Formula One have announced through social media that Romain Grosjean has been awarded the inaugural driver of the day honour.
RESULTS ARE IN! Your #AusGP Driver of the Day is… >> https://t.co/MlZWnXuWpP pic.twitter.com/URv8pEyxbt
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 21, 2016
This despite indications ahead of the vote closing that he was sitting in second position behind Rio Haryanto. In confirming the award the F1 social media channel commented that multiple votes from the same user had been not been counted, this may account for change in overall results.
Without taking anything away from Romain, by far and away the most deserving of the accolade it was surprising to see how few votes were actually cast in the process. Hopefully as the season gathers pace a more representative number of votes will be cast in the process. The below twitter exchange explains how users were able to monitor the progress of the vote
@sidepodcast @NobleF1 I think we can all agree Rio Haryanto was by far the best driver out there today. pic.twitter.com/xKdKW8By0o
— Tim Ceuppens (@TimCbe) March 20, 2016
In future it will be possible to cast your vote through this link