Romain Grosjean wins first F1 Driver of the Day in Australia

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It’s not really a surprise after his incredible run to sixth place and a debut points finish for Haas F1 Team, but it’s still cool that it’s official – Romain Grosjean has been confirmed as the first Driver of the Day in F1 voting this year.

One of the new honors to be bestowed this year, Grosjean was well clear of the field, once it became apparent that only a single vote per user would be cast.

F1 released that note this morning: “* Note – in the interests of fairness, multiple votes identified as originating from the same source were not counted.”

That comes after what had been a lopsided total in favor of Manor Racing’s Rio Haryanto. You can see how that got to where it was from this thread on Twitter, below:

Grosjean was understandably pleased and excited with the results:

The official F1 Driver of the Day award wasn’t the only award he won. Grosjean also scooped up the honor in our @F1onNBCSports poll:

And here were three other celebratory tweets he posted: