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Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton was the big winner when the Formula 1 Board of Directors held its annual awards ceremony via video conference on Friday evening due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Mercedes driver was voted Personality of the Year by the permanently accredited media and also received a joint FIA presidential award with Ferrari star Michael Schumacher, the only other seven-time champion

In addition, Hamilton received the Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) trophy as the best scorer from three unprecedented F1 races in Italy

The 35-year-old Brit won in Imola and Mugello and finished seventh in Monza He drove the fastest laps on all three racetracks

Hamilton achieved a record 95 victories in his career, which together with his seven titles made him the most successful F1 driver of all time

Bahrain Grand Prix Marshals and Ian Roberts and Alan van der Merwe’s medical car team also received an award from the FIA ​​President for helping French driver Romain Grosjean escape from a fireball after his car penetrated a barrier and had split in two

Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda, who will be promoted to F1 next year with AlphaTauri to succeed Daniil Kvyat, was named Rookie of the Year, while fans voted Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen as the winner of Promotion of the Year

“2020 was an unprecedented year and it is remarkable to be here and to be able to honor our champions,” said FIA President Jean Todt

“The most important thing is that through creativity and ingenuity we have been able to organize championships – and we have champions to celebrate”


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