Oliver Rowland received the top award at the Autosport Awards last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The Racing Steps Foundation driver was presented with the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award by Steve Rider in company with McLaren F1’s Martin Whitmarsh and BRDC President, Derek Warwick.
With this great achievement, Oliver joins the realms of past winners David Coulthard, Jenson Button and Paul di Resta. The win involves a McLaren F1 test drive, £100,000 and BRDC membership (full details at end of release).
Following a winning 2011, the four open-wheel RSF racers have their plans for 2012 finalised. The unique Racing Steps Foundation initiative to help talented young British racers to achieve their dreams of a professional race driving career, is preparing to start its fifth year.