Back in 1995, a 21-year-old Darren Turner finished fourth in Formula Renault after scraping together what he could of a budget to run with Redgrave Racing. Come 1996, Turner's funds had all but dried up, but the Redgrave family kept him in the car none the less. It proved to be a wise decision as Turner finished runner-up in the championship and was selected as an award finalist.
He entered the evaluation days not expecting to win, believing that the prize would go to a Formula Vauxhall driver, as it had in years gone by, so was stunned to hear his name read out on the night that kick started his career, 12 years ago.
This is what Turner told Autosport magazine at the time: