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Rookie of the Year voting opens

Voting has opened in this year's AUTOSPORT.com Rookie of the Year award - a key part of the annual AUTOSPORT Awards

Rookie of the Year voting opens

The rookie award is decided entirely by the votes of AUTOSPORT.com readers.

Formula 1 newcomers Kamui Kobayashi, Nico Hulkenberg and Vitaly Petrov are among the contenders, while Jules Bianchi and Sam Bird are also nominated for their impressive achievements in their GP2 debuts.

Last year saw a winner from the rally world in the shape of Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Kris Meeke, and this season World Rally Championship convert Kimi Raikkonen is up for the rookie prize after making the switch from F1.

Also recognised are IndyCar's top rookie Alex Lloyd and Simona de Silvestro, and Formula 2 and British Formula 3 champions Dean Stoneman and Jean-Eric Vergne.

Previous AUTOSPORT.com Rookie of the Year award winners include current F1 title contenders Jenson Button, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, plus NASCAR frontrunners Juan Pablo Montoya and AJ Allmendinger.

The winner of the Rookie contest - and all the other awards in the line-up - will be revealed at the annual AUTOSPORT Awards ceremony on 5 December.

Click here to vote in this year's AUTOSPORT.com Rookie of the Year Award

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