Williams gunning for 100 pit stops in Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Williams will attempt to complete 100 pit stops over the course of the three-day Portuguese Grand Prix weekend as it takes part in the Captain Tom Moore 100 Challenge.

Captain Tom, who passed away earlier this year at 100, became an inspiration and a true hero for Britain last year when he raised an astonishing £38 million for NHS charities by walking 100 laps around his garden during the country’s COVID lockdown period.

To mark what would have been Captain Tom’s 101st birthday on April 30, the Captain Tom Foundation has invited people to take on a challenge of their choice based around the number 100, and to raise money for a charity of their choosing.

Williams Racing will therefore aim to complete 100 pitstops during the three-day Portuguese Grand Prix weekend, with both its trackside team in Portimão and staff at the factory in Grove contributing to the effort.

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Williams’ fundraising endeavor associated with the inspiring challenge will benefit the team’s Official Charity, Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) which provides information, advice and support to the 50,000 people living with spinal cord injury in the UK.

“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 boss 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.”

Hopefully, only a handful of Williams’ 100 pitstops will take place in the Portuguese Grand Prix itself!

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