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Vettel wins final F1 accolade

Vettel wins final F1 accolade

Vettel wins final F1 accolade

Vettel wins final F1 accolade

F1 Driver of the Day provides a sub-plot to the latter stages of every single grand prix as fans get the chance to vote on the award.

Launched back in 2016, Driver of the Day is an official F1 award which creates much debate.

Remember, this is not about who wins the race or who has the fastest car. It’s the driver who has performed the best given the challenges he has faced on any given Sunday.

Who won F1 Driver of the Day in 2022?

Red Bull's Max Verstappen notched a record 15 grand prix victories in 2022, a second consecutive world title and also the most Driver of the Day awards.

The Dutchman won the award five times in 2022, courtesy of early-season successes in Imola and Miami and later in Hungary, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc claimed four Driver of the Day awards in 2022 but that early-season purple patch turned into a long drought after he won in Canada in June.

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez claimed three awards in 2022, for his victory in Monaco, a fantastic late dash to second place in the British Grand Prix and then for a terrific win in Singapore.

Lewis Hamilton also grabbed three awards in 2022, as did the retiring Sebastian Vettel after the German claimed a landslide victory at the final race in Abu Dhabi.

Vettel's drive to P10 - and no doubt a sentimental helping hand from his adoring fans - saw him rack up a massive 56.6% of the poll. Second - a mile behind - was Perez on 9.1%.

Here is the full 2022 Driver of the Day roll of honour:

RaceDriver of the DayFinishing PositionVotes
Bahrain GPCharles Leclerc128.3%
Saudi Arabian GPCharles Leclerc226.8%
Australian GPCharles Leclerc119.7%
Emilio Romagna GPMax Verstappen114.7%
Miami GPMax Verstappen118%
Spanish GPLewis Hamilton522.8%
Monaco GPSergio Perez127.6%
Azerbaijan GPLewis Hamilton414.8%
Canadian GPCharles Leclerc521.6%
British GPSergio Perez220.7%
Austrian GPMick Schumacher624.5%
French GPCarlos Sainz540%
Hungarian GPMax Verstappen134.2%
Belgian GPMax Verstappen131.9%
Dutch GPMax Verstappen122.6%
Italian GPNyck de Vries924.8%
Singapore GPSergio Perez122.6%
Japanese GPSebastian Vettel616.3%
United States GPSebastian Vettel718.4%
Mexico City GPDaniel Ricciardo724.4%
Sao Paulo GPLewis Hamilton217.1%
Abu Dhabi GPSebastian Vettel1056.6%

How is F1 Driver of the Day chosen?

As we said, this is all about the F1 fans getting a chance to decide the award during every single race.

Voting opens during the latter stages of each race and closes when the race ends.

How to vote for Driver of the Day

It’s incredibly simple to get involved. You just need to go to the voting page on the official F1 website and cast your vote once the window opens.

Your next opportunity is the 2023 season opener in Bahrain on Sunday, March 5.

What is the prize for Driver of the Day?

Drivers do not receive a trophy and there is no financial incentive. It is simply a recognition of a driver's performance from the viewing public.

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