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Sebastian Vettel versus Fernando Alonso again at AUTOSPORT Awards

Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will resume their rivalry at tonight's AUTOSPORT Awards in London

Sebastian Vettel versus Fernando Alonso again at AUTOSPORT Awards

Both men staged remarkable Formula 1 title challenges over the course of 2012, with Vettel finally prevailing in a wild and dramatic Brazilian Grand Prix finale.

They are both leading contenders in the International Racing Driver of the Year category, although they also face competition from McLaren pair Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, plus comeback king Kimi Raikkonen.

Button won last year's British Competition Driver of the Year prize and will be up against team-mate Hamilton again in this category. Rob Huff will also be a contender after his World Touring Car Championship title.

The AUTOSPORT.com Rookie of the Year award pitches top F1 newcomers Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean and Jean-Eric Vergne against each other. Their rivals include rising star Robin Frijns, Formula 2's teenaged sensation Matheo Tuscher, and GP2 ace James Calado, plus IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud.

Other categories include International Racing Car of the Year and International Rally Driver of the Year, while the evening ends with the announcement of the winner of this year's McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award, which will involve one of six young British drivers receiving a McLaren F1 test and a £100,000 prize.

You can follow the 2012 AUTOSPORT Awards Live on AUTOSPORT.com from 21:30 GMT.

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