Int'l Racing Driver: Schuey takes it

Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has won his second consecutive International Racing Driver of the Year AUTOSPORT award

Int'l Racing Driver: Schuey takes it

The German was unable to make it to the Grosvenor House Hotel to pick up his trophy, so Ferrari's press officer Claudio Berro received the award on his behalf. It was presented by John Surtees, who won the world championship for the Italian team back in 1964.

Schumacher's latest award was decided by AUTOSPORT's readers and it comes as no surprise that they should vote for him. With a record-equalling nine wins in the superb Ferrari F2001, many believe Schumacher has never driven better than he has this year. After fighting off an early-season challenge from McLaren's David Coulthard, there was never any doubt that he would clinch his second consecutive crown for Ferrari. He did so as early as the Hungarian Grand Prix in August when there were still four races left to go.

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