RACING CAR OF THE YEAR
Open to cars competing in any class of circuit racing
AUDI E-TRON FE04
After a disastrous start to the 2017/18 Formula E season, the Abt-run Audi cars flew. Defending champion Lucas di Grassi ended up as series runner-up, and Audi won the teams’ crown.
The manufacturer aero kits were gone, and the revamped Indycar Series contender proved a hit both visually and on the race track. Hell, they could even overtake on road courses this season.
It’s only a few races ago that Mercedes was wondering how to stop Sebastian Vettel taking the world title. A match for the Merc as often as not, its recent form has let the Ferrari down.
MERCEDES F1 W09 HYBRID
The latest Silver Arrow was born a bit of a diva, like its predecessor. But a mid-season turnaround set Lewis Hamilton firmly on the road towards his fifth Formula 1 World Championship.
TOYOTA TS050 HYBRID
In truth, Toyota has only had itself to beat this year in the World Endurance Championship. Alonso, Buemi and Nakajima lead the points. Oh yes, and they ended Toyota’s Le Mans jinx.
VOLKSWAGEN I.D. R PIKES PEAK
Using the monocoque from the Norma prototype he drove last year, Romain Dumas won the ‘Race to the Clouds’ in VW’S electric car – smashing the all-time record by 16 seconds.