The Lorenzo Bandini Trophy is an annual award honouring the achievements of an individual or team in Formula One motor racing. It is named after the Italian driver Lorenzo Bandini, who died three days after suffering severe burns in a major accident at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix.
The accolade’s trophy, a ceramic replica of Bandini’s Ferrari 312/67 car adorned with the number 18, is awarded for “a commendable performance in motorsport”, based not so much on the results attained, but more on how the success was achieved, and the character and approach to racing of the recipient.
The inaugural winner was the Italian driver Ivan Capelli (pictured) in 1992. No award was given in 1993 and 1994 and no-one has won more than once. Although the award has usually been given to racing drivers for their achievements from the previous season, it has been awarded to two racing team members. The accolade has been won by racing teams on two occasions