‘I’m screaming’: Christian Horner can’t escape Lewis Hamilton in hilarious coincidence

Max Verstappen won Driver of the Year at the Autosport Awards in London on Sunday evening.

Red Bull rounded off what has already been an incredible season with yet more silverware, after the Austrians claimed two awards at the Autosport Awards in London on Sunday.

2022 is certainly a year the energy drink-owned team will never forget, after they claimed their first Constructors’ Championship since 2013.

As well as this, Max Verstappen, of course, sealed a second consecutive Drivers’ Championship, following a record-breaking campaign.

The imperious Dutchman smashed the record for most wins in a year and most points scored in a season, with it highly unlikely that either feats will be beaten in the foreseeable future.

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Verstappen won 15 races in 2022, whilst he also claimed 454 points, working out at a staggering 20.6 points per round.

With that in mind, it was no shock that the 25-year-old won the International Driver of the Year award, following an “incredible season again”.

“It has of course been an incredible season again winning my second title,” said Verstappen.

“Even though we had a bit of a rough start to the year I think we managed to turn it around really quickly so of course I have to thank the team for that. The team effort again this year I think has been better than ever.”

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The team also won the award for International Racing Car of the Year, with the RB18 having been yet another Adrian Newey masterpiece.

Red Bull won 17 races in 2022, with Sergio Pérez having tasted victory at the Monaco Grand Prix and the Singapore Grand Prix.

Whilst there was so much to celebrate for Red Bull at the glitzy awards evening, fans were quick to notice one of the funniest things of the entire season.

An eagle-eyed fan spotted in a photo that Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was sitting at Table 44, which is, of course, the racing number used by none other than Lewis Hamilton.

Social media quickly filled with comments of how funny it was, with one image almost appearing to show Horner looking directly at the 37-year-old’s racing number.

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“IM SCREAMING!!! Horner’s table number at the Autosport Awards is 44. The event coordinator is def teamLH,” said a Twitter user.

“Seating planner knew what they were doing,” joked another.

Hamilton actually won an award also, after picking up with British Competition Driver of the Year Award.