AUTOSPORT Awards 2009: 60 years of coverage

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AUTOSPORT hosted is annual AUTOSPORT Awards this evening in London and anticipation for the winner of the McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC award winner was palpable. The winner of the award gets 50,000 pounds and a test ride in a McLaren F1 car. This years winner was none other than Dean Smith the Formula Renault driver.


Some of the winners of the evening are:

Int. Racing Driver: Jenson Button
British Comp. Driver: Jenson Button
Gregor Grant Award: Ron Dennis
Gregor Grant Award: Ferrari
Int. Rally Driver: Mikko Hirvonen
Rally Car of the Year: Citroen C4
John Bolster Award: Adrian Newey
Racing car of the Year: Brawn BGP001
Rookie of the Year: Kris Meeke
Nat’l. Racing Driver: Colin Turkington
British Club Driver: Sarah Moore

Perhaps more to the point is AUTOSPORT’s celebration of 60 years in the business of covering motor sport. I would be remiss in not also joining Luca di Montezemolo in praising AUTOSPORT for their efforts, work and history. The publication is a stalwart in the motor sport industry and around the world.

Although an American, I had a subscription for many years and the cost of a weekly delivered to the states is astronomical but AUTOSPORT is certainly a magazine worthy of the expense. AUTOSPORT has such a rich history with some of the finest motor sport journalists writing for their publication. IT would be calous and completely wrong of me to not congratulate them on such a luminous history and presence in the world of motor sport.

I bumped in to a few AUTOSPORT staff writers while attending the Road Atlanta circuit during the Petit Le Mans here in the states and both were terrific gentlemen and a real joy to meet. AUTOSPORT has always been a terrific source for news both aggregated and original and a terrific site for the avid fan. Everyone at F1B raises a glass and salutes the AUTOSPORT Awards 2009 winners as well as AUTOSPORT itself for tirelessly bringing the world of motor sport to the world. May there be many more years leading the way and creating insightful and timely news.


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