McLaren AUTOSPORT: Lloyd

Alex Lloyd is the 2003 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner. Lloyd wins £75,000 and a test drive in a McLaren Formula 1 car. He received the prestigious prize at tonight's (Sunday) Autosport Awards ceremony in London

McLaren AUTOSPORT: Lloyd

Lloyd joins an illustrious list of former winners that includes Formula 1 stars David Coulthard, Jenson Button and Ralph Firman.

"This has been the most nerve-wracking night of my life," said Lloyd. "This will remain with me for the rest of my life. The test days at Silverstone [where the six finalists were judged] will stay with me for the rest of my life.

"I want to thank everyone at Motaworld Racing for their hard work during the season and giving me a car capable of winning races."

18-year-old Lloyd was the runner-up to Lewis Hamilton (who earlier won the Club Driver Award) in this year's Formula Renault UK championship. The Manx resident was also a race winner.

Lloyd came ninth in the same championship last year, having only begun racing cars with a few Formula Ford events in 2001.

Lloyd has his sights set on moving up next year. "We're looking at British Formula 3 for next season," he said. "Nothing is settled yet, but that's what I've got my heart set on. To be named the McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC award winner is obviously a massive springboard for me."

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