Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 Awards

Just like last year, I have collected a list of categories and awards to follow from the major racing series' across the globe, mainly Indycar, F1, Nascar, and GP2. This was all off the top of my head so if there is something you disagree with, let me know! Here are you're first, second, and third place finishers for the following categories!

Driver Of The Year
1) Fernando Alonso
2) Sebastian Vettel
3) Brad Keselowski

Photo: Wikipedia 

Team Of The Year
1) Team Penske
2) Red Bull Racing
3) Hendrick Motorsports


Roger Penske and Brad Keselowski - GEICO 400
Photo: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images

Best Individual Race Performance
1) Dario Franchitti at the Indianapolis 500
2) Mark Webber at Silverstone
3) Sebastian Vettel at Abu Dhabi


Dario Franchitti of England, driver of the #50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, races across the yard of bricks during the IZOD IndyCar Series 96th running of the Indianpolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Photo: Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images

Best Team Principle / Crew Chief / Strategist 
1) Christian Horner
2) Tim Cindric
3) Michael Andretti

Photo: N/A
Best Race
1) Indianapolis (Indycar)
2) GP2 Sprint Race at Valencia
3) Interlagos (F1)


Cars race down the frontstretch past fans in the grandstands during the IZOD IndyCar Series 96th running of the Indianpolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Photo: Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images

Best Finish
1) Indianapolis (Indycar)
2) GP2 Sprint Race at Valencia
3) Silverstone (F1)


Takuma Sato, driver of the #15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda hits the wall as he wrecks on the final lap while challenging for the potential win during the IZOD IndyCar Series 96th running of the Indianpolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Photo: Nick Laham / Getty Images

Best Pass
1) Webber on Alonso at Silverstone
2) Tony Kanaan's restart at Indianapolis
3) Charlie Kimball's double overtake at Toronto

Photo: LAT

Best Rookie Performance 
1) Simon Pagenaud at Long Beach
2) Austin Dillon at *insert race here*
3) Martin Plowman at Mosport

Photo: LAT

Best Rookie
1) Austin Dillon
2) Simon Pagenaud
3) Josef Newgarden

Photo: Tyler Barrick / Getty Images


Heart Warming Moment Of The Year
1) Helio Castroneves salutes DW at St. Petersburg
2) Bryan Herta's parade lap at Indianapolis
3) Michael Schumacher's final race


Helio Castroneves
Photo: Richard Coburn

Best Rivalry
1) Kevin Harvick vs The Copes
2) Andrettis vs Graham Rahal
3) EJ Viso vs Will Power

Photo: Getty Images


Best First Win
1) Pastor Maldonado
2) Nico Rosberg
3) Austin Dillon


null
Photo: LAT

Worst Race
1) Brickyard 400
2) Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle
3) F1 at Hungary


Photo: Charlie Nye / Indianapolis Star

Worst Team
1) HRT
2) HVM Racing
3) Maurissa


Photo: N/A

Reckless Driver
1) Pastor Maldonado
2) Elliot Sadler
3) Romain Grosjean


Formula 1 Image
Photo: AP Images

Cone Of Shame Award 
1) AJ Allmendinger
2) Pastor Maldonado (pick a race)
3) Graham Rahal (Texas)



Most Popular Driver
1) Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2) Fernando Alonso
3) James Hinchcliffe


Junior Pocono.jpg
Photo: Getty Images

Most Hated Driver
1) Kurt Busch
2) See #1
3) See #2

Photo: Geoff Burke / Getty Images

Best Livery 
1) Sebastien Bourdais at Indianapolis
2) Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Michigan
3) McLaren F1

Photo: IMS
Worst Livery 
1) Regan Smith (repeat winner from 2011)
2) Simona de Silvestro
3) Force India


Regan Smith - AdvoCare 500
Photo: John Harrelson / Getty Images

Blind Officiating Award
1) Phoenix (Nascar)
2) Bahrain (F1)
3) Milwaukee (Indycar)

Photo: Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images

Under The Radar Driver Of The Year
1) Simon Pagenaud
2) Clint Bowyer
3) Kimi Raikkonen


Simon Pagenaud - Grand Prix of Baltimore - Day 1
Photo: Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images

Most Improved Driver
1) Brad Keselowski
2) Ryan Hunter-Reay
3) Nico Rosberg

Brad Keselowski - 2012 Ford EcoBoost 400
Photo: Chris Graythen / Getty Images

Most Shocking Moment
1) Daytona Jet Dryer
2) Indianapolis 500 Finish
3) Spa F1 Start


Photo: Tom Pennington / Getty Images

Spectacular Crash Award
1) Conor Daly at Monaco
2) Mike Conway at Indianapolis
3 Nico Rosberg at Abu Dhabi

Photo: SPEED.com


Congrats to the "winners"! Let me know what you all think after another great year of racing!

-Matthew Hickey

1 comment: