The Autocar awards celebrates the amazing people and their hard work within the automotive industry.
The editors choice went to Lewis Hamilton for his amazing work both on and off the track. The seven-time Formula 1 world champion has become an advocate for environmentalism and the Black Lives Matter movement, using his high profile to promote positive change in society.
Autocar editor Mark Tisshaw said: “As the most successful driver in Formula 1 history, Sir Lewis Hamilton was an obvious choice for recognition at this year’s Autocar Awards – but we were just as impressed by his achievements outside of his Mercedes-AMG car. Hamilton has used his high-profile to speak out on a number of important social issues, and hasn’t been afraid to stand up for what he believes in, even if that might attract criticism from some.”