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Gold & Silver Stars

   
   
   

Gold Star standings 2019

(As at 13 October 2019)

NB: Gold Star year runs 1 November to 31 October annually

POSITION DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1st Lewis Hamilton MBE F1 413
2nd Enaam Ahmed Formula 3 (Japan) / Euroformula Open 177
3rd Nick Tandy IMSA.SC(GTLM) / VLN / Le Mans 24 Hours (GTEPro) / Blancpain Endurance Series 164.5
4th Earl Bamber GTWC / IMSA.SC(GTLM) / Le Mans 24 Hours (GTEPro) / Nurburgring 24 Hours 157.5
5th Jack Aitken F2 138
6th Jehan Daruvala F3 137
=7th Nick Cassidy SuperGT / SuperFormula 125
=7th Tom Onslow-Cole International GT Open (ProAm) / Blancpain Endurance Series (ProAm) / Michelin Le Mans Cup (GT3) 125
9th Richard Westbrook IMSA.SC (GTLM) / Le Mans 24 Hours (GTEPro) 119.5
10th Mike Conway WEC / Le Mans 24 Hours / IMSA.SC 105
11th Jake Hughes F3/GP3 103
12th Oliver Jarvis IMSA.SC / WEC (LMP2) 91
13th Harry Tincknell WEC (GTE Pro) / IMSA.SC / Le Mans 24 Hours (GTEPro) 89
=14th Michael Benham Michelin Le Mans Cup 88
=14th Duncan Tappy Michelin Le Mans Cup 88
16th Charlie Eastwood 24 Hour Endurance Series (991) / Blancpain Endurance Series (ProAm)/WEC (GTEAm) 86
17th Alex Lynn WEC (GTEPro) / Blancpain Endurance Series 79
18th Jamie Green DTM 75
19th Paul Di Resta AsianLMS / ELMS 74
20th Callum Ilott F3 / GP3 / F2 72
21st Brendon Hartley WEC/IMSA.SC 69
22nd Tom Blomqvist VLN / IMSA.SC (GTLM) / Nurburgring 24 Hour Qualification Race 68
23rd Mitch Evans FormulaE 67
=24th Sam Bird WEC (GTE Pro) / FormulaE 66
=24th Jordan King WEC (LMP2) / F2 66
=24th Daniel Lloyd TCR (E) 66
=24th Colin Noble Michelin Le Mans Cup / ELMS (LMP3) 66
=28th Rob Huff WTCR 60
=28th Daniel Ricciardo F1 60
30th Chris Goodwin Blancpain Endurance Series (AM) / VLN (SP8) 55
=31st Alex Albon F1 54
=31st Duncan Cameron International GT Open (ProAm) / ELMS (LMGTE) 54
=33rd Jenson Button MBE SuperGT / WEC 52
=33rd Adam Christodoulou 24 Hour Endurance Series (A6-Am) / VLN 52

35th

Alexander Sims FormulaE / WEC (GTEPro) 50
36th Daniel McKay GT4 (E) 49
37th Lando Norris F1 / F2 48
38th Jake Dennis IGTC / DTM / Blancpain Endurance Series 46
39th Ben Hanley WEC / ELMS 44
40th Darren Turner International GT Open (ProAm) / WEC (GTEAm) 43
=41st Jack Hawksworth IMSA.SC (GTD) / Blancpain Endurance Series 42

