A couple of years ago, Formula 1 introduced the Driver of the Day poll to involve fans even more. Formula One is advancing steadily in the technological sector, though they are not immune to niggling issues. As it turns out, the management is investigating a technical fault with the Driver of the Day poll for the Austrian Grand Prix, involving Robert Kubica.
Apparently, Williams driver Robert Kubica topped the leaderboard in spite of finishing last and three laps down. Speaking to RaceFans, a Formula 1 spokesperson confirmed that a “technical problem” was discovered and the matter is under investigation.
According to the F1 official website, Kubica seemingly won the poll, though the vote breakdown for each driver has not yet been revealed.
So far this season, the winners of the Driver of the Day poll are Max Verstappen (twice), Charles Leclerc (twice), Valtteri Bottas, Alexander Albon, Sebastian Vettel and Lando Norris.
Admittedly, Robert Kubica confessed that he had a “difficult race” at the Red Bull Ring. “The pace was not there,” said the Williams driver.
“I gained a few positions on the opening lap, but then the handling was very bad. I tried to defend but it was so difficult to keep the cars behind. I am lacking overall grip and in these conditions when it is hot, when there is a lot of overheating and the tyres are suffering a lot, I am just sliding even more.”
This was not the first time the sport has been hit by a technical snag, back in 2018, a hilarious problem occurred. Where the drivers names were supposed to be displayed, instead, the words, “First Name” and “Last Name” were displayed, to everyone’s amusement. Since then, that moment has been the butt of numerous jokes and memes on social media.