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Williams to Honour Captain Sir Tom Moore with 100 Pit Stop Challenge in Portimão

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Williams Racing will aim to complete one hundred pit stops across the three days of the Portuguese Grand Prix next weekend in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

The Captain Tom Foundation has invited people across the world to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore, who passed away earlier this year aged one hundred.  He rose to fame last year by walking laps of his garden to raise funds for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, eventually raising an incredible £38.9 million.  He was knighted by the Queen for his efforts.

The Captain Tom 100 Challenge will see Williams attempt to complete one hundred pit stops across the Friday, Saturday and Sunday both at Portimão in Portugal and back in their factory back in Grove. 

The team are raising money to raise awareness for the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), with the charity providing information, advice and support to more than fifty-thousand people living with spinal cord injuries in the United Kingdom.

“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 Jost Capito, the CEO of Williams Racing.

“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.”

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