In the round-up: The Red Bull drivers have won two of the major prizes at this year’s FIA Gala.
FIA Gala 2019
His team mate Max Verstappen won the FIA Action of the Year award for his overtaking move on Charles Leclerc on the outside of Club corner at the British Grand Prix.
Verstappen’s team mate Alexander Albon was named top rookie of 2019 following a season which saw him make his Formula 1 debut at Toro Rosso then gain a mid-season promotion to Red Bull. He was on course to finish second in the Brazilian Grand Prix, which would have been the best finish of his career, when he was knocked into a spin by Lewis Hamilton.
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Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
— Fritz-Dieter Rencken (@RacingLines) December 6, 2019
New season. New seat.
— Arrow McLaren SP (@ArrowMcLarenSP) December 6, 2019
Very emotional moment tonight in Paris during the #FIAPrizeGiving2019 when we pay tribute to Niki Lauda, Charlie Whiting, Anthoine Hubert and all those who left us this year pic.twitter.com/xrhZVqUJgk
— Jean Todt (@JeanTodt) December 6, 2019
Heinz Harald was super quick and focussed in 1999, which was why he did so well. The next year he wanted to design the car and lost that focus, but in 1999 he was as quick as anyone https://t.co/dqbStUf9Qg
— Mike Gascoyne (@MikeGascoyne) December 6, 2019
I have the 2006 F1 DVD on as ambience for today, and I just go to the Monaco portion of the review. While touting the celebrities in attendance for the Grand Prix, they showed both Lance Armstrong and Kevin Spacey.
Big hindsight oof!
— Adam Weller – Motorsport (@AdamWellerComms) December 6, 2019
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