Verstappen wins fourth Action of the Year award

Date published: December 9 2019

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen bagged his fourth Action of the Year award from the FIA, this time praised for his overtake on Charles Leclerc at the British Grand Prix.

Fresh from his victory at the Austrian GP, a race in which he barged past the Ferrari driver to take the win, Verstappen and Leclerc were once again in the thick of it at Silverstone.

Although it was the Monégasque who would eventually finish ahead, Verstappen earned yet more fans for daring move on his rival around the outside of Club corner at Silvestone.

The pass once again saw him handed the FIA’s Action of the Year award.

“A lot happened and it was very cool,” Verstappen told F1i.com

“We went a bit out and our wheels had some contact, this does not happen a lot normally in Formula 1.

“I love it and if you win it is even more satisfactory than when you lose. Even since our go-karting time we had those battles and I am sure we will have more of that in the coming years.

“I think it is good for Formula 1.”

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