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F1 Spanish GP: Youngest winner Verstappen also bags Driver of the Day award

After his historic victory at the Spanish Grand Prix by becoming the youngest-ever winner in F1 Max Verstappen has picked up the Driver of the Day award
After his historic victory at the Spanish Grand Prix by becoming the youngest-ever winner in Formula 1 history, Max Verstappen has also picked up the Driver of the Day award as voted for by the fans.

The new award for 2016 has been given to Verstappen for the first time thanks to his outstanding performance by gambling for a two-stop strategy and fending off Kimi Raikkonen to win his first F1 race.

The victory makes him the youngest-ever F1 race winner, all the more impressive as it coincided with his Red bull debut, after he was promoted from Toro Rosso at the expense of Daniil Kvyat – who picked up the award in China last month.

Verstappen becomes the fourth different winner after Romain Grosjean secured the first two in Australia and Bahrain for his surprisingly fast start to the season with new team Haas, with Kvyat picking up the honour in China and Kevin Magnussen claimed it in Russia. The Dutch driver is the first recipient of the award to have won the race it was decided on.

The F1 Driver of the Day award is a new introduction for 2016 to increase engagement between the sport and its fans, with supporters asked to vote online for their driver of the day straight after each race.



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