Lewis Hamilton has won the Driver of the Day award for the Belgian Grand Prix after a vote by Formula 1 fans.
The British driver started the race at Spa-Francorchamps in 21st place due to a 60-place grid penalty for power unit component changes.
He benefitted from the first lap incidents to move up the order and found himself in the top five when the race was red flagged for Kevin Magnussen’s huge crash.
Mercedes put Hamilton on a more aggressive three-stop strategy, which helped him gain several positions and move into a podium position.
He eventually finished the race in third place, two spots behind his team-mate and race winner Nico Rosberg.
F1 gives fans the chance to vote for their ‘Driver of the Day’ after each race. Despite leading the championship, this is Hamilton’s first time winning the award.
Max Verstappen, who finished 12th at Spa after a messy race, has the most Driver of the Day awards with four wins.
The winners so far in 2016:
Australia: Romain Grosjean
Bahrain: Romain Grosjean
China: Daniil Kvyat
Russia: Kevin Magnussen
Spain: Max Verstappen
Monaco: Sergio Pérez
Canada: Max Verstappen
Azerbaijan: Sergio Pérez
Austria: Max Verstappen
Britain: Max Verstappen
Hungary: Kimi Räikkönen
Germany: Daniel Ricciardo
Belgium: Lewis Hamilton