Post by Heron
Lewis Hamilton pulls off yet another grand slam,
first in every practice, on pole and wins the race.
Vettel hits everything (Bottas, Alonso, Grosjean)
but the pace car and "earns" driver of the day.
There's no way I would have given it to Vettel after he caused his own misfortune. I think I'd probably have gone for Kimi or perhaps Magnussen (started 9th, finished 6th).
But the voting was very close, the closest of the year by far, with VET 18%, VER 17%, RAI 15%.
Only Hamilton in Spain came close to having as narrow a margin this year.
GAS 89%, HAM 4%, VET 3% Bahrain
RIC 86%, VER 5%, RAI 3% China
LEC 16% BOT 11%, VET 10% Baku
HAM 15%, VER 12%, LEC 12% Spain
RIC 29%, VER 22%, GAS 9% Monaco
VET 25%, LEC 14%, VER 12% Canada
VET 18%, VER 17%, RAI 15% France
They don't seem to have detailed data for Australia, but ALO was DotD :(
It's good to see drivers such as Gasly or Leclerc getting DotD for well-driven 4th or 6th places. I'm not so sure about it for an experienced guy like Alonso getting 5th, and I'm absolutely sure Vettel starting 3rd and finishing 5th is not worthy.