Rising British Formula 3 superstar Oliver Turvey had made history at Silverstone by receiving the first ever Cambridge Blue to be awarded for motor sport.
Dr John Little, Secretary of the University Men's Blues Committee, presented the Extraordinary Full Blue to the 21-year-old racing driver and engineering undergraduate at the world-famous motor sport venue.
Turvey currently lies third in the British F3 International Championship and is to be weighed up later in the year for a drive in an F1 feeder series.
"I'm immensely proud to be receiving this award," he said. "It's a huge honour for me personally, long overdue recognition for motorsport generally and is a welcome reflection of the tremendous support I've received over the years from so many people."
The fourth year undergraduate paid tribute to the not-for-profit Racing Steps Foundation for its support.
"The Racing Steps Foundation stepped in and saved my racing career with a fully-funded drive with Carlin Motorsport, the most successful team in F3. I've come through my third year at university successfully. And now I'm to get a Full Blue.
"The plan now is to cap it off with the F3 Championship."
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