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International Racing Driver of the Year

Open to professional racing drivers competing at an international level

Fernando Alonso
Once again he led the line for Ferrari, taking the fight to Red Bull. That was a forlorn task, but he never wavered in his efforts
Scott Dixon
A stunning fightback in the second half of the season delivered his third IndyCar title after fierce battle with Penske
Lewis Hamilton
Many doubted his move to Mercedes but he proved them wrong with victory in Hungary and four other podiums
Jimmie Johnson
Claimed a stunning sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup title as he continues to prove to be the best of his generation
Kimi Raikkonen
Started the year with a bang with victory in Australia, and his consistent scoring kept him in the world championship race
winner Sebastian Vettel
Another tour de force from the runaway champion and his Red Bull team. A fourth world title was secured with a remarkable nine consecutive wins

Racing car of the year

Open to cars competing in any class of circuit racing

Audi R18 e-tron quattro
Le Mans victory and a world title, in the year Audi hit 100 LMP wins
Audi RS5 DTM
Won DTM crown despite fierce opposition from BMW and Mercedes-Benz
Dallara GP3/13
New engine gave junior series a huge power boost, placing it between F3 and GP2
Lotus E21
Took the fight to Red Bull on numerous occasions, and proved kind to its Pirelli tyres
Mercedes F1 W04
Impressive raw pace produced three victories, including Monaco & Silverstone
winner Red Bull RB9
Adrian Newey's latest creation was just as potent as its predecessors

International Rally Driver of the Year

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

Jan Kopecky
Continued Skoda's success in regional rallying with an ultra-dominant performance in the European Rally Championship
Robert Kubica
Once he stopped crashing, the former F1 star turned on some real pace to dominate this year's WRC 2 series
Sebastien Loeb
Citroen's part-timer was ahead of the full-timers for much of the year. Two wins from four starts shows he's still the man
Thierry Neuville
Blossomed into an M-Sport team leader under Malcolm Wilson's leadership. Now the man most likely to win in a Fiesta
winner Sebastien Ogier
Would a year away from the coalface slow him down? Er, no. Incredible season of dominance from the next great Seb
Stephane Peterhansel
This year meant another Dakar and another sublime victory. He has ruled the marathon event 11 times now

Rally car of the year

Open to cars competing in rallying from international to national level

Citroen DS3 RX
Scored an emphatic one-two in rejuvenated European Rallycross Championship
Ford Fiesta WRC
M-Sport did an exceptional job to keep the Fiesta at the sharp end without works input
Two Minis on the Dakar podium demonstrated the ability of this most unlikely desert racer
winner Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
With Loeb at the wheel, it smashed the Pikes Peak record
Skoda Fabia S2000
Fought the good fight against forced induction all season. Emerged with ERC title
Much was expected of this car and it delivered. On every level and every surface

British competition driver of the year

Open to British drivers competing at international level

Sam Bird
Led the new Russian Time team to the the GP2 title in its first year, and contributed to Merc's F1 success in the simulator
Jenson Button
A difficult year with McLaren was a huge disappointment after all the promise of 2012. Kept working hard, despite everything
Paul di Resta
Strong start to the season highlighted by fourth place in Bahrain, but points finishes then became hard to come by
winner Lewis Hamilton
Five poles and five podiums in his debut season with Mercedes, including that brilliant victory in Hungary
Allan McNish
Clinched his first World Endurance Championship title with Audi after three wins, including the Le Mans 24 Hours
Justin Wilson
Driving for minnow Dale Coyne Racing, Wilson scored four podiums on his way to top-six IndyCar points finish

National driver of the year

Open to drivers racing in BTCC, British GT or Formula 3

Jonny Adam
A penalty may have denied him the crown, but Adam was a key part of Aston Martin's successful British GT title bid
winner Andrew Jordan
Came of age as a touring car racer to beat the works teams and take his first crown with family Eurotech squad
Jordan King
Carlin driver was the class of the British F3 field and took the title, as well as being a podium finisher in European F3
Gordon Shedden
Few drivers have had as much bad luck as the reigning BTCC champ, but Shedden fought back to the runner-up spot
Jason Plato
MG ace scored more BTCC wins than anyone else this year - eight - and took the title fight down to the wire
Nick Tandy
Under-rated for too long, became a Porsche factory driver and put together British GT and ELMS title challenges

Rookie of the year

Open to professional racing drivers in their first season racing in their respective categories

winner Jules Bianchi
Made a flying start to his F1 career, and his 13th position in Malaysia secured Marussia in 10th ahead of Caterham in the points race
Valtteri Bottas
Third on the grid in Montreal was a stunning result in a tricky-to-drive Williams, followed up by a fine eighth and his first points at Austin
Max Chilton
Up against a quality performer in Bianchi, the Brit has certainly closed the gap in the second half of the season
Esteban Gutierrez
Has found going tough against Hulkenberg, but got into his stride recently with first points finish in Japanese Grand Prix
Sam Tordoff
Has taken his big BTCC break in style, with first win at Snetterton, and kept team-mate Plato on his toes throughout
Stoffel Vandoorne
Gave fellow McLaren junior driver Kevin Magnussen a run for his money with four FR3.5 victories in his debut season

British club driver of the year

Open to British drivers in any class of TOCA supports or equivalent and below

winner Dan Cammish
Absolutely unstoppable in British Formula Ford, taking a record 24 wins from 24 starts in his JTR Mygale
Josh Files
Team Pyro racer came out on top of a competitive Renault Clio Cup field and starred in Europe
Jake Hughes
Straight out of karting, impressed on his way to the inaugural BRDC Formula 4 Championship with Lanan
Tom Ingram
Dominant performance in Ginetta GT Supercup brought the 20-year-old JHR man the crown a meeting early
Michael Meadows
Achieved the rare feat of successfully defending his Porsche Carrera Cup title with new Samsung outfit
Chris Middlehurst
Great start to the year set MGR driver on his way to the Formula Renault BARC crown