Romain Grosjean has become the first driver to win the ‘Driver of the Day’ award – a new initiative launched by Formula 1 for the 2016 season.
A public vote takes place after each race and can be found on the official Formula 1 website. It’s hoped the vote will increase fan engagement, particularly on social media.
The Haas driver finished sixth and scored eight points for the new American team on their debut in Australia.
Grosjean reacted to the news on Twitter: “WOWWW!!! Thanks everyone for your vote. Very honoured to be the first driver to get the Driver of the Day prize!”
The poll didn’t reveal a breakdown of votes, but however stated that “in the interests of fairness, multiple votes identified as originating from the same source were not counted.”