driver made a strong comeback. The 18-year-old tried to overtake the Mercedes driver around the outside of Chapel in the early wet conditions, but was beaten by the German at Stowe later in the race, when the racetrack had dried out.
The Dutch finished the race third but was elevated to second place after Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was given a 10-second penalty.
Verstappen received numerous awards, including three awards at the FIA Prize Giving ceremony, for Rookie of the Year, Personality of the Year and Action of the Year at the Belgian Grand Prix.
In addition, Verstappen also gained the most votes at the Spanish, Canadian and Austrian races.
Here the complete list of the ‘Driver of the Day’ awards in 2016:
Spain – Max Verstappen (1st)
Austria – Max Verstappen (2nd)
Britain – Max Verstappen (2nd)
China – Daniil Kvyat (3rd)
Azerbaijan – Sergio Pérez (3rd)
Monaco – Sergio Pérez (3rd)
Canada – Max Verstappen (4th)
Bahrain – Romain Grosjean (5th)
Australia – Romain Grosjean (6th)
Russia – Kevin Magnussen (7th)
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