All the 2018 winners you voted for
The 20th anniversary of Mika Hakkinen storming to the first of two Formula 1 world titles was honoured at the 37th Autosport Awards at Grosvenor House on Park Lane last Sunday. He received the Gregor Grant Award for lifetime achievement, as did six-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx in recognition of a career spanning five decades.
But as motorsport legends and legacies were honoured, the evening climaxed with a celebration of Britain’s next generation of superstars. Tom Gamble was showered in confetti when he was revealed as the 30th recipient of the prestigious Mclaren Autosport BRDC Award, which has launched the careers of Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti,
Paul di Resta, Lando Norris and George Russell. Autosport readers voted Lewis Hamilton as both their International and British Competition Driver of the Year, while Sebastien Ogier collected his sixth Award to match his six
World Rally championships. Motogp’s unstoppable force Marc Marquez continued his clean sweep of Rider honours and injured Indycar rookie sensation Robert Wickens made an appearance on the big screen.
The ceremony, presented by Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft and Formula E pitlane reporter Nicki Shields, was watched by the racing world’s top brass, including Jean Todt, Chase Carey, Sean Bratches and Alejandro Agag. They had front-row seats as Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff took to the stage in tartan, and overtakes on Ricardo Zonta were re-enacted by Hakkinen and Martin Brundle…