Autosport (UK) - - AUTOSPORT AWARDS 2018 -

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.”

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