By Full Contact News and Views
Luciano Bacheta, the Formula 2 World Champion, was yesterday awarded the prestigious John Cobb Trophy by the British Racing Drivers’ Club.
At the glittering BRDC Annual Awards ceremony held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, and hosted by BBC Formula 1 presenter Jake Humphrey, the great and good of British motor racing were in attendance. Sir Stirling Moss OBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Sir Frank Williams OBE to name just three.
The BRDC’s President-in-Chief, HRH The Duke of Kent KG, presented three trophies including the John Cobb Trophy to Luciano. John Cobb was a British pilot and motor racing driver who died in 1952 whilst attempting to break the world water speed record at Loch Ness, having earlier set numerous daring records on land. The BRDC has from 1953 awarded on an annual basis the John Cobb Trophy to a British driver, driving a British car, who has achieved success or successes of outstanding character. Previous winners of the Trophy have included Lewis Hamilton, Dean Stoneman, Mark Blundell, Jonny Herbert, Jenson Button and Dario Franchitti; Luciano is therefore in extremely able company.
Some of the other Annual Award winners this year included Rob Huff (Gold Star award), Christian Horner (The Colin Chapman Trophy), Adrian Newey (The Sir Jackie Stewart Award) and James Calado (The Graham Hill Trophy).
At Full Contact we are all very proud and delighted at Luciano’s achievements in 2012 culminating in this award, as we look forward to an exciting 2013 and beyond.
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