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Aston Martin
Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award


The Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award is one of the most prestigious honours in junior motorsport, and is handed out every year to one young British driver who has shown exemplary skill and talent in their respective motorsport championship. 

A three day shootout is held at the iconic Silverstone circuit where the four finalists will compete in a variety of tests, ranging from fitness, to media, to driving on track. The other three finalists included F3 race winner Taylor Barnard, Red Bull Junior Arvid Lindblad and GB3 champion Callum Voisin, all of which Loake bested to the award title. The four drivers went head to head in multiple different race cars, including Motorsport Vision F2 machines, a United Autosports Ligier JS P320 LMP3 prototype and an AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3. 

In winning the award Loake has put himself amongst some of Britain's most famous motorsport stars, including past winners Jenson button, Dario Franchitti, Lando Norris and George Russell. As well as the £200,000 prize pool, Loake also receives a full BRDC membership and a coveted test with Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team in one of their past F1 cars. “I am speechless, I honestly cannot believe it." said Joeseph on the night. "This is the best thing I’ve received in my life. Thank you to everyone for helping me and sticking by me. I cannot believe it. I cannot put it into words, the whole way through the event, the fitness test, the simulator test and the full track test, it was so rugged. I am so thankful for this."

Aston Martin Development Driver Darren Turner said: "Ultimately, Joseph grew stronger through the competition and made the most consistent and compelling case to receive the Award. He certainly showed all the attributes necessary to have an outstanding career in the years to come. Congratulations to Joseph, who thoroughly deserves to stand among an incredible group of champions that have won the Award previously."

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