A.C. Entertainment Technologies Presents A British Racing Drivers Club Award to Jenson Button
15th December 2009
A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. presented a British Racing Drivers' Club award to 2009 Formula 1 World Champion, Jenson Button, at the prestigious BRDC Annual Awards luncheon. Over 400 people gathered at the InterContinental Hotel in Park Lane, London, for this year’s event. Hosted by Tiff Needell, the star-studded occasion featured many of motor racing’s finest heroes from past and present to celebrate the success stories of the 2009 racing season. BRDC Club President Damon Hill OBE was joined by fellow British F1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE and racing legend Sir Stirling Moss OBE. Other guests included Mark Webber, Christian Horner, Adrian Newey, Ross Brawn, Dario Franchitti and Jason Plato. In addition, The Club was deeply honoured to welcome The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, as a distinguished guest.
A.C. Entertainment Technologies UK Sales Director, Phill Capstick, along with the BRDC Club President and 1996 F1 World Champion, Damon Hill OBE, presented the esteemed ERA Club Trophy to Jenson Button. The trophy is awarded to the British Driver who, driving a British car, established the most meritorious performance of the year outside the UK. English Racing Automobiles (ERA) were an iconic British marque which led the British challenge on the international scene during the immediate pre and post-war period.
A.C. Entertainment Technologies is a Patron of the British Racing Drivers' Club's exclusive Rising Stars Programme, a select sponsors scheme which benefits promising young British racing drivers. With its emphasis on cutting-edge new technologies, motor racing provides a natural affinity with A.C.'s own entertainment technology solutions and a dynamic environment for networking opportunities.
Originating in the early 1970s, the “A.C. Group” is a leading international provider of cutting-edge entertainment technology products and solutions. Together, the Group of companies supply equipment and state-of-the art project solutions to dealers, distributors and end users in over 80 countries. The Group employs over 150 people worldwide and has an annual turnover approaching £40 million.
Silverstone and the British Racing Drivers’ Club were also pleased to announce on the day that an agreement has been reached to secure the long-term future of the FIA Formula 1 British Grand Prix. The 17-year deal will see the UK’s most prestigious motor sport event remain at the Home of British Motor Racing in Northamptonshire.
Formed in the late 1920s, the BRDC is the champion of British motor sport and owner of Silverstone Circuit. The BRDC's exclusive membership includes F1 World Champions and those who have obtained international success, or have made a significant contribution to the sport.
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