Formula 1
Formula 1
28 Mar
FP1 in
59 days
R
Emilia Romagna GP
18 Apr
Race in
82 days
09 May
Next event in
100 days
23 May
Race in
117 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
06 Jun
Race in
131 days
13 Jun
Race in
139 days
27 Jun
Race in
152 days
04 Jul
Next event in
156 days
18 Jul
Race in
173 days
R
Hungarian GP
01 Aug
Race in
187 days
29 Aug
Race in
215 days
05 Sep
Race in
222 days
12 Sep
Race in
229 days
26 Sep
Race in
243 days
R
Singapore GP
03 Oct
Next event in
247 days
10 Oct
Race in
257 days
R
United States GP
24 Oct
Race in
272 days
31 Oct
Race in
279 days
R
Australian GP
21 Nov
Race in
299 days
R
Saudi Arabia GP
05 Dec
Race in
313 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
12 Dec
Race in
320 days

Autosport Awards: Hamilton crowned Racing Driver of the Year

shares
comments
Autosport Awards: Hamilton crowned Racing Driver of the Year
By:

Six-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton claimed the International Racing Driver of the Year presented by Pirelli Award at the 2019 Autosport Awards.

Hamilton's Mercedes team was expected to start the 2019 season behind Ferrari in the F1 pecking order, but Hamilton stormed to pole position for the first race in Australia and, though he was beaten there by team-mate Valtteri Bottas, he would win six of the next seven grands prix as he stormed into the championship lead.

After wrapping up his sixth title with two races to spare, Hamilton went on to claim an 11th victory of 2019 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale, a result that meant he scored a career-high 413 points from 21 races.

His Award win was his seventh in the category, which is open to professional racing drivers competing at an international level.

Read Also:

Hamilton did not attend the Awards reception at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London as he prepares for his ride swap with MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi.

But Hamilton did record a special message: "I want to apologise for not being here tonight, but thank you to Autosport and my fans. It's an honour to get this Award, I hope everyone has an amazing Christmas and New Year and that everyone strives for greatness and never gives up."

IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden, Audi's DTM dominator Rene Rast and Jean-Eric Vergne - who became the first driver to successfully defend a Formula E title - were Hamilton's rivals in the International Driver of the Year field.

The 2019 Autosport Awards will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1 at 9pm on Monday December 9.

Autosport Awards: Mercedes wins Racing Car of the Year

Previous article

Autosport Awards: Mercedes wins Racing Car of the Year

Next article

Autosport Awards: Charlie Whiting honoured with Bolster Award

Autosport Awards: Charlie Whiting honoured with Bolster Award
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton
Teams Mercedes
Author Jack Cozens