Lewis Hamilton has been presented with the Motor Sports Association's prestigious Hawthorn Memorial Trophy, for being the most successful British or commonwealth driver in Formula One.
Hamilton collected the trophy from MSA chairman Alan Gow at the body's 'Night of the Champions' in London on Friday.
Speaking about the influence that Hamilton had had on British motorsport, MSA chief executive Colin Hilton said: "Lewis' arrival on the F1 scene last season made a huge impact, capturing the public's imagination not only in this country but around the world.
"His performances have given us a great platform on which to raise the profile and develop the sport in this country. We were delighted that he was able to join us at the Night of Champions in order to receive the award.
"The British motor sport scene is still the best in the world as illustrated by the fact that no fewer than nine of last year's F1 grid cut their teeth in our championships.
"The MSA is committed to securing increased British representation at the highest level of motor sport and as a result we are continuing to invest substantial funds into both the Race Elite programme and its sister operation in rallying.
"We hope that in the coming years, many of these young drivers will graduate to F1 and race at the highest level."