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Wednesday, Dec 6 04:32pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Brendon Hartley takes trifecta in British Racing Drivers Club Awards

Kiwi motor racing rising star Brendon Hartley took home three awards at the British Racing Drivers Club Awards (BRDC) held at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

 

After his success in the FIA World Endurance Championship and a stellar debut in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, Hartley received awards for his performances this year. 

 

The first of his titles came alongside Porsche LMP1 teammates Timo Bernhard and fellow Kiwi Earl Bamber. The trio were awarded the Silverstone–Le Mans Challenge for their combined race results across the 6 Hours of Silverstone and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

 

The second award of the night came with the Bruce McLaren Trophy. The award is given to a driver from the Commonwealth who has establishing the most meritorious performances in international motor racing. Hartley was also awarded the Special BRDC Gold Star for winning the FIA World Endurance Championship.

 

Other notable drivers were at the awards night, including former Castrol Toyota Racing Series title winner Lando Norris. After dominating this year's FIA European Formula 3 Championship, Norris won the Spencer Charrington Trophy for the highest placed British drive in the championship. 

 

Norris also won the Richard Seaman Trophy for the highest-placed BRDC Member in the Gold Star points competition outside of Formula 1. 

 

The full list of 2017 BRDC Annual Awards winners are:

 

The John Cooper Trophy – George Russell
For a GP3 or FIA European Formula 3 driver with the potential to become a future World Champion

 

The Spencer Charrington Trophy – Lando Norris
For the highest-placed British driver in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship

 

The Richard Seaman Trophy – Lando Norris
For the highest-placed BRDC Member in the Gold Star points competition outside of Formula One

 

The Nigel Moores Trophy – Jackie Chan DC Racing Jota
For the most meritorious performance in international motor racing by a private entrant

 

The Fairfield Trophy – Jonny Adam
For an outstanding performance by a BRDC Member

 

The ACO Plate – Oliver Jarvis
On behalf of the Automobile Club De L’Ouest to the highest placed British driver at the Le Mans 24 Hour race

 

The Silverstone–Le Mans Challenge – Porsche: Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard and Earl Bamber
For the driver or team achieving the highest combined finishing record of the Silverstone LMS race and the Le Mans 24 Hour race

 

The Earl Howe Trophy – Sam Bird
For the British driver delivering the most meritorious performance of the year in North America

 

The John Cobb Memorial Trophy – Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris
For a success of outstanding character achieved by a British driver, in a British car

 

The Woolf Barnato Trophy – Aston Martin: Darren Turner and Jonny Adam
To the highest placed British driver or team, in a British car, in the Le Mans 24 Hour race

 

The Colin Chapman Trophy – Trevor Carlin
A special BRDC award to an individual displaying great team sprit be it a driver, team owner or engineer

 

The ERA Club Trophy – Aston Martin: Darren Turner and Jonny Adam
For the British drivers, driving a British car, establishing the most meritorious performance in the year outside of the UK

 

The Innes Ireland Trophy – Rick Parfitt Jnr
For the driver best displaying qualities of courage and sportsmanship epitomised by the late Innes Ireland

 

The Henry Surtees Award – Stuart Middleton and Will Tregurtha
For the most outstanding performance by a BRDC Rising Star

 

The Sir Jackie Stewart Award – Andrew Green (Force India)
For a motorsport engineer who has shown brilliance during the course of the season

 

The Bruce McLaren Trophy – Brendon Hartley
For the Commonwealth driver establishing the most meritorious performances in international motor racing

 

The Jim Clark Trophy – Enaam Ahmed
For the winner of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship

 

The Chris Bristow Trophy – Dan Ticktum
For the winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award

 

The Graham Hill Trophy – Harrison Scott
For the most meritorious performance by a British driver in single seater racing

 

The Johnny Wakefield Trophy – Lewis Hamilton MBE
For the fastest lap of the season at Silverstone Grand Prix circuit

 

BRDC President’s Award – James Calado
In recognition of winning the FIA GT World Endurance Championship

 

BRDC Silver Star – Daniel Cammish
For the strongest performance of the year by a Member in domestic championships (Points accumulation)

 

Special BRDC Gold Star – Brendon Hartley
BRDC Member winning the FIA World Endurance Championship

 

BRDC Gold Star – Lewis Hamilton MBE
For the strongest performance of the year by a Member in international championships (Points accumulation)

 

BRDC Gold Medal – Derek Warwick
Club’s highest recognition of achievement in, and contribution to, the Club and the sport of motor racing

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