Williams aim to complete 100 pitstops over Portuguese GP weekend for Captain Sir Tom Moore charity
Williams Racing will honour Captain Sir Tom Moore by aiming to complete 100 pitstops during the Portuguese Grand Prix weekend with help from staff at their factory – as part of the Captain Tom Moore 100 Challenge.
Captain Moore aimed to raise £1,000 for British National Health Service charities by completing 100 laps of his garden on April 6, 2020 – and ended up raising an astonishing £38.9 million as his efforts captured the imagination of the British people. He was knighted for his amazing fundraising efforts and passed away earlier this year at the age of 100.
To mark his 101st birthday, on April 30, the Captain Tom Foundation has invited people to take on a challenge centred around the number 100 – and Williams will be aiming to complete 100 pitstops over the three days of the Portuguese Grand Prix weekend.
The team trackside and staff at the Grove factory will set out to complete this unique task as Williams raise money for the team’s official charity: the Spinal Injuries Association.
“Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired millions around the world, with his simple message of hope, “Tomorrow will be a good day” and brought comfort and joy to so many around the world during the pandemic,” said Williams CEO Jost Capito.
“It has been a challenging time for everyone and still is, and we want to take this opportunity to do something in his memory, whilst also raising money for a very worthy cause. As a team, we take great pride in our pitstops, so this is a great challenge for the team both trackside and at the factory to come together to accomplish, and we’re looking forward to it.”
Captain Moore's fundraising efforts captured the hearts of the world, and F1 drivers such as George Russell of Williams, reigning champion Lewis Hamilton and McLaren's Lando Norris paid tribute when he passed away in February.