London - A technical error led to Williams back-marker Robert Kubica being declared 'Driver of the Day' at the Austrian Grand Prix instead of race winner Max Verstappen, Formula One said on Tuesday.
Polish veteran Kubica, who has a big fan following but has yet to score a point in his comeback season, finished last and three laps behind the 21-year-old Red Bull driver in Sunday's race at Spielberg.
Despite that, he was declared winner of the fan vote.
The official Formula One website said Kubica had been incorrectly allocated a number of votes and Verstappen had really won 74% of the total.
The Dutch youngster started on the front row, made a poor getaway and then fought back from eighth to win his team's home race for the second year in a row and in front of thousands of his travelling fans.