Silverstone’s new Wall of Fame will now incorporate the inductees of Motor Sport Magazine’s Hall of Fame.
Approaching its fifth year, the Motor Sport Hall of Fame features over 20 international motor sport legends, from founding members Sir Jackie Stewart, Ayrton Senna, Sir Stirling Moss and Jim Clark through to modern day stars such as Adrian Newey, Damon Hill and Tom Kristensen.
To celebrate the launch of the Wall of Fame at Silverstone, three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart was presented with a commemorative brick bearing his name, which will be the first to be included in the Wall.
The Wall of Fame will be located near the site of Bridge Corner on the old Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, where many of the inductees have raced, and is expected to become a major attraction for visitors to the circuit. It will form a lasting celebration for the long list of legendary drivers and riders to have raced and created some unforgettable moments at the Northamptonshire circuit.
“Silverstone has always been a special place to me with the circuit being my home Grand Prix and having won here in front of the fans in 1969 and 1971,” said Stewart, visiting the site of the new attraction. “I was also pleased to become a founding member of the Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame back in 2010. It is now fitting that Silverstone and Motor Sport Magazine are collaborating to form a lasting tribute to motor sport of all disciplines, which both I and fans from across the world can be a part of.”
Fans will also be able to cement their names alongside those of their heroes on personlised, engraved stones. Those supporting the scheme in the initial phase will have their stones located closest to the already inducted legends. With a choice of three sizes, each stone gives fans the opportunity to choose their own message and will be sited within a grid to create an impressive show of support.
“The partnership between the Silverstone Wall of Fame and the Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame is one we are very proud to announce,” added Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Ltd, Richard Phillips. “Silverstone Circuit is the most fitting location to honour such revered names and the perfect tribute to motor sport icons, past and present. It is a place where the Hall of Fame inductees will sit alongside commemorations and tributes to other famous drivers and riders, passionate motor sport fans, marshals, engineers and unforgettable moments in British motor racing history. This is a fantastic opportunity for fans to take their place alongside legends of the track and become part of Silverstone and motor sport history forever.”