McLaren team boss Ron Dennis was on Monday awarded the Prince Philip Medal at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted by The Royal Academy of Engineering.
The annual awards ceremony to celebrate innovation and excellence in engineering was held at the Merchant Taylor's Hall, and Dennis received the award from the Duke of Edinburgh.
"Ron Dennis has founded and led a world-leading engineering enterprise that is probably the most visible and compelling example of high performance engineering available," said Professor Keith Glover Fr Eng.
"His exceptional contribution to engineering is not only seen in the motorsports domain but is also evident in the public perception of engineering."
Dennis added: "When you look at the list of past winners, I feel flattered and honoured to have been selected for this award. In truth, though, it's an award for all who work at McLaren, not just for me."
In 1989, the Duke of Edinburgh, agreed to the commissioning of a gold medal to be 'awarded periodically to an engineer of any nationality who has made an exceptional contribution to engineering as a whole through practice, management or education.'