Racer Jean-Eric Vergne nominated for the International Driver of the Year awards 2018. Jean-Eric is an ambassador for Dragon who are evolving the entertainment industry through the use of evolutionary Blockchain technology.
Jean-Eric is one of several Dragon racers who have performed exceptionally well over the course of the season. Jean-Eric was the youngest ever French driver to compete in Formula One and the youngest ever French driver in history to earn Formula One points when he finished 8th in his second ever F1 Grand Prix.
Upon joining Formula E, he placed at pole in his first ever time in the car and went on to achieve a further three poles and three podiums in the first season. The Dragon didn’t rest on his laurels however and went on to gain a remarkable seven more in the next two seasons.
Season Four thrust Jean-Eric into the history books with six podiums, four pole positions and 198 points, he won the Drivers’ Championship. He gained points in all 12 race starts and had no DNFs, securing what can only be described as a record-breaking season.
The Autosports Awards is the motor sport industries most prestigious awards event and is the only one to celebrate achievement across all the major series of the sport. Running for 36 years they are open to all professional racing drivers competing at an international level.
Jean-Eric was nominated by racing fans and was up against some very well-known names such as five-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Scott Dixon.
The event held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 2nd December drew in more than 1,200 guests and leading light Jean-Eric rubbed shoulders with legends of motor sports and the power-brokers in the industry like Mercedes Benz, Castrol, BMW and Pirelli.
The Dragon powered racer enjoyed a gala evening of gourmet food, premium wines and silver service, beginning with a champagne reception before moving through to London’s largest ballroom where the results were announced.
Unfortunately, Jean-Eric narrowly missed out on the award to Lewis Hamilton who also won the British drivers award. It is a massive achievement to be held in such high esteem and no shame to lose out to Lewis Hamilton. Fan favorite Jean-Eric is looking forward to getting back on the track on 15th December at AD Diriyah in Saudi Arabia to build on the already impressive number of podium places.