Much like the Formula 1 season, Lewis Hamilton swept all before him at the Autosport Awards. And much like Mercedes’ world championship success, the trophies came in pairs. Hamilton’s international triumph was complemented by a sixth British Competition Driver Award. The five-time world champion beat his ex-mclaren F1 team-mate and 2018 Super GT champion Jenson Button, Formula 2 title winner George Russell, DTM title combatants Gary Paffett and Paul di Resta, and Formula E championship contender Sam Bird to the prize.
“Autosport has been something that I’ve followed for so many years,” said Hamilton. “I remember my first time there in 1995 and getting to meet so many great people, and I know it’s an incredible event and it gets better every year.
“To all the other nominees and contestants, and winners, congratulations. I want to wish everyone an amazing Christmas with the family, hope you stay focused for
2019. I wish you all the best.”