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Longlist of drivers for 2022 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award named


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#1 William Hunt

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 18:06

The names who will try to win this prestigious British award are:
 
Luke Browning  (GB3)
Callum Voisin (GB3, also has Swiss nationality)
Taylor Barnard  (Italian & German F4, former karting star)
Oliver Gray  (British F4, Williams Jr.)
Aiden Neate  (British F4)
Nikolas Taylor  (British F4, also has Malaysian nationality)

 

Source: https://formulascout...ard-named/97173


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#2 William Hunt

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 18:13

Previous winners of this award:

 

2021:  Zak O'Sullivan  (currently Williams Jr.)

2019:  Jonnathan Hoggard

2018:  Tom Gamble

2017:  Dan Ticktum

2016:  Lando Norris

2015:  Will Palmer

2014:  George Russell

2013:  Matt Parry

2012:  Jake Dennis

2011:  Oliver Rowland

2010:  Lewis Williamsson

2009:  Dean Smith

2008:  Alexander Sims

2007:  Stefan Wilson

2006:  Oliver Turvey

2005:  Oliver Jarvis

2004:  Paul di Resta

2003:  Alex Lloyd

2002:  Jamie Green

2001:  Steven Kane

2000:  Anthony Davidson

1998:  Gary Paffett

1997:  Andrew Kirkaldy

1996:  Darren Turner

1995:  Jonny Kane

1994:  Jamie Davies

1993:  Ralph Firman

1992:  Dario Franchitti

1991:  Oliver Gavin

1990:  Gareth Rees

1989:  David Coulthard


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#3 BRG

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 11:51

They won't 'try to win it' - it is judged by a panel rather than a direct contest between the contenders.  And I am not sure why you have only listed some of the contenders?

 

Former finalists Ollie Bearman (2021), Jamie Chadwick (2019) and Louis Foster (2021) have reached the longlist stage again,

Seven new names to make the longlist are W Series racer Abbi Pulling, GB3 contenders Luke Browning and Callum Voisin, and four Formula 4 racers: Taylor Barnard, Williams junior Ollie Gray, Aiden Neate and GB4 leader Nikolas Taylor.

There may also be an 11th driver that joins the longlist later this year, as it was announced the judges “reserve the right to introduce a wildcard for drivers excelling during the closing stages of the season”, although the selection of the four finalists will also be made in the next two months.



#4 Sterzo

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 12:05

Statistically, anyone called Oliver stands the best chance of being given the award.



#5 PlatenGlass

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 17:33

The names who will try to win this prestigious British award are:

Luke Browning (GB3)
Callum Voisin (GB3, also has Swiss nationality)
Taylor Barnard (Italian & German F4, former karting star)
Oliver Gray (British F4, Williams Jr.)
Aiden Neate (British F4)
Nikolas Taylor (British F4, also has Malaysian nationality)

Source: https://formulascout...ard-named/97173

Not what I'd call long.

#6 BRG

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 09:19

The full 10 or even 11 name longlist is reasonably long for an award contest like this.



#7 Ali_G

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 12:35

Previous winners of this award:

2021: Zak O'Sullivan (currently Williams Jr.)
2019: Jonnathan Hoggard
2018: Tom Gamble
2017: Dan Ticktum
2016: Lando Norris
2015: Will Palmer
2014: George Russell
2013: Matt Parry
2012: Jake Dennis
2011: Oliver Rowland
2010: Lewis Williamsson
2009: Dean Smith
2008: Alexander Sims
2007: Stefan Wilson
2006: Oliver Turvey
2005: Oliver Jarvis
2004: Paul di Resta
2003: Alex Lloyd
2002: Jamie Green
2001: Steven Kane
2000: Anthony Davidson
1998: Gary Paffett
1997: Andrew Kirkaldy
1996: Darren Turner
1995: Jonny Kane
1994: Jamie Davies
1993: Ralph Firman
1992: Dario Franchitti
1991: Oliver Gavin
1990: Gareth Rees
1989: David Coulthard


Franchitti surely deserves a bolding :). Achieved more than anyone on this list.

#8 William Hunt

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 14:08

They won't 'try to win it' - it is judged by a panel rather than a direct contest between the contenders.  And I am not sure why you have only listed some of the contenders?

 

Former finalists Ollie Bearman (2021), Jamie Chadwick (2019) and Louis Foster (2021) have reached the longlist stage again,

Seven new names to make the longlist are W Series racer Abbi Pulling, GB3 contenders Luke Browning and Callum Voisin, and four Formula 4 racers: Taylor Barnard, Williams junior Ollie Gray, Aiden Neate and GB4 leader Nikolas Taylor.

There may also be an 11th driver that joins the longlist later this year, as it was announced the judges “reserve the right to introduce a wildcard for drivers excelling during the closing stages of the season”, although the selection of the four finalists will also be made in the next two months.

 

My mistake, must have looked too quickly over the article so thanks for correcting me.

I didn't realise that you could be nominated for this award more than once (they probably changed the rules then). Foster & Bearman are off course great contenders and good to see that two females (Chadwick & Pulling) were included.



#9 PEW

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 14:22

No sure why Jenson Button 1999 was omitted, surely a candidate for bold.?



#10 Risil

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 14:27

How did they miss Lewis?! I bet the injustice of it all eats away at him.  ;)



#11 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 14:42

How did they miss Lewis?! I bet the injustice of it all eats away at him.   ;)

What year was he nominated (if he was)?



#12 Alan Lewis

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 16:01

Lewis was never nominated...

https://en.wikipedia...port_BRDC_Award

Presumably because McLaren were the long-time supporters of the Award prior to Aston and the perceived conflict of interest, whether he won or not, would have broken the internet (which wasn't as robust back then, of course).

#13 William Hunt

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 16:04

Franchitti surely deserves a bolding :). Achieved more than anyone on this list.

 

Yes he does but I just bolded the ones who drove races in F1.



#14 Risil

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 16:04

Reading that list I was reminded about Oliver Rowland, who a fair few people in the know were quite excited about as he was coming up. What happened to him? Formula E appears to have dug his professional grave.



#15 William Hunt

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Posted 08 August 2022 - 15:11

Formula E is not a "grave" but a great serie where you can have a great carreer. Top drivers in Formula E get paid higher wages as several drivers in F1 and as almost every driver in IndyCar. Vandoorne earns 2 million euro in Formula E, that's double of what Magnussen earns at Haas this year.

 

Ridiculous to think that only people who drive in Formula 1 are suposedy good or 'have made it'. There is more than F1. WEC Hypercars, GT sportscars, Super Formula, IndyCar, Formula E, WRC, World Championship Touring Cars also have great drivers and they're also great series to drive in.

When you can live from autosport by earning a salary from it (instead paying for it) you have made it. Many young drivers dream of getting paid to drive as a profession. When you can reach that that is not a "grave" but getting paid to do what you love, getting paid to drive cars. Rowland is getting paid by manufacturer Nissan this year: that is not a "grave'.

 

Whether someone can drive in F1 these days is often decided by 2 factors: luck (there has to be an open seat exactly at the right moment and you've got to be in the right F1 junior program and/ or the right F2 team at the right moment) and money.


Edited by William Hunt, 08 August 2022 - 15:13.