Autosport Awards

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The Autosport Awards are a series of awards given out by motor racing magazine Autosport to drivers that have impressed throughout the previous season. These awards are also influenced by the general public, as they can vote for the driver that has excelled to them throughout the year, before the awards are handed out every December. The awards have been handed out since 1982.[1]

Categories[edit]

There are twelve awards handed out by the magazine - eight of which are voted on, by the general public and four are chosen by the magazine and/or a handful of professionals who are there to judge a competition (McLaren Autosport BRDC Award). These are:

  • McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
  • International Racing Driver of the Year
  • International Rally Driver of the Year
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Racing Car of the Year
  • Rally Car of the Year
  • British Competition Driver of the Year
  • National Driver of the Year (combined for 2008: 1982-2007 saw an award for National Racing Driver and National Rally Driver)
  • British Club Driver of the Year
  • John Bolster Award
  • Gregor Grant Award
  • Pioneering & Invention Award

Previous winners[edit]

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award[edit]

International Racing Driver Award[edit]

Year Winner Series
1982 Finland Keke Rosberg Formula One
1983 Brazil Nelson Piquet Formula One
1984 Austria Niki Lauda Formula One
1985 France Alain Prost Formula One
1986 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Formula One
1987 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Formula One
1988 Brazil Ayrton Senna Formula One
1989 France Jean Alesi International Formula 3000
Formula One
1990 Brazil Ayrton Senna Formula One
1991 Brazil Ayrton Senna Formula One
1992 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Formula One
1993 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell CART World Series
1994 United Kingdom Damon Hill Formula One
1995 Germany Michael Schumacher Formula One
1996 United Kingdom Damon Hill Formula One
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Formula One
1998 Finland Mika Häkkinen Formula One
1999 Finland Mika Häkkinen Formula One
2000 Germany Michael Schumacher Formula One
2001 Germany Michael Schumacher Formula One
2002 Germany Michael Schumacher Formula One
2003 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Formula One
2004 United Kingdom Jenson Button Formula One
2005 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Formula One
2006 Spain Fernando Alonso Formula One
2007 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[2] Formula One
2008 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[3] Formula One
2009 United Kingdom Jenson Button Formula One
2010 Germany Sebastian Vettel Formula One
2011 Germany Sebastian Vettel Formula One
2012 Germany Sebastian Vettel Formula One
2013 Germany Sebastian Vettel Formula One

International Rally Driver Award[edit]

Year Winner Series
1982 France Michèle Mouton World Rally Championship
1983 Sweden Stig Blomqvist World Rally Championship
1984 Finland Ari Vatanen World Rally Championship
1985 Finland Timo Salonen World Rally Championship
1986 Finland Juha Kankkunen World Rally Championship
1987 Finland Juha Kankkunen World Rally Championship
1988 Finland Markku Alén World Rally Championship
1989 Italy Miki Biasion World Rally Championship
1990 Spain Carlos Sainz World Rally Championship
1991 Spain Carlos Sainz World Rally Championship
1992 France Didier Auriol World Rally Championship
1993 Finland Juha Kankkunen World Rally Championship
1994 United Kingdom Colin McRae World Rally Championship
1995 United Kingdom Colin McRae World Rally Championship
1996 Finland Tommi Mäkinen World Rally Championship
1997 Finland Tommi Mäkinen World Rally Championship
United Kingdom Colin McRae
1998 Finland Tommi Mäkinen World Rally Championship
1999 Finland Tommi Mäkinen World Rally Championship
2000 United Kingdom Richard Burns World Rally Championship
2001 United Kingdom Richard Burns World Rally Championship
2002 Finland Marcus Grönholm World Rally Championship
2003 Norway Petter Solberg World Rally Championship
2004 France Sébastien Loeb World Rally Championship
2005 France Sébastien Loeb World Rally Championship
2006 France Sébastien Loeb World Rally Championship
2007 Finland Marcus Grönholm World Rally Championship
2008 France Sébastien Loeb[3] World Rally Championship
2009 Finland Mikko Hirvonen World Rally Championship
2010 France Sébastien Loeb World Rally Championship
2011 France Sébastien Loeb World Rally Championship
2012 France Sébastien Loeb World Rally Championship
2013 France Sébastien Ogier World Rally Championship

National Driver of the Year[edit]

