Hosted by FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the night provided a fitting climax to the FIA’s Yearly Typical Assembly Week and the 2022 racing time.
The gathering was supported by Auto Club d’Italia (ACI), the Regione Emilia-Romagna and the Italian Trade Agency and industrial partners Rolex, Hankook, Brembo, Marelli, OMP and Bell.
An audience of 1,000 friends celebrated the fantastic performers and performances of 2022 while the personalities and growing stars had been lauded and those people dropped to the motor activity fraternity were remembered. The night was presided about by MCs Derin Adetosoye, the System E presenter, and Eurosport Italia’s Zoran Filicic.
The evening celebrated not just the world champions and their groups but also the quite a few men and women who make the activity what it is.
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, reported: “It is an honour that this 2022 edition, my 1st as FIA President, will take spot in Bologna, at the heart of ‘Motor Valley’. It is a city and a region prosperous in motor sport and automotive history. My warmest many thanks to the Auto Club d’Italia (ACI), Regione Emilia-Romagna and the Italian Trade Agency for internet hosting us, and to our associates for their assistance.
“Tonight, we honour the stars of our sport – our World Champions, and I would also like to thank all the brands, groups and promoters who provide this kind of powerful support. Most of all, I would like to thank the 1000’s of volunteers and marshals who freely dedicate their time to be certain the protection and achievement of situations all above the globe.
“This yr we have taken sizeable ways forward on polices and sophisticated technology, with the debut of the hybrid-powered Rally 1 class in WRC, a next prosperous calendar year of the Hypercar classification in the FIA World Stamina Championship, the dawn of the electric Rallycross period, the launch of the System E Gen3 vehicle and acceptance by the FIA Planet Motor Activity Council of the 2026 F1 Power Device Restrictions.
“Across the total FIA motor activity portfolio, we are advertising and marketing environmental sustainability – in the direction of our intention of net-zero by 2030.”
The evening was the crowning second of a file-breaking time for Method 1 Environment Winner Max Verstappen. The Dutchman recorded 15 wins – a new landmark for a single period. He received two of year’s a few Sprints and amassed the largest solitary-year factors overall (454) in the heritage of the activity in clinching his next consecutive planet title.
Soon after receiving the trophy from FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, Verstappen said: “Your whole existence you goal for the aim of staying a Environment Winner, but this yr we have been additional aggressive and we received the Drivers’ and the Constructors’, so I would say this just one is greater than past yr and additional gratifying, but the to start with just one is often extra emotional.”
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc received the 2nd-spot trophy with Verstappen’s workforce-mate Sergio Perez having the 3rd-location prize.
The Constructors’ title, offered by Method 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali was accepted by Oracle Red Bull Racing’s Workforce Principal Christian Horner. “For 9 several years there was only 1 maker on this trophy. It is been the most unbelievable calendar year for the workforce. We’ve broken every file of our very own. Tonight I’d like to dedicate this just one to Dietrich Mateschitz.”
Some noteworthy firsts ended up acknowledged in the FIA Earth Rally Championship. The championship celebrated its 50th year and marked the situation with a switch to hybrid ability and 100% fossil-totally free gasoline.
The successful driver Finland’s Kalle Rovanperä, together with co-driver Jonne Halttunen, became the youngest winner in WRC record – the working day immediately after his 22nd birthday. The compatriots recognized their award from Sébastien Loeb. Rovanperä claimed: “It has been an wonderful time, particularly obtaining the very first title is often the most challenging one to cope with the force. This period was really good for us, with new Rally1 autos and the hybrid process, and we were fast to discover the car or truck and strongly on the tempo. We didn’t count on it to materialize so quickly but we were being generally pushing, and I never consider that I’m young when I’m in the automobile, I just check out to do the ideal achievable.”
The Manufacturers’ trophy was accepted by Toyota Gazoo Racing crew principal Jari-Matti Latvala.
Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson collected his fifth FIA Environment Rallycross Championship in the very first time of the category’s all-electric powered era. “This title undoubtedly indicates a small bit further. It is the 1st electric powered championship format this calendar year, which is new for rallycross,” he mentioned. “And also this motor vehicle we have designed ourselves at property with my family group, so to acquire that car or truck and follow every step and remaining equipped to acquire the championship was undoubtedly a thing further.”
