While most of the news and conversation surrounded the shock retirement announcement from Mercedes world champion, Nico Rosberg at the FIA Prize giving ceremony last night, there was one other driver who scored quite well and received not one, but two awards, Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen.
Verstappen, who has only just completed his second season in the sport, won the FIA ‘Action of the Year’ award for his stunning move on Nico Rosberg in rain drenched Brazilian Grand Prix three weeks ago.
Max’s move was selected from a total of eight brilliant moves throughout the season, and not just from the Formula One Championship.
This is the third year in a row Max has won this award after taking it in 2015 for his brilliant pass on the Sauber of Felipe Nasr around the outside at Blanchimont in the Belgian Grand Prix, and again in 2014 when he when he rounded up Antonio Giovinazzi in a European F3 race at Imola on the very last lap.
Added to this, Max also secured the award for Personality of the Year, an award that is voted for by the media. It is his second time in succession of securing that particular award also.