  • formerly given separately, but combined for 2008. The winner receives the Paul Warwick Memorial Trophy.
Year Racing Winner Series Rally Winner Series
1982 Republic of Ireland Tommy Byrne British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Malcolm Patrick British Open Rally Championship
1983 United Kingdom Martin Brundle British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Darryl Weidner British Open Rally Championship
1984 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom David Llewellin British Open Rally Championship
1985 United Kingdom Andy Rouse British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Mark Lovell British Open Rally Championship
1986 United Kingdom Andy Wallace British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Ken Wood Scottish Rally Championship
1987 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Louise Aitken-Walker British Open Rally Championship
1988 Finland JJ Lehto British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Malcolm Wilson British Open Rally Championship
1989 United Kingdom Allan McNish British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom David Llewellin British Open Rally Championship
1990 United Kingdom Robb Gravett British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom David Llewellin British Rally Championship
1991 United Kingdom David Coulthard British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Colin McRae British Rally Championship
1992 United Kingdom Tim Harvey British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Colin McRae British Rally Championship
1993 United Kingdom Kelvin Burt British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Richard Burns British Rally Championship
1994 Italy Gabriele Tarquini British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Malcolm Wilson British Rally Championship
1995 United Kingdom John Cleland British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Alister McRae British Rally Championship
1996 Germany Frank Biela British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Gwyndaf Evans British Rally Championship
1997 Switzerland Alain Menu British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Mark Higgins British Rally Championship
1998 Sweden Rickard Rydell British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Martin Rowe British Rally Championship
1999 France Laurent Aïello British Touring Car Championship Finland Tapio Laukkanen British Rally Championship
2000 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Mark Higgins British Rally Championship
2001 Japan Takuma Sato British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Justin Dale British Rally Championship
2002 United Kingdom Robbie Kerr British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Justin Dale British Rally Championship
2003 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Martin Rowe Production World Rally Championship
2004 United Kingdom James Thompson British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Guy Wilks British Rally Championship
2005 United Kingdom Matt Neal British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Mark Higgins British Rally Championship
2006 United Kingdom Mike Conway British Formula Three Championship United Kingdom Mark Higgins British Rally Championship
2007 United Kingdom Jason Plato British Touring Car Championship United Kingdom Mark Higgins British Rally Championship
Year Winner Series
2008 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey[3] British Formula Three Championship
2009 United Kingdom Colin Turkington British Touring Car Championship
2010 United Kingdom Jason Plato British Touring Car Championship
2011 United Kingdom Matt Neal British Touring Car Championship
2012 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden British Touring Car Championship
2013 United Kingdom Andrew Jordan British Touring Car Championship

British Club Driver of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Series
1982 England Martin Bolsover British Hill Climb Championship
1983 England Martin Bolsover British Hill Climb Championship
1984 England Rod Birley Modified Saloon Car Championship
1985 England Chris Cramer British Hill Climb Championship
1986 England Paul Warwick Formula Ford 1600
1987 Northern Ireland Eddie Irvine British Formula Ford Championship
1988 Scotland Allan McNish Formula Vauxhall
1989 Scotland David Coulthard Formula Ford 1600
1990 England Warren Hughes British Formula Ford Championship
1991 England Kelvin Burt Formula Vauxhall
1992 England Oliver Gavin Formula Vauxhall
1993 Scotland Dario Franchitti Formula Vauxhall
1994 England James Matthews Formula Renault UK
1995 England Guy Smith Formula Renault UK
1996 Scotland Peter Dumbreck Formula Vauxhall
1997 England Doug Bell Formula Vauxhall Junior
1998 Northern Ireland Richard Lyons Formula Vauxhall Junior
1999 Guernsey Andy Priaulx Renault Spider Championship
2000 England Michael Caine TVR Tuscan Challenge
2001 England Mike Jordan British GT Championship
2002 England Danny Watts Formula Renault UK
2003 England Lewis Hamilton Formula Renault UK
2004 England James Pickford SEAT León Cupra Cup
2005 Scotland Andrew Kirkaldy British GT Championship
2006 England Sam Bird Formula Renault UK
2007 England Duncan Tappy Formula Renault UK
2008 England Adam Christodoulou[3] Formula Renault UK
2009 England Sarah Moore Ginetta Junior Championship
2010 England Tom Blomqvist Formula Renault UK
2011 England Alex Lynn Formula Renault UK
2012 England Scott Malvern Formula Renault BARC
2013 England Dan Cammish British Formula Ford Championship

