Yes, it's getting to that time of year again where we (well, more 'I' I suppose since I write it...but you guys contribute too!) dish out the prestigious awards from all motorsport categories around this planet. Sadly, despite Kristen's best protests, I cannot include horseracing as they don't have a combustion engine...even though you can measure them in horsepower.
Here's the link to last years so you can see how we do this thing.
On to the categories:
- Rookie of the Year
- Race of the Year
- Qualifier of the Year (or qualifying lap of the year)
- Team of the Year
- Pit Crew of the Year
- Driver of the Year
- Person of the Year
- Personality of the Year
- Crash of the Year
- Surprise of the Year
- Miracle of the Year
- Worst looking car livery of the Year
- Bone-headed passing attempt of the Year
- Dental School Award
- Carved from stone Award
- Red Bull Award
- Lucky Bugger Award
I'm adding a few new categories this year:
The 'Anthony Hudson' Award - Mr Hudson is an Australian AFL commentator who said during a match "I see it, but I do not believe it!". This differs from the Dental School Award as this one includes those moments where you go "I bet....happens" and, not even five minutes later, it does.
The 'Top Gear' Award - their motto is 'ambitious, but rubbish' and refers to the challenges the shows Producers give them (designing a car that can be used as a space shuttle for example). This award is geared towards those people and/or teams that talked the talk but required alternate means of transport to walk the walk instead.
The 'Brett Favre' Award - no, not for 'that pass', but his comebacks instead. Whether it's a team/person who was nowhere last year but a star in 2010 or looked down and out during a race yet found a way back to the front, this one's for you.
Remember, any motorsport category can be nominated (from DTM to NHRA to WRC...I won't exclude anything) and, if you can, any links to videos would be helpful (thinking of the Bone-head awards) in making the final choices :)
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