Adrian Newey Receives Segrave Trophy

Formula One design genius Adrian Newey received the Segrave Trophy for 2010 during a special award lunch held yesterday at the Royal Automobile Club. Newey received the distinction for being the only F1 designer to have created championship-winning cars for three different teams, Williams F1, McLaren and, in 2010, Red Bull Racing.

"This is a huge honour for me and I should like to thank Ben Cussons and the nominations committee for their support. To receive a trophy with such an impressive history is very special and the occasion has been even more memorable because so many past winners are guests here," Newey said, upon receiving the Segrave Trophy from Sir David Prosser, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club.

The Segrave Trophy is awarded to a British subject having “the Spirit of Adventure” for the most impressive demonstration of transportation by land, air or water. It was introduced in 1930 to commemorate the life of Sir Henry Segrave, who was, among others, a famous British racing driver.

As Newey has a top-class image in the motorsport world, the award ceremony was attended by a multitude of special guests, including Sir Frank Williams CBE, Patrick Head, David Richards, Damon Hill OBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, Paul Bonhomme, Nigel Mansell, Wing Commander Ken Wallis, Brian Milton, Steve Cutis MBE, Brian Lecomber, Joseph Ives, Tim Ellison, Louise Aitken-Walker MBE, Professor Gordon Murray, Brian Milton, Tony Mason, Peter Twiss OBE,  and John Surtees. Many of the aforementioned names have also been awarded the Segrave Trophy.
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