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Series
2000 United Kingdom Jenson Button Formula One
2001 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Formula One
2002 Australia Mark Webber Formula One
2003 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Indy Racing League
2004 United States A. J. Allmendinger Champ Car
2005 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Formula One
2006 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton GP2 Series
2007 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Formula One
2008 Germany Sebastian Vettel[3] Formula One
2009 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Intercontinental Rally Challenge
2010 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Formula One
2011 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Formula One
2012 Switzerland Mathéo Tuscher FIA Formula Two Championship
2013 France Jules Bianchi Formula One

British Competition Driver of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Series
1982 Northern Ireland John Watson Formula One
1983 England Jonathan Palmer European Formula Two
1984 England Derek Bell World Endurance Championship
1985 England Nigel Mansell Formula One
1986 England Nigel Mansell Formula One
1987 England Jonathan Palmer Formula One
1988 England Martin Brundle World Sports-Prototype Championship
1989 England Nigel Mansell Formula One
1990 England Martin Brundle World Sports-Prototype Championship
1991 England Nigel Mansell Formula One
1992 England Derek Warwick Sportscar World Championship
1993 England Damon Hill Formula One
1994 Scotland David Coulthard International Formula 3000
Formula One
1995 England Damon Hill Formula One
1996 England Damon Hill Formula One
1997 England Mark Blundell CART
1998 Scotland Dario Franchitti CART
1999 Northern Ireland Eddie Irvine Formula One
2000 Scotland David Coulthard Formula One
2001 Scotland David Coulthard Formula One
2002 Scotland David Coulthard Formula One
2003 England Jenson Button Formula One
2004 Guernsey Andy Priaulx European Touring Car Championship
2005 England Dan Wheldon Indy Racing League
2006 England Jenson Button Formula One
2007 England Lewis Hamilton Formula One
2008 Scotland Allan McNish[3] Le Mans Series
2009 England Jenson Button Formula One
2010 Scotland Dario Franchitti IndyCar Series
2011 England Jenson Button Formula One
2012 England Jenson Button Formula One
2013 England Lewis Hamilton Formula One

John Bolster Award for technical achievement[edit]

Year Winner Note
1985 David Gould Gould-Hart 84/2
1986 Paul Squires & Phil Kidsley Brabham BT28-PKS003 Lysholm
1987 Karl Schollar Spectre-KTM
1988 George Bewley Bewley-Jawa
1989 Ray Rowan Roman-Hart IVH
1990 Harvey Postlethwaite Tyrrell 019
1991 Ross Brawn Jaguar XJR-14
1992 Patrick Head Williams FW14B
1993 McLaren International McLaren MP4/8
1994 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 500I engine
1995 McLaren International McLaren F1 GTR
1996 Renault Sport Renault V10 Formula One engine(s)
1997 ThrustSSC World land speed record
1998 Ken Tyrrell
1999 Don Panoz
Jackie Stewart
2000 Audi Audi R8
2001 Roger Penske Penske
2002 Ross Brawn For achievements in Scuderia Ferrari
2003 Ralph Firman Sr. Van Diemen
2004 Honda For achievements in Formula One and Indy
2005 Pat Symonds
John Force For achievements in drag racing
2006 Michelin For achievements in motor racing
2007 Patrick Head For achievements in his career
2008 Carl Haas for Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing[3] For technical achievement
2009 Adrian Newey For technical achievement
2010 Bridgestone For achievements in Formula One
Chip Ganassi For achievements in IndyCar and NASCAR
2011 Gian Paolo Dallara for Dallara For technical achievement
2012 Peter Sauber For technical achievement
Bob Dance For achievements in his career
2013 McLaren For achievements in motor racing

Gregor Grant Award[edit]

Year Winner
1989 John Webb
1990 Mario Andretti
1991 Eric Broadley
Mazda
1992 Bobby Rahal
1993 Murray Walker
Colin McRae
1994 Alain Prost
1995 Leo Mehl
Emerson Fittipaldi
1996 Dale Earnhardt
Jabby Crombac
1997 Johnny Mowlem
1998 Lord March
Klaus Ludwig
Alex Zanardi
1999 Sid Watkins
2000 Hannu Mikkola
2001 Frank Williams
Juan Pablo Montoya
2002 Juan Pablo Montoya
Tom Wheatcroft
2003 Alex Zanardi
Fernando Alonso
Scuderia Ferrari
2004 Carlos Sainz
2005 Bernie Ecclestone
Tom Kristensen
2006 Andy Priaulx
Jack Brabham
James Winslow
2007 Dario Franchitti
Fabrizio Giovanardi
2008 Stirling Moss[3]
Ari Vatanen[3]
2009 Enzo Ferrari
Ron Dennis
2010 Rubens Barrichello
Jackie Stewart
2011 Damon Hill
Dan Wheldon
2012 Sébastien Loeb
Jimmy McRae
2013 Niki Lauda
John Surtees

Racing Car of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Type
1982 Porsche 956 Group C
1983 Brabham BT52 Formula One
1984 McLaren MP4/2 Formula One
1985 Williams FW10B Formula One
1986 Williams FW11 Formula One
1987 Jaguar XJR-8 Group C
1988 McLaren MP4/4 Formula One
1989 Sauber C9 Group C
1990 Tyrrell 019 Formula One
1991 Jordan 191 Formula One
1992 Williams FW14B Formula One
1993 Williams FW15C Formula One
1994 Benetton B194 Formula One
1995 Williams FW17 Formula One
1996 Williams FW18 Formula One
1997 Williams FW19 Formula One
1998 McLaren MP4/13 Formula One
1999 McLaren MP4/14 Formula One
2000 Ferrari F1-2000 Formula One
2001 Ferrari F2001 Formula One
2002 Ferrari F2002 Formula One
2003 Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans Prototype
2004 Ferrari F2004 Formula One
2005 McLaren MP4-20 Formula One
2006 Renault R26 Formula One
2007 McLaren MP4-22 Formula One
2008 McLaren MP4-23[3] Formula One
2009 Brawn BGP 001 Formula One
2010 Red Bull RB6 Formula One
2011 Red Bull RB7 Formula One
2012 Red Bull RB8 Formula One
2013 Red Bull RB9 Formula One

Rally Car of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Type
1982 Audi Quattro A1 Group B Rally Car
1983 Audi Quattro A2 Group B Rally Car
1984 Peugeot 205 T16 Group B Rally Car
1985 MG Metro 6R4 Group B Rally Car
1986 Peugeot 205 T16 Group B Rally Car
1987 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A Rally Car
1988 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A Rally Car
1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A Rally Car
1990 Toyota Celica GT-Four Group A Rally Car
1991 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A Rally Car
1992 Subaru Legacy RS Group A Rally Car
1993 Ford Escort RS Cosworth Group A Rally Car
1994 Subaru Impreza 555 Group A Rally Car
1995 Subaru Impreza 555 Group A Rally Car
1996 Subaru Impreza 555 Group A Rally Car
1997 Subaru Impreza WRC97 World Rally Car
1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V Group A Rally Car
1999 Toyota Corolla WRC World Rally Car
2000 Ford Focus WRC World Rally Car
2001 Ford Focus WRC World Rally Car
2002 Peugeot 206 WRC World Rally Car
2003 Citroën Xsara WRC World Rally Car
2004 Citroën Xsara WRC World Rally Car
2005 Citroën Xsara WRC World Rally Car
2006 Ford Focus WRC World Rally Car
2007 Ford Focus WRC World Rally Car
2008 Citroën C4 WRC[3] World Rally Car
2009 Citroën C4 WRC World Rally Car
2010 Citroën C4 WRC World Rally Car
2011 Mini John Cooper Works WRC World Rally Car
2012 Citroën DS3 WRC World Rally Car
2013 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Pikes Peak car

Pioneering and Innovation Award[edit]

Year Winner
2004 SAFER barrier
2005 GP2 Series
2006 Audi R10 TDI
2007 HANS device
2008 Singapore Grand Prix[3]
2009 F1 in Schools
2010 McLaren (F-duct)
2011 Senna
2012 FIA medical team
DeltaWing
2013 Nissan GT Academy

Moment of the Year[edit]

Year Winner
2008 Brazilian Grand Prix[3]
not awarded in 2009
2010 Singapore Grand Prix

Sportsman Award[edit]

Year Winner
1989 Al Unser, Jr.
1990 Eliseo Salazar
1991 Johnny Herbert[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Autosport magazine, page 56 (October 9, 2008)
  2. ^ "Lewis named Driver of the Year". ITV-F1.com. 2008-12-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Autosport Awards 2008". UpdateF1.com. 2008-12-08. 
  4. ^ Autosport magazine, page 29 (December 12, 1991)