F1 is rolling out a new driver accolade, with the inaugural 'Overtake Award' set to be given to the driver who, over the course of a season, makes the most overtakes on track.
The inuagural Overtake Award for 2021 is sponsored by Crypto.com, a cryptocurrency platform that became one of F1's Global Partners last month and is also the title sponsor of the three F1 Sprint Qualifying races this year.
At the moment, it's Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel who leads the way with the most overtakes. But no data has been presented in how an overtake is defined, or whether it is simply a case of 'places gained' over the course of the season.
To inform TV viewers of the award, new broadcast graphics are set to be introduced to help indicate overtaking possibilities and potential moves, as well as showcase the current standings for the award to monitor how many overtakes each driver is credited with.
Ben Pincus, Director of Commercial Partnerships at Formula 1, said, "We're delighted to be expanding our partnership with Crypto.com as we introduce the Overtake Award which will integrate the brand into Formula 1 throughout the season, in addition to the title partnership of the F1 Sprint Events.
"The Crypto.com Overtake Award gives us the chance to celebrate drivers' instincts to make bold and strategic moves which reflects the qualities needed when dealing in cryptocurrency."