John Surtees has been awarded the Segrave Trophy by the Royal Automobile Club.
The Formula 1 and motorbike world champion was awarded the trophy for his “outstanding career in two- and four-wheeled motorsport, including seven motorcycle world championship titles, culminating in the unique achievement of being the only man to win a motorcycle world championship and the Formula 1 World Championship.”
The recipient of the Segrave Trophy is selected by a panel of experts that includes leading figures from the automotive and aeronautical worlds. The Trophy was first awarded in 1930, in memory of Sir Henry Segrave, who was a leading fighter pilot, grand prix race winner and world speed record holder on land and water.
Surtees said: “I am honoured, as I approach the 50th anniversary of my Formula 1 World Championship title, to receive this prestigious trophy on behalf of not only myself but also the world of two- and four-wheeled motorsport.”
Past winners of the Segrave Trophy include Malcolm Campbell, Stirling Moss, Donald Campbell, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Stewart, Roger Clark, Barry Sheene, Mike Hailwood, Richard Noble, Nigel Mansell, Colin McRae, Damon Hill and Lewis Hamilton.