Russell picks up Autosport’s Moment of the Year Award

The British star joined Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton for 2022 and, after a tricky campaign with the W13, scored his first world championship grand prix win at Interlagos in Brazil.
The win, which came a day after Russell had overtaken Max Verstappen to head the sprint race, was his 81st GP start and helped the 24-year-old to fourth in the drivers’ championship.
The Award, which is …Keep reading Source

Hamilton wins Autosport’s British Competition Driver of the Year Award

The seven-time F1 champion battled to help Mercedes develop its troubled W13 during 2022 and finished sixth in the drivers’ standings with nine podium finishes.
Autosport readers have voted Hamilton the best British driver of the season, ahead of new team-mate George Russell and McLaren’s rising F1 star Lando Norris, and IMSA SportsCar champion Tom Blomqvist. It is the eighth time Hamilton …Keep reading Source

Red Bull RB18 wins Autosport’s International Racing Car of the Year

The Red Bull RB18 Formula 1 contender has won Autosport’s 2022 International Racing Car of the Year Award presented by Blink Experience.
The RB18 helped Max Verstappen to his second world title with a record-breaking 15 grand prix wins from 22 races. Sergio Perez added two other victories as Red Bull scooped its sixth constructors’ crown.
Autosport readers have voted the RB18 the best …Keep reading Source

Zhou wins Autosport’s Rookie of the Year Award

Zhou, who became the first Chinese driver to compete in F1 full-time, scored six points on his way to 18th in the standings.
Autosport readers voted Zhou the best rookie of 2022, ahead of Toyota’s World Endurance champion Ryo Hirakawa, IndyCar podium finisher Christian Lundgaard and F2 race winner Logan Sargeant.
Zhou’s success was announced on 4 December at the Autosport Awards at …Keep reading Source

Roger Penske winner of Autosport’s 2022 Gold Medal

The accolade, launched in 2021 and first won by Jean Todt, recognises an individual who has given a lifetime of service to the sport and who leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.
As well as his success across Formula 1, the Indianapolis 500, Trans-Am, Can-Am and sportscar racing, Penske also became the first team owner to run both the IndyCar and NASCAR Cup drivers’ champions in the …Keep reading Source

F1 can’t “hide away” from social issues in Middle East countries, says Wolff

Following the conclusion of the 2022 F1 season in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago, the focus of the sporting world has been on Qatar, which is hosting the FIFA World Cup.
Qatar has come into criticism over its human rights record and the treatment of migrant workers in the construction of the stadiums for the tournament, as well as its laws against the LGBTQ+ community.
F1 first raced in Qatar last …Keep reading Source

Ferrari F1 race winner Patrick Tambay dies aged 73

The news of Tambay’s death was communicated by his family to French agency AFP on Sunday. He had been known to be suffering from Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system, as well as diabetes.
Born on June 25, 1949, Tambay went on to spend a decade in F1, racing for some of the biggest teams in grand prix racing including McLaren, Ferrari and Renault.
He …Keep reading Source

Wolff: F1 can’t “hide away” from social issues in Middle East countries

Following the conclusion of the 2022 F1 season in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago, the focus of the sporting world has been on Qatar, which is hosting the FIFA World Cup.
Qatar has come into criticism over its human rights record and the treatment of migrant workers in the construction of the stadiums for the tournament, as well as its laws against the LGBTQ+ community.
F1 first raced in Qatar last …Keep reading Source