FIA Prize Giving Ceremony

The FIA Prize Giving Ceremony is an annual event promoted by Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) which honours the achievements of all FIA Champions over the past season.

In 2014 FIA inaugurated a new format where FIA Champions and guests take part in a competition held at a karting track designed by Herman Tilke, under the direction of F1 race director Charlie Whiting. The day culminates with a glamorous two-part ceremony celebrating the FIA champions. The winners of the Personality of the Year and Action of the Year awards will be unveiled that same evening, as will brand new Rookie of the Year award and Pole Position trophy.[1]

LocationEdit

Year Country City Ref
2011   India New Delhi [2]
2012   Turkey Istanbul [3]
2013   France Paris [4]
2014   Qatar Doha [5]
2015   France Paris [6]
2016   Austria Vienna [7]
2017   France Paris [8]
2018   Russia Saint Petersburg [9]
2019   France Paris [10]
2020   Germany Munich [11]

Awards winnersEdit

Personality of the YearEdit

 
Robert Kubica: winner of Personality of the Year award in 2013

The FIA Personality of the Year award sees permanently accredited media from the FIA's World Championships honour the competitor or figure who they believe achieved an exceptional performance this season. This figure can be a driver, a team manager, an official, a volunteer, etc., affiliated to an FIA Championship or Event.[1]

Year Driver Series Ref.
2013   Robert Kubica World Rally Championship [12]
2014   Lewis Hamilton Formula One [13]
2015   Max Verstappen Formula One [14]
2016   Max Verstappen Formula One [15]
2017   Max Verstappen Formula One [16]
2018   Lewis Hamilton Formula One [17]
2019   Niki Lauda Formula One [18]

Action of the YearEdit

The FIA Action of the Year award allows motorsport fans to choose their defining event of the sporting year. Balloting for the award is undertaken by motor racing fans via the FIA's official website.[1]

Year Driver Series Event Ref.
2014   Max Verstappen Formula 3 European Championship Overtaking Antonio Giovinazzi in Imola. [19]
2015   Max Verstappen Formula One Overtaking Felipe Nasr at the Belgian Grand Prix. [14]
2016   Max Verstappen Formula One Overtaking Nico Rosberg at the Brazilian Grand Prix. [15]
2017   Esapekka Lappi World Rally Championship Jump at the Rally de Portugal. [20]
2018   Teemu Suninen World Rally Championship Save at Rally Finland. [21]
2019   Max Verstappen Formula One Overtaking Charles Leclerc at the British Grand Prix. [22]

Rookie of the YearEdit

 
Charles Leclerc: winner of Rookie of the Year award in 2017 and 2018.

The FIA Rookie of the Year is selected amongst drivers who completed their first season in an FIA-sanctioned championship. Eligible series include the FIA Formula One World Championship, World Rally Championship, European Rally Championship, World Touring Car Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, World Rallycross Championship, European Rallycross Championship, FIA Formula 3 European Championship and CIK Karting KF World Championship.[1]

Year Driver Series Ref.
2014   Daniil Kvyat Formula One [23]
2015   Max Verstappen Formula One [14]
2016   Kevin Hansen European Rallycross [24]
2017   Charles Leclerc Formula 2 [16]
2018   Charles Leclerc Formula One [25]
2019   Alexander Albon Formula One [26]

ReferencesEdit

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