The Williams Formula 1 team are aiming to complete 100 pit stops during the Portuguese Grand Prix weekend, in honour of the Sir Captain Tom Moore charity.
Sir Captain Tom passed away earlier this year at the age of 100, just months after he raised a staggering £38.9 million for charity. The veteran challenged himself to complete 100 laps of his garden last year in the hope of raising £1,000 for the British health service, the NHS.
He smashed that total as his challenge gripped the nation, with donations coming from around the world.
Moore, who was knighted for his achievement, sadly passed away in February, but his legacy lives on through a charity set up in his name, which has invited people to start their own challenge based on the number 100, to celebrate his 101st birthday on April 30.
Williams has confirmed it will aim to complete 100 pit stops over the course of the Portuguese GP weekend with the help of staff at its Grove factory, as well as those at the track.
Any donations will be passed on to 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,” commented 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.”