Sebastian Vettel was voted Rookie of the Year by autosport.com readers at tonight's Autosport Awards in London.
The 21-year-old became the youngest ever driver to take a pole position at Monza in September and then became the youngest winner with a faultless drive in the race the following day - all in his first full season of Formula One.
He finished eighth overall in the championship for Scuderia Toro Rosso - outshining his teammate, multiple Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais, as well as both drivers in the sister Red Bull Racing team.
Vettel, who follows Lewis Hamilton as Autosport's Rookie of the Year, will move on to the senior Red Bull team next season.
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