Lewis Hamilton might not be F1 world champion this year, but at least there’s a consolation prize on offer – in the form of a (literal) gold star from the British Racing Drivers’ Club.
The boy wonder has been awarded the BRDC’s 2007 Gold Star award, handed over for his outstanding contribution to motorsport.
This prestigious bit of hardware is dished out annually to the year’s most successful British racing driver in an international series.
Hamilton beat IndyCar champion and Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti as well as American Le Mans Series star and F1 veteran Allan McNish to the award.
British Touring Cars runner-up Jason Plato has received the Silver Star award for his achievement as top Brit in a domestic racing series.