=41st

Oliver Rowland Formula E 42
=41st Dan Ticktum F3 42
44th Phil Keen 24 Hour Endurance Series / Blancpain Endurance Series 41
=45th Jonny Adam IGTO/WEC(GTEAm) 40
=45th Andy Priaulx MBE WEC (GTEPro) / WTCR / Le Mans 24 Hours (GTEPro) 40
47th Nick Yelloly VLN / Intercontinental GT Challenge /Nurburgring 24 Hour Qualification Race 35
48th Oliver Gavin IMSA.SC (GTLM) 34
=49th Richard Bradley ELMS 33
=49th Steven Kane Blancpain Endurance Series 33
=51st Anthony Davidson WEC (LMP2) 31
=51st Harrison Newey Japanese F3 / SuperFormula 31
53rd George Russell F2 30
54th Chris van der Drift Blancpain Asia 28
55th Alex Brundle ELMS / Nurburgring 24 Hours (SP8T) 26
=56th Tom Gamble Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe 24
=56th Will Stevens WEC (LMP2) 24
58th Martin Brundle VLN (SP8) 21
59th Andrew Howard Michelin Le Mans Cup (GT3) 20
=60th Matt Bell AsianLMS (LMP3) / Michelin Le Mans Cup 19
=60th Jody Fannin VLN 19
62nd Alex Mortimer Michelin Le Mans Cup 18
63rd James Kaye 24 Hour Endurance Series (TCR) 17
=64th Jazeman Jaafar Blancpain World Challenge Asia 16
=64th Jann Mardenborough SuperGT 16
=66th Peter Dumbreck Nurburgring 24 Hours / VLN 14
=66th Bradley Ellis International GT Open (ProAm) 14
=66th Aaron Scott ELMS (LMGTE) 14
=69th Lance Stroll F1 12
=69th Stuart Hall 24 Hour International Endurance Series 12
=69th Jack Harvey Indy Car Series 12
72nd Euan Hankey WEC (GTEAm) 10
=73rd Matt Neal 24 Hour Endurance Series (A3) 7
=73rd Ashley Sutton TCR Europe  7
=73rd Lewis Williamson Blancpain Endurance Series 7
=76th Alex Buncombe Blancpain Endurance Series 5
=76th Ed Jones Indy Car Series 5
=76th Callum MacLeod Blancpain Endurance Series 5
       
       
       
       
       

Silver Star standings 2019

(As at 13 October 2019)

NB: Silver Star year runs between 7 April and 13 October

POSITION DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1st Andrew Jordan BTCC 199 (243)
2nd Colin Turkington BTCC 193 (229)
3rd Daniel Cammish BTCC 175 (233)
4th Josh Webster Porsche Carrera Cup GB 166 (171)
5th Josh Cook BTCC 163 (191)
6th Rory Butcher BTCC 156 (178)
7th Lewis Plato Porsche Carrera Cup GB 135 (139)
8th Matt Neal BTCC 128 (142)
9th Tom Ingram BTCC 126 (147)
10th Ashley Sutton BTCC 124 (135)
11th Tom Chilton BTCC 116 (122)
12th Jason Plato BTCC 111 (137)
13th Tom Oliphant BTCC 101 (106)
14th Sam Tordoff BTCC 96
=15th Jonny Cocker British GT 87
=15th Phil Keen British GT 87
17th Adam Morgan BTCC 86 (87)
18th Jonny Adam British GT 77
=19th Shaun Balfe British GT 72
=19th Rob Bell British GT 72
21st Rob Collard BTCC 66
22nd Bradley Ellis British GT 57
23rd Callum MacLeod British GT 56
24th Stephen Jelley BTCC 53
25th Martin Plowman British GT4 50
26th Mark Farmer British GT 44
=27th Seb Morris British GT 39
=27th Rick Parfitt Jnr British GT 39
29th Jack Mitchell British GT 34
=30th Glynn Geddie British GT 33
=30th Aiden Moffat BTCC 33
32nd Andrew Howard British GT 32
33rd Adam Christodoulou British GT 30
34th Jake Hill BTCC 24
35th Jack Goff BTCC 23
36th Tom Wrigley Porsche Carrera Cup 12
=37th Nathan Freke British GT4 10
=37th Adam Wilcox British GT 10
39th Tom Onslow-Cole British GT 6
40th Michael Caine BTCC 3
41st Tom Gamble British GT 2
       
     
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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 the competitive people they are, thought it would be 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.

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 as it later became clear they were likely recipients. 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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