Max Verstappen closed his great season with three awards at the Gala FIA


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With the permission of the three-time Lewis Hamilton, arguably the big winner of the season 2015 of Formula 1 has been Max Verstappen. So you voted for the followers of the official account @F1 on Twitter, where more than 50% of voters as the winner rider of the year at the Dutch, ahead of Vettel and Hamilton. The Toro Rosso came to the awards ceremony that the FIA held annually at its headquarters in Paris to pick up the trophy ‘Rookie of the year‘, and left the event with two other awards, being the great winner of the event. In addition to the best rookie, Verstappen won the prize for ‘Personality of the year‘ and ‘Action of the year‘, which already won in 2014.

With their 49 points, finished twelfth in the classification of the world, having arrived to the ultimate test at three points of the TOP-10. He was elected by the pilots of different disciplines as the ‘Rookie of the year’. In the category of ‘Personality of the year’ was imposed, among others, to Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg (winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans) and Toto Wolff, director of Mercedes. That award provided the journalists with accreditation FIA permanent. Finally, the ‘Action of the year’ winner was a spectacular overtaking manoeuvre of Verstappen to Nasr in the Grand Prix of Belgium. Perhaps the award more special, because they choose the fans, and was sentenced to eight other actions. This was:

And thanked Verstappen:

did Not expect to win three awards at the FIA. I am very pleased with the recognition of my performance. It is good to win the Action of the year for the second time, because I like a lot of the overtaking on track. It is a great honor to win the award of Rookie of the year, because it is voted on by the Committee of Pilots. And what is the Personality of the year? I’m not sure why I have earned that, but it is good to know that like the media!

Had a great season with many points and two fourthplace. I want to thank Red Bull for giving me the opportunity to make my debut in Formula 1 and of course I want to thank Toro Rosso, my dad and all involved. Without them I would not have come so far.

in Addition to Verstappen, also were awarded the champions of the different categories of the FIA. In Formula 1 they collected their trophies Mercedes in the teams, and Hamilton, Rosberg and Vettel as the three first classified riders.