Autosport Awards –
the Biggest Night
in Motorsport

Sunday 2 December 2018. London

Nominations
  • Williams
  • The British Racing Drivers' Club
  • Bahrain International Circuit
  • Bose
  • Carlube
  • McLaren
  • Motorsport.com
  • Pirelli
  • R Motorsport
  • Richard Mille
  • University of Boston
  • Valet PRO
  • Volopa

Winners 2017

British club driver

of the year

National driver

of the year

Richard Mille Rookie

of the year

Gregor Grant Award

of the year

Racing car

of the year

International racing driver

of the year

British competition driver

of the year

Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future

of the year

Rider

of the year

Rally car

of the year

Rally Driver

of the year

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award

of the year

John Bolster Award

of the year

Gregor Grant Award

of the year

Gregor Grant Award

Open to British drivers in any class of TOCA supports or equivalent and below

Enaam Ahmed
Enaam Ahmed
Enaam Ahmed

Ahmed dominated the BRDC Formula 3 Championship in 2017, scoring 13 wins on his way to the crown with Carlin. He was also selected as a McLaren Autosport BRDC Award finalist.

National driver of the year

Open to professional racing drivers in their first season in their respective categories

Lando Norris
Lando Norris
Lando Norris

In his rookie campaign, Norris took the European Formula 3 title with Carlin, as well as impressing in F1 testing outings with McLaren. He ended years of BTCC domination of this award.

Gregor Grant Award

Open to professional racing drivers in their first season in their respective categories

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

A dominant Formula 2 campaign with Prema propelled Leclerc to the crown in his first season in the category and into F1 with Sauber for 2018.

Gregor Grant Award

Derek Warwick
Derek Warwick
Derek Warwick

The ex-Formula 1 driver and Le Mans winner was given a surprise Gregor Grant for all the help he has given up-and-coming British driving talent in recent years.

Racing car of the year

Open to cars competing in any class of circuit racing

Mercedes F1 W08 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W08 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W08 EQ Power+

Mercedes faced new rules and a rejuvenated Ferrari challenge in 2017, but once again came out on top. The W08 took 12 wins on its way to drivers’ and constructors’ titles.

International Racing Driver of the Year

Open to professional racing drivers competing at an international level

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton bounced back from his 2016 defeat by Nico Rosberg to see off a stern challenge from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and secure his fourth F1 world title.

British competition driver of the year

Open to British drivers competing at international level

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

On his way to winning the 2017 crown, Mercedes star Hamilton surpassed Michael Schumacher’s F1 pole position record and finished the year on 72.

Gregor Grant Award

Martins Zalmans
Martins Zalmans
Martins Zalmans

Zalmans became the third winner of our Engineer Award in 2017 and will spend two years at the title-winning Williams Formula 1 team and be mentored by senior engineers.

Rider of the year

Open to riders competing in any of MotoGP’s three categories

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez

The Honda star took his fourth MotoGP title in five years in 2017, defeating a strong challenge from Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso with six victories.

Rally car of the year

Open to cars competing in rallying from international to national level

Ford Fiesta WRC
Ford Fiesta WRC
Ford Fiesta WRC

The M-Sport-built Fiesta was incredibly consistent across a hard-fought World Rally campaign, scooping both the drivers’ championship and manufacturers’ honours.

Gregor Grant Award

Open to professional or semi-professional rally drivers in international events

Sebastien Ogier
Sebastien Ogier
Sebastien Ogier

With Volkswagen withdrawing its dominant Polo, Ogier showed his class by switching to the privateer M-Sport Ford Fiesta squad and securing his fifth consecutive World Rally crown.

Gregor Grant Award

Dan Ticktum
Dan Ticktum
Dan Ticktum

The Red Bull junior starred in MotorSport Vision Formula 2, Mercedes DTM and McLaren GT3 machinery at Silverstone to become the 29th winner of this prestigious award.

Gregor Grant Award

Automobile Club de l'Ouest
Automobile Club de l'Ouest
Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Gregor Grant Award

Nelson Piquet
Nelson Piquet
Nelson Piquet

The three-time world champion was emotional on his Autosport Awards debut, picking up a lifetime achievement award and a special framed Schlegelmilch framed photograph.