The 2019 champion Timmy Hansen took second position ahead of Finland’s Niclas Grönholm. The Teams’ award was offered to Tommy Kristoffersson of Kristoffersson Motorsport.
Belgium’s Stoffel Vandoorne took to the phase to be offered with the ABB FIA Components E Globe Championship Drivers’ trophy in advance of Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans and ROKIT Venturi Racing’s Edoardo Mortara. Vandoorne said: “It’s not every single 12 months you have the opportunity to acquire a entire world championship, so I’m clearly really happy and content I managed to get this 12 months in the final season for Mercedes as well. With Mercedes EQ we had an remarkable journey collectively and to complete it off with a environment championship title is one thing special.”
The Teams’ award was collected by Mercedes-EQ Group Principal Ian James.
Nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen bestowed the FIA Earth Stamina Championship Hypercar honours on the Toyota trio of Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryō Hirakawa.
Commenting on the closeness of the contest, Buemi mentioned: “We had to combat. It was a very limited championship, and with the DNF in Spa, it was complicated to get better. From then on, we experienced to make certain we didn’t make any issues, and definitely winning the 24 Hrs of Le Mans and Fuji set us again in the championship. At the stop we did very well. It was very good to gain the championship once more.”
Kamui Kobayashi collected the Manufacturers’ prize on behalf of Toyota Gazoo Racing which won four of the six Hypercar rounds like the Le Mans 24 Several hours.
For the second successive calendar year, Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado have been topped LMGTE Pro champions and their a few wins intended that also for the second 12 months in a row the Manufacturers’ title went to Ferrari. Accepting that award, Antonello Coletta, Head of Ferrari GT Sporting Functions, explained:“We’re very satisfied to finish the 10-calendar year cycle of the LMGTE Professional classification with 7 Manufacturers’ titles, five Drivers’ titles and 4 24 Hours of Le Mans victories. We rejoice all of these and now we focus on the long run.”
On hand to current the award to the inaugural FIA Rally-Raid earth champions – Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel – was 14-time Dakar Rally winner Stéphane Peterhansel. Al-Attiyah said: “I was the last driver to get the Globe Cup so my dream was also to gain the new cross-country title. After five instances undertaking the Earth Cup, I definitely pushed to have the Globe Rally-Raid Championship title.”
Sébastien Loeb and Fabian Lurquin been given the next-area trophy in advance of Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Dirk Von Zitzewitz, though the Manufacturers’ cup went to Toyota Gazoo Racing.
The FIA Method 2 champion Brazil’s Felipe Drugovich served choose MP Motorsport to the Teams’ title and was joined on phase to take their awards from Stefano Domenicali by Group Principal Sandor Dorsman. France’s Victor Martins was topped F3 winner with René Rosin accepting the Teams’ trophy on behalf of Prema Racing.
The stars of tomorrow, the FIA Karting World Champions, arrived in the form of Brazil’s Matheus Morgatto (Ok), Thailand’s Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Alright Junior) and Sweden’s Viktor Gustafsson (KZ). Max Verstappen handed more than the silverware.
In addition to the affirmation of the Championship titles, a range of other awards were offered.
The FIA Rookie of the Calendar year was chosen from drivers who have just concluded their initially time in an FIA championship. Earlier winners include things like Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon and Yuki Tsunoda, although last year’s award went to a driver who will be becoming a member of the F1 grid in 2023, Oscar Piastri.
The 2022 recipient, voted by the FIA Drivers’ Fee judging panel, was Zane Maloney from Barbados. Maloney was the 2019 British F4 winner and concluded as runner-up in the 2022 FIA Formulation 3 Championship. Leclerc was on hand to current the award. “It’s an honour to be standing here subsequent to Charles. I hope I can be as great as him just one working day,” Maloney explained.
Though it may be the motorists and teams who seize the limelight, lurking in the shadows it is the FIA’s military of volunteers and officials who kind the backbone of the sport. Amid the 2022 Volunteers and Officials Awards winners, the FIA Volunteers and Officials Fee (VOC) honoured Mexico’s Filiberto Loranca Marañón as the Excellent Official of the Calendar year.
Filiberto begun his profession as a marshal during the Formula 1 era in Mexico from 1986-1992 and has been the Race intervention Main Marshal for the modern-day iteration of the Mexican Grand Prix considering the fact that 2015. In 2022, he was a Clerk of the Course.
