How do you choose the best up-and-coming British driver? That's the question at the heart of the McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award process.
From start-to-finish, the system of selection is far more refined and analytical than it has ever been. Which means the judges - BRDC president and former world sportscar champion Derek Warwick, double British Touring Car champion Jason Plato, former Award winner turned McLaren GT ace Andrew Kirkaldy, McLaren head of vehicle engineering Mark Williams, leading circuit commentator Ian Titchmarsh and Motorsport News editor Kevin Turner - have more information than ever to select the winner.
That bank of data is built up over several weeks, from fitness and simulator assessments to on-track evaluation in three racing thoroughbreds and six-on-one interviews.