Autosport Awards 2019

Awards 2019 Voting


Vote for your favourite in motorsport's
most prestigious awards

An Autosport Award is the one that every team, driver and manufacturer wants to win. With a star-studded ceremony taking place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on December 8, the great and the good from the world of motorsport will be out in force to celebrate their 2019 achievements.

What makes the Autosport Awards so desirable is that they are voted for by the most passionate and knowledgeable fans in the world – YOU!

This is your chance to reward whomever you feel has driven the best, built the best car or produced the most spectacular moment. All votes count, so make sure your voice is heard.

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Rider of the Year

Presented by Tata CommunicationsOpen to riders competing in top-level international motorcycle racing

Peter Hickman

Three Isle of Man TT victories, a North West 200 triumph and a record Ulster Grand Prix clean sweep - most of it achieved on the unproven and largely standard new BMW Superbike - made Hickman king of road racing in 2019.

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Rider of the Year

Marc Marquez

The Honda rider defied the limitations of a lacklustre RC213V to ease to his sixth MotoGP world title and eighth overall with four races to spare, by way of top-two finishes in all bar one race and nine victories.

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Rider of the Year

Fabio Quartararo

The surprise package of 2019, rookie Quartararo took poles and podium finishes from the outset in an impressive debut year in which he also offered champion Marquez some of the stiffest opposition in races he has ever faced.

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Rider of the Year

Jonathan Rea

Turned around an early season 61-point deficit to dominant Ducati man Alvaro Bautista to win a record fifth World Superbike title with two rounds to spare, cementing his status as arguably World Superbike’s greatest ever rider with another crushing performance for Kawasaki.

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Rider of the Year

International Racing Driver of the Year

Presented by PirelliOpen to professional racing drivers competing at an international level

Lewis Hamilton

In the face of the strongest challenge from Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas yet and latterly increasingly rapid Ferrari and Red Bull opposition too, Hamilton still set himself on course for a sixth F1 title in commanding style by mid-season.

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International Racing Driver of the Year

Josef Newgarden

With IndyCar getting ever-more competitive, winning a second title in three years was a phenomenal achievement for Newgarden - especially given the strength of the in-house opposition at Penske and the threat from rival giants Andretti and Ganassi.

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International Racing Driver of the Year

Rene Rast

Rene Rast is the undisputed class-leading driver in DTM after two titles in just three years in the category. Very few errors and prodigious one-lap pace put him at an advantage that his title rivals could not overcome.

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International Racing Driver of the Year

Jean-Eric Vergne

After eight different drivers won the first eight races of the 2018/19 Formula E season it was impossible to pick a title favourite. But Vergne comprehensively changed that and took utter command of the epic championship fight.

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Jean-Eric Vergne
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International Racing Driver of the Year

British Competition Driver of the Year

Open to British drivers competing in categories at international level

Alex Albon

Having spent 2018 fighting just to keep his career afloat, Albon found himself with a shock Formula 1 chance but scant preparation - and quickly turned it into the extraordinary opportunity of a Red Bull Racing seat alongside Max Verstappen.

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British Competition Driver of the Year

Mike Conway

Fernando Alonso inevitably stole the headlines in Toyota’s 2018/19 World Endurance Championship line-up, but Conway starred in the sister car - a stunning first stint at Le Mans typifying his emergence as the standout driver in a two-car effort oozing quality.

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Mike Conway
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British Competition Driver of the Year

Lando Norris

McLaren's rookie signing has been a key part of its 2019 Formula 1 resurgence, with Norris belying his youth and inexperience to match Carlos Sainz Jr even in what many regard as his relative-veteran team-mate's strongest F1 season yet.

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Lando Norris
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British Competition Driver of the Year

George Russell

Going from winning the Formula 2 title to life at the back in F1 with Williams would've broken many, but Russell has earned huge respect for his efforts in adversity at the back of the field and got absolutely everything out of a tough car.

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George Russell
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British Competition Driver of the Year

Rally Driver of the Year

Open to professional or semi-professional rally drivers in international events

Thierry Neuville

Hyundai hasn't had as consistently competitive a package in the 2019 WRC as it had in previous seasons, so this year it's been down to Neuville to keep it in the title hunt even as his team-mates often struggled to get the best out of the car.

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Rally Driver of the Year

Sebastien Ogier

Though Ogier faces the end of his run of titles, he's arguably driven better than ever this season as he reunited with Citroen and instantly transformed into a title contender again. Winning on his team return in Monte Carlo was a sublime statement.

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Rally Driver of the Year

Kalle Rovanpera

With a Toyota WRC contract understood to be in his pocket, teenage sensation Rovanpera potentially had his last year on the support package in 2019 and didn't waste it - proving it's time to step up to the big league with a commanding WRC2 Pro title.

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Kalle Rovanpera
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Rally Driver of the Year

Ott Tanak

Despite this being one of the WRC's most competitive eras, Tanak has gone into almost every 2019 round as the man to beat - producing relentlessly crushing pace and seeing off two very rapid team-mates at Toyota on his way to a maiden title.

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Ott Tanak
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Rally Driver of the Year

Racing Car of the Year

Presented by PirelliOpen to cars competing in any class of circuit racing

Audi RS5 DTM

The DTM's switch to Class One was future-proof but came with considerable reliability concerns. Audi used its Le Mans and road car experience to resolve that swiftly and crushed BMW by scoring almost twice as many points and sealing all titles on offer.

