Mon 14 September 2009
NASCAR ace Carl Edwards was awarded the inaugural TAG Heuer Racing Award at today’s Race Of Champions preview press conference.
The Award was set up by TAG Heuer this year to attempt to determine who is the best racing driver in the world. A team of eight jurors has statistically analysed the weekly performances of more than 150 drivers from F1, GP2, NASCAR and the World Rally Championship.
Edwards’ nine victories in this year’s NASCAR championship saw him finish ahead of the likes of five times World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb and 2008 F1 World Championship protagonists, Felipe Massa and eventual champion, Lewis Hamilton.
Anoine Pin, MD of TAG Heuer UK, presented Edwards with a trophy and a Grand Carrera Chonograph watch, saying: “On behalf of TAG Heuer, we present you with this award for your achievement and your talent.”
“It’s a real honour to receive this award,” said Edwards. “It’s a really nice award, and a beautiful watch. Thank you very much.”
Edwards has been drawn to race ROC debutant Jaime Alguersuari in the first round of The Race of Champions tomorrow (Sunday, Dec 14). The ROC starts at 5.30pm tomorrow.