Yearly since 1982, Autosport journal, a publication of the Motorsport Community group, has offered its prizes for the previous season. The ceremony, which befell this Sunday night on the Grosvenor Home Lodge in London, noticed a number of drivers who shone within the 2021 marketing campaign being honored following the vote of Autosport readers.
Amongst these, Max Verstappen who was topped Worldwide Driver of the Yr after his title of Method 1 World Champion acquired in Abu Dhabi. The Dutchman succeeds Lewis Hamilton on the checklist, the Briton having gained it from 2017 to 2020.
“To start with I want to say a giant thanks to all of the followers who voted for me to win this award. All of the help over the yr has been superb”, Verstappen mentioned through a video message, broadcast throughout the night. “I want to thank Purple Bull and Honda for giving me the automotive that allowed me to win the World Championship.”
Exactly, the Purple Bull RB16B was additionally rewarded throughout this ceremony, named Race Automobile of the Yr. It’s the first time since 2014 that a Mercedes has not obtained this honor.
Off monitor, Sébastien Ogier obtained the Rally Driver of the Yr award for the seventh time in his profession; final yr, regardless of her title, that honor went to Elfyn Evans. “It is an honor for me to obtain this award, it was an unbelievable yr of competitors and it was unbelievable to complete on high”, Ogier mentioned, additionally through video message. “Thanks to all Autosport readers for this award.”
The Toyota Yaris WRC, which was the automotive of the 2 drivers nonetheless in rivalry for the 2021 title earlier than Rally Monza, has been topped Rally Automobile of the Yr for the third season in a row.
The title of Rookie of the Yr has been awarded to Oscar Piastri, after his first profitable marketing campaign in F2. He succeeds himself since he had additionally obtained this award after his title in F3 in 2020. “Thanks to everybody who voted, it was an amazing season. This yr it will be a special season for me being on the sidelines, however I am undoubtedly going to present it my all”, mentioned the Australian, who was offered along with his prize by Johnny Herbert.