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 thirteen 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
  • Rider 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]

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
2014 United Kingdom Colin Turkington British Touring Car Championship
2015 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden British Touring Car Championship
2016 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden British Touring Car Championship

Rider of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Series
2016 Spain Marc Márquez MotoGP

Former awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Autosport magazine, page 56 (October 9, 2008)
  2. ^ "Lewis named Driver of the Year". ITV-F1.com. 2008-12-08. Archived from the original on 2008-12-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Autosport Awards 2008". UpdateF1.com. 2008-12-08. Archived from the original on 2008-12-11. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Autosport magazine, page 29 (December 12, 1991)