Filiberto was offered with his award by Abdulaziz Al-Thawadi, the President of the FIA Volunteers and Officers Fee.
With a few gold and just one silver medal, Italy was the winner of the 2022 FIA Motorsport Online games, a trophy recognized on the evening by the President of the Automobile Club d’Italia Angelo Sticchi Damiani and KCMG Components 4 Cup winner Andrea Kimi Antonelli.
The FIA Motion of the Calendar year award celebrates the most magnificent moments of the earlier racing calendar year and is the only prize of the night voted for by motor sport lovers all over the entire world on FIA.com. Movie clips of some of the most spectacular moments in motor sport from the 2022 season have been put to public vote on the FIA site, with fans picking from the motion from diverse FIA championships: FIA System 3 Championship, FIA Planet Rallycross Championship, FIA European Rally Championship, FIA ETCR eTouring Automobile Globe Cup, FIA System One Earth Championship, ABB FIA Method E World Championship, FIA Planet Rally-Raid Championship, FIA World Stamina Championship, FIA Earth Rally Championship and WTCR – FIA Entire world Touring Automobile Cup.
In 2022, the prize went to Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team’s Lewis Hamilton for his breathtaking overtaking move on Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez in the course of the British Grand Prix.
From creating roadways safer by way of the advancement of disc brakes or much better crash structures to the vast enhancements in effectiveness that we have witnessed with the hybrid engines of Method 1, motor sport has often been a driver of constructive modify.
That mission proceeds nowadays and to honour the extremely greatest advancements in motor activity, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem has made the FIA President Innovation Medal. In 2022, the recipient of that award was Gordon Murray for his consistent progressive method to race and road motor vehicle style and design.
The FIA Founding Customers Club Heritage Cup recognises the occasions, the people and the locations synonymous with the record of motoring and motorsport. In 1904, the Presidents of seven motoring Clubs achieved in Germany to consolidate their desire in the car and motor activity into an international affiliation, a movement that grew to develop into the FIA we know these days.
Italy was one particular of the founding members of the FIA, together with organisations from Germany, Britain, France, Austria, the United states of america and the Netherlands. Benedetto Camerana acknowledged the award on his country’s behalf presented by ACI’s Angelo Sticchi Damiani.
The evening concluded with a family photo and a remaining applause for all of the 2022 champions and classification winners as the curtain fell on what has been an eventful motor activity calendar year.
2022 FIA PRIZE Providing | CHAMPIONS & AWARD WINNERS
FIA MOTORSPORT Game titles
MONDOKART.COM FIA KARTING World CHAMPIONSHIP – Okay
MONDOKART.COM FIA KARTING Earth CHAMPIONSHIP – Alright-JUNIOR
MONDOKART.COM FIA KARTING World CHAMPIONSHIP – KZ
FIA Formula 3 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Motorists
FIA Formulation 3 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Teams
FIA Method 2 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Drivers
FIA System 2 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Teams
FIA Globe RALLY RAID-CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Drivers
FIA Environment RALLY RAID-CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CO-Motorists
FIA Environment RALLY-RAID CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Teams
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
FIA Outstanding Official OF THE Calendar year
FILIBERTO LORANCA MARAÑÓN
FIA FOUNDING MEMBERS’ CLUB HERITAGE CUP
FIA Environment RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Drivers
FIA Globe RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Teams
FIA ROOKIE OF THE Calendar year
ABB FIA Components E Environment CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Motorists
ABB FIA Components E Globe CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Manufacturers
FIA Action OF THE Yr
FIA Environment Endurance CHAMPIONSHIP LMGTE FOR Drivers
ALESSANDRO PIER GUIDI & JAMES CALADO
FIA World Stamina CHAMPIONSHIP LMGTE FOR Suppliers
FIA HYPERCAR Planet Endurance DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP
BRENDON HARTLEY, RYŌ HIRAKAWA & SÉBASTIEN BUEMI
FIA HYPERCAR Globe Endurance MANUFACTURERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP
FIA Entire world RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Motorists
FIA Environment RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CO-Motorists
FIA Entire world RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Brands
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
FIA PRESIDENT’S INNOVATION AWARD
FIA Components 1 Globe DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP
FIA Components 1 Globe CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP
ORACLE Crimson BULL RACING
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