NEWMAN/HAAS RACING RECEIVED AUTOSPORT MAGAZINE'S JOHN BOLSTER AWARD IN LONDON ON SUNDAY NIGHT
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (December 8, 2008) --- Carl Haas and Newman/Haas Racing were honored at motorsports most prestigious end-of-season gala event, the 2008 Autosport Awards, held last night at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Autosport magazine is widely regarded as one of, if not the, most respected motorsport magazines in the world.
"It is a great honor to receive the Autosport John Bolster Award," said Carl Haas, co-founder with Paul Newman of Newman/Haas Racing. "The dedication of talented drivers and team members has enabled us to achieve many goals over the years. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank Autosport magazine for their recognition of our accomplishments."
The Autosport John Bolster Award is given in honor of the magazine's legendary technical editor and reflects a lifetime of technical excellence in motorsport by an individual or group. Haas accepted the award on behalf of his partnership with the late Paul Newman for their services to motorsport. Past winners include McLaren (1993), Renault Sport (1996), Ken Tyrrell (1998), Roger Penske (2001), Ross Brawn (2002), Honda (2005) and Patrick Head (2007).
Newman/Haas/Racing was formed in the winter of 1982 by the late actor/race car driver Paul Newman and racing entrepreneur Carl A. Haas and began competing in open-wheel racing in 1983. The team won their first Indy car event six races later and their first of eight championships in only their second season in 1984. In their 25th season in 2007, the team name changed to Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing to reflect new partner Michael Lanigan. To date the team has earned 107 wins, 107 poles and eight championships. Team drivers include Mario and Michael Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Paul Tracy, Christian Fittipaldi, Cristiano da Matta, Bruno Junqueira, Sebastien Bourdais, Oriol Servia, Graham Rahal and Justin Wilson.