Warwick Elected BRDC President
August 26, 2011
Derek Warwick has been elected as president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, click succeeding Damon Hill, here who announced earlier this year that he was to step down from the role.
At Thursday’s Annual General Meeting, erectile Warwick won the unanimous support of the BRDC’s Board to succeed Hill.
“First and foremost I would like to thank Damon for the loyalty and commitment he has shown to the BRDC during his time as president,” said Warwick.
“He steered us through some difficult, but ultimately successful, times and my aim is to continue where Damon left off.
“The BRDC and Silverstone face an exciting future. We now have a 21st century race circuit with 21st century facilities; over the next 5-10 years we have the opportunity to continue developing Silverstone into the best motor sport venue in the world.”
Warwick said his immediate focus would be to secure outside investment in Silverstone in order to realise the full potential of the 760-acre estate.
“While the president is a non-voting member of the BRDC Board, I will continue to work closely with the Board as we seek and consider opportunities with suitable third parties,” he said.
He also expressed his passion for helping talented young drivers to continue Britain’s proud heritage and success in all fields of motorsport.
“The success of the British motor sport industry, including the British Grand Prix, is intrinsically linked to the success of British drivers, competing at the pinnacle of their sport,” he said.