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Audi RS5 DTM
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Racing Car of the Year

BMW 330i M Sport

The BTCC is an extremely hard championship to dominate given the closeness of its rules, but WSR's new BMW did just that with the way it hit the ground running - reeling off win after win and setting up the title fight between its lead drivers.

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BMW 330i M Sport
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Racing Car of the Year

DS E-Tense FE19

DS joined forces with Techeetah for the fifth FE season and and the car looked fast and efficient from the start. Although it took until the sixth race to win, it ultimately enabled both its drivers to fight for the crown and for Vergne to retain his title.

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DS E-Tense FE19
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Racing Car of the Year

Mercedes F1 W10

Mercedes looked to be up against it at the first winter test, then pulled off an outstanding turnaround when its test two upgrades unlocked the new car's pace. An unbeatable start to the season followed and another title double was soon a formality.

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Mercedes F1 W10
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Racing Car of the Year

National Driver of the Year

Open to drivers racing in the BTCC, British GT or at FIA F3/GP3 level

Phil Keen

Keen once again missed out on the British GT title, but moulded rookie team-mate Adam Balon into a surprise title contender and took two classy wins at Snetterton. Four fastest laps to boot meant he was the series' benchmark driver.

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National Driver of the Year

Dan Harper

There’s been no stopping Dan Harper in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB this year. He won six of the eight non-reversed grid races and took six of the eight poles on his way to becoming the category’s youngest-ever champion.

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National Driver of the Year

Andrew Jordan

2013 champion Jordan went toe-to-toe with reigning champion Turkington for BTCC glory from within the same WSR team. He scored more wins than any other driver throughout the season and came up just two points short – despite missing three races due to an accident.

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National Driver of the Year

Colin Turkington

After taking five wins across the season and claiming a last-gasp championship victory, Turkington now stands shoulder to shoulder with Andy Rouse as the most successful BTCC driver of all time in terms of titles won with four. The WSR BMW 330i M Sport man has cemented his place among the greats.

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Colin Turkington
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National Driver of the Year

Moment of the Year

Presented by MarelliOpen to the most spectacular moments of this year's motorsport season

Leclerc wins at Monza

A week after the sad circumstances of his first F1 triumph on the tragic Spa weekend, Leclerc took a win he could enjoy at the greatest venue of them all for a Ferrari driver: Monza. And he cemented his status as the Tifosi's new hero in the process.

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Leclerc wins at Monza
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Moment of the Year

Rins wins at Silverstone

Already a race-winner at Austin, Rins’s Silverstone triumph marked him out as a true MotoGP frontrunner as he held his nerve in a thrilling battle with world champion Marc Marquez to win by 0.013s with an audacious last-corner overtake.

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Rins wins at Silverstone
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Moment of the Year

Verstappen passes Leclerc to win in Austria

Max Verstappen's characteristically uncompromising pass on Charles Leclerc was a key flashpoint in the battle between F1's brightest young stars, gave Honda its first F1 win of the modern era and ensured it was Red Bull that ended Mercedes' winning run.

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Verstappen passes Leclerc to win in Austria
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Moment of the Year

Vergne wins second FE title

Heading to the Formula E season finale, it seemed certain that Jean-Eric Vergne would waltz to a second title. Then all hell broke loose in a controversial race one, before he turned the tables the next day and made history as FE's first double champion.

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Vergne wins second FE title
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Moment of the Year

Rally Car of the Year

Open to cars competing in rallying from international to national level

Citroen C3 WRC

After too many years in the doldrums, the team that had commanded world rallying with Sebastien Loeb stormed back into the title hunt with Sebastien Ogier this year in a remarkable turnaround down to car improvements as well as its new driver.

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Rally Car of the Year

Hyundai i20 WRC

As it has been since the start of the WRC's current rules era, Hyundai has been a regular pacesetter with its i20 and a team the rest simply have to beat to have any hope of the championship - even though a title of its own remains elusive.

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Hyundai i20 WRC
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Rally Car of the Year

Ford Fiesta WRC

M-Sport’s Ford Fiesta WRC has remained a potential frontrunner on every round of the series this season - only a final-stage puncture robbed Elfyn Evans of victory in Corsica and the Welshman’s commanding pace at home demonstrated the car’s continued ability on the loose.

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Rally Car of the Year

Toyota Yaris WRC

Just three years into its World Rally Championship return, the Tommi Makinen led Toyota project has been the absolute benchmark for raw pace this season as Ott Tanak stormed to win after win. And after last year's near-miss, this time that speed is being rewarded.

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Rally Car of the Year

Rookie of the Year

Presented by Richard MilleOpen to professional racing drivers in their first season in their respective categories

Alex Albon

In an era where most F1 rookies have long been groomed by teams and manufacturers, Albon was thrown in at the deep end with Toro Rosso but acquitted himself superbly from the outset - and earned an even bigger challenge with Red Bull.

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Rookie of the Year

Colton Herta

The son of CART star Bryan lit up IndyCar as a rookie in 2019, becoming the series' youngest ever race-winner in his second race having only just turned 19. Two poles and seventh in the championship underlined how big a future the latest Herta has.

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Rookie of the Year

Lando Norris

Despite only being 19 years old, Norris has justified his ultra-rapid rise through the ranks into F1 by holding his own against much more experienced opposition in the upper midfield and demonstrating excellent racecraft in the improving McLaren.

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Lando Norris
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Rookie of the Year

George Russell

Almost every hint of light at the end of the tunnel in Williams's worst F1 season has been down to the tireless efforts of Russell, who wouldn't have been blamed for losing motivation with such a difficult car but has been an underdog sensation.

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Rookie of the Year

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