In a glittering FIA Prize Giving ceremony at the stunning Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria a new President’s Award was handed out by FIA President Jean Todt.

The inaugural recipient was French racer and quadruple amputee Frédéric Sausset. Sausset, who’s SRT41 team occupied this year’s Garage 56 Le Mans, the slot on the grid reserved for innovative vehicles, competed in, and completed this year’s 24 Hour race, driving a specially adapted Morgan LMP2 class car.

“Frédéric Sausset has proved that with absolute determination and passion one can attain unbelievable results.” said FIA President Todt. “His participation in the Le Mans 24 Hours proves that any barrier, any obstacle can be overcome if the will to do so is strong enough.”

We here at SportscarGlobal can only add our own praise to Fred and his entire team and technical partners. They have displayed that with vision, determination and an enormous amount of self-confidence objectives that may initially seem impossible can be achieved – félicitations à tous!