In its 30th year, Motorsport Network’s premier event was once again a roll call of the industry’s leading figures celebrating the achievements of the recently concluded motor racing season. More than 1,000 VIPs graced the red carpet including motor racing legend, Sir Jackie Stewart, World Rally champion Ott Tanak, double Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne and celebrities Vernon Kay and Strictly Come Dancing’s Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse.
The 2019 Autosport Awards were this year also honored with royalty with His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco attending to collect the Gregor Grant award to mark 90 years of the iconic Monaco Grand Prix. In a year when Lewis Hamilton claimed International Racing Driver of the Year, presented by Pirelli, and Marc Marquez claimed Rider of the Year, presented by Tata Communications, alongside their Formula 1 and MotoGP World Championships, a host of young talent solidified their places as future title contenders winning awards throughout the evening.
James Allen, Motorsport Network President, said: “Celebrating current, future and past talents from throughout all corners of the Motorsport community is always a highlight of my year. Being guardians of the Autosport Awards is something we at Motorsport Network take great pride in. Congratulations to all our winners tonight and in particular Johnathan Hoggard our 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC winner. It’s great to see so many young winners who with so much potential to become World Champions of the future.”
Winners of the awards voted for by the readers of Autosport were:
Rider of the Year, presented by Tata Communications
International Racing Driver of the Year, presented by Pirelli
British Competition Driver of the Year
Rally Car of the Year
Toyota Yaris WRC
Richard Mille Rookie of the Year
Rally Driver of the Year
National Driver of the Year
Racing Car of the Year, presented by Pirelli
Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power