On February 16 at London’s Roundhouse, the 16 members of the Motor Sport Hall of Fame became 20.
Colin McRae, Giacomo Agostini, John Surtees and Adrian Newey were all honoured on the night and joined the likes of Enzo Ferrari, Ayrton Senna, Sir Jack Brabham and Mario Andretti in our exclusive club of racing heroes.
Once again Jake Humphrey was the host, and the consensus was that the event was even bigger and better than the first two in 2010 and ’11.
The Roundhouse was filled with 500 motor sport fans including the likes of Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, Jimmy McRae – who was there to accept the award on behalf of his late son, Colin – Martin Brundle and even ex-England rugby captain Lewis Moody.
Fifteen-time motorcycle World Champion Giacomo Agostini had flown over from Italy specially for the evening and was given a huge round of applause when he took to the stage to accept his award from Humphrey, Brundle and BBC’s MotoGP commentator Steve Parrish.
When the last new member of the evening, Adrian Newey, was on stage with Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, he was described by Motor Sport editor-in-chief Nigel Roebuck as “the greatest designer in the history of F1”. Few would argue otherwise and this award brought a fitting end to another great Motor Sport Hall of Fame event in association with TAG Heuer.
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