Formula 1 drivers feature at BRDC awards
4 December 2012 – Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso were both announced as award winners at the annual BRDC gala in London on Monday. The ceremony, taking place at the Grand Connaught Rooms, featured a host of stars from the world of motorsport.
Hamilton, who recorded four Grand Prix victories for McLaren in 2012, claimed the Era Club Trophy for his achievements as a British driver in a British car this season. Ferrari's Alonso won the Johnny Wakefield Trophy for setting the fastest lap at this year's British Grand Prix, winning the award for the second consecutive campaign.
Other prize winners included WTCC Champion Rob Huff, who picked up the coveted BRDC Gold Star for his results as a British driver competing internationally, Silver Star recipient Gordon Shedden for his performances en route to the BTCC title, Indy 500 victor Dario Franchitti plus Red Bull Racing duo Adrian Newey and Christian Horner.