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Gold Star standings 2018

(As at 17 October 2018)

POSITION DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1st Lewis Hamilton MBE F1 392
2nd George Russell GP3 / F3 245
3rd Dan Ticktum F3 233
4th Lando Norris F3 / F2 198
5th Alexander Albon F2 196
6th Paul Di Resta IMSA Sports Car Championship / DTM 190
7th Gary Paffett DTM 185
8th Daniel Ricciardo F1 153
9th Earl Bamber IMSA Sports Car Championship (GTLM) / Intercontinental GT Challenge / VLN / Australian V8 Supercars 152
10th Callum Ilott F3 / GP3 149
11th Sam Bird WEC(GTEPro)/Formula E 146
12th Nick Tandy WEC / IMSA SportsCar Championship (GTLM) / VLN / Nurburgring 24 Hours 139
13th Rob Huff WTCC / WTCR 134
14th Michael Meadows Blancpain Sprint Series 120
15th Richard Westbrook IMSA SportsCar Championship (GTLM) 117
16th Adam Christodoulou VLN / Nurburgring 24 Hours / Blancpain Endurance Series / 24 Hour Endurance Series (A6-Am) / Blancpain Sprint Series 116
17th Oliver Gavin IMSA Sports Car Championship (GTLM) 107
=18th Mike Conway WEC / IMSA Sports Car Championship 104
=18th Alexander Sims IMSA Sports Car Championship (GTLM) / Blancpain Endurance Series 104
20th Tom Onslow-Cole International GT Open (ProAm) / Nurburgring 24(SP7) / 24 Hour Endurance Series 103
21st Will Stevens Blancpain Sprint Series / ELMS 93
22nd Nick Yelloly Porsche Super Cup  86
=23rd Stuart Leonard Intercontinental GT Challenge / Blancpain Sprint Series 82
=23rd Gordon Shedden TCR International / WTCR 82
=25th Katharine Legge IMSA Sports Car Championship (GTD) 75
=25th Harry Tincknell WEC (GTEPro) / IMSA Sports Car Championship 75
=27th Jenson Button MBE Super GT / WEC 69
=27th Duncan Cameron ELMS (LMGTE) / Blancpain Endurance Series (ProAm) 69
29th Andy Priaulx MBE WEC (GTEPro) 61
30th Alasdair McCaig Michelin Le Mans Cup 60
31st Jazeman Jaafar AsianLMS / WEC (LMP2) 57
32nd Tom Blomqvist Blancpain Endurance Series /VLN / WEC (GTEPro) 53
33rd Oliver Jarvis WEC (LMP2) / IMSA Sports Car Championship 52
34th Jack Aitken F2 51
35th Jake Hughes GP3 49
36th Ben Hanley ELMS 48
37th Anthony Davidson WEC 42
38th Aaron Scott ELMS (LMGTE) 41
39th Tom Chlton WTCC 40
40th Charlie Eastwood VLN (V5) / WEC (GTAm) 37
41st Mitch Evans Formula E 36
42nd Bradley Ellis IGTO (ProAm) 35
43rd Jake Dennis Blancpain Endurance Series / ADAC GT 33
44th Brendon Hartley WEC 32
=45th Jann Mardenborough Super GT 31
=45th Mike Simpson Intercontinental GT Challenge (GT4)/ 24 Hour Endurance Series 31
=45th Duncan Tappy Michelin Le Mans Cup 31
48th Darren Turner WEC (GTPro) / Nurburgring 24 Hours / VLN 30
49th Ed Jones Indy Car Series 29
=50th Chris Goodwin Blancpain Endurance Series (Am) 28
=50th Liam Griffin ELMS (LMGTE) 28
=50th Alex MacDowall ELMS (LMGTE) 28
=50th Oliver Turvey Formula E 28
=54th Nick Leventis Intercontinental GT Challenge (ProAm) / Blancpain Endurance Series (ProAm) 27
=54th Lewis Williamson Intercontinental GT Challenge (ProAm) / Blancpain Endurance Series (ProAm) 27
56th Jonny Adam WEC (GTPro) / WEC (GTAm) 25
57th Euan Hankey WEC (GTEAm) / Blancpain Endurance Series (ProAm) 24
=58th Stuart Hall 24 Hour Endurance Series 23
=58th Oli Webb 24 Hour Endurance Series (SPX) / WEC 23
=60th Matt Bell ELMS (LMP3) 21
=60th Bob Berridge 24 Hour Endurance Series 21
=60th Alex Brundle IMSA.SC/BES 21
=60th Steve Tandy 24 Hour Endurance Series 21
64th Seb Morris Blancpain Endurance Series (ProAm) 20
65th Jamie Green DTM / VLN 19
=66th Hunter Abbott VLN 17
=66th James Thompson WTCR 17
=68th Dan Brown 24 Hour Endurance Series 16
=68th Steven Kane Blancpain Endurance Series 16
70th Alex Davison Intercontinental GT Challenge (ProAm) / Australian V8 Supercars 15
=71st Alex Lynn Formula E / WEC (GTEPro) 14
=71st Phil Quaife 24 Hour Endurance Series (991-AM) 14
=73rd Ben Barnicoat Blancpain Endurance Series 12
=73rd Peter Dumbreck VLN 12
=73rd Marino Franchitti IMSA Sports Car Championship 12
76th James Winslow AsianLMS (LMP3) 10
=77th Phil Keen 24 Hour Endurance Series 9
=77th James Nash TCR International 9
=79th Alex Buncombe Blancpain Endurance Series 7
=79th Jamie Campbell-Walter 24 Hour Endurance Series 7
=79th Matt Parry Blancpain Endurance Series 7
=79th Julian Westwood 24 Hour Endurance Series (991-AM) 7
83rd Oliver Rowland Blancpain Endurance Series 5
84th Lance Stroll F1 3
       

Silver Star standings 2018

(As at 1 October 2018)

       
POSITION DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS  
1st Dino Zamparelli Porsche Carrera Cup 179 (188)  
2nd Ash Sutton BTCC 174 (183)  
3rd Colin Turkington BTCC 164 (213)  
4th Lewis Plato Porsche Carrera Cup 160 (173)  
5th Adam Morgan BTCC 151 (161)  
6th Andrew Jordan BTCC 137 (159)  
7th Dan Cammish BTCC 137 (139)  
8th Tom Chilton BTCC 135 (159)  
9th Matt Neal BTCC 133 (138)  
10th Jack Goff BTCC 127 (136)  
11th Sam Tordoff BTCC 124 (127)  
12th Jonny Adam British GT 104  
=13th Phil Keen British GT 99  
=13th Jon Minshaw British GT 99  
15th Mark Farmer British GT 94  
16th Josh Cook BTCC 84  
17th Aiden Moffat BTCC 71  
=18th Andrew Howard British GT 68  
=18th Darren Turner British GT 68  
20th Derek Johnston British GT 65  
21st Rob Austin BTCC 49  
=22nd Jonny Cocker British GT 45  
=22nd Rob Collard BTCC 45  
24th Callum MacLeod British GT 43  
25th Daniel Lloyd BTCC 37  
26th Rick Parfitt Jnr British GT 32  
27th Rory Butcher BTCC 31  
28th Will Bratt Porsche Carrera Cup 23  
29th Jason Plato BTCC 15  
30th Tom Oliphant BTCC 14  
31st Michael Caine Porsche Carrera Cup 8  
=32nd Shaun Balfe British GT 6  
=32nd Rob Bell British GT 6  
=32nd Seb Morris British GT 6  
35th Tom Onslow-Cole British GT 2  
=36th James Kaye PCC 1  
=36th Martin Plowman British GT 1  

Brackets are used to denote the driver's total accrual of points when they are counting their best 12 race results.

     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

     
       
       
       
       

 

AWARDS OF MERIT
A short history of the BRDC Stars

Pagani’s Restaurant was where it all began. On 12th March 1928 a group of eminent British motor racing personalities met to combine the dinners of Dr Dudley Benjafield with the concept of Brooklands chief timekeeper ‘Ebby’ Ebblewhite into the British Racing Drivers’ Club. It was decided that only proper racing drivers should be eligible for membership together with such others, ‘Ebby’ being a prime example, might be deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the sport.

Although championships as such were few and far between in those days, racing drivers being competitive people, it was thought a Good Thing if the Club recognised the outstanding performance of the year by one of the Members in racing and record-breaking. And so on 1st October 1928 the Club’s General Committee met and passed the following resolution:

CLUB AWARD OF MERIT

It was agreed only one award of merit should be presented each year in the form of a gold plaque as suggested in the design submitted by the Hon Secretary and to cost not more than £14.

A serious discussion took place with regard to the method to be adopted in deciding which member should receive the award.

The details of how the award would be presented was discussed at a special meeting on Monday 8th October at Pagani’s at 6.30 pm. Capt Malcolm Campbell and Mr Don agreed not to attend as it later became clear they were likely recipients.

Mr Ebblewhite presented a scheme and, as time did not permit the details being debated, it was decided to discuss the matter at a special meeting on Monday 8th October at Pagani’s at 6.30 pm. Capt Campbell and Mr Don agreed not to attend. After a long discussion, it was decided that an aggregate system should be adopted to decide the winner of the Award of Merit.

Each world record was worth 12 points compared with winning a Grand Prix or Le Mans which scored eight. As the first driver to exceed 130 mph on the Brooklands Outer Circuit and winner of the first Ards Tourist Trophy, it was Dublin-born Don who was awarded this unique plaque. Before the end of January 1929 the Committee had decided that, in addition to a “Championship Trophy”, up to three Stars should be given each year as awards of merit.

A ballot at the December meeting decided that the recipients of these first three stars should be Sir Henry Segrave for breaking the Land Speed Record at Daytona with the Sunbeam Golden Arrow; Malcolm Campbell for some lesser records at Verneuk Pan in South Africa; and Sammy Davis for his track racing successes. Kaye Don won the points-based Championship Trophy but this award was dropped from 1930 onwards as the Stars became ascendant.

Throughout the 1930s at least two Gold Stars were awarded annually on a points basis for success in track and road racing respectively, with a third available for “outstanding performances” at the discretion of the Committee. Curiously, for 1931 it was decided that “it was not possible to select any outstanding achievement, and it was therefore decided not to make such award”. That was in October, Sir Malcolm Campbell having earlier in the year set a new Land Speed Record at some 246 mph – not outstanding enough it seems. However, the Committee had second thoughts a few weeks later and gave the Award to George Eyston for achieving 100 miles in the hour in his 750cc MG EX120. But nothing for Sir Malcolm.

In 1938 no less than six Gold Stars were awarded, three for record breaking, one to Richard Seaman for winning the German Grand Prix and the two road racing and track Stars, the former to “B Bira” who achieved his hat trick and gave rise to Prince Chula’s book of the same name.

After World War 2, Bira’s hat trick paled by comparison with the extraordinary achievement of Stirling Moss who, from being the youngest ever winner of a Gold Star at the age of 21 in 1950, took the points-based Award every year of that decade apart from 1953 when Mike Hawthorn’s first season with Ferrari earned him his first Gold Star. Mike’s second came almost posthumously for winning the World Championship in 1958.

In more recent times hat tricks and better have been achieved, usually by the top British Formula 1 driver of the day, but only one man has won three in one year – the great Jim Clark in his annus mirabilis of 1965 when he won both the World Championship and the Indianapolis 500 quite apart from many other races to give him an unassailable points total. Only once has there been a tie on points – in 1989 when Nigel Mansell’s first year with Ferrari brought podiums or retirements while Kenny Acheson enjoyed a superb season with the Group C Sauber.

For 1977 the then Club Secretary, Pierre Aumonier, recommended to the Club’s Board that there should be an equivalent Award for the most successful Club member competing in UK events and thus was born the Silver Star. Today this is focused on the three major British championships in which Members compete: the BTCC, British F3 and British GT. With more chances to score points, this tends to favour the Touring Car drivers but, unlike the Gold Star where all races count, Members can only include their best 12 results and exceptional seasons, such as Gary Paffett enjoyed in F3 in 2000 and Andrew Kirkaldy in British GT in 2005, can see off the BTCC brigade.

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