Ahead of the 2013 AUTOSPORT Awards, we've dug into the video archives and selected some classic moments from the 'motorsport oscars', starring Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and more...
NIGEL MANSELL WINS INTERNATIONAL RACING DRIVER OF THE YEAR IN 1992
In the winter between winning the Formula 1 world championship at last and heading for Indycar, a post-surgery Mansell arrives on AUTOSPORT Awards stage complete with crutches to reflect on a glorious year and a very different future.
EMERSON FITTIPALDI RECEIVES A GREGOR GRANT AWARD IN 1995
At the end of what would turn out to be his final full season of racing, Fittipaldi holds the room spellbound as he reminisces about a career spanning from F1 in the 1960/70s to 1980/90s Indycar.
ROGER PENSKE RECEIVES A JOHN BOLSTER AWARD IN 2001
US motorsport legend Penske is joined on stage by his CART/IndyCar drivers Helio Castroneves and Gil de Ferran as he marks his team's return to the top in the year it conquered Indianapolis again.
AJ ALLMENDINGER WINS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN 2004
A superb Champ Car rookie season seemed to set Allmendinger on the path to become America's next single-seater hero, and there was plenty of optimism about his ultimately-doomed championship too. "I'm in a great series with a lot of people that want to spend a lot of money...," he said...
JOHN FORCE RECEIVES A JOHN BOLSTER AWARD IN 2005
A taste of a very different form of motorsport for the AUTOSPORT Awards audience in 2005, as NHRA drag racing legend John Force's achievements are honoured.