Sarah Bovy, first woman to be voted "Driver of the Year"


Runner-up in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the GTE AM class, Sarah Bovy has become the first woman to be awarded Driver of the Year in Belgium.

Sarah Bovy has made Belgian motorsport history by becoming the first woman to be voted Driver of the Year. The 34-year-old from Liège is now considered Belgium's drivers' champion by the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium (RACB).

The award marks the culmination of an excellent season, which saw her finish second in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the GTE AM category. In the Iron Dames team's Porsche 911 RSR, teamed with Denmark's Michelle Gatting and Switzerland's Rahel Frey, the Belgian driver has racked up a string of podiums and good results in races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

"I'm very touched. There's a whole load of trophies I never thought I'd win in my career, and this one was high on the list. I'm very honoured. I'm surrounded by big names in motorsport. For someone so enthusiastic like me, this is the reward for twenty years of hard work. I'm really proud to represent Belgium on the international stage, and I'll continue trying to do so as best I can. I hope this will open the way for women and inspire some of them," she told the press at the presentation of the trophy, awarded by a jury made up of members of the trade press, members of the RACB and professional drivers.

In this ranking, Sarah Bovy is just ahead of Thierry Neuville, third in the 2023 World Rally Championship (WRC).