BRDC honours its top ‘Rising Star’ John Surtees presents the trophy
Scott Malvern, the reigning Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Champion of Great Britain, is the recipient of the prestigious Henry Surtees Award for 2011.
Awarded annually in recognition of the most outstanding performance by one of the British Racing Drivers Club ‘Rising Stars’, the trophy was presented to Malvern at the club’s annual awards on Monday by former World Champion John Surtees. It was the first time that the 1964 F1 title-winner and father of late Formula Two driver Henry had attended the awards to hand over the trophy, which was instituted in 2009.
Said Scott at the presentation: “I knew Henry and raced against him at the start of my career in cadet karting. It is a great privilege to receive this award in his honour from John; I'd like to thank him and the BRDC for recognising our achievements this year.”
Malvern’s superbly successful season in Formula Ford brought him 18 race wins - 13 of them consecutive - on the way to the championship title, as well as a clean sweep of EuroCup